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Broadcom hit with FTC monopoly charge

The US’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a complaint charging Broadcom with illegally monopolising markets for semiconductor components used to deliver television and broadband Internet services through exclusive dealing and related conduct. The Commission has also issued a proposed consent order that would settle the Commission’s charges. Under the consent order, Broadcom must stop […]

July 5, 2021By Colin Mann

Verizon C-band spectrum speed success

US multiplay telco Verizon is continuing to prepare for 5G Ultra Wideband expansion across its newly-acquired national footprint of C-band spectrum. In a recent lab trial, Verizon worked with Ericsson and MediaTek to aggregate C-band spectrum with mmWave spectrum, achieving speeds of 4.3 Gbps in the trial. “The depth of our spectrum portfolio, now the […]

May 6, 2021

Apollo pays $5bn for Verizon Media, renames Yahoo

US multiplay telco Verizon and alternative investment manager firm Apollo Global Management have confirmed that funds managed by affiliates of Apollo have entered into an agreement to acquire media and online business Verizon Media for $5 billion (€4.14bn). Verizon will retain a 10 per stake in the company, comprised of iconic brands such as Yahoo […]

May 4, 2021

Verizon says earnings show ‘strategy working’

Verizon Communications closed 2020 with Q4 results buoyed by increased cash flow, wireless service revenue growth, and the launch of 5G nationwide. “Verizon finished the fourth quarter with strong financial performance,” said Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg. “2020 was marked by transformational change, including the launch of our 5G nationwide network. We witnessed a […]

April 21, 2021

Verizon starts C-Band equipment deployment

US multiplay telco Verizon recently began installation of C-band equipment from Ericsson and Samsung Electronics to speed deployment of its 5G Ultra Wideband and fixed wireless broadband service on its recently-acquired C-band spectrum. Verizon secured an average of 161 MHz of C-band spectrum nationwide in the recent FCC auction, which will allow the company to […]

April 20, 2021

Phenix scores $16m+ funding

Phenix, the real-time streaming technology platform, has announced closing $16.7 million (€13.8m) in Series B funding at a valuation of $90 million. This brings total funding for the company to approximately $40 million. The oversubscribed round was led by Chicago based sports/tech VC firm KB Partners with participation from Verizon Ventures and Manheim Investments. “KB […]

April 19, 2021

Verizon signs C-band tower deals

US multiplay telco Verizon has agreed deals with Crown Castle and SBA, two tower companies already hosting Verizon infrastructure equipment, to speed deployment of C-band equipment in preparation for the launch of 5G Ultra Wideband and fixed wireless broadband service on this newly acquired spectrum. Verizon secured an average of 161 MHz of C-band spectrum […]

April 13, 2021

Energy-saving STB agreement renewed

US industry trade bodies Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and NCTA – The Internet & Television Association (NCTA) have extended through 2025 the Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Set-Top Boxes. The agreement, which has already saved consumers $7 billion in energy costs and avoided 39 million metric tons of CO2 emissions […]

April 7, 2021

DEG adds 12 new members

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group has added 12 new companies to the organisation. DEG’s newest member companies are AMC Networks, Azure, Breaker, Cinedigm, Movies Anywhere, Pixelogic, Respeecher, ScreenHits TV, SmithGeiger, Starz, Verizon Business Group and Vuulr. AMC Networks, Azure, Cinedigm, ScreenHits TV, SmithGeiger, Starz, Verizon Business Group and Vuulr will also join DEG’s D2C Alliance […]

March 30, 2021

Study: Americans plan to spend more time streaming

A study from US multiplay telco Verizon on how Americans have adapted to life one year into the pandemic, and what they think it will look like a year in the future, suggests permanent lifestyle changes in the workplace, a sustained larger appetite for streamed content, a comeback for phone calls, and a more equal […]

March 29, 2021