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Research: US lockdown drives broadband service upgrades

According to research from actionable intelligence firm The Diffusion Group (TDG), 7 per cent of US broadband households upgraded their service in April 2020, a rate that varies dramatically relative…

Euskaltel launches Virgin Telco in Spain

Euskaltel launches Virgin Telco in Spain

Virgin Telco will be the brand name of the new operator that will extend Euskaltel’s service across Spain. The Basque-country-based company, owned by UK’s Zegona, has announced the new brand…

Report: UK nets stand firm during pandemic

Report: UK nets stand firm during pandemic

Average UK broadband speeds largely held up during the Covid-19 lockdown – despite rising demand from home working, online lessons and TV streaming. Ofcom’s Home Broadband Performance Report reveals how…

Analysis: Pandemic exposes Internet speed digital divide

Edge cloud platform Fastly has released analysis of Internet performance within median income brackets in the US which uncovers a clear stratification of download speeds, indicating households with lower incomes…

Virgin, Netflix hit by outages

Virgin, Netflix hit by outages

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media suffered a major network failure on the evening of April 27th. Intermittent outages began just after 17:00 UK time, leading many frustrated users to take…

Study: 172m Euro FTTH homes

Study: 172m Euro FTTH homes

The FTTH Council Europe has revealed the 2020 Market Panorama and the latest figures outlining fibre deployment trends in Europe prepared by research institute IDATE. Market Panorama & key findings:…

Zen Internet voted UK’s best broadband provider

Zen Internet voted UK’s best broadband provider

Zen Internet has been voted the UK’s best broadband provider in the annual Broadband Genie home broadband survey. The Lancashire ISP was voted most recommended and most trusted and had…

Study: European daytime broadband usage up 65%

Study: European daytime broadband usage up 65%

Despite proactive reductions in streaming quality by many of the largest OTT providers, European business hours broadband consumption has risen at varying levels, with a blended growth rate of approximately…

UK telcos’ ‘Stay Connected’ message

UK telcos’ ‘Stay Connected’ message

The UK’s telecoms providers have joined together to highlight the essential work tens of thousands of dedicated staff are carrying out to ensure the country stays connected during the coronavirus…

NHS applause sets Virgin traffic record

NHS applause sets Virgin traffic record

Over the past two weeks, data use on the Virgin Media network has increased as millions more customers have stayed at home. At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, network…

EBU recommends Net congestion mitigation measures

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has issued a recommendation for public service media organisations to continue their efforts to avoid Internet congestion and manage the potential impact of streaming media…

BT CTO: “Broadband well within manageable limits”

As stronger restrictions around COVID-19 begin to take effect, and many of us contemplate a future of working from home for an extended period, the resilience and capability of BT…

Netflix, YouTube, Amazon cut bitrate in Europe

Netflix, YouTube, Amazon cut bitrate in Europe

Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime Video have all agreed to a temporary reduction of the bandwidth used by their services in Europe. Netflix said it will begin reducing bit rates…

NBCU movies for TalkTalk and Virgin Media subs

NBCU movies for TalkTalk and Virgin Media subs

Virgin Media and TalkTalk have secured a deal with NBCUniversal, which, akin to the Sky deal announced earlier this week, will allow its customers to watch some of the studio’s…

Meo leads for bundled services in Portugal

Meo leads for bundled services in Portugal

Meo (Altice Portugal) was the market leader in Portugal for bundled services (TV, internet, fixed and mobile telephony) with a 40.4 per cent market share at the end of 2019.…

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