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upc cablecom acquires Komtech Group

The owners of Komtech Group, parent company of Telekabel Arbon, Schefer and Grischa Vision, have confirmed they are selling 100 per cent of their shares to upc cablecom. The three cable networks have been partners of the company for many years. The cable operators Telekabel Arbon, Schefer and Grischa Vision provide around 23,000 customers with telecommunications services in the regions […]

SES eyes German broadband market


SES Broadband Services is expanding its relationship with Orbitcom to boost sales of its Astra Connect for German potential Internet and broadband communities. SES says that the new deal follows Orbitcom’s successful delivery of the Astra Connect service, which provides broadband Internet to individual households and businesses via a satellite dish. The partnership, which has been in place since April, […]

Fries: Netflix a great lesson

Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, says he and Reed Hastings are far from enemies, no, “Netflix has taught us all a great lesson; all we were missing was a great app, that gives a great experience around the home and away in cool way,” he says. His answer is MyPrime, the Liberty OTT service that in the UK will […]

BT: Fibre fundamental to TV launch


Clive Selley, Chief Executive Officer BT Technology, Service and Operations, has admitted that the telco’s “bold bet” on investing in a large-scale fibre roll-out was fundamental to its launch of TV services. Speaking at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum 2014 in London, Selley told delegates that using the company’s fibre broadband network enabled it to deliver TV to 1 million customers, […]

Clouds gather. Shift Happens.

SCTE Denver. Shifts Happen was the pithy up sum on how cable has to keep on keeping up with every new innovation that tries to eat its lunch. It was provided by retiring Time Warner Cable CTO Mike LaJoie and was the prelude to a keynote by Tony Werner, Comcast’s current CTO, where he ran through all the bumps there […]

PCCW’s Berriman: Broadband at core of quad-play success

According to Paul Berriman, Chief Technology Officer at Hong Kong’s PCCW, the telco’s 12-year broadband strategy with fibre broadband at its core has enabled it to achieve Number One status across its broadband, TV, mobile and fixed line service offerings, noting that in particular, TV has halved churn among its broadband customers. “We’re seeing continued growth of fibre customers,” he […]

MENA anti-piracy operation grows

The Middle East’s Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition, meeting in Cairo, say that their organisation has grown by six new members, including Rotana, ART, IAA, the Egyptian Chamber of Commerce, Gulfsat and WWE. The Coalition also says that as a result of their efforts, 15 channels have been taken off air because of piracy in their transmissions. The additional six members […]

Spain: Telcos to pay for 4G interference

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Spanish telcos will have to pay the bill for any 4G interference in the transmission of DTT from January 1st when the DTT migration to another frequencies band is completed. The Government has made this clear soon after it approved a new DTT technical plan and accepted to pay for the DTT retuning with a total cost of €286 million. […]

Aurora boosts cablecos’ RoI

Aurora Networks, a Pace company, and developer and manufacturer of advanced, next-generation Optical Transport and Access Network solutions for broadband networks that support the convergence of video, data and voice applications, aims to increase a cable operator’s return-on-investment with the introduction of its high-density upgradeable digital return path receiver technology. This solution complements Aurora’s Universal Digital Return transmitter technology that […]

Chile’s VTR selects ARRIS

VTR GlobalCom has chosen ARRIS Group’s E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER) to grow its network and offer enhanced high-speed broadband services. The E6000 CER also enables VTR concurrently to reduce its operating expenditures with its industry-leading rack space, power, and cooling efficiencies, and a ‘wire-once’ architecture that reduces the need for re-cabling in the data centre. “Chile’s consumers are demanding […]

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