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ARRIS acquires SeaWell Networks

In a move that further strengthens its IP delivery capabilities, IP, video and broadband technology specialist ARRIS is to acquire multiscreen video delivery solutions provider SeaWell Networks for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition comes one year after ARRIS acquired Motorola Mobility’s Home division. ARRIS is integrating SeaWell’s adaptive bit rate (ABR) streaming technologies and talent into its Network and Cloud [...]

Who are the cord-cutters/cord-nevers?

Depending on whom you talk to, video cord cutters and cord nevers are sure to multiply exponentially or remain a rare commodity.  Reality is somewhere in the middle, says SNL Kagan. Video cord cutters,

Cisco/NDS claims DEN 6m homes

Cisco has reached a milestone 6 million digital cable homes for DEN Networks in India. SN Sharma, CEO at DEN Networks, said, “It gives me immense pleasure, in this highly competitive market, to reach out to more than 30 million viewers through our digital cable TV services. We expect this number to increase significantly with the completion of the remaining [...]

Intel’s ‘Internet of Things’ division up 32%

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The Internet of Things is taking off, and how, for chip-maker Intel. The recently formed division saw growth of 32 per cent compared with the same period last year, mostly based on use of its low-cost ‘Atom’ chip, and where volume sales “nearly doubled” in y-o-y. The news came during Intel’s Q1 analyst call, where CEO Brian Krzanch reported that [...]

Akamai: 114% increase in DDoS attacks

Akamai Technologies has published its Prolexic Q1 2014 Global DDoS Attack Report, which indicates that the Media and Entertainment industry was the target of the majority of malicious attacks. Prolexic Technologies, now part of Akamai, is a specialist in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, and has produced

US pay-TV subs set for rebound

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The pay-TV market in the US has faced challenges for several years, which culminated in a 0.58 per cent loss in total subscribers in 2013. However, recent research from Strategy Analytics forecasts a return to growth in 2014 at 0.14 per cent, detailed in the Service Provider Strategies (SPS) service report, North America Digital Television Forecast: 1Q 2014. The research [...]

TWC launches RDK-based IP STB

Time Warner Cable has revealed the development of its first IP set-top box integrating the Reference Design Kit (RDK) platform. TWC is working with digital STB specialist Humax to create the IP-based set-top box that features its next generation cloud navigator. The cloud navigator consists of the company’s new HTML 5 cloud-based navigation guide and provides customers a better, more [...]

SES, Gilat expand Ka-band services to Germany, Italy

SES Broadband Services and Gilat Satellite Networks have announced the expansion of consumer Ka-band services to Germany and Italy over SES’s Astra 2E satellite. SBBS’s ISPs have recently started offering the satellite broadband service on Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform, providing up to 20 Mbit/s and Voice-over-IP services to private households and small businesses across Germany and Italy over SES’s Astra [...]

Netflix speeds up 65% after Comcast deal

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Comcast customers in the US are seeing a significant boost in streaming video speed after a deal between Netflix and the broadband provider. The news emerged as Netflix revealed its Netflix ISP Speed Index for March 2014. “This month’s rankings are a great illustration of how performance can improve when ISPs work to connect directly to Netflix,” Netflix spokesperson Joris [...]

Telecom Italia’s fibre optic network in 54 cities

Telecom Italia’s new NGAN (Next Generation Access Network) fibre-optic network, which provides speeds of at least 30 Mbps, is already available in 54 Italian cities, with more to be added in the coming months. According to Telecom Italia’s director of technology, Roberto Opilio, the goal is to cover over 50 per cent of the population by 2016, in order to [...]

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