Tiscali enters a burgeoning IMS market

Italian telco Tiscali has announced plans to deploy a new, single platform IMS network in conjunction with Chinese vendor ZTE. The first three commercial sites – slated for Cagliari, Rome and Milan – will be launched by the end of May 2011; Tiscali subscribers will be migrated to the new platform by the end of the year. According to Tiscali general director Luca Scano, this is part of the telco’s “strategic orientation towards fixed-mobile convergence”.

Carphone buys up Tiscali UK

UK retailer the Carphone Warehouse has snapped up internet service provider Tiscali UK for £236m in cash, ending years of speculation.

Tiscali chokes on spam

Tiscali’s UK internet operation has been targeted by spammers which have clogged the ISPs email servers, the company said Wednesday. According to the service provider’s status page, it has been suffering problems since Tuesday, which are restricting outbound email traffic. Problems look set to continue for the next week or so while the ISP puts […]

Tiscali to launch IPTV in March

Tiscali said this week that it will launch its own IPTV service in the UK on March 1, following its acquisition of Homechoice last summer. Tiscali TV will be made available as part of a broadband package for £14.99 per month. At the switch on, the 40,000 or so Homechoice subscribers will become Tiscali TV […]

Tiscali UK up for sale?

Industry analysts at Ovum have heard that Tiscali is looking to sell its UK division with a speculative price tag of around £600m. If true, the news comes as something of a surprise. Only a couple of months ago, Tiscali revised its group strategy to focus on its core markets of Italy and the UK […]

Tiscali records strong ADSL growth

Italian ISP Tiscali announced the addition of 360,000 new ADSL customers during the first half of 2006 on Thursday, bringing the company’s total broadband customers to over 2 million. More than one quarter of this total is receiving unbundled local loop services. Strong growth in ADSL access services meant that revenues at the company increased […]

Tiscali seeking mobile partner?

Just one day after buying itself a triple play service, Italian ISP Tiscali is thought to be eyeing the mobile market. Rumours abound that Tiscali UK is holding meetings with mobile operators 3 UK, O2, T-Mobile and Vodafone with a view to leasing capacity on their networks. Mary Turner, the chief executive of Tiscali UK, […]

Tiscali merges with HomeChoice

Italian ISP Tiscali confirmed plans to merge its UK operations with Video Networks, owner of TV, broadband and telephony player HomeChoice. Video Networks International, majority owned by Microsoft millionaire Chris Larson, is to contribute 100 per cent of UK operations in exchange for an 11.5 per cent interest in Tiscali UK. As a result, Tiscali […]

Tiscali cosying up to HomeChoice?

Italian ISP Tiscali is rumoured to be planning to merge its UK operations with TV, broadband and telephony player HomeChoice. If the deal goes ahead HomeChoice, which is majority held by Video Networks owner and Microsoft millionaire Chris Larson, could be valued at over £100m. Rumours of a sale of HomeChoice have been floating around […]

Tiscali boosted by UK ADSL growth

Italian internet service provider Tiscali Monday reported that revenues for the first half of 2006 increased 17 per cent year on year to Eur412.9m (£282m), driven by strong growth in the UK ADSL space. Approximately 360,000 users registered to Tiscali’s ADSL services in the first six months of 2006, bringing the company’s total broadband customer […]