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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…

Top 10 EU telco revenues at €51bn in Q2

According to Dataxis analysis, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica, are the leading telecom groups in Europe in term of revenues for the second quarter of 2017. The revenues of the…

Analyst: European cable growth potential limited

As research firm IHS Markit and Cable Europe released a report suggesting that the European cable industry continued to show resiliency and steady growth in 2016, Mohammed Hamza, Senior Research…

Mobile services 80% of telco growth over next 5 years

The contribution of mobile services to the growth of the global telecommunications services market over the 2016-2021 period is predited to be 80.4 per cent (+€ 64.1 billion in 5…

Telcos 7% of data monetisation market by 2021

The main advantage for telcos is the high quality of data according to an iDate report, particularly real-time location data collected through the mobile, a precious data source unavailable to…

AT&T/TW: Merger ‘pro-consumer’

AT&T/TW: Merger ‘pro-consumer’

AT&T and Time Warner have submitted a joint court filing arguing that their proposed $85.4 billion (€78.5bn) merger is “pro-competitive” and “pro-consumer”, seeking to refute claims by the US Department…

Australia: nbn HFC roll-out on hold

Australia: nbn HFC roll-out on hold

NBN Co, the body responsible for the roll-out of Australia’s national broadband network, has temporarily paused all new orders over its Hybrid Coaxial-Fibre (HFC) network access network. This pause will…

Singapore: Telcos’ pay-TV subs down 4%

The pay-TV segments of Singapore’s telcos are all plagued by piracy and increasing OTT content service providers, such as Netflix and Hulu. OCBC Investment Research reports that the total number…

FCC proposes ‘Open Internet’ policy reversal

As trailed earlier in 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has circulated a draft ‘Restoring Internet Freedom Order’ to his fellow Commissioners, which will be voted on at the FCC’s Open…