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Seven, Optus 4K Olympics

Seven, Optus 4K Olympics

Australia’s Seven Network has revealed plans to team up with multiplay telco Optus to develop a channel featuring Seven’s coverage of Tokyo 2020 in 4K Ultra HD, which will be…

Blackrock buys up shares in MásMóvil & Movistar

Blackrock buys up shares in MásMóvil & Movistar

Blackrock, the US investment fund, is fully breaking into the Spanish telco market with share acquisitions of over 5.2 per cent in MásMóvil, the fourth largest operator, and 5.3 per…

Cellnex acquires 1,500 Orange towers in Spain

Cellnex acquires 1,500 Orange towers in Spain

Spain’s largest broadcasting agency, Cellnex Telecom, has reached an agreement with Orange to acquire its 1,500 telecommunication sites for €260 million. The move sees Cellnex strengthens its position in Spain…

Vodafone to pay €55m to former ONO execs

Vodafone to pay €55m to former ONO execs

The bill for Vodafone’s acquisition of ONO continues to increase following the Spanish Courts decision obliging Vodafone to pay huge bonuses to ONO’s former executives. The Courts have ruled that…

Vodafone Together adds Apple TV 4K

Starting immediately, Vodafone Together customers will receive Apple TV 4K with unlimited broadband and unlimited data. Customers can enjoy unlimited streaming both in and out of the home with superfast…

Thaicom opens up to satellite competition

Thailand’s Thaicom has confirmed it is to free up its C-band spectrum (3400-3700 MHz range) and to allow the bandwidth to be auctioned for use by the country’s 5G networks.…

MobiTV expands across US with Telia

Telia Carrier has announced that MobiTV, a global player in app-based TV video delivery solutions, will utilise Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone to provide scalable capacity and connectivity for MobiTV’s…

Forecast: US telco & pay-TV service revenue $420bn by 2024

Total telecommunications and pay-TV service revenue will reach $404.5 billion (€365.4bn) by the end of 2019, representing a 0.5 per cent decline over 2018, according to GlobalData, a data and…

UK broadband makes election bow

Who’d have predicted that broadband would take centre stage in the UK election in such spectacular fashion? But then, who would have predicted much at all about the shambles that…

Report: EU cable hits €24bn

Driven by rising consumer demand for broadband services, European Union cable market revenue rose to a record high of €24 billion in 2018, up 3 per cent from €23.3 billion…

Telia’s $957m acquisition of Bonnier approved

Telia’s $957m acquisition of Bonnier approved

The European Commission has approved Telia Company’s $957 million (€868.6m) acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, including TV4, MTV and C More. Telia, the Swedish telco, says its networks and broad sales…

Vodafone, Openreach full-fibre broadband deal

Vodafone, Openreach full-fibre broadband deal

UK multiplay telco Vodafone is expanding its Gigafast Broadband roll-out to bring full fibre services to many more consumers and small businesses in the UK after striking a new commercial…

United acquires Vivacom for €1.2bn

United Group, the South Eastern European telco, has agreed to acquire Vivacom, the largest telecoms operator in Bulgaria, for €1.2 billion. This acquisition marks the second transaction since New York…

AT&T pitches C-Band auction scheme

US telco giant AT&T has proposed its own plan for a private C-band auction to reallocate satellite spectrum over the US. AT&T is almost certain to be a buyer of…

Euskaltel appoints Iturbe

The Euskaltel Group’s Board of Directors have unanimously appointed Xabier Iturbe Otaegi to the position of non-executive chairperson of the Group, as proposed by the Appointments and Remunerations Committee. He…

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