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Netflix accused of tax avoidance

Netflix is facing accusations of funnelling as much as £330 million (€385m) in profits made from operations outside the US into offshore tax havens, while receiving relief for making shows…

CBA: “Incentivise us, and we will be speedy”

The C-Band Alliance (CBA, comprising Intelsat, SES and Telesat) filed a Fact Sheet on January 14th that – in essence – urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move more…

Openreach extends free full fibre offer

Openreach extends free full fibre offer

Thousands more new-build homes are in line for a broadband boost as UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach is extending the reach of its scheme offering Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) installation free of…

EC identifies IP problem territories

The European Commission has published the latest report on protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries. While developments have taken place since the publication of the previous…

FCC delays C-band agenda

Many in the satellite industry had been anticipating the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issuing some guidance this week as to its thinking – and possible decision timetable – regarding the…

LGA: MNOs ‘marking their own homework’

LGA: MNOs ‘marking their own homework’

Millions of mobile phone users could not be receiving the outdoor coverage network operators say they are providing and their customers are paying for, the Local Government Association — the…

White House soft pedals AI regulation

White House soft pedals AI regulation

At CES, White House officials announced how the Office of Science and Technology wants federal agencies to approach regulating new artificial intelligence-based tools and the industries that develop the tech.…

Ofcom: “Fair treatment, fair prices for customers”

Ofcom: “Fair treatment, fair prices for customers”

Phone and broadband customers can easily compare which providers offer the best service and value for money, thanks to new performance scorecards published by Ofcom. As part of a new…

Ofcom UK full fibre plan

Ofcom UK full fibre plan

Homes and businesses up and down the UK are set to benefit from much faster and more reliable fibre broadband, under major proposals set out by comms regulator Ofcom. As…

Anti-piracy boost for South American football

Anti-piracy boost for South American football

CONMEBOL, the governing body of football in South America, has selected digital platform security specialist Irdeto to provide services that will protect its brand and combat piracy of live football…

Survey: Half of Brits want end of BBC licence

Survey: Half of Brits want end of BBC licence

A YouGov poll for The Times suggests that half of Britons support a commercial model for the BBC and would like the broadcaster to make its money through advertisements or…

Australia: Online content piracy decreasing

Australia: Online content piracy decreasing

The latest research from Australia’s Department of Communications and the Arts shows the consumption of online content continues to grow and online copyright infringement continues to trend down. This year,…

Illegal streamer sentenced

Following a guilty plea of copyright and fraud charges earlier this year for selling subscriptions providing illegally obtained content, a man has been sentenced at Truro Crown Court in the…

South Africa merges key regulators

Three South African media regulators are to be merged, according to communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. There will be a new name, and ICASA (the Independent Communications Authority), the Film and…

Former France Télécom execs jailed

The former boss of France Télécom and two former executives have been jailed over a restructuring policy linked to suicides among employees in the 2000s. Didier Lombard was jailed for…