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Kagan: IPTV overtakes DTH in 2018

Kagan: IPTV overtakes DTH in 2018

In 2018, IPTV overtook DTH as the second-largest multichannel platform in the world by subscribers after cable TV, accounting for 23.4 per cent of the total market of 1.07 billion…

Virgin Media multi-gig home broadband trials

Virgin Media multi-gig home broadband trials

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media is trialling what it says is the UK’s fastest home broadband after successfully testing a connection offering speeds of more than 8Gbps to homes in…

RCN launches 4K channels with SES

RCN launches 4K channels with SES

US multiplay operator RCN has confirmed its commercial launch of Ultra HD services through a partnership with satellite operator SES. RCN is featuring seven dedicated 4K channels from the North…

US survey: Only 12% committed to cable

US survey: Only 12% committed to cable

Just 12 per cent of Americans remain committed to their cable service vs cutting the cord according to a survey conducted by consulting firm Waterstone Management Group. The survey of…

Liberty Latin America eyes Millicom

Liberty Latin America, a wireless and cable operator in South America and the Caribbean, has approached Millicom International Cellular with an acquisition bid, according to a Reuters report. Liberty Latin…

Canada: Shaw increases profit

Canada’s Shaw Communications has reported a 68.5 per cent surge in quarterly profit, as more subscribers signed up for the telecom company’s wireless services. Telecom service providers in Canada, including…

Cable Europe wants fresh policy framework

Cable Europe has launched a White Paper with specific policy recommendations to develop and deliver the broadband infrastructure of the future. The paper is designed to inform and support EU…

Cable industry unveils 10G vision

Cable industry unveils 10G vision

Cable industry trade bodies NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, CableLabs and Cable Europe have used the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to introduce their vision for…

Zegona withdraws Euskaltel tender offer

Zegona withdraws Euskaltel tender offer

London-based investment house Zegona Communications is not proceeding with its partial tender offer to acquire up to a maximum of 14.9 per cent of the outstanding share capital of Spanish…

Ofcom plans rural connectivity boost

Ofcom plans rural connectivity boost

Mobile and broadband coverage are improving in the UK, but too many rural areas still get a poor signal – according to Ofcom’s major study of the UK’s communications networks.…

Ofcom proposes ‘Fair Deal’ rules

Ofcom proposes ‘Fair Deal’ rules

Half of British households could switch to faster broadband today, UK comms regulator Ofcom has found, as it announces a range of action to protect loyal broadband customers and help…

Ofcom sets out geographic market views    

As part of long-term plans to support investment in fibre networks, UK comms regulator Ofcom has set out initial views on how to define geographic markets from 2021, when carrying…

Vivendi looking at Indonesian pay-TV operators?

Vivendi is looking to make an investment in two Indonesian TV operators, according to Bloomberg. The report says that the investment targets are: a 50 percent stake in PT MCN…

Amazon Prime Video on Comcast Xfinity X1

US cable giant Comcast and Amazon have confirmed that the Prime Video service will launch over the next week on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform, giving millions of people access to…

Cable Europe ‘committed to 1GB future’

As the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council of European Union adopts a key telecommunications reform, the broadband cable industry signalled its commitment to deliver on the goals of a gigabit…

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