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Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merge

Nokia

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent have announced their intention to combine to create an innovation leader in next generation technology and services for an IP connected world. The two companies have entered into a memorandum of understanding under which Nokia will make an offer for all of the equity securities issued by Alcatel-Lucent, through a public exchange offer in France and in […]

Providers ramp spending on premium CPE

Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of HIS, has reported that growth in FTTH and DOCSIS 3.0 customer premises equipment (CPE) drove the global broadband CPE market to $10.5 billion in 2014, a 9 per cent increase from the prior year. Infonetics’ fourth quarter

Oxygen Broadband Begins shipment of its Ikanos-based multiGateway platform

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 started shipping its Ikanos-based multiGateway (DSL + LTE) platform to one of the largest carriers in Europe, with deployment expected in the second quarter of this year. The […]

Virgin extends TiVo partnership

UK cable MSO Virgin Media has extended its existing five-year partnership with next generation television specialist TiVo for a further three years. As part of the new agreement, Virgin Media has committed to the development of next-generation solutions from TiVo. Virgin Media launched the first set-top box incorporating TiVo software in 2010. Since launch, Virgin Media has installed TiVo enabled […]

Germany: ‘Modems are part of network’

German cablers are resisting the Federal government’s planned ban on operators forcing subscribers to take a router supplied them rather than buy a device on the open market. Vodafone and Kabel Deutschland’s February joint submission against the draft legislation has just been revealed. They argue the proposals failed to take into account the shared nature of the last-mile cable network, […]

V-Nova claims compression paradigm rewrite

Emerging from ‘stealth’ mode as it refined its technology over a five-year period with a range of industry partners, video compression solutions specialist V-Nova has released a number of products based on its PERSEUS technology, suggesting its performance shifts the entire video bitrate-quality curve, offering UHD quality at HD bitrates, HD at SD bitrates, and SD video at audio bitrates. […]

Australia’s NBN promises gigabit speeds

NBN Co – the Australian government-owned corporation tasked to design, build and operate Australia’s National Broadband Network – has revealed at Cable Congress in Brussels that it is set to become one of the first telecommunications companies in the world to introduce DOCSIS 3.1, which supports download speeds of up to 10Gbps and up to 1Gbps upstream and by delivering […]

2014 record year for broadband equipment

Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of IHS, has reported that worldwide spending on broadband aggregation equipment rose 9 per cent in 2014, to $8.2 billion, driven by robust sales of Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) equipment, particularly in China. Infonetics’ early edition PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment report contains

102m ‘connected things’ in Nordics by 2018

The Nordic region is in pole position to capture ‘Internet of Thing’ (IoT) opportunities, driving business innovation and improving quality of life across the region. A report by TeliaSonera and Arthur D. Little expects there will be close to four connected devices per person in the Nordics by 2018, totaling

SatLink orders NovelSat Modems

NovelSat, a specialist in satellite transmission technology, has announced that satellite services provider SatLink Communications has acquired a sizable quantity of NovelSat NS300 satellite modems to enhance the satellite communications solution offering for their maritime customers. SatLink Communications, a global teleport, content management and HD Playout services provider, offers their maritime customers triple play solutions, broadcast and VNO services. NovelSat, […]

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