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Casa delivers New York CCAP

Casa Systems, a specialist in ultra broadband solutions, has announced that Time Warner Cable has completed the deployment of high speed data, voice and QAM video in New York City on Casa System’s integrated CCAP platform. This is the first production deployment, by any MSO in North America, of fully integrated CCAP services as defined by; channel diversity, channel density […]

France considers 700 MHz band

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France’s telecoms regulator ARCEP has published a summary of the contributions to its consultation on a strategic review of spectrum for superfast mobile, which ran from December 16th 2014 to February 16th 2015. At a time when mobile Internet traffic continues to increase at a tremendous pace, the purpose of the consultation was to examine the two courses of action […]

Virgin extends TiVo partnership

UK cable MSO Virgin Media has extended its existing five-year partnership with next generation television specialist TiVo for a further three years. As part of the new agreement, Virgin Media has committed to the development of next-generation solutions from TiVo. Virgin Media launched the first set-top box incorporating TiVo software in 2010. Since launch, Virgin Media has installed TiVo enabled […]

Germany: ‘Modems are part of network’

German cablers are resisting the Federal government’s planned ban on operators forcing subscribers to take a router supplied them rather than buy a device on the open market. Vodafone and Kabel Deutschland’s February joint submission against the draft legislation has just been revealed. They argue the proposals failed to take into account the shared nature of the last-mile cable network, […]

Ofcom: 4G outperforming 3G


The UK’s 4G networks are performing “much better” than 3G but a study has highlighted significant variations between operators. Ofcom’s test of smartphones in five towns and cities found EE delivered the fastest average 4G download speed at 18.6Mbit/s, followed by Vodafone (16.4Mbit/s), O2 (13.9Mbit/s) and Three (8.5Mbit/s). Overall, 97 per cent of test samples across EE, O2, Three and […]

Charter buys Bright House in $10.4bn deal


In a move that will see it become the second largest cable operator in the US as the consolidation of the broadband cable sector continues, Charter Communications and Advance/Newhouse Partnership (the parent company of Bright House Networks) have agreed a deal that will see Charter acquire Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion. Bright House is the sixth largest cable operator […]

Ziggo to cut 450 jobs

The workforce at Dutch cable company Ziggo is set to be cut by 450 over the next three years, following the merger with UPC.  In addition, a number of temporary contracts will not be renewed, the company confirmed. Most jobs will go in the departments which focus on new product development, innovation and infrastructure as well as management. UPC’s American […]

V-Nova claims compression paradigm rewrite

Emerging from ‘stealth’ mode as it refined its technology over a five-year period with a range of industry partners, video compression solutions specialist V-Nova has released a number of products based on its PERSEUS technology, suggesting its performance shifts the entire video bitrate-quality curve, offering UHD quality at HD bitrates, HD at SD bitrates, and SD video at audio bitrates. […]

Digital pay-TV revenues rocket in Eastern Europe


Despite the incessant gloomy economic and political news from the region, pay-TV revenues in Eastern Europe will be 45 per cent higher in 2020 ($7,269 million) than in 2010 ($5,029 million), according to Digital TV Research. However, the fifth edition of the Digital TV Eastern Europe Forecasts report states that increase will only be 17 per cent between 2014 and […]

Accusations fly as Netflix slows Australia Internet


ISP iiNet has blamed Telstra – Australia’s main telco – for the slower Internet connection speeds that have hit some of its customers since the arrival of Netflix in the country. The online streaming service launched its Australian service last week and proved to be a hit with iiNet customers, accounting for 15 per cent of its total consumer traffic. […]

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