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Homes set for Multi-Gigabit cable broadband

A successful first interoperability test for new cable DOCSIS 3.1 equipment means that the industry is on schedule to deliver multi-Gbps connections to the home. CableLabs – the non-profit research and development consortium for the cable industry – has confirmed that six technology companies have completed the first successful interoperability test of DOCSIS 3.1 products for a new generation of […]

ITU approves G.fast standard

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ITU members have confirmed final approval of G.fast, the new ITU broadband standard designed to deliver access speeds of up to 1Gbit/s over existing telephone wires. The ITU suggests the standard answers service providers’ need for a complement to fibre to the home (FTTH) technologies in scenarios where G.fast proves the more cost-efficient strategy. According to the ITU, G.fast, within […]

Fransat switching to MPEG-4, adds 4K

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French FTA broadcasts under its Fransat system will switch from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 in 15-16 months from now, around Spring 2016”. The decision means that viewers will have to buy a new Fransat HD compatible MPEG-4 receiver from around 40 available on the market. Boxes will shortly start appearing with MPEG-4 and a logo (“Fransat Connect”) which will mean that […]

Pace DOCSIS 3 gets ENERGY STAR

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Pace has announced that its D5001 ‘Ultra’ DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Gateway has earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR. The device is the first DOCSIS 3.0 modem to receive an ENERGY STAR certification in the category for Small Network Equipment (SNE). The Pace D5001 Ultra Gateway uses 24 bonded DOCSIS channels to deliver a new generation of high-speed […]

PeerTV H265 HEVC passes new milestone

PeerTV, the TV over the Internet VoD OTT technology solutions provider, has announced that its quad core High Efficiency Video Coding HEVC set top box had passed the stringent technical tests laid down by one of its clients, Kartina, clearing the way for a significant new order. Commenting on the latest news, PeerTV CEO Avi Vermus said, “This is an […]

EBU welcomes UHF band report

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has welcomed a report by the Electronic Communications Committee of the CEPT, the leading regulatory body in the field of electronic communications in Europe, which points out some important principles to be applied to the future use of UHF frequencies. The Electronic Communications Committee of the CEPT has approved a new Report 224 on a […]

ITU hails role of global TV standards

In recognition of World Television Day, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has highlighted the impact of television in society and the role of standards. “ITU is currently working on developing new standards that will dramatically enhance the television viewer’s experience, in terms of both visual and audio quality,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré. “ITU is developing industry-leading standards for […]

Giraffic accelerates MPEG-DASH

Giraffic has announced partner and customer trials that prove the compatibility and performance benefits of its Adaptive Video Acceleration (AVA) for MPEG-DASH.  The news adds to adaptive streaming standards supported and enhanced by AVA, such as HLS and Smooth Streaming, positioning Giraffic as a leader in video acceleration and MPEG-DASH performance.   Giraffic AVA enables true HD and UHD 4K across […]

ESOA and EBU: ‘UHD era calls for hybrid solutions’

Senior representatives of Europe’s satellite and broadcasting industries have called for policy initiatives that will integrate satellite technologies and terrestrial broadcasting better to serve consumers in the next generation Ultra-HD digital era. Speaking at a policy debate organised by the European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) on Innovation, Evolution & Convergence: Ensuring access to ‘next […]

UPnP Forum invites use of UPnP+ certification

UPnP Forum, the global standards group responsible for the seamless connectivity of home devices, has launched its UPnP+ Certification level for improved device and open source implementations in new paradigms, including mobile connected computing, Cloud-based service delivery, Smartphone content sharing and the Internet of Things (IoT). With Gartner predicting the number of devices connected by the IoT to grow to […]

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