Category archives for: Home Network

Home Network penetration to surpass 33%

Worldwide home network penetration is expected to climb from 24.8 per cent in 2013 to 33.2 per cent by 2018. Growth is driven by the continued spread of broadband services and demand for multiscreen video services. What is seen as commonplace in mature markets, including server provided broadband routers with integrated Wi-Fi access points and leveraging fixed broadband connections to [...]

Technicolor reaches 300m CPEs milestone

Technicolor shipped its 300 millionth CPEs (Customer Premises Equipments), consisting primarily of digital STBs and broadband gateways, in 2013, with more than 60 million featuring carrier grade Wi-Fi. Technicolor shipped its first digital set top boxes to DirecTV in 1994. In 2013, Technicolor shipped 32.5 million CPEs to its diversified customer base around the world. After seven quarters of organic [...]

Tech majors form smart home consortium

ABB, Bosch, Cisco, and LG have announced they intend to set up a consortium to provide a software platform for smart homes. The companies have now signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect. The plan is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. Under the memorandum, the parties intend to develop an open architecture for data exchange. The software [...]

nVoy Certification for hybrid home networking

Establishing the certification regime for hybrid home networking is a major step forward for the nVoy programme. The test house has been selected, and the certification test plan has been verified against several silicon platforms to validate product interoperability. nVoy Certification is now primed to take hybrid networking to the next phase of growth. By providing a common communication protocol, [...]

PDI joins MoCA

PDI Communications, a designer/manufacturer and distributor of RF electronics equipment has joined MoCA (The Multimedia over Coax Alliance) as an Associate member. PDI presently designs and manufactures both digital and analogue headend electronics as well as MoCA splitters, filters and amplifiers that support the MoCA platforms.  PDI engineering will introduce a number of new MoCA high performance products to the [...]

Foxtel at home with Pace

Broadband and broadcast technology specialist Pace has revealed that its Elements Whole Home software has been chosen by Australian pay-TV provider Foxtel to deliver its subscription television services. Pace’s Elements Whole Home software platform is based on open source components and enables the rapid deployment of advanced hybrid services. The selection of the Elements software marks the latest phase in [...]

Multiscreen media streamer from ARRIS and Sling Media

Video and broadband technologist ARRIS and video placeshifting product specialist Sling Media are introducing a new media streaming device that empowers service providers to offer live (up to four simultaneous HD channels) and recorded content for a comprehensive multiscreen experience for their subscribers. The ARRIS MS4000 (Media Streamer 4000) is powered by Sling Media technology, and will be available to [...]

8-tuner ADB DVR for Canal Digital

Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), a specialist in advanced solutions for the connected home, has unveiled ADB Wideband, an eight-tuner, hybrid cable HD DVR designed for the multi-screen era that acts as a media hub for the redistribution of content to tablets, smartphones, connected TVs and other set-top boxes. ADB Wideband enables consumers to watch live TV channels on multiple devices [...]

Pace brings ‘Whole Home’ to IBC

Pace will be previewing its Whole Home solution at IBC 2013. The ‘Whole Home’ solution enables service providers to distribute linear Pay-TV services and on-demand content to connected set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones, games consoles and connected TVs throughout the home. It offers an opportunity for Pay-TV and broadband providers to extend their content reach, whilst delivering a high quality experience [...]

Research: US telcos well-placed to offer digital lifestyle packages

As the popularity of Internet entertainment services grows among consumers, digital lifestyle providers face customer retention challenges and seek to extend bundled service offerings, according to the J.D. Power 2013 Digital Lifestyle Study. The study, now in its second year, examines consumer brand loyalty, propensity to subscribe to digital lifestyle products and preferences for aggregation of a wide array of [...]

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