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FTTH will help Poland digital ambitions

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The FTTH Council Europe calls on Poland to put fibre to the home (FTTH) at the heart of its digital strategy. As Warsaw prepares to host the FTTH Conference 2015, Poland’s government is also facing key decisions that will determine how easily its citizens and businesses can become part of the online economy. A strategy based on FTTH will provide […]

Taiwan Broadband selects ARRIS E6000 router

Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC) has selected the E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER) from ARRIS Group to ensure its subscribers in Taiwan receive enhanced broadband speeds and converged services. Deployment of the ARRIS E6000 CER will begin in November to deliver new levels of density and cost-effectiveness in a robust integrated architecture. The ARRIS E6000 CER will equip TBC to offer […]

CPE market up 20% for 2014

The global market for broadband consumer premises equipment (CPE) will end 2014 with the highest growth in revenues since 2010, increasing by 20 percent from 2013 to reach nearly $11 billion, according to IHS Technology. Revenue this year is set to expand by $1.8 billion. Such notable growth establishes a strong foundation for an increase of approximately $1 billion per […]

Virgin TV ad banned

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A Virgin Media TV ad has been banned after rival BSkyB complained about the use of a Sky Sports football clip. The TV campaign featured the former Doctor Who David Tennant promoting Virgin Media’s ‘Big Kahuna’ Bundle. Virgin Media’s ad pushed its “quad play” package of products – including TV, superfast broadband, mobile and landline – claiming it was significantly […]

Eltel Sønnico signs Telenor agreement

Eltel Sønnico, the new 50/50 joint venture company formed by Eltel’s telecom branch in Norway and Sønnico, has signed a five year contract with Telenor and Canal Digital Kabel-TV. Telenor Norge is undertaking a long-term modernisation and simplification of services and processes in all of its technology areas. The new partner agreements will secure simplified and more efficient working processes, […]

Ofcom updates on ‘White Space’ trials

Ofcom has reported on the status of plans for the introduction of new ‘white space’ wireless technology in the UK – the first country in Europe likely to do so. A number of trials are taking place across the country, with the latest organisations to launch TV trials using the technology to stream live footage of animals to YouTube. This […]

Obama confirms net neutrality commitment

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President Barack Obama has declared himself fully committed to net neutrality, effectively coming out in opposition to the proposed FCC plan to create so-called Internet ‘fast-lanes’. The FCC received a record 3.7 million comments since Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new so-called Open Internet rules in April. The proposed rules would ban ISPs from blocking or slowing users’ access to websites […]

BT, Huawei achieve 3Tbps over fibre

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UK telco BT and information and communications technology solutions provider Huawei have confirmed field trial speeds of up to three Terabits per second (Tbps), believed to be the fastest real-time super channel speeds ever achieved over an existing fibre link using commercial grade hardware and software in a real-world operational environment. The speeds are the equivalent to transmitting around 100 […]

EE to offer TV service

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UK digital communications company EE is to become a quad-play operator with the launch of EE TV, which it describes as the UK’s most advanced TV service. According to the company, EE TV puts mobile at the heart of the TV experience, and works seamlessly with home TVs, tablets and smartphones, allowing customers to access the best of live and […]

Mobile industry wasting spectrum

A report from LS Telecom reveals a mobile and wireless industry that is driving hard to gain access to C-Band and other satellite frequencies for expansion of its services while leaving 30 per cent of its existing allocated spectrum unused in most regions of the world. In filings and presentations to national regulators in the run-up to the World Radiocommunications […]

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