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Akamai: World Cup 2018 data traffic outstrips previous tournament

Streaming traffic for the 2018 World Cup has already far surpassed the football tournament’s previous installment in 2014, according to content delivery network (CDN) provider Akamai. The company said that it took 10 days for the Russia World Cup to surpass the Brazil World Cup’s streaming record, and that it streamed 65% more data by the […]

EE to stage live 5G trials in East London later this year

UK mobile operator EE is due to launch what it claims will be the country’s first live 5G trial in East London in October. The service provider said it will switch on 5G at 10 sites  in areas including City Road, Old Street, Hoxton Square and St Paul’s, connecting EE customers and businesses to 5G […]

BT to include Amazon Prime in TV offering as it unveils convergence plan

BT is to include Amazon Video as part of its TV offering as it pivots its fixed broadband service to become part of a “converged network division” under new consumer business CEO Marc Allera. In addition to the Amazon Video app BT said it would make Sky’s Now TV available to TV customers from next […]

BT Sport names EE’s Matt Stagg as mobile strategy chief

BT Sport has appointed EE mobile video and content chief Matt Stagg as director of mobile strategy in a move that highlights the growing importance of mobile video to the pay TV provider. Stagg, who will report to BT Sport COO Jamie Hindlaugh, will be responsible for developing the pay TV broadcaster’s mobile capabilities. BT […]

Ofcom sells 4G and 5G spectrum in £1.36bn auction

Ofcom has sold two bands of 4G and 5G spectrum to the owners of the UK’s main mobile operators – EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone – in an auction that has raised £1.356 billion (€1.55 billion). The two auctioned bands were: 2.3 GHz, which is usable by current mobile phones and will help improve existing […]

EE trials 4G home broadband in the UK

EE is trialling a 4G antenna solution in a bid to offer fast, over-the-air broadband to households in rural parts of the UK. EE said the new 4G home broadband is targeted particularly at houses in rural areas that can currently only access broadband at speeds below 10Mbps. The company’s 4G home broadband combines a […]

EE TV launches Amazon Alexa voice control

EE TV has launched voice control through the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot devices, giving its TV customer the ability to ask for information about what is on TV and to record shows. The move makes the BT-owned outfit the first UK service provider to provide an Amazon Alexa skillset on its set-top boxes. Users […]

BT TV additions slow to a crawl

BT added just 8,000 TV customers in its financial first quarter, compared with net adds of 65,000 for the same period last year. BT’s TV base stood at 1.8 million at the end of June. The telco said it had now moved all its legacy Vision TV customers to the more modern YouView platform. BT […]

Virgin Media extends MVNO deal with BT

Virgin Media has extended its deal with BT to use the latter’s EE network to power its mobile offering for the next five years. The new Mobile Virtual Network Operator deal replaces an existing MVNO wholesale agreement between the two companies and covers voice and data services until the end of 2021. The agreement was […]

Netgem launches Watch on Twitter on EE

TV technology provider Netgem has launched its Watch on Twitter service as part of its #TelcoTV cloud platform, with EE the first to offer the new functionality. The new service enables viewers to see which shows are trending on Twitter, allowing them to discover and watch the most mentioned shows in real time. Taking data […]

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