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Portuguese broadband could limit SVoD access

Portuguese broadband could limit SVoD access

Portuguese telcos can now limit or block access to non-linear TV services such as VoD platforms, catch-up TV and online games, to preserve the integrity and security of broadband networks…

Free broadband offer for vulnerable London households

Free broadband offer for vulnerable London households

Full-fibre broadband network provider Community Fibre is supporting  communities in London through the lockdown by providing a free 100 per cent full-fibre 50Mbps Internet connection to vulnerable households to ensure…

La Liga signs China Mobile deal

La Liga signs China Mobile deal

Chinese telco China Mobile has signed a content deal with La Liga which will run until the 2022/23 season. China Mobile will now carry top flight football matches from La…

BT establishes Digital innovation unit

BT establishes Digital innovation unit

BT has announced the creation of a new technology unit – Digital – to lead its digital innovation agenda, effective from April 1st. The new unit will focus on the…

Lockdown support measures from Virgin Media

Lockdown support measures from Virgin Media

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has introduced a series of measures to help keep its customers connected and entertained during the latest nationwide lockdown. The operator is making a variety…

Community Fibre launches TV and phone services

Community Fibre launches TV and phone services

London-based full-fibre broadband network provider Community Fibre is launching new TV and phone services. It has joined forces with broadband digital TV service specialist Netgem for the TV service, Community…

Report: APAC SVoD revenues overtake AVoD

Report: APAC SVoD revenues overtake AVoD

A report from Media Partners Asia (MPA) shows that the Asia Pacific online video industry grew revenue by 14 per cent year-on-year in 2020 to reach $30.5 billion (€25bn). SVoD…

FCC frequency auction passes $80bn

FCC frequency auction passes $80bn

Five US frequency auction bidding sessions on January 7th raised $1 billion. The gross total in the FCC’s repository now stands at $80.51 billion (€65.7bn). Some smaller telcos can expect…

BT announces ‘Lockdown Learning’ support scheme

BT is increasing its effort to enable school kids to better connect with teachers and online learning, while schools remain closed, with the launch of its ‘Lockdown Learning’ support scheme.…

Virgin Media raising sub prices by 4%

Virgin Media raising sub prices by 4%

Virgin Media is preparing to raise the subscription price for its broadband, TV and phone services by an average of 4 per cent – some 13 times higher than the…

euNetworks acquires The Loop Manchester

euNetworks acquires The Loop Manchester

In a move that strengthens its focus on the media and broadcast sector, bandwidth infrastructure company euNetworks Fiber UK has acquired 100 per cent of the shares of The Loop…

Data: Pandemic doubles UK broadband usage

Data: Pandemic doubles UK broadband usage

Data released by UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach shows that broadband usage more than doubled in 2020 with 50,000 Petabytes (PB) of data being consumed across the country, compared to…

Research: 86% US homes net-connected

Research: 86% US homes net-connected

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that 86 per cent of US households get an Internet service at home, compared to 84 per cent in 2015 and 82 per cent…

MPs warn of UK connectivity target failure

MPs warn of UK connectivity target failure

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is warning the Government that it risks failing to meet its revised-down target for gigabit-capable broadband in the face…

Openreach creates more than 5,000 new jobs

Openreach creates more than 5,000 new jobs

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach is claiming to have bucked the prevailing economic trend by creating 5,300  new UK-based engineering jobs, to be filled during 2021. The new roles, located…

Report: Gigabit broadband reaches 1 in 4 UK homes

Report: Gigabit broadband reaches 1 in 4 UK homes

Eight million UK homes can now access gigabit-speed broadband according to UK comms regulator Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations report, which analyses the availability of broadband and mobile services across the…

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