Virgin Media to Add 1 Million FTTH Connections; BT to Add 2 Million

Virgin Media, owned by Liberty Global has said it will use fiber to home to connect about a million U.K. homes by 2019. That is historically unusual, as cable operators have insisted loudly that the hybrid fiber coax network is extensible enough to underpin the business. The Virgin Media decision is a rather major step towards use of a physical media platform suggesting Virgin sees an end to HFC as a market-leading platform. To be sure, there is a key difference between the protocols telcos normally run when deploying FTTH and what Virgin Media will do.

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How Important Will Facilities-Based High Speed Access Competition Become, in U.K. Market?

Some new developments in the U.K. high speed access infrastructure market illustrate the potential advantages of facilities-based competition in high speed access markets, as opposed to reliance on wholesale provided by a former incumbent supplier. New players in the high speed access market will boost connections in the United Kingdom by 70 percent over the next five years, from almost nine million at the end of 2015 to more than 15.5 million by the end of 2020, IHS estimates, with much of that increase based on use of facilities-based alternatives to BT Openreach. If there are 26.5 million U.K

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Virgin Media Launches Commercail 152 Mbps Service in U.K.

Virgin Media launched commercial 152 Mbps Internet access service to 150,000 Manchester homes and businesses in the United Kingdom, after having invested £75 million. As part of the new construction, Virgin Media coverage of Manchester has increased to  450,000 premises. Part of “ Project Lightning ”, Virgin plans to upgrade internet access speeds for four million locations over the next five years.

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Quadruple Play Will Further Blur Distinctions Between Industry Segments

The distinctiveness of “telco” and “cable TV” industries has been eroding for more than a decade, as many cable companies now sell voice, mobile phone service, Internet access and video, to both business and consumer customers.

Consumers hammer BT’s TV service

British consumers are not very happy about the way BT provides TV service, according to an analysis of complaints made to the UK's Office of Communications (Ofcom).

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Consumers hammer BT’s TV service

Consumers hammer BT’s TV service

British consumers are not very happy about the way BT provides TV service, according to an analysis of complaints made to the UK's Office of Communications (Ofcom).

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Consumers hammer BT’s TV service

America Movil Abandons KPN Acquisition Effort

Telecommunications remains a business with perceived national interest implications. In recent days,

Netflix makes headway with cable, but true integration is a long way off

Netflix may have been traditionally been one of cable operators' marked enemies, but through its partnership with TiVo it recently secured deals to carry its app over both Com Hem in Sweden and Virgin Media in the U.K.

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Exposing Network Features to Create Revenue is Hard, AT&T Seems to Find

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Exposing Network Features to Create Revenue is Hard, AT&T Seems to Find

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BSkyB’s pending O2 UK purchase faces regulatory scrutiny

BSkyB's recent proposal to acquire the wireline assets of Telefonica's ( NYSE: TEF )

BSkyB takes UK’s No. 2 broadband spot with O2, BE Broadband acquisition

BSkyB (Sky) will immediately become the second largest broadband provider under BT ( NYSE: BT ), surpassing the country's largest cable MSO Virgin Media ( Nasdaq: VMED ), with its purchase of Telefonica's ( NYSE: TEF ) O2 and BE broadband subsidiaries. Under the terms of the agreement, the service provider will pay an initial

BSkyB takes UK’s No. 2 broadband spot with O2, BE Broadband acquisition

BSkyB (Sky) will immediately become the second largest broadband provider under BT ( NYSE: BT ), surpassing the country's largest cable MSO Virgin Media ( Nasdaq: VMED ), with its purchase of Telefonica's ( NYSE: TEF ) O2 and BE broadband subsidiaries. Under the terms of the agreement, the service provider will pay an initial

Liberty Global Buys Virgin Media

Liberty Global is spending $23.3 billion to buy Virgin Media, the U.K. cable operator, a move that makes Liberty Global a much bigger player in the European cable TV and Internet access markets.

Developed World Broadband, Voice Prices are Rising

Given the trend of falling prices for high-speed access and voice that have occurred in most markets over the last decade or two, some might wonder whether there is any end to the trend. The answer, surprisingly, might be “yes,” at least for broadband access, and in part for some voice services.

Developed World Broadband, Voice Prices are Rising

Given the trend of falling prices for high-speed access and voice that have occurred in most markets over the last decade or two, some might wonder whether there is any end to the trend. The answer, surprisingly, might be “yes,” at least for broadband access, and in part for some voice services.

Developed World Broadband, Voice Prices are Rising

Given the trend of falling prices for high-speed access and voice that have occurred in most markets over the last decade or two, some might wonder whether there is any end to the trend. The answer, surprisingly, might be “yes,” at least for broadband access, and in part for some voice services.

Developed World Broadband, Voice Prices are Rising

Given the trend of falling prices for high-speed access and voice that have occurred in most markets over the last decade or two, some might wonder whether there is any end to the trend. The answer, surprisingly, might be “yes,” at least for broadband access, and in part for some voice services.

Netflix "Open Connect" CDN is Getting Traction

Netflix Open Connect, the single purpose video content delivery network launched last year, is now delivering the majority of Netflix international traffic and is growing at a rapid pace in the domestic market,

How Soon Will Video Join Voice and Messaging as a Declining Service?

Sooner or later, every l egacy service offered by cable TV or telco service providers will face competition from rival services or simply dwindling demand. Up to this point the material impact has been seen most clearly only in voice, where serious financial losses have been felt for more than a decade. But disruption now is being seen in the text messaging space as well. Globally, telecom revenue is growing. But not in Western Europe, it appears

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