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EC: Telcos must give superfast access

Leading European telecoms companies should give rivals access to their superfast broadband networks, the European Commission has said. But in a draft recommendation for national telecoms regulators, the Commission also…

Comcast details shaping

Comcast has provided U.S. regulators details of how it plans to change the way it manages Web traffic over its high speed Internet network without blocking any applications or content.Comcast…

BskyB unlimited broadband

BSkyB is preparing to launch an ad campaign claiming it is the only company to offer truly unlimited broadband usage. The company is preparing the campaign after deciding to remove…

Bouygues becomes IPTV player with BBox

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris French mobile telephone operator Bouygues Telecom (part of the Bouygues construction group which owns TF1) is to launch a triple/quad French mobile telephone operator Bouygues…

UPC ';fibre power'

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam UPC Netherlands will begin the commercial introduction of its so called UPC Fiber Power broadband access product, says CEO Diederik Karsten. UPC Netherlands will begin…

Cable Europe renames technology labs

The technology arm of Cable Europe is also adopting a new corporate identity that is closely aligned with the brand of its parent organisation. This…

Numericable tops 100,000 fibre subs

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris Pierre Danon, the brand new head of French cable operator Numericable, announced a new policy of disclosing key figures to the Pierre Danon, the brand…

UK broadband faltering

The quality of broadband connections in the UK are below the average recorded in 42 countries, a Cisco study has revealed. Sweden and the Netherlands Over half the 42 countries…

Tesco movie downloads

Tesco Digital is in talks with content providers including BBC Worldwide, ITV Worldwide and Fremantle Media to launch TV and film content via its digital Tesco is understood to be…

Portuguese cable TV slow growth

From Branislav Pekic in Rome At the end of the second quarter, the number of cable TV subscribers in Portugal totalled 1.5 million, representing a 2.9% At the end of…