Advanced Television


Keynote interview announced for CTAM Europe

The CTAM Europe Annual Symposium returns to London’s vibrant Soho to showcase the important innovations in the worlds of Streaming, Fast TV, Content Distribution and The Metaverse. CTAM Europe has announced that Reinald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of GIGAEurope and Vodafone Group Policy and Public Affairs Director, will be interviewed by Theresa Wise, CEO, […]

January 16, 2023

Spain: Telcos raise subscription prices

Spanish telcos Movistar, Vodafone and Orange are raising their subscription fees to mitigate declining revenues. On average, Movistar and Vodafone are increasing their monthly fees by 6.8 per cent and 6.5 per cent, respectively. Moving with the tide, Orange is also set to rise its fees between €2 and €5 a month from March. Movistar […]

January 13, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Vodafone Spain CEO steps down

Colman Deegan, will step down as CEO of Vodafone Spain from March 31st. He has held the role for the past two years. From April 1st, until a permanent successor is named, Margherita Della Valle will serve as interim CEO, at a time when Vodafone Spain is facing a tough waters with revenues and customers […]

January 12, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

4iG acquires Vodafone Hungary

Antenna Hungária, a subsidiary of 4iG, Corvinus International Investment, representing the Hungarian State and Vodafone Europe have signed a binding sale and purchase agreement of 100 per cent shares in Vodafone Hungary. The parties have agreed on an Enterprise Value of HUF 660 billion (€1.66bn) which is 7.1 times the EBITDA of the target company […]

January 9, 2023

Data: UK broadband usage to hit record levels

The UK’s broadband use is set to break records after a bumper 2022 saw people head online to engage with major events such as the Queen’s Funeral, watch live sport, enjoy the build-up to Christmas, and continue online gaming, particularly Call of Duty. UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach’s annual broadband update – based on the […]

December 22, 2022By Colin Mann

Plume names new board of advisors

Plume, the personalised communications services pioneer, has appointed and formed a new board of advisors comprising of highly-experienced telecoms industry and business leaders: Hannes Ametsreiter, former CEO of Vodafone Germany, Cody Sanford, former T-Mobile Executive VP, and Mike Doonan, Managing Partner at SPMB Executive Search will advise Plume’s executive team as global demand for its […]

December 14, 2022

Portugal: Pay-TV grows to 4.5m subs in Q3

The Portuguese pay-TV market saw a growth of 134,000 subscribers (+3.1 per cent) in Q3 2022, compared to the same period last year, to 4.5 million customers, according to data from the National Communications Authority (Anacom). The figures reveal a slowdown of the market compared to previous years as Q3 2021 saw 3.2 per cent […]

December 8, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Vodafone deploys OpenRAN in urban locations

Vodafone has begun the latest phase of its OpenRAN deployment strategy to install the exciting technology on 16 mobile masts providing connectivity to customers in Exmouth and Torquay. The project will take place over the next few months. The deployment is the first time in Europe that OpenRAN has been deployed in an urban environment, […]

December 6, 2022

Vodafone’s Read to step down

Vodafone Group has announced that Nick Read has agreed with the Board that he will step down as Group Chief Executive and as a Director of Vodafone on December 31st, following which he will be available as an adviser to the Board until March 31st 2023. Margherita Della Valle has been appointed interim Group Chief […]

December 5, 2022

Spain: TV revenues down in Q2

TV revenues in Spain fell by 0.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2022 to €1 billion, with FTA TV taking €403.4 million (down 7.1 per cent) and pay-TV taking €506.1 million (up 2.5 per cent), according to the latest data from the CNMC. Pay-TV subs grew by 7.7 per cent on a year-on-year […]

November 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid