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Google sues BT over patents

Google is suing BT, claiming the British telco has infringed a number of its technologies. Google has launched a series of legal actions against the firm in claiming four of…

Swisscom TV connections up 30 per cent

The number of Swisscom TV connections increased year-on-year by 183,000 (30 per cent) according to the Swiss telco’s full year figures. Around 200,000 Swisscom TV customers are already testing the…

Virgin solid results as sale confirmed

Virgin has reported that total revenue for 2012 was up 2.7 per cent to £4.1 billion (€5.06bn), and up 1.6 per cent to £1,040 million for the quarter. Operating Cash…

EU slammed over satellite broadband

Europe’s satellite operators have issued a strong condemnation of the European Commission’s attitude towards terrestrial bias in broadband deployment. Brussels, it is argued by the operators, regularly favours and helps…

BT Vision reaches 770,000

BT Vision reaches 770,000

BT has reported over 60,000 TV customers with YouView connected TV boxes and revealed it signed up 21,000 BT Vision customers in the quarter to the end of December. It…

TeliaSonera CEO quits

TeliaSonera’s Chief Executive Lars Nyberg has handed in his resignation following criticism of the company’s investment in a telecom licence in Uzbekistan. The move comes after TeliaSonera’s board agreed that…

OTT will be 6% of total comms revenues by 2020

IDATE forecasts that in 2020, for the USA and EU combined, OTT communication service revenues will have increased to €15 billion from €7 billion in 2012. Yet they will still…

TeliaSonera Q4 up 35%

Swedish telco TeliaSonera has reported a 35 per cent rise in fourth-quarter net profit, driven by one-off gains, including from the initial public offering of Russia’s second largest mobile operator…

Telecom Italia Media sale stumbles

The disappointing financials of 2012 and the unsatisfactory bids received so far could complicate the planned sale of Telecom Italia’s media unit. According to local media reports, the full-year losses…

BT fined £95m for overcharging ISPs

BT has been fined £95 million (€117m) by Ofcom for “overcharging” rival telecoms firms for access to its network. Cable & Wireless Worldwide, BSkyB, Talk Talk, Virgin Media and Verizon…