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India MSOs hit with tax summons

It seemingly never just rains on India cable MSOs but it pours! Not only are they struggling with an analogue to digital conversion task that’s massively complicated and much delayed…

Vodafone to sell Verizon stake

Vodafone to sell Verizon stake

Vodafone has confirmed it is in talks with Verizon over the sale of its 45 per cent stake in their joint venture, Verizon Wireless. Reports earlier this year suggested that…

Vodafone, Kabel Deutschland deal cleared

The German competition authorities have reported they have no objections to UK mobile phone giant Vodafone plan to take over Kabel Deutschland. “Following a preliminary examination on our part, we’ve…

Slim bids for KPN control

Carlos Slim’s America Movil has made a €7.2 billion bid for the 70 per cent of Dutch telecoms group KPN it does not own, challenging Telefonica’s attempt to buy KPN’s…

Green light for Zon-Optimus merger

Portugal’s Competition Authority – Autoridade da Concorrência – has approved a merger between quad-play provider Zon Multimedia and Sonaecom’s mobile unit Optimus. The two companies said that they have been…

Malone: “…and so should MSOs to bid for Hulu”

Malone: “…and so should MSOs to bid for Hulu”

Also at Sun Valley Malone told Reuters that all US MSOs would benefit from owning the online streaming service Hulu. Yahoo, AT&T and Time Warner Cable, have been linked to…

Plea from India’s MSOs to cut taxes

The Indian state of Maharashtra, which includes and surrounds Mumbai, levies a tax on each cable subscriber of about 75 cents on each and every cable subscriber as an “entertainment…

Ofcom liberalises spectrum for 4G

Ofcom has given the green light to MNOs, including O2 and Vodafone, to reuse 2G and 3G spectrum for 4G services. Ofcom said that networks can reuse spectrum for 4G…

Vodafone Italia, Mediaset TV Everywhere

Vodafone Italia, Mediaset TV Everywhere

Italian pay-TV provider Mediaset Premium has teamed up with MSO Vodafone Italia to launch a joint TV Everywhere solution. Premium Everywhere costs from €39.90 per month and offers a selection…

Italian cellcos to fund DTT interference scheme

Italian cellcos to fund DTT interference scheme

In a similar move to the UK, Italian legislators have determined that the nation’s mobile operators should bear the cost of installing filters to help mitigate potential interference to terrestrial…