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BT finally agrees to ‘divorce’ OpenreachMarch 10, 2017After months of discussions, negotiations and various other ramifications, BT has finally agreed to a legal separation from Openreach – its soon to be former wholesale infrastructure division. The move follows a two year stalemate between BT and Ofcom, the UK regulator, who has argued that the forthcoming separation will help encourage competition and speed up the roll-out of superfast broadband in the UK.
Vodafone claims to cut line rental charges from UK fibre broadband dealsAugust 10, 2016Vodafone is to ‘abolish’ its home broadband line rental charges in the UK as part of its new home broadband pricing structure. Line rental will not be charged to new and upgrading customers to its Vodafone Unlimited Fibre Broadband services.Subscribers Only
Ofcom publishes proposals for Openreach reformationFebruary 25, 2016The regulator stopped short of demanding BT spin off Openreach, opting for a “softer” option of increased infrastructure access. BT’s rivals will gain from increased access Openreach’s ducts and poles, allowing greater flexibility in last mile fibre rollout.Subscribers Only
CityFibre acquires KCOM’s regional network infrastructureDecember 14, 2015CityFibre announced the purchase of KCOM’s network assets outside of Hull and East Yorkshire for £90 million.Subscribers Only
Chunghwa claims the world’s first commercial G.Fast serviceSeptember 23, 2015Taiwanese incumbent Chunghwa Telecom officially launched the world’s first commercial ultra-fast broadband service using G.Fast technology on 14th September 2015.Subscribers Only
President Obama pours oil into already heated U.S. net neutrality debateNovember 26, 2014Earlier this month, U.S. President Barack Obama, a long-time proponent of net neutrality, called on the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) to regulate the internet under “Title II of the Communications Act of 1934”, classifying it as a telecommunications service and applying the same restrictions placed on ‘common carrier’ telecoms services, which are considered to be public utility under the Act. Under the current status quo, broadband internet services are categorised as ‘information services’ meaning that internet service providers are not obliged to offer the same service for everyone, unlike in the case of telephone services or electricity.Subscribers Only
Sony brings the PlayStation TV to Europe and North AmericaJune 26, 2014Under the guise of a new name – PlayStation TV – Sony will launch its PS Vita TV micro-console and digital media adapter (DMA) in Europe and North America during 2014.Subscribers Only
BT broadband net additions and revenue up amid BT Sport pushJanuary 31, 2014UK incumbent telco BT reported a strong quarter for TV and broadband services in the last quarter of 2013, with BT Retail consumer revenue increasing by 6% compared to Q4 2012.
BT Sport gains half a million customersJuly 24, 2013UK incumbent telco, BT, has added more than half a million customers to its newly launched BT Sport channels, though TV uptake remains stagnant. On the broadband side, BT added 95 thousand retail broadband...
Grim prospects for UK superfast broadbandJuly 04, 2013The UK government has postponed its target for superfast broadband roll out in rural areas of the country by two years. The original plan, adopted in 2010, promised to connect 90 per cent of the population to...
Slingshot users in New Zealand now able to bypass geo-blockingJuly 01, 2013New Zealand ISP Slingshot has launched a new service for its broadband customers allowing them to hide their physical location from online services to access material normally restricted to users based...
Microsoft Targets Always-On Relevance With Xbox One's Integrated Entertainment SolutionMay 22, 2013Overall Positioning With the unveiling of Xbox One, Microsoft has put forward its vision for the evolution of its positioning of the Xbox platform as home entertainment hub, by building a hardware, software...Subscribers Only
BT raises pressure on BSkyB with free BT Sport offerMay 09, 2013BT will offer three pay TV sports channels for no extra charge to its broadband subscribers, a move aimed at defending its leadership of the UK broadband market and to offer a lower cost pay TV alternative to...
BSkyB acquires Telefonica UK's fixed broadband customersMarch 01, 2013UK pay TV operator and Telco BSkyB is to buy fixed line telephony and consumer broadband businesses of Telefonica UK in a £200 million deal. Under the terms of the agreement, BSkyB will pay £180...
YouView boost for TalkTalk, BT Broadband outperforms despite Vision weaknessFebruary 07, 2013UK telco TalkTalk ended 2012 on a high, returning to growth in both broadband and TV business segments following an extended dry period. The company finished Q4 2012 with 4.05 million broadband customers,...
Deutsche Telekom announces EUR6bn fibre investmentDecember 07, 2012Deutsche Telekom is to ramp up investment in its fibre-optic network in Germany to EUR6 billion (USD7.8 billion), as part of projected group capex of almost EUR30 billion over the next three years (including...
Comcast offers ultra-fast FTTH connection to residential customersOctober 01, 2012Comcast Corp., the leading telecommunications services provider in the United States, has launched a new high-speed residential broadband service with a maximum downstream speed of 305 Mbps and a potential 65...
Heavy promotions drive France Telecom growth in SpainJuly 29, 2012France Telecom Group achieved a 4.7 per cent year-on-year (YoY) increase in fixed broadband subscribers in Q2 2012. In its latest results, the company reported 654,000 net additions, including 378,000 in...
TalkTalk confirms free YouView TV package, offers Sky channels in additionJuly 25, 2012UK telco TalkTalk has confirmed the launch of its new "free" IPTV service based on the YouView platform. The service will be offered at no additional cost (although a £50 engineer installation fee will...
TalkTalk offers free Lovefilm Instant membership for top tier broadband customersJuly 24, 2012UK ISP TalkTalk is now offering a free 12-month subscription to the Lovefilm Instant movie streaming service (normal cost of £4.99 per month) to its 'Plus' package customers. The 'Plus' package consists...