BT confirms 3G switch off plans

BT has announced its plans to phase out its 3G network over the next two years. The telco said that the shift would free up airwaves for its growing 5G network, with which it plans to cover the entire country by 2028. While there are still a significant number of consumers who are yet to […]

IHS Markit: high speed broadband reaches 75% of European homes

High speed broadband services were available in more than three quarters of homes in the 28 countries of the European Union at the end of June 2017, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that for the first time, 4G LTE availability matched 3G HSPA networks in terms of the number of households covered. […]

Telemach to upgrade mobile network

United Group-owned Slovenian cable operator Telemach has announced plans to upgrade the mobile network of mobile service provider Tušmobil following its acquisition of the company. Telemach plans to complete the upgrade of the network by the end of August, extending 3G coverage to 99% of the country, with plans to extend LTE coverage to 75% […]

Channel 4 revamps 4oD app with mobile focus

UK terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 has launched an updated, “fully mobile” version of its 4oD catch-up app with new streaming options and short-form content. The broadcaster is now offering streaming over 3G and 4G networks for the first time on iOS and Android devices. Channel 4 is also rolling out exclusive mobile-focused short content to […]

Sky Italia teams up with Telecom Italia for IPTV

Sky Italia has signed a letter of intent with Telecom Italia to investigate whtehr the pair could create a next-generation IPTV platform over which the entire Sky programming line-up could be distributed.  Sky has initially struck an agreement with Telecom Italia whereby Telecom Italia Media customers will be able to view Sky’s dedicated Winter Olympics […]