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Research encourages Tablet TV launch prospects

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Tablet TV is nearing its San Francisco-area beta launch in partnership with the KOFY-TV station, owned by Granite Broadcasting – and the timing looks to be ideal, according to new data from Frank N. Magid Associates, a research-based strategy consulting firm. There is extremely strong market

Carriers name Cisco top router and switch vendor

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its annual Router and Switch Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey, which explores service providers’ perceptions of edge router and carrier Ethernet switch (CES) manufacturers and their criteria for choosing vendors. “The carriers participating in our latest router/switch survey tell us

Operators move security, QoS, VPN to virtual routers

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2014 Routing, IP Edge, and Packet-Optical Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey, which focuses on operators’ plans for moving router functions from physical routers to software routers, 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GE) adoption, usage of packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS), and the architectural changes occurring to metro networks in next-generation central offices (NG-COs). “Major […]

Europe 20% of all Netflix subs by 2015

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As Netflix rapidly expands across Europe, the company will see its international subscriptions jump from one-tenth to one-fifth of total subscriptions, according to new analysis from research firm IHS. “Over the next four years, growth rates will accelerate,” said the report’s author, Richard Broughton, director of broadband analysis at IHS Technology.

Italy passes 0.5m fibre in H1

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Italy exceeded 500,000 optical fibre subscribers (FTTH and FTTC) at the end of June 2014, representing nearly a 50 per cent growth on the end of 2013, based on data published by the operators. In its half-yearly results, Fastweb says it had 110,000 subscribers on the new FTTC networks, in addition to the 300,000 on the existing FTTC network. Overall, […]

Pirated media assets diverting billions

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According to Tru Optik, a Big Data start-up that empowers enterprises with the leading indicators and insight needed better to identify and monetise audience and consumer demand, more than $275 billion of digital content was pirated through peer-to-peer networks during the first six months of 2014. In the company’s study

IPTV success in South Korea

IPTV-based TV services have now topped 120 million subscribers in South Korea, according to Korea’s Digital Media Industry Association (KDMIA).  KDMIA says the services had emerged as a new retail platform for visual content. Telco KT Corp is the largest player in the sector has over 5.48 million subscribers. SK Broadband and LG Uplus have over 2.5 million and 2.02 […]

ARRIS gains, Cisco loses in STB market

Findings from ABI Research’s Set-Top Box and Home Networks Market Research indicate that the second quarter of 2014 showed about a 5 per cent growth in set-top box revenues from a key set of major OEMs. Most manufacturers saw

Samsung TV prices fall 13% in H1 2014

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Although Samsung is a leader in the growing Ultra-HD TV segment, average selling prices for Samsung TVs fell 13 per cent in the first half of 2014 compared to the previous year according to Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices (CHD) service report. Other key findings from the report include: – Samsung’s TV shipments grew by 16 per cent in the […]

Value added services differentiate online platforms

In order to remain competitive, vendors must create tighter technology partnerships to provide customers with value-added services, finds consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan. The global online video platform (OVP) market is set to double by

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