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Ziggo to cut 20% of workforce

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The merger of Dutch cable companies UPC Netherlands and Ziggo will result in around 900 workers losing their jobs according to daily the NL Times. The companies currently employ a combined total of around 4,500 and about 20 per cent will become redundant, with service centre temp-workers looking most likely to be laid-off. Ziggo shareholders have until November 4th to […]

20% US broadband homes to buy smart devices within a year

A survey released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and Parks Associates shows continued strong growth of smart home products in US homes, as 20 per cent of households with broadband intend to acquire one or more smart home devices within the next year. According to the study, nearly half (48 per cent) of those surveyed who own a smart […]

Sky Go boosts BSkyB Q1

BSkyB has posted results for the three months to the end of September showing a record 309,000 users signing up to its Sky Go Extra service, which allows subscribers to watch programmes on portable devices when away from home. The number of On Demand downloads has more than trebled to almost 257 million in the quarter. Sky Go now reaches […]

Ziggo TV subs down 20%

Dutch cable operator Ziggo saw core profit rise by 3.4 per cent in the third quarter. The group, which last week received EU clearance to be bought by US cable group Liberty Global, said broadband subscribers grew by 6.2 per cent from the same period last year. The number of digital TV subscribers increased by 5,000 to 2,324 million in […]

United Group takes control of Broadband Montenegro

United Group, a regional cable and DTH operator active in the former Yugoslavia, has become the majority shareholder of MMDS operator Broadband Montenegro (BBM). Through its Serbian cable TV unit SBB, United Group purchased 49.4 per cent of BBM shares on the Montenegro Stock Exchange (Montenegroberza) for €2.47 million, according to local media reports. Some 34.57 million BBM shares were […]

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

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, […]

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