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Western Europe Fixed Services revenue will decline between 2015 and 2021

Despite a decline in overall fixed revenue in Western Europe, fixed broadband and IPTV revenue will grow at a CAGR of 2.5% between 2015 and 2021. Fixed broadband revenue in Western Europe (WE) is expected to grow steadily, while overall fixed services revenue will decline. VDSL will take over as the leading fixed broadband access technology in 2019. Italy is…

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Hong Kong fixed-line user base drops to 3 mln in June, more than a half are a business lines

The fixed-line base in Hong Kong decreased to 3.007 million in July from 3.017 million in June. The total includes 1.297 million residential fixed-lines and 1.709 million business lines. READ MORE:  Hong Kong Remains World’s Most Expensive Office Market The number of non-exchange lines (which includes IP telephone and fixed wireless services) increased to 1.161 million in July from 1.157…

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New rules to go into effect for calling fixed numbers in Bosnia

The Communications Regulatory Agency of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has informed the users of its fixed telephone network that from 1 October, new rules will go into effect for for calling fixed numbers. The change applies only to calls within the same network group, so instead of dialling the phone number of the desired user, it will be…

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Argentina basic fixed telephony rates to rise 20 to 36%

Telecom Argentina adjusted basic service and some plans since August 10; Telefónica will do so within a little over a month Argentinian operators Telefonica and Telecom Argentina will increase their basic residential fixed telephony tariffs 20 to 36 percent in the coming weeks due to inflationary pressure, reports local daily La Nacion. Starting with August bills, Telecom Argentina’s basic residential…

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Average Portugal user consumed 94 minutes per month in fixed network

At the end of first quarter 2017 (1Q2017), the penetration rate of main telephone accesses in Portugal reached 46.2 accesses per 100 inhabitants. However, according to Marktest’s Barómetro de Telecomunicações (Telecommunications Barometer), in 1Q2017, about one quarter of fixed telephone service (FTS) customers did not use the service. The national stock of main telephone accesses shrank to 4.78 million accesses (0.2% fewer…

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SFR, Orange top Q1 fixed broadband performance tests

SFR has improved its performance in the speed ranking of the main fixed broadband providers in the French market, narrowly overtaking Orange during the first quarter, according to a study by nPerf based on 2 million speed tests. Combining all broadband technologies, the average download speed recorded on SFR services (including the Numbericable brand) increased to 51.39 Mbps, fractionally ahead…

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Vodafone enters growing Spanish low-cost fixed-mobile market

Vodafone España’s low-cost mobile subsidiary Lowi is launching a new ‘no frills’ converged offering – La Fibra de Lowi – without a TV element combining high-speed internet with mobile. The service will offer a single speed option of 50Mbps via Vodafone’s HFC cable network, along with options to sign up for different mobile data packages, from 1GB to 8GB, with…

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Global fixed broadband growth slows in Q4 2016

Growth in global fixed broadband subscriptions slowed in the fourth quarter of 2016 as saturated developed markets offset expansion in Africa, Asia and notably in Vietnam and Turkey, according to Point Topic. There were 855.9 million subscribers to fixed broadband worldwide at end-December, with quarterly growth slowing to 1.46 percent from 2.4 percent over the previous three months. The main…

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Broadband prices rise by an average 43% when fixed term deals end

People on the cheapest basic broadband deals are hit with an average price rise of £113 a year once their deal ends – with many unaware they face an increase in cost, finds Citizens Advice. A new report from the national charity reveals that more than a third (35%) of broadband customers don’t realise they could face price hikes by…

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Dutch fixed telephony revenue drops 9% to EUR 1.1 bln

Dutch fixed telephony sales fell in 2016 by 9.3 percent to EUR 1.1 billion, according to Telecompaper’s latest Dutch Fixed Telephony Market. The revenue decline, which began in 2013, is due to less use and lower prices. In the fourth quarter, sales decreased 0.3 percent to EUR 270 million. Dutch are making less calls from their landline phone. The number…

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