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Australia triples NBN orders for wholesale speed tiers of 50 Mbps or higher

2018-06-18 07:33:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Australians are increasingly switching to faster internet retail plans, with 70 percent of new orders on the NBN access network being now based on wholesale speeds tiers of 50 Mbps for download or higher, according to a report from NBN Co, the company building Australia's broadband network. The report further shows that, since December 2017, orders for wholesale speed tiers of 50 Mbps or higher have almost tripled, increasing from 16 percent to 44 percent, with average bandwidth network congestion reduced from more than five hours to less than 30 minutes per service, per week compared to this time last year (excluding Sky Muster satellite).


Last week in telecoms: satellite winners and 5G losers

2018-06-18 07:30:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Week 24 delivered a gain of 0.1 percent to our European telecoms stock index, far behind the EuroStoxx 50's 1.7 percent gain. The winners included Inmarsat (+11%) and Iridium (+8.3%), which have lagged this year's solid performance of other satellite stocks. TalkTalk (+9.4%) and Veon (+7.1%) also did well, regaining some ground on losses suffered earlier in the year. Greek micro cap Forthnet (-15%) and Spanish small cap MasMovil (-10%) were the weakest stocks in our basket.


More Dutch household have no TV subscription, popularity of Netflix, Videoland on the up - Telecompaper

2018-06-15 13:19:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The percentage of Dutch households without a traditional TV connection is almost at 5 percent, an increase of 50 percent compared to two years ago, according to the Telecompaper's Video Behaviour of Dutch Consumers report for the first quarter. Whereas the number of TV connections is on the down, the number of Videoland and Netflix customers continue to grow. The Dutch watch 28 minutes worth of films and series via such services, every day.

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France Televisions, M6 and TF1 join forces to launch common SVoD portal

2018-06-15 10:21:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Public broadcaster France Televisions has reached an agreement with private broadcasters M6 and TF1 on the creation of a common SVoD portal, called Salto. In a joint statement, the three parties said that the new service will offer a choice of subscriptions without minimum contract period. Its content offering will include live TV, replay, and online previews, alongside a large library of programmes.

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EC cancels first 'WiFi4EU' city hotspot tender over technical error

2018-06-15 10:17:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The European Commission said it has had to cancel the first call for municipal applications for free Wi-Fi hotspots under its WiFi4EU voucher programme launched on 15 May after it found that a "technical error" prevented applicants from applying on equal terms. The EC's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) responsible for the programme will launch a new call for applications in the autumn of 2018, said the EC.

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