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Analyst: W Europe pay-TV subs to fall below 100m

Analyst: W Europe pay-TV subs to fall below 100m

Western Europe’s pay TV subscriber total will slip below 100 million by 2025, according to analyst firm Digital TV Research. However, this is no US steep decline as subscriber numbers…

India’s TRAI insists on interoperable STBs

India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) media regulator wants the nation’s cable MSOs and DTH broadcasters to ensure that digital set-top boxes support interoperability. TRAI says that it is likely that…

Synamedia for Vodafone unified global TV platform

Video software provider Synamedia has secured a multi-year contract with Vodafone Group that includes the Infinite video platform, security solutions and end-to-end integration services. The firm will help Vodafone Group…

WACS reinstated for West Africa

The West Africa undersea cable system (WACS) has been repaired and is again carrying data and Internet traffic between Europe and South Africa and South Africa and other African countries…

West Africa undersea cable broken

The vital West African Cable System (WACS), the key undersea connector to data, internet and telephony, is broken. The result is extremely low internet speeds in South Africa and other…

CableLabs publishes DOCSIS 4.0 spec

CableLabs publishes DOCSIS 4.0 spec

CableLabs, the innovation and R&D lab for the cable industry, has released a new specification which it says is set to improve data delivery speeds and is a stepping stone…

Virgin Media not at data capacity; new call centres

Virgin Media not at data capacity; new call centres

Jeanie York, Virgin Media’s Chief Technology and Information Officer, has shared details of how the UK multiplay operator is managing the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic. “To make sure we…

Virgin Media extends gigabit rollout

Virgin Media extends gigabit rollout

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has switched on what it says is the Midlands’ fastest gigabit home broadband service in the city of Birmingham, offering connectivity more than 20 times…

UK: New-build homes to come gigabit-ready

UK: New-build homes to come gigabit-ready

UK Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden has confirmed that the government will legislate to make sure new-build homes come with gigabit-speed broadband fit for the future, with the administration suggesting that…

Virgin admits 900,000 records unprotected

A Virgin Media UK database containing the personal details of 900,000 people was left unsecured and accessible for 10 months, the company has admitted. The data was accessed “on at…

Research: 2019 US pay-TV subs loss nears 5m

Research: 2019 US pay-TV subs loss nears 5m

Findings from analyst firm Leichtman Research Group suggest that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – lost about 4,915,000 net…

Liberty revenues dip; Virgin up 1.3%

Liberty Global has reported its full year 2019 and Q4 2019 financial results. FY and Q4 revenue decreased 0.6 per cent and 0.5 per cent, respectively. Q4 residential cable revenue…

Plume Smart Home Services for Liberty Global

Liberty Global has expanded its relationship with Smart Home Services specialist Plume to give consumers more control over devices connected to their home network. Liberty Global will roll out Smart…

Ofcom boost for service upgrades

Ofcom boost for service upgrades

UK comms regulator Ofcom has made changes to its regulations that will help broadband companies upgrade customers to faster broadband more efficiently, and support digital infrastructure provider Openreach’s trials in…

Megacable join SCTE•ISBE Corporate Alliance

The International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), has announced that Megacable, a Mexican cable operator that pioneered the introduction of broadband internet in Latin America, has joined the SCTE•ISBE Corporate…