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AT&T to pay $2.5bn for Aloha frequencies

US telco AT&T will pay $2.5 billion (E1.76bn) to Aloha Partners LP for a prized chunk of unused television frequencies, in a deal that sets the stage for a major…

Nokia Siemens Networks broadband across India

Nokia Siemens Networks has won a contract from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), India's largest telecommunications service provider, to deploy broadband access across 7,000 Indian villages. The contract is a…

O2TV offers Disney films

Telefónica O2 Czech Republic has signed a contract The Walt Disney Company for the distribution of its films through O2TV fixed-line television. In addition to new titles, Telefónica O2 also…

Ofcom investigates broadband speeds

The head of Ofcom’s independent consumer panel has sent letters to the bosses of the UK’s top six broadband providers asking why customers often fail to get the connection speeds…

BitTorrent DNA for all

BitTorrent, whose P2P technology has been said to be responsible for more than 40 per cent of Internet traffic, are opening up their file share technology through a new interface…

Hanaro delivers 100Mbps Broadband with Cisco

Cisco has revealed that Hanaro Telecom, Korea’s major broadband service provider, has chosen Cisco’s standards-based channel-bonding technology for the world’s largest deployment of 100-megabits-per-second broadband services, now reaching more 200,000…

O2 broadband and MySpace deal

Phone network O2 will launch its O2 Broadband service on October 15. With recent consumer surveys showing consistently that consumers are dissatisfied with their broadband provider. O2 say their broadband…

UTStarcom awards BSNL deal to IBM

IBM, in collaboration with UTStarcom, has commenced work for Bharat Sanchar Nigam. (BSNL) to provide end-to-end networking solutions and services for the deployment of 2.8 million lines of DSLAM (Digital…

Ofcom joins speed debate

Existing broadband networks would be unable to cope with future bandwidth-hungry applications such as high-definition television, Ofcom has warned, as it unveiled proposals to encourage investment in ultra-fast networks. Ed…

BT for Orange 4 play

The wholesale division of BT Group is to provide landline services for Orange customers as part of Orange’s push to offer mobile, fixed line, broadband and TV services. The agreement…

BT fast as light?

BT may be dropping its traditional opposition to constructing a super-fast fibre network. Ian Livingston, head of BT's retail division, told the FT that the company would discuss investing in…

Subs sue for a la carte

Some cable subscribers are suing to get their programming a la carte. A multimillion-dollar class-action suit has been filed against the major cable programmers and operators for violating antitrust laws…

TW may sell dial up

Time Warner will “look hard” in the next 12 to 18 months at possibly selling off its AOL dial-up Internet access business, similar to its strategy in Europe. AOL, which…

Govt to speed UK broadband?

The UK Government is willing to consider some form of limited public intervention to spur private-sector investment in 'ultra-fast' broadband networks. Stephen Timms, minister for competitiveness, will use a speech…

Canadian regulator to give TV, cable operators more leeway

Canada’s broadcasting regulator should give more flexibility to cable operators and television stations on advertising, Canadian content and channel packages, according to a report commissioned by the Canadian Radio-television and…