Portuguese broadband growth driven by fibre

Growth in Portuguese broadband was driven by fibre connections in the first quarter of this year, with 50,000 net additions, according to figures compiled by regulator ANACOM. According to the regulator, ADSL still accounts for the largest portion of broadband users, at 37.4% of the total, but with a declining share. Cable accounts for 35.1% […]

Orange facing major conditions for Jazztel green light

Orange in Spain will be forced to make all homes connected to Jazztel’s ADSL network available to rivals at a regulated price and sell on part of its high-speed fibre addressable base to a rival player to secure EC approval of its €3.4 billion acquisition of the alternative operator, according to local reports. According to […]

French regulator reveals IPTV and ultra-fast broadband numbers

France had 15.378 million TV-over-DSL subscribers at the end of last year, up 5.2% on the previous year’s figure, according to the latest study by telecom regulator ARCEP.  The figures mean that TV-over-DSL accounted for two thirds of subscriptions to a TV service in France at the end of 2014, up from 60% in 2012 […]

Canal+ makes promo offer to SFR subs

Canal+ is making its offering available free of charge to SFR’s broadband subscriber that receive TV services via fibre or ADSL from March 7-10. The promotion encompasses channels Canal+, Canal+ Cinéma, Canal+ Sport, Canal+ Family, Canal+ Décalé and Canal+ Séries.