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Ofcom to act on broadband speeds

Net firms must do a better job of telling customers about broadband speeds or face stiffer regulation. Ofcom has warned following research the telecoms watchdog carried out on how ISPs…

Access gateway certified

Access Systems, provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and digital television – and Pirelli Broadband Solutions, a leading supplier of broadband customer premises equipment announced that Pirelli’s Residential…

Global broadband nears 500m

From Colin Mann at the IPTV World Forum in London With the addition of another 58 million lines of broadband in 2009, there are now more than 466.95 million broadband…

Internet usage overtakes TV in Canada

Inter@ctive Reid Report says that for the first time ever in their tracking research, the weekly Internet usage of online Canadians has moved ahead of the number of hours spent…

Americans surf and see

Americans are spending more time watching television and surfing the Internet simultaneously, and nearly 60 per cent of TV viewers use the Web at the same time at least once…

Ofcom super-fast plans, opening up BT infrastructure

Ofcom has published a series of proposals designed to promote competition and investment in current and super-fast broadband services. The proposed regulatory framework is designed to help encourage competition, whilst…

PM backs Digital tax and 'web institute'

From Colin Mann in London UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that he wants Britain to be the world leader in the digital economy which will create over a…

US broadband plan: FCC wants open gateway for cable

The FCC wants the US cable industry to adopt an open-standard, “gateway” device to replace current set-tops by the end of 2012, according to extracts of the FCC’s National Broadband…

UK piracy bill clears Lords

Legislation to combat Internet piracy in the UK, including Internet bans for persistent illegal file-sharers, has cleared the Lords and now goes to the Commons where it may be rushed…

Altibox deploys Agama STB

Agama Technologies has confirmed that the Norwegian triple-play service provider Altibox (formerly Lyse Tele) has selected to commercially deploy a full-scale Agama Embedded Monitoring Solution in their set-top box population.…

Rentrak signs contract with MTV Networks

Rentrak Corporation, an expert in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising and entertainment industries, has announced that MTV Networks (MTVN) has become the first major cable group to subscribe to…

Spain puts an end to must-carry

From David Del Valle in Madrid The must-carry obligation traditionally imposed on nation wide terrestrial TV channels to open up their signals to cable and satellite platforms for free distribution…

Virgin to trial over-ground ultrafast broadband

Virgin Media has unveiled a new trial using telegraph poles to deliver ultrafast 50Mb broadband to the Berkshire village of Woolhampton. By connecting homes directly to Virgin Media’s fibre optic…

Piracy up in France despite '3 strikes' law

In the first few months following the adoption of the three-strikes anti-piracy legislation in France, online piracy has increased 3 per cent in the period September to December last year.…

'3 Strikes unfair' says BT chief

Plans to suspend the Internet accounts of people who download music illegally are unfair, according to BT’s chief executive, Ian Livingston. Livingston says illegal file-sharers should be fined rather than…