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Internet usage fuels rise of FOMO

Internet use and dependence has risen to a point where ‘Fear of Missing Out’ or FOMO, often associated with modern technologies and social networking services, has become a global phenomenon. Over 2.5 billion people are connected to the Internet today, that’s a third of the world’s population. By 2020, the number of connected devices is expected to rise to 26 […]

Huggers: ‘No long-term future for IPTV’


Erik Huggers, former SVP for Verizon and former President for OnCue, Intel Media’s intended Cloud TV service, has suggested that IPTV has no long-term future for telcos, recommending that rather than invest in expensive sports rights, they put their resources into boosting speeds. Huggers, credited as the driving force behind the success of the BBC iPlayer, told delegates at the […]

Public support for wireless net neutrality rules

The US Internet Association has released a nationwide survey demonstrating strong support for net neutrality protections for wireless Internet users. Nearly 90 per cent of respondents say they do not favour wireless carriers creating fast and slow lanes for the Internet, while more than two-thirds say that wireless Internet providers should not be able to block access to lawful websites […]

Virgin Media seeks Premier League rights review


UK quad-play operator Virgin Media has asked UK comms regulator Ofcom to open a formal investigation under the Competition Act 1998 into the arrangements by which the FA Premier League sells live UK television rights to its games. Virgin Media considers that significant consumer harm resulting from escalating rights costs can be addressed by targeted changes to the way in […]

Akamai: Global average connection speed above 4Mbps

Akamai Technologies has released its Second Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds and broadband adoption across fixed and mobile networks, overall attack traffic, global 4K readiness, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation, and traffic patterns across leading Web properties […]

Celeno announces latest in over 75 design wins

Celeno Communications, a provider of high-performance Wi-Fi chips and software for home networking applications, and Compal Broadband Networks (CBN), has announced that Compal’s 24×8 DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless Gateways will be powered by Celeno’s CL2330 3×3 and CL2340 4×4 802.11ac solutions. Along with Celeno’s unique OptimizAIR 2.0 airtime management technology, these solutions will add enhanced bandwidth management, extreme speed and improved […]

Fastweb NGN for 27% by 2016


Italian broadband operator Fastweb plans expand its Next Generation Network (NGN) to cover 27 per cent of the Italian population, or 7.5 million households and businesses in over 100 cities, by 2016. By that time, about 5.5 million households and businesses will have access to the Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) infrastructure, in addition to the 2.0 million covered by […]

Netflix coming to Proximus TV

As Belgian telco Belgacom adopts its new identity as Proximus, it has revealed that it plans to add entertainment streaming service Netflix to its Proximus TV offering. Netflix started offering its service in Belgium on 19 September, giving people access to a wide variety of TV shows, films, documentaries and other programming. Installation of the Netflix application on the new-generation […]

BT trials G-Fast broadband

BT is claiming to have made a “big breakthrough” with fibre broadband, which could see homes and businesses have access to speeds of 1Gbps. Speaking at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum 2014 in London, Tim Whitley, Managing Director, Research and Innovation at the telco, revealed that a trial of so-called G-Fast technology has managed download speeds of 800Mbps  and upload speeds […]

Network upgrades improve ISP, TV performance and reliability

The number of performance quality, reliability and connection speed problems has declined from last year as TV and Internet service providers (ISP) continue to upgrade their networks to newer technology and faster connection speeds, according to the three US wireline studies released today: the J.D. Power 2014 US Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Study; the J.D. Power 2014 US Residential […]

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