Advanced Television

Telco

UK broadband investment reaches £1.3bn

Data reveals that since the start of 2024, the UK Government is boosting access to fast and reliable Internet at an unprecedented speed, putting nearly 380,000 rural premises in line to access a better broadband connection. The upgrades will give rural communities access to the fastest Internet on the market, helping to grow the economy. […]

April 10, 2024By Colin Mann

Prysmian to acquire Warren & Brown

Prysmian, a specialist in the energy transition and digital transformation, has signed an agreement to acquire Warren & Brown Technologies, the Australian player in telecommunication network connectivity products. Prysmian says the acquisition “represents a strategic milestone for both companies, combining Prysmian’s expertise in Digital Solutions technologies with Warren & Brown’s resources, capabilities and strength in […]

April 10, 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

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

MásOrange launches in Spain

MásOrange (+O), the new brand arising from the merger between MásMóvil and Orange, has launched with a massive presentation to its 7,000 staff under the slogan ‘Estrenamos Futuro’ (We Launch The Future), promising not to cut jobs and guaranteeing huge investments in FTTH and 5G in the coming years. The new company will operate in […]

April 3, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: Telecom capex declined in 2023

According to findings from research firm Dell’Oro Group, telecom operators are now scaling back their investments in 5G. Preliminary data show that worldwide telecom capex, the sum of wireless and wireline/other telecom carrier investments, declined for the full year 2023 in nominal USD terms, recording the first contraction since 2017. This deceleration in the broader […]

April 3, 2024

BT, Global to upgrade UK’s street furniture

BT and Global, the Media & Entertainment Group, have announced a 10-year partnership to upgrade the nation’s legacy payphones and roll out more digital hubs for local communities – in a move that will provide better connectivity and hyper-local advertising in more than 200 towns and cities across the UK. Global will also continue to […]

March 27, 2024

Portugal: AdC blocks Vodafone’s acquisition of Nowo

Vodafone Portugal’s attempt to buy Portuguese telecom operator Nowo, first announced in September 2022, has been thwarted by Portugal’s Competition Authority (AdC). The AdC issued a draft decision opposing the deal due to concerns it would stifle competition in the telecommunications sector. The AdC believes Nowo puts pressure on existing operators to offer competitive prices. […]

March 26, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

ICASA to cut telco carriage rates

South Africa’s telecoms regulator ICASA wants to cut the fees telcos charge each other to carry calls between their networks. ICASA says these charges should be cut by 50 per cent. ICASA’s notice published in the Government Gazette on March 22nd that it wants mobile termination rates slashed from 9c/minute today (13c for smaller operators) […]

March 25, 2024By Chris Forrester

MásMóvil increases revenue and customers

MásMóvil ended the year increasing its revenues by 3 per cent to €2.97 billion, albeit losing €240 million overall. EBITDA remained flat versus the previous year reaching €1.18 billion with investments totalling €437 million. In term of customers, MásMóvil added 650,000 new lines including mobile and fixed broadband. Overall, the company has 15.9 million lines, […]

March 19, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid