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The Broadband World this Week - Week 23

13th June 2014
The Broadband World this Week - Week 23

This week, the World Cup is set to bring along record levels of content streaming, EE opens up its broadband offerings to everyone, while more employment is predicted in the telecoms sector.

Streaming to hit record levels during the World Cup

New research has suggested that streaming online could reach record levels during the FIFA World Cup held in Brazil. The Visual Networking Index, created by Cisco, predicts that millions of people will be watching the games and highlights using broadband.

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EE broadband is now available to non mobile subscribers

EE is making its broadband service available to non-mobile customers for the first time, having launched its first standalone service.

EE has also slashed prices for its broadband service, with the cheapest deal offering 17Mbps broadband speeds at £2.50 for the first year, which will increase to £9.95 per month thereafter. 

Read more in The Inquirer

ManpowerGroup predicts tripling of hirings in telecoms

The hiring intentions in the telecoms and media sector have more than tripled for this quarter according to ManpowerGroup, with superfast broadband and 4G deployments driving the confidence of employers.

“As consumer habits continue to evolve and media content becomes more optimised for mobile devices we expect there to be increased demand for customer service, technical and sales positions as the battle for market share hots up,” said Tobias Mills, ManpowerGroup sector director for telecoms and media.

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