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J?rn reports on the latest development in the DACH market, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Since 1992, he has been working as a freelance journalist, specialised in digital media, broadcast technology, convergence and new markets. He also takes up University lectureships, writes articles in specialist publications, and produces radio reports.

J?rn is also a moderator of panel discussions at industry events such as Medientage M?nchen.

FTTH overtakes DSL in Spain

FTTH is now outperforming DSL in Spain, according to the latest data produced by the regulator CNMC.

It shows that as of the end of July there were 5.7 million FTTH lines, or 107,712 more than a month earlier. Movistar was the market leader, claiming 56.1% of the total. All told, the number of FTTH lines increased by 1.6 million in the year to July, while the number of DSL lines fell by 1.2 million to a total of 5.6 million.

In the fixed line segment, Movistar (41.99%) claimed the most connections, followed buy Orange (28.38%) and Vodafone (23.12%).

However, Masmov!l (22,800) gained the most new connections in July, with all the three other leading providers – Movistar, Orange and Vodafone – seeing a fall.

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Magyar Telekom exits utility market

Magyar Telekom will cease providing residential electricity utility services on November 1.

In a statement, the company says that its customers will from that date be served by D?m?sz, a provider belonging to National Public Utilities. Magyar Telekom is one of the leading providers of broadband and pay-TV services in Hungary. It entered the country’s utility market in 2010 “with the objective to provide even more new services and offers to its customers”.

Broadband TV News notes that energy utility services accounted for only 11.24% of Magyar Telekom’s total revenues in the first quarter of this year.

Moreover, they were, at HUF1,580 million (EUR5.2 million), 31.7% lower than in the corresponding period in 2016.

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