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Universal broadband €40bn opportunity

The results of the latest research conducted by Point Topic and Adroit Economics point to a €40 billion opportunity for the SMEs in Europe by the end of the decade. Extending work recently conducted for the European Commission BRESAT project has revealed significant potential for growth and productivity. “Today, broadband is an indispensable tool for governments, businesses and populations in […]

Virgin Media expands in NE England

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Virgin Media is expanding its network to 5,000 more homes across the North East of England providing Internet access at speeds up to 152Mb or eight times faster than the national average. Work is underway to connect more households in Hartlepool, Darlington, Sunderland and Stockton-On-Tees and is expected to be complete by the end of October. The expansion will see […]

‘Europe needs a Gigabit movement’

Calix, one of the major forces behind the gigabit community wave sweeping across the US, is warning that Europe needs to foster a major effort to drive it forward and keep pace with North America and Asia in advanced broadband infrastructure. The comments came on the eve of the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, where Andy Lockhart, senior vice president, […]

Federation boost for India’s cable DSO

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Major Indian cable Multi System Operators (MSOs) are seeking to create momentum for digitisation of the country’s networks with the formation of the All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF). Federation members will work on a business model for Phase III and IV digitisation and aim to create a healthy business environment for all stakeholders. Under government guidelines, Phase III is […]

BT Broadband jobs boost

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BT will employ a further 500 engineers to build and maintain its network amid concerns that a host of upcoming infrastructure projects will make contract workers scarce and more expensive. It brings the total recruitment this year by BT Openreach, the division responsible for the network, to around 2,400. Joe Garner, the chief executive of Openreach, said BT’s latest recruitment […]

Quantenna and SoftAtHome partner

Quantenna Communications, a specialist in high performance Wi-Fi, and SoftAtHome, provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home, have formed a partnership to deliver the next generation of wireless home networks. This partnership covers multiple areas of innovation focused on Wi-Fi and home networking, including: · SOP7 by SoftAtHome as the latest embedded software platform now […]

WebNMS and VeEX partner to provide multi-vendor carrier ethernet network management solutions

WebNMS, the leading provider of multi-vendor network management and IoT solutions, and VeEX Inc., a global leader in Telecom and CATV test solutions, today announced their partnership to deliver Carrier Ethernet network management solutions. Through their collaboration, the two companies will deliver end-to-end service management, including service provisioning, activation and performance monitoring. The multi-service VeEX VePAL UX400 Universal Test Platform […]

Ziggo to cut 20% of workforce

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The merger of Dutch cable companies UPC Netherlands and Ziggo will result in around 900 workers losing their jobs according to daily the NL Times. The companies currently employ a combined total of around 4,500 and about 20 per cent will become redundant, with service centre temp-workers looking most likely to be laid-off. Ziggo shareholders have until November 4th to […]

20% US broadband homes to buy smart devices within a year

A survey released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and Parks Associates shows continued strong growth of smart home products in US homes, as 20 per cent of households with broadband intend to acquire one or more smart home devices within the next year. According to the study, nearly half (48 per cent) of those surveyed who own a smart […]

Sky Go boosts BSkyB Q1

BSkyB has posted results for the three months to the end of September showing a record 309,000 users signing up to its Sky Go Extra service, which allows subscribers to watch programmes on portable devices when away from home. The number of On Demand downloads has more than trebled to almost 257 million in the quarter. Sky Go now reaches […]

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