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Netgear powers cable gateway for Telstra

Netgear, a global networking company, and Telstra, Australia’s largest telco, have deployed the Netgear DOCSIS 3.0 AC1900 Cable Data Gateway (C6300BD) for the new Telstra Gateway Max. The companies say this is the world’s first commercial deployment of a cable gateway that provides customers up to three times faster WiFi speeds on their home networks. The new Telstra Gateway Max […]

US pay-TV subs remain resilient

Pay-TV subscriber numbers in the US remain relatively resilient despite rising costs to customers and the growth of alternative online video subscription services, according to the latest findings from the informitv Multiscreen Index. The top 10 pay-TV services reporting figures lost

Cablevision takes on Viacom

Cablevision, the 8th-largest cable TV company in the USA, is again locked into a bitter dispute with Viacom in the latest of a long line of carriage disputes the company has had with content providers. In documents released in a court filing on August 8th, Viacom is claiming that 2012 negotiations between the two parties to settle a carriage dispute […]

Superfast broadband reaches 1m UK homes and businesses


The UK government’s rollout of superfast broadband has now reached more than 1 million homes and businesses across the UK. The £1.7 billion nationwide rollout is firmly on track to extend superfast broadband to 95 per cent of UK homes and businesses by 2017. The rate at which the fibre technology is being rolled out under the programme is rapidly […]

AMC Networks Q2 up 37%


US cable TV network AMC Networks has reported a 37 per cent rise in quarterly revenue as its international business got a boost from its purchase of Chellomedia. Net income from continuing operations fell to $58.7 million (€43.8m) in the second quarter ended June 30th, from $135.7 million a year earlier. Revenue rose to $522.1 million from $379.3 million a […]

Deutsche Telekom “reaps the rewards”


Deutsche Telekom has reported that earnings rose sharply in Q2, driven by the strong performance of its US subsidiary. “It’s harvest time for Deutsche Telekom on both sides of the Atlantic,” the group said in a statement. Net profit rose by 34.2 per cent to €711 million in the period from April to June. Underlying or operating profit was up […]

Obama: Beware of Internet fast lane


US President Barack Obama has warned about “big, wealthy media companies” providing differentiated Internet service depending on the ability to pay, suggesting that could stifle innovation. The President was speaking at a US-Africa Business Forum. He said the Internet’s power is in its openness and talked about the need to protect edge providers like search engines and social networks. “What […]

Virgin Media strong Q2

Virgin Media, the UK cable operator has published preliminary unaudited operating and financial  information for the three months ended June 30th 2014. Highlights include – Rebased revenue increased 3 per cent to £1,054 million in Q2 and 2 per cent to £2.098 billion (€2.5bn) YTD – Rebased cable revenue growth fueled by Q1 2014 price rise and growth in internet […]

upc cablecom: Over 180,000 Horizon customers


upc cablecom has reported that the number of television customers dropped slightly in H1: as of June 30th 2014 the Swiss cableco had 1,415,300 active digital basic connections (- 6,400 in the second quarter) and thus remains the biggest television provider in Switzerland by a clear margin. The multimedia platform Horizon, combining TV, Internet and telephony in one device, is […]

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

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