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Study: US net subs favour fibre SPs

Parks Associates’ new consumer study, Home Internet Evolution: 5G Competition and Value-Added Services, finds that fibre and mobile services score the highest regarding consumer value perceptions of their Internet service, especially on cost. Sixty-six per cent of subscribers with a fixed wireless access (FWA) plan from a mobile provider – also known as 5G or […]

January 26, 2024

Report: Full-fibre tops 17m UK homes

A record 17 million UK homes have access to full-fibre broadband, with 4.6 million now taking it up, according to regulator Ofcom’s latest Connected Nations report. For the first time, full-fibre broadband is available to over half of homes in all four of the UK nations. Northern Ireland leads the way, with over nine in […]

December 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Analysis: UK broadband market sees declining volumes

Point Topic, a provider of broadband market intelligence, has reported that total Q3 2023 FTTH/P/B, FTTC, cable, FWA/satellite and DSL wholesale and retail connections decreased in the UK during the quarter and stood at an estimated 28.718 million down from 28.746 million q-o-q but down considerably from 29.036 million y-o-y. The fixed broadband retail market […]

December 15, 2023

Research: 92% US homes have Internet service

Findings from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicate that 92 per cent  of US households get an Internet service at home, compared to 83 per cent  in 2018 and 76 per cent in 2008. Broadband accounts for 98 per cent  of households with an Internet service at home, and 90 per cent  of all households get […]

December 13, 2023

Study: Wireless 5G threat to traditional ISPs

Research firm Horowitz has released the findings from State of Media, Entertainment, and Tech: Disruptions 2023, which looks at US consumer attitudes towards and adoption of new disruptive technologies, including 5G wireless home Internet. 5G wireless home Internet has become available in more and more markets across the United States in the past two years, […]

December 6, 2023

Nokia MDU solution for cable operators; InCoax MoU

Nokia has announced that it will add a MoCA Access solution to its Gigabit Connect portfolio, giving cable operators additional options for addressing customers in multi-dwelling units (MDUs) that are difficult to serve with fibre. Nokia says it is the first vendor to offer an integrated FTTH and MoCA Access solution, seamlessly linking the two. […]

December 5, 2023

Report: US cord cutters surpass pay-TV viewers

For the very first time ever, viewers who do not pay for a traditional TV service in the US will outnumber those who do.Non-pay TV viewers – the sum of cord-cutters and cord-nevers – will grow by 12.5 per cent to 144.1 million by the end of 2023, according to Insider Intelligence. Traditional pay-TV viewers […]

November 30, 2023

FCC to outlaw video service junk fees

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has announced a proposal to eliminate video service junk fee billing practices by cable operators and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service providers and study their impact on consumer choices. The proposal will be voted on during the December 13th Open Meeting. “No one wants to pay junk fees for […]

November 22, 2023By Colin Mann

Spectrum lost 320k subs in Q3

Charter Communications has revealed that its Spectrum brand has lost 320,000 TV subs in the third quarter of 2023. It also reported that it paid out $68 million in customer credits due to its carriage dispute with Disney that led to a blackout. “We continue to make significant progress against the multi-year strategic initiatives we […]

October 27, 2023

Comcast: Q3 up but subs still leaving

Comcast reported its customer numbers unexpectedly declined in Q3 amid tough competition, overshadowing a strong performance from its streaming and parks businesses and sending shares of the company down nearly 6 per cent. The group shed 18,000 broadband customers in the third quarter, against estimates for a gain of 3,600. Comcast said it expects “somewhat […]

October 26, 2023