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'BBC must fund super-fast broadband’

The Conservatives have unveiled plans to deliver a “nationwide super-fast broadband”, part of which could be funded from the BBC licence fee. Shadow chancellor George Osborne said a Tory government…

“Virgin's got the beating of BT and Sky”

Virgin Media has claimed it can outpace BT on broadband speeds, reach parity with Sky in the range of its programming and has no pressing need to sell assets, so…

US online game subs to double in 5 years

Americans who play online games generated $2.8 billion in subscription revenue in 2009, and stand to pay an annual $5 billion in game subscriptions by 2015, market research provider Pike…

EC will monitor Virgin's deep packet anti-piracy

Responding to civil liberties concerns, the European Commission has said it will “closely monitor” a planned UK trial of deep packet inspection technology by Virgin Media. In November Virgin announced…

CIMM adds six new members

The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement, an industry group formed last year to promote innovation in TV and cross-platform audience measurement, has confirmed the addition of six new members: Gannett,…

Over 1bn broadband subs by 2013

During 2009 an average of 8.8 million new broadband subscribers worldwide signed up for service each month. By 2013, In-Stat forecasts that the number of global broadband subscribers will surpass…

France lends E2bn for web speed

The French government will provide E2 billion of soft loans to improve the country’s high-speed access, as part of a national loan programme to boost the economy through investment in…

Deutsche Telekom sets fibre-optic infrastructure charges

Deutsche Telekom has applied to the German Federal Network Agency to approve the charges for use of three elements of its fibre-optic infrastructure. The Group is offering access in multi-function…

Britain 26th in global broadband race

Britain has been ranked 26th in the world by Akamai's 'The State of the Internet' report, with an average download speed of just 3.5 Mbps South Korea has the fastest…

US Telcos want free hand for bandwidth shaping

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) has unsurprisingly supported the Federal Communications Commission's recognition that its Internet policies should be subject to 'reasonable network management' and urged the Commission…

Explosive growth predicted for Mobile Broadband

A report by CCS Insight predicts explosive growth for Mobile Broadband across Europe. Despite varying environments across Europe's five major markets, the one common factor is growth, underpinned by HSPA…

90% of ANGA exhibition space sold

Four months before its opening, ANGA Cable, Europe's leading Trade Fair and Congress for Cable, Broadband and Satellite is nearly fully booked. The organiser has received more than 300 exhibitor…

Slovak Telekom expands FTTH

Slovak Telekom has expanded the coverage of its Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network by 100,000 homes over the past 12 months, and now reaches over 315,000 homes in Slovakia. The FTTH network,…

Dish Network introduces TV Everywhere

Dish Network has introduced TV Everywhere – a unique suite of integrated products designed to maximise the convenience and ease of watching TV anytime and anywhere. “Dish Network is proud…

Broadband-enabled TV households to top 360m by 2014

According to research from The Diffusion Group (TDG), by 2014 more than 360 million households worldwide will own the components necessary to enjoy Over-the-Top (OTT) video services on their TV,…

BBC monitors website with Witbe

BBC is using Witbe’s quality of experience (QoE) technology to complement its existing quality of service (QoS) measurements with end-user experience data, based on actual visual clues, for the BBC.co.uk…