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Smart home systems spend to double by 2019

Spending on smart home systems and services in the US will hit $18 billion in 2014 and more than double to $39 billion by 2019 according to Strategy Analytics’ Smart Home Strategies forecast. Apple, Google and Samsung are among the big consumer brands posturing for position in the market as ADT, Vivint, Comcast and AT&T drive growth in the interactive […]

Fixed broadband investments rebounding in Brazil

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its newanalysis of the fixed broadband market in Brazil, tracking GPON, FTTH, and cable broadband equipment. “Spending on fixed broadband equipment in Brazil stalled in 2013 as telco operators slowed their purchases of new equipment after higher spending the prior two years. However, we expect

RDK: The Real Thing?

RDK was ‘invented’ in America and is now expanding internationally with more service providers and vendors signing up. Is it the answer for a standardised approach to interactive and multiscreen service development? Will it deliver on increased innovation and speed to market? Or is it a one-size fits all approach to suit the biggest operators; will it squeeze SME suppliers […]

Fibre’s speed increasing Internet usage

The fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas has released the results of a survey by RVA, LLC, revealing new data on the usage and impact of fibre to the home networks in North America. “After surveying broadband consumers for seven years, two trends are very clear. First, the importance of broadband to the consumer lifestyle increases with each passing […]

BBC explains iPlayer outage

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Richard Cooper, the BBC’s Controller of Digital Distribution for BBC Future Media, has posted a blog explaining the background to the serious incident over the weekend which impacted BBC iPlayer, BBC iPlayer Radio, and audio and video playback on other parts of bbc.co.uk, which also forced the Corporation to use its emergency homepage for prolonged periods of time. “We have […]

Australia: Imagine routers for ABC

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Imagine Communications, a provider of media software and video infrastructure solutions, has won a major contract to replace all video routers in the television service of the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC).  The national broadcaster will replace existing routers with a flexible, scalable, HD-capable infrastructure centred on Platinum large-scale router solutions and their extensive range of facility signal distribution functionality including […]

NCTA disputes STB power claims

US cable industry trade body the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has reacted to a report in the LA Times which suggested that cable TV boxes have become second-biggest energy users in many homes, describing them as hogs that feed in the sleep. In a blog post, the NCTA notes that in March 2014, it reported that the new […]

Oregan Reports Record Revenue for 2013

Oregan Networks, a leading supplier of next-generation Pay TV solutions for Multiple Service Operators (MSOs), has delivered a record 2013 revenue, as it continued to invest into future growth through the evolution of its product, methodology and market presence. By the end of 2013, subscriptions to British Telecom’s internet television service powered by Oregan’s software, surpassed 0.5 Million subscribers, marking […]

du plans multimedia services

The Middle East’s fastest growing telecom service provider, du, has signed a contract with Nokia to deploy its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). With the deployment of Nokia’s IMS, du’s customers will soon enjoy multimedia services such as HD (high definition) voice, HD video, file sharing and instant messaging with an enhanced service experience. Nokia’s IMS will also allow for fixed […]

Viettel adds cable to IPTV offering

Responding to the need to expand its service offerings to build market share and reduce churn. Viettel, Vietnam’s largest telecom operator, is deploying the Ericsson Multi-platform Video Processing solution with the Ericsson AVP 4000 system encoder to enable the delivery of cable TV alongside its existing IPTV services. Ericsson has provided Viettel with a solution optimised for scale and reliability, […]

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