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Gates, Wyler team for ‘EarthNow’ live video

‘EarthNow’ is a proposed constellation of specialised satellites capable of providing “live and unfettered” continuous footage of almost anywhere on Earth. Investors in the project include Bill Gates, Japan’s media…

Sky Q3 revenue exceeds £10bn

Sky Q3 revenue exceeds £10bn

Jeremy Darroch, Sky Group Chief Executive, has suggested that the broadcaster is “in good shape” and “on track for the full year” as it reported results for the nine months…

BT, TalkTalk continue to top Ofcom complaints

TalkTalk has again been named the most complained about ISP in the UK, in the latest report from the telecoms regulator Ofcom. For every 100,000 TalkTalk customers, around 31 made…

Russia rejects OneWeb access

Would-be broadband-by-satellite operator OneWeb has suffered a refusal by Russia for permission to beam its signals over Russia. It is quite possible that OneWeb, backed by Japanese media giant SoftBank,…

Germany: Cablers add 500,000 broadband subs

Germany: Cablers add 500,000 broadband subs

German cable network operators added around 500,000 Internet subscribers in 2017 and currently supply 7.7 million in Germany with high-speed Internet households (an increase of seven per cent). The figure…

Broadband Forum brings IoT home with USP standard

The Broadband Forum has published its User Services Platform (USP) – a new standard for implementing, deploying and managing all types of devices in the broadband home. For the first…

US: Small business fear end of net neutrality

On April 23rd the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of net neutrality rules begins. According to a Paychex Small Business Survey conducted by Paychex, a provider of integrated human capital…

Analyst: Global pay-TV revenues to fall 11%

Analyst: Global pay-TV revenues to fall 11%

Global pay-TV revenues peaked in 2016 at $205 billion (€166bn), according to the Global Pay TV Revenue Forecasts report from Digital TV Research. Revenues will fall by 11 per cent…

Spain’s operators in fibre speed fight for subs

Spain’s major operators, Telefónica and Orange, are both doubling their fibre optic connection speeds free of charge in a bid to capture more subscribers. Telefónica is  doubling its speeds at…

Israel: Partner teams with Amazon

Israel: Partner teams with Amazon

Israeli multiplay operator Partner Communications has revealed what it describes as a first of its kind collaboration agreement between Amazon Prime Video and its Partner TV unit. Partner TV customers…

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