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Netflix Speed Index shows higher average in March

Eighty-four per cent of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) stayed the same and 15 per cent increased 0.2 Mbps, resulting in a higher average speed in March 2024 on the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which ISPs provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience. Netflix notes that these speed are considered normal […]

April 9, 2024

Televisa acquires AT&T’s Sky Mexico stake

Mexican telco Grupo Televisa has reached an agreement with AT&T for the acquisition of its participation in Sky Mexico, by which the company would become owner of 100 per cent of Sky’s capital stock. As part of this agreement, the transaction price would be paid by the company in 2027 and 2028. The transaction is […]

April 8, 2024

Virgin Media O2 rolls out new smart support service

Virgin Media O2 has initiated the roll out of a new service that will it says help to boost broadband reliability by proactively tackling issues remotely at no extra cost for customers. Known as ‘smart support’ the new service to tackle customers’ network niggles arrives as research by Virgin Media O2 found that more than […]

April 8, 2024

Boeing, Virgin Galactic in court battle

On March 21st aerospace giant Boeing entered a writ against Virgin Galactic in the US District Court of Virginia. The action alleged that Virgin owed Boeing $26 million (€24m) and that it had misappropriated certain IP and trade secrets associated with the development for a new space tourism aircraft for Virgin. Boeing, and an associated […]

April 8, 2024

Kacific, Microsoft APAC internet initiative

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group and Microsoft are collaborating to bring high-speed satellite internet access to 750 rural educational and healthcare institutions with a geographical coverage of 10 million across the Asia Pacific over the next two years using high-powered Ka-band beams from the Kacific1 satellite. The initiative will connect schools and healthcare centres across Papua […]

April 8, 2024

Sky Brasil shifts focus from pay-TV to broadband

Sky Brasil is undergoing a major overhaul, shifting its focus from pay-TV to broadband. This strategic move comes as the country’s pay-TV market shrinks, with subscriber numbers dropping steadily. “We’re transitioning to become a connectivity and streaming service provider,” Sky Brasil’s president, Gustavo Fonseca, told local daily Valor Economico. He predicts that, within five years, […]

April 5, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Spain: Telefónica to switch-off DSL

Coinciding with its 100th anniversary, Telefónica will switch off its ADSL networks in Spain on April 19th. The blackout will affect 440,000 customers who are still using ADSL to access the Internet and Movistar services, according to CNMC. The closure of its copper networks is the next step towards the “new digital world” in the […]

April 5, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Redge Technologies partners with Associação NEO

Redge Technologies, a leading end-to-end technology provider for streaming services in Central and Eastern Europe, has formed a partnership with Associação NEO, an organisation uniting members from the telecommunications sectors to advocate for their interests and equal opportunities. Associação NEO is a Brazilian association established to negotiate better commercial conditions for pay-TV channels, broadband internet […]

April 5, 2024

Jupiter-3 a changemaker

EchoStar’s Jupiter-3 satellite is a true giant for subsidiary HughesNet. When stowed within the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket (on July 28th 2023) it was described as being about the size of a school bus. Within hours of its launch it was successfully receiving and sending signals. However, today’s picture is not quite so rosy. Despite […]

April 5, 2024

Vecima to acquire Casa Systems’ cable business

Vecima Networks has entered into an asset purchase agreement (APA) to acquire the Cable Business assets of Casa Systems and certain of Casa’s subsidiaries. Under the APA, Vecima, or its affiliates, will acquire substantially all the assets of Casa’s Cable Business for a purchase price of $20 million (€18.4m). To facilitate the sale, Casa and […]

April 4, 2024