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MoCA 2.0 device certification reaches 28

The migration toward, and adoption of, MoCA 2.0 continues to gather traction among operators worldwide. Certified products incorporating MoCA 2.0 technology now outnumber those integrating MoCA 1.1 by a factor of more than three to one. Of the 35 device certifications since the launch of the MoCA 2.0 certification programme in Q1 2014, 28 have been for products integrating MoCA […]

Broadband Forum compliant devices to grow 30%

According to a forecast by Ovum, the number of residential gateways, TV set-top boxes and other home broadband equipment in use that support the Broadband Forum’s TR-069 (CPE WAN Management Protocol) standard will reach 356 million in 2016, as a growing number of service providers embrace the management protocol to support burgeoning demand for ultrafast-broadband and smart-home services. The forecast […]

Wiztivi joins RDK community

Wiztivi is now a member of the RDK community. The Licensee agreement provided by LLC, a joint venture between Comcast Cable, Time Warner Cable and Liberty Global, allows Wiztivi to enhance its offer by widening the possibilities of meeting its ecosystem’s requirements. By having its Framework compliant with RDK’s technologies, Wiztivi can provide a complete solution in terms of Multiscreen […]

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 […]

FreeTV Alliance delivers Remote Control specs

The FreeTV Alliance, the broadcast industry association founded by four leading European free-to-view satellite operators – Fransat (France), Freesat (UK), HD PLUS (Germany), and Tivùsat (Italy) – has announced the availability of the first of its new suite of technical specifications. The release of the Remote Control Specification will provide a common way for an operator’s mobile application to control […]

Media Broadcast DTT platform licence

Media Broadcast of Germany, a European full-service provider in the broadcasting and media industry, has been awarded the broadcasting capacities to operate a digital terrestrial television platform tendered by the State Media Authorities. The licence is an important step towards making the digital terrestrial television of the future a reality. The DVB-T2 platform that Media Broadcast will build and operate […]

Montenegro invites DVB-T2 channel bids

Montenegro’s Agency for Electronic Media has announced a tender for awarding capacity on the first national DVB-T2 multiplex (MUX 1). The multiplex will cover four allotted areas – Bjelasica (channel 43), Lovcen (35), Podgorica (24) and Tvrdas (49). DTT network operator Radio-difuzni Centar will be responsible for providing 85 per cent coverage of the population of Montenegro. Commercial broadcasters as […]

Standardising virtualisation for broadband services

This week’s annual Broadband Forum meeting in Shenzhen, China, covered important work to bring practical deployment of virtualized solutions to the broadband network. “While the industry has been focused on the building blocks for virtualising the data center, the Broadband Forum has been busy creating practical implementations for the broadband network,” said Robin Mersh, CEO of the Broadband Forum. “The […]

DTG: ‘Don’t oversell UHD’

The UK’s Digital Television Group (DTG) has highlighted the risks of over-promising on the 4K experience after the Advertising Standards Authority told DSG Retail not to re-run a Christmas ad implying that 4K TVs would show greater detail without supporting evidence, and to ensure they “clearly communicated the standard of quality that would be achieved”. DTG CEO Richard Lindsay-Davies said […]

Appear TV DVB-S2X support

Appear TV, a global provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and IP television, is to launch demodulation and modulation solutions supporting the new DVB-SX2 standard at the ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium this week in Kuala Lumpur. The new standard has a number of advantages for broadcasters and operators, including bandwidth efficiencies of up to 50 per cent over […]

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