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Italy passes 0.5m fibre in H1

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Italy exceeded 500,000 optical fibre subscribers (FTTH and FTTC) at the end of June 2014, representing nearly a 50 per cent growth on the end of 2013, based on data published by the operators. In its half-yearly results, Fastweb says it had 110,000 subscribers on the new FTTC networks, in addition to the 300,000 on the existing FTTC network. Overall, […]

Netflix confirms TWC payment

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Netflix has confirmed it is paying another US cable provider to guarantee better bandwidth for its subscribers. Netflix said: “We reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable in June and began the interconnection between our networks this month.” The deal comes after similar agreements with Comcast, Verizon and AT&T in the US – meaning Netflix now pays fees to all […]

Broadband equipment passes $2bn in Q2

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released vendor market share and preliminary analysis from its Q2 2014 for PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment and Subscribers report. “Operators around the world are binging on broadband,” says Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. “Driven by GPON and vectoring, the broadband aggregation market passed the […]

Televisa takes 100% of Cablecom

Mexico’s dominant broadcaster Televisa, has confirmed that it has now acquired 100% of the equity interest of Grupo Cable TV (Cablecom). The move follows its August 2013 acquisition of a 51 per cent interest in the operator. The transaction involved the conversion of certain debt instruments previously subscribed and a payment of Ps.8.550 billion (€490m).

US: 385,000 add broadband in Q2

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Leichtman Research Group has found that the seventeen largest cable and telephone providers in the US — representing about 93 per cent of the market — acquired nearly 385,000 net additional high-speed Internet subscribers in the second quarter of 2014. These top broadband providers now account for over 85.9 million subscribers — with top cable companies having nearly 50.7 million […]

Olympusat launches 7 networks with Liberty Cablevision

Olympusat, the owner and distributor of independent Spanish-language TV networks, including 35+ HD networks, announces its distribution deal with Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico. The cable company is set to launch 7 Olympusat SD and HD networks, via cable, to all of its subscribers across the Eastern, Central and Northern regions of Puerto Rico. “We are grateful to present our […]

Online supplements traditional pay-TV

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research suggest that pay-TV customers pick and choose online sources to supplement- rather than replace – the content they get from their cable, satellite, or telco TV provider. The firm suggests that although the risk of true cord cutting is low, the greater risk is to

Smart home systems spend to double by 2019

Spending on smart home systems and services in the US will hit $18 billion in 2014 and more than double to $39 billion by 2019 according to Strategy Analytics’ Smart Home Strategies forecast. Apple, Google and Samsung are among the big consumer brands posturing for position in the market as ADT, Vivint, Comcast and AT&T drive growth in the interactive […]

ViaSat blasts high-demand downloads

Broadband satellite operator ViaSat is removing all limits to its top-of-the-range ‘Exede’ high-speed Internet service.  ViaSat’s ‘Freedom’ scheme allows users up to 150 GBs of data per month without any caps, and more than suitable for streaming movies and the like. The new service goes live on August 18th, and is priced extremely competitively at $70 a month. Recently the […]

US lags Europe in Netflix Speed Index

Netflix has added July data to its ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. Among the countries tracked

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