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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

Forecast: 2.7% CAGR for Philippines telco, pay-TV revs

The total telecom and pay-TV services revenue in the Philippines is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7 per cent, from $42.3 billion in 2022 to $44.9 billion in 2027, primarily driven by mobile data and fixed broadband segments, forecasts data and analytics company GlobalData. GlobalData’s Philippines Telecom Operators Country […]

October 26, 2023

FCC demands cablecos compensate black-outs

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing to make US cable and satellite operators inform the agency if a channel has gone dark for an extended period due to a retransmission dispute, and to refund subscribers for those extended blackouts. Chair Jessica Rosenworcel has circulated notices of proposed rulemakings (NPRMs) to that effect to fellow […]

October 12, 2023

Chopin selects Teleste for network upgrade

Teleste will deliver its Distributed Access (DA) technology to Chopin Cable Television, a cable TV operator providing telecommunications services in Pomeranian voivodeship, Poland. With the technology, Chopin upgrades its cable network infrastructure and provides faster broadband connections over their network. The objective is seamlessly supported by Teleste’s DAN3 Remote PHY node. During technology transitions, the […]

October 9, 2023

Telco trade bodies call for GIA changes

Trade bodies representing the European telecommunications industry have welcomed the European Commission’s proposal on the Gigabit Infrastructure Act (GIA) that aims at addressing the red tape and the challenge of slow, complex and costly deployment of Very High Capacity Networks (VHCN) across the European Union. However, while they welcome many of the changes to the […]

September 29, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: UK broadband speeds on the rise

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published its latest research into the performance of home broadband services in the UK, obtained by measuring the performance delivered to customers’ routers, and data provided to by the UK’s four largest broadband providers. Download speeds on the rise Ofcom’s research shows that average download speeds for home broadband have […]

September 14, 2023By Colin Mann