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BT protects jobs, CEO donates salary

BT protects jobs, CEO donates salary

BT has committed to no job losses in Covid-19 crisis for at least the next three months, as well as a pay increase for ‘team member’ workers and a pay…

Study: European daytime broadband usage up 65%

Study: European daytime broadband usage up 65%

Despite proactive reductions in streaming quality by many of the largest OTT providers, European business hours broadband consumption has risen at varying levels, with a blended growth rate of approximately…

Forecast: 10m satellite-connected IoT devices by 2025

Forecast: 10m satellite-connected IoT devices by 2025

The internet of things (IoT) has already conquered the earth, with billions of devices everywhere—from cars, to factories, to entire cities. Now the IoT is blasting off into space, with…

UK altnets support comms users protection

UK altnets support comms users protection

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) – a co-operative trade association for next generation broadband services – has expressed its support for the measures announced by the UK government in…

Report: UK PM briefings doubling data traffic

Report: UK PM briefings doubling data traffic

A huge volume of people have been using mobiles to tune into UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s daily Covid-19 briefings on the BBC at 5pm, with data consumption on mobile…

UK telcos’ ‘Stay Connected’ message

UK telcos’ ‘Stay Connected’ message

The UK’s telecoms providers have joined together to highlight the essential work tens of thousands of dedicated staff are carrying out to ensure the country stays connected during the coronavirus…

EBU recommends Net congestion mitigation measures

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has issued a recommendation for public service media organisations to continue their efforts to avoid Internet congestion and manage the potential impact of streaming media…

Virgin Media not at data capacity; new call centres

Virgin Media not at data capacity; new call centres

Jeanie York, Virgin Media’s Chief Technology and Information Officer, has shared details of how the UK multiplay operator is managing the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic. “To make sure we…

Portuguese operators can limit OTT access

Portuguese operators can limit OTT access

The Portuguese government has authorised telecommunications operators to choose the priority services to reach customers. The aim is to ensure the security and responsiveness of fixed and mobile telecommunications networks…

BT CTO: “Broadband well within manageable limits”

As stronger restrictions around COVID-19 begin to take effect, and many of us contemplate a future of working from home for an extended period, the resilience and capability of BT…

Netflix, YouTube, Amazon cut bitrate in Europe

Netflix, YouTube, Amazon cut bitrate in Europe

Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime Video have all agreed to a temporary reduction of the bandwidth used by their services in Europe. Netflix said it will begin reducing bit rates…

NBCU movies for TalkTalk and Virgin Media subs

NBCU movies for TalkTalk and Virgin Media subs

Virgin Media and TalkTalk have secured a deal with NBCUniversal, which, akin to the Sky deal announced earlier this week, will allow its customers to watch some of the studio’s…

DISH provides spectrum to AT&T at no cost

US telco DISH is providing 20 MHz of AWS-4 (Band 66) and all of its 700 MHz spectrum to AT&T at no cost for 60 days. Last week, DISH began…

Meo leads for bundled services in Portugal

Meo leads for bundled services in Portugal

Meo (Altice Portugal) was the market leader in Portugal for bundled services (TV, internet, fixed and mobile telephony) with a 40.4 per cent market share at the end of 2019.…

Americans switching broadband/TV providers triples YoY

According to research from BroadbandNow, the number of Americans that added or switched home services in 2019, including internet, TV and phone, tripled YoY to around 118 million. When streaming…

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