Category archives for: Equipment

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 […]

DOCSIS channel shipments up 95%

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 3rd quarter 2014 CCAP, CMTS, and Edge QAM Hardware and Subscribers report, which tracks cable broadband equipment and subscribers. “Though down a bit sequentially, total upstream and downstream

Broadband equipment market flat Q3, PON grows

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released vendor market share and preliminary analysis from its Q3 PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment and Subscribers report. “PON (passive optical network) was the only broadband aggregation equipment category to grow in the third quarter of 2014, and it was up just 1 per cent sequentially, led by

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