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Swisscom TV reaches 1.5m customers

At CHF 5.8 billion (€5.1bn), Swisscom’s net revenue for the first half of 2018 was above the previous year’s level (+ 2. per cent). Revenue in the Swiss core business,…

Survey: US consumers dislike their cablecos

Survey: US consumers dislike their cablecos

Dissatisfaction with the perceived value of pay-TV service was once again high among the 176,000 members who participated in US consumer advice body Consumer Reports’ latest telecommunications survey into their…

Cable Europe: ‘EC must reject anachronistic Dutch market analysis’

Cable Europe: ‘EC must reject anachronistic Dutch market analysis’

Broadband cable trade body Cable Europe is urging the European Commission not to accept Dutch regulator ACM’s draft broadband market analysis, which has concluded that multiplay operator VodafoneZiggo holds “joint…

Altice Europe Q2 profit down 9.2%

Altice Europe, the multinational telco, has said that it continues to deliver on its three-pillar strategy (to “improve customer experience to drive better KPIs, invest in and own best-in-class proprietary…

Home-grown platforms reinvigorate EU smart home market

Long challenged to emulate growth rates in the bellwether US market, the European smart home market and its proponents are increasingly finding a way to develop and adapt smart home…

BT Q1: ‘A good start’

BT Q1: ‘A good start’

Gavin Patterson, BT Chief Executive, has described the telco’s first quarter 2018 results as “a good start to the year”, making good progress against its strategy BT reported revenue of…

€437m for 5G spectrum in Spain

Spain’s dominant telcos – Telefonica, Orange and Vodafone – have taken all the 5G spectrum on auction in Spain for €437 million, four times more than the initial price. MásMóvil…

White spaces initiative from RTO, Microsoft

Rural connectivity specialist RTO Wireless and Microsoft Corp are teaming up to provide broadband Internet access to more than 290,000 people living in unserved rural regions of New York and…

BT: Independent Openreach nearing completion

The creation of a more independent Openreach Limited is nearing completion, after BT Group announced significant progress by starting formal consultation on the transfer of around 31,000 employees to the…

Spanish telcos rally against RTVE tax

Spanish telcos rally against RTVE tax

Spanish telco operators are once again up in arms over the RTVE tax, which they claim is an unfair toll. At a conference, the CEO of Vodafone, Antonio Coimbra, described…