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Akamai: Internet evolves for connected lifestyles

Akamai Technologies, a provider of cloud services, has released its Third 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, and IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation. The […]

Cisco cloud for KD and Charter

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Cisco’s cloud-based offerings are gaining traction. Following its confirmation of a partnership with Kabel Deutschland, Cisco and Charter Communications, the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States have entered into a strategic agreement through which Cisco will supply key products in support of Charter’s breakthrough next-generation video solution. Cisco is to provide a new advanced TV platform for Vodafone-owned German […]

ActiveVideo transforms Charter STBs

Tom Rutledge, President and CEO of Charter Communications, has confirmed that cloud TV specialist ActiveVideo is supporting the operator’s network and device upgrades. Speaking at an International CES briefing announcing a technology partnership with Cisco, Rutledge said that Charter expected to launch its new fully-featured cloud based user interface, Spectrum Guide on its new Worldboxes, as well as on legacy […]

90m DOCSIS 3.0 CPE units shipped over last 3 years

Infonetics Research, a technology market research firm, has released excerpts from its Q3 2014 Broadband CPE and Subscribers: PON, FTTH, Cable, DSL, and LTE report. In the report, Infonetics,

Telstra, Sky invest in Elemental

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Elemental Technologies, a specialist in software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, has secured $14.5 million in series D financing led by Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications and information services company. Telstra is joined in the round by Sky, Europe’s largest entertainment company, and existing investors General Catalyst Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Voyager Capital. Elemental will use the funds to […]

Homes set for Multi-Gigabit cable broadband

A successful first interoperability test for new cable DOCSIS 3.1 equipment means that the industry is on schedule to deliver multi-Gbps connections to the home. CableLabs – the non-profit research and development consortium for the cable industry – has confirmed that six technology companies have completed the first successful interoperability test of DOCSIS 3.1 products for a new generation of […]

Broadband CPE shipments to reach 151.9m

Worldwide broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) shipments are expected to reach 151.9 million by the end of 2014, according to findings from ABI Research. “The residential gateway segment continues to grow at a rapid pace: ABI Research expects global shipments will grow more than 9 per cent in 2014,” comments Jake Saunders, VP and Practice Director. Although DSL and cable […]

Envivio upgrades head-end Guru

Software-based video processing and delivery solutions specialist Envivio has introduced a new option for its Guru head-end monitoring solution  – a new ‘service-oriented’ approach to monitoring that results in faster and more efficient troubleshooting of video delivery networks, including cable, IPTV, satellite and OTT. This new option, available only through separate purchase, incorporates a service-driven, graphical, drill-down process of monitoring […]

Ubee selects Ikanos for next-gen multi-mode gateway products

Ikanos Communications, a provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the connected home, has extended its partnership with Ubee Interactive, a global provider of broadband connectivity products and solutions, to develop next-generation CPE products for deployment by global carriers. Building on Ubee’s existing installed base of Ikanos-based triple-play gateways in Europe, the company plans to integrate Ikanos’ latest Vx500 family of gateway […]

High-end gateways and STBs crowding out broadband routers

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its latest Home Networking Devices report, which tracks broadband routers; residential gateways; STBs; multimedia over coax (MoCA) optical network terminals (ONTs); and HomePlug Powerline, MoCA coax-Ethernet, and HPNA/G.hn adapters. “In the more mature broadband markets of North America and Western Europe, service providers are deploying higher-end gateways and set-top boxes with […]

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