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UK govt pledges additional 500m towards 5G, fibre and AI

2017-11-22 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The U.K. government on Wednesday committed an additional £500 million to boost the country's broadband connectivity.   Delivering his autumn budget statement to Parliament, chancellor of the exchequer Phillip  Hammond said that the government would allocate £500 million to "a range of initiatives from artificial intelligence to 5G and full fibre broadband"…read more on TotalTele.com »


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Openreach, housebuilder co-fund FTTH rollout

2017-11-22 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Openreach this week partnered with housebuilder Redrow Homes to co-fund the deployment of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to 3,000 premises. The networks will be rolled out to 14 existing Redrow housing developments in Wales and six counties in England (see below for the full list of locations)…read more on TotalTele.com »


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VoIP revenues to hit $2.1bn despite overall decline in voice traffic

2017-11-22 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Voice over IP (VoIP) revenues are predicted to jump by 40% this year to reach $2.1 billion, according to a recently published report. In 2017, VoIP will account for 15% of total international wholesale voice revenue…read more on TotalTele.com »


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TRAI recommends raising spectrum caps

2017-11-22 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

India's embattled operators should be allowed to own more spectrum, advised the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) this week. The watchdog on Tuesday recommended that the current cap on total mobile spectrum in a given telecom service area, or circle as they are called in India…read more on TotalTele.com »


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FCC chairman confirms net neutrality vote planned for December

2017-11-21 17:22:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The FCC has confirmed it will vote in December on a proposal from chairman Ajit Pai to reform the net neutrality rules in the US. Pai said that under the new rules, ISPs would only need to be transparent about their practices for managing internet connections, and it would be up to the Federal Trade Commission to enforce consumer protection and competition rules. 

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European parliament stops short of allowing EU-wide online TV market

2017-11-21 16:52:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The European Parliament has decided against opening up the TV rights market in EU and making it easier for broadcasters to offer their programming anywhere in the 28 member states. Under the legislation approved by the Legal Affairs committee, only news and public affairs from their home country could be delivered online anywhere in the EU, and not the full range of TV programmes. 

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Deutsche Telekom expands Netflix partnership across group

2017-11-21 12:34:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Deutsche Telekom announced an international partnership with Netflix to bring the SVOD service to more of its customers across Europe. The company said all its international subsidiaries will benefit from the agreement to bring Netflix to all customers' screens.

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DoJ opposes AT&T takeover of Time Warner

2017-11-21 08:37:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The US Department of Justice has come out against AT&T's proposed takeover of Time Warner, saying the deal threatens competition. The DoJ is concerned that AT&T would increase prices for other TV providers to gain access to Time Warner's channels and programming or restrict access to the content in order to hinder newcomers in the pay-TV market. 

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FCC chairman sounds death knell for net neutrality

2017-11-21 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The countdown to the end of U.S. net neutrality rules officially began on Tuesday, after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai confirmed that the regulator will hold a vote on 14 December on his proposal to scrap them. Pai has circulated a draft of his so-called "Restoring Internet Freedom Order" among his fellow commissioners, and will make it publicly available tomorrow. Under his proposal…read more on TotalTele.com »

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SIRO, Sky Ireland sign 1-Gbps fibre broadband deal

2017-11-21 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

SIRO and Sky Ireland have signed a deal to deliver super-fast broadband to customers in Ireland. The deal will leverage SIRO's existing fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure. "Consumer interest in on-demand content is skyrocketing…read more on TotalTele.com »

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