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ARRIS buys Pace for $2.1bn


In a further consolidation of the broadband and pay-TV technology sector, ARRIS is buying Pace for $2.1 billion (€1.96 billion) in cash and stock. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to ARRIS Non-GAAP earnings per share in the first 12 months following the acquisition. Arris acquired the Motorola Home business from Motorola Mobility in December 2012 for $2.35 billion […]

BT criticised for inaccurate Superfast dates

BT has been warned by ASA, the advertising watchdog, for misleading people about how long it will be until they will get superfast broadband in their homes. Complaints were made about a postcode checker available on the BT website and on the website of its Openreach division. In a number of instances the checker gave an estimate as to when […]

Oxygen Broadband adopts Ikanos Fusiv Vx585 processor

Ikanos Communications, a provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the connected home, has announced that Oxygen Broadband, a provider of broadband gateways to the residential and SOHO/SME markets, has adopted the Ikanos Fusiv Vx585 gateway processor to further extend the capabilities and performance of its next-generation multiGateway and miniOffice platforms. The new gateways are expected to reach […]

Broadband Forum compliant devices to grow 30%

According to a forecast by Ovum, the number of residential gateways, TV set-top boxes and other home broadband equipment in use that support the Broadband Forum’s TR-069 (CPE WAN Management Protocol) standard will reach 356 million in 2016, as a growing number of service providers embrace the management protocol to support burgeoning demand for ultrafast-broadband and smart-home services. The forecast […]

Teliasonera Q1 decline


Teliasonera reported a 5.9 per cent decline in its net profit for the first quarter. Sweden and Finland’s dominant telco’s quarterly net profit slipped to SEK3.71 billion kronor ($427 million), versus a year-ago profit of SEK3.95 billion. Earnings per share dropped to 0.86 krona versus 0.91 krona. Its revenue climbed to SEK26.04 billion from SEK23.97 billion, while earnings before interest, […]

Telenet to buy KPN unit for €1.3bn

Cable telecoms company Liberty Global’s Belgian subsidiary Telenet has agreed to buy local mobile network operator Base from Dutch group KPN for €1.325 billion. For Liberty Global, Europe’s biggest cable operator, the acquisition marks a departure in strategy, having said in the past that it is not interested in buying or building its own mobile phone networks instead of renting […]

Comcast-TWC hope to assure DoJ

Comcast and Time Warner Cable meet with the US Justice Department this week to try allay antitrust concerns of officials about their merger. The $45 billion deal would give Comcast-TWC control of about a third of US pay-TV and broadband markets. Some consumer groups and content providers have come out strongly against the deal, arguing that the companies could raise […]

Australia’s iiNet: “Netflix traffic an issue”

iiNet chief technology officer Mark Dioguardi has admitted that Netflix has caused problems for some customers and revealed it is accounts for 25 per cent of the telco’s total Internet traffic less than a month after its Australian launch. Before it’s official launch in the country, Netflix made up just 3 per cent of iiNets total downloads, Drioguardi said. That figure rose to 15 per cent after the […]

9 in 10 Brits couldn’t live without broadband


Only one in ten UK broadband users say they could live without access to the Internet, according to 2,000 respondents surveyed by broadband, TV and mobile comparison site Just 10 per cent of respondents said they could live without broadband indefinitely, as opposed to 21 per cent who said they could last a day or less without access. One in […]

Scotland superfast rollout expands


High-speed fibre broadband is being rolled out to a further 200 communities across Scotland over the summer, many in rural areas. Up to 145,000 homes in Aberdeenshire, Angus, Ayrshire, Argyll and Bute, the Highlands and Shetland will have the chance to access faster connections. The roll-out is part of the £410 million (€568m) Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. So far […]

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