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IHS: Telco growth muted in 2017

Despite unabated network usage, global telecom revenue is on track to grow just 1.1 per cent in 2017 over the prior year, according to a report by business information provider…

UK targets 10 Mbps legal right

UK targets 10 Mbps legal right

The UK government has confirmed that universal high speed broadband will be delivered by a regulatory Universal Service Obligation (USO), giving everyone in the UK access to speeds of at…

FCC ends net neutrality

FCC ends net neutrality

As anticipated, the US Federal Communications Commission has voted three-to-two along party lines to restore what it says is the longstanding, bipartisan light-touch regulatory framework that has fostered rapid Internet…

Netherlands: T-Mobile and Tele2 partnership

Deutsche Telekom AG and Tele2 have reached an agreement under which T-Mobile NL will acquire Tele2’s Dutch business for a combination of cash and shares. The enlarged company will continue…

Cox reaffirms commitment to Open Internet

In advance of the December 14th FCC vote expected to overturn existing laws governing Net Neutrality, broadband communications and entertainment company Cox Communications, the third-largest US cable MSO, has reaffirmed…

FTC, FCC to monitor ‘Internet Freedom’

US agencies the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission have announced their intent to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which the pair would coordinate online consumer…

Australia: Demand for digital connectivity at all-time high

Australia: Demand for digital connectivity at all-time high

Australians’ demand for online content and services continues to climb unabated, reshaping the communications industry in new ways. This is a key finding of the Communications report 2016–17, produced by…

Orange Spain speeds up fibre optic deployment

Orange Spain speeds up fibre optic deployment

Orange Spain says it will increase its investment in fibre optic by €2 billion and surpass 16 million homes and businesses by 2020 – two million more lines than initially…

TIM explores network separation

Telecom Italia (TIM), whose top shareholder is France’s Vivendi, has said it will look into whether a separation of its fixed line network is needed to address competition concerns from…

TIM accelerates content talks with Mediaset

TIM accelerates content talks with Mediaset

The Board of Directors of Italian operator TIM has authorised the continuation of negotiations over a new multi-year agreement on the acquisition of content from broadcaster Mediaset Group. The agreement…