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IHS: Cable sports channels facing “perfect storm”

A report from IHS Media & Technology says that some well-established cable channels are facing a “perfect storm” from the twin threats of cord-cutting and ever-rising sports rights costs. IHS…

Netia, Nokia deploy vDAA cable network in Europe

Nokia has announced that Netia, one of the largest regional telecommunication operators in Poland, will deploy its Unified Cable Access solution to significantly increase the network capacity needed to support…

Zegona becomes largest shareholder of Euskaltel

UK investment Fund Zegona will become the main shareholder of the Basque-country-based Euskaltel with a 29.9 per cent stake in the cable operator. The Fund has announced the acquisition of…

Kagan: OTT trend spotlights fibre needs

Kagan: OTT trend spotlights fibre needs

After years of fibre inactivity across much of Western Europe, renewed efforts are emerging that will help plug the gap between the fibre haves and have-nots, according to a report…

India: Hathway selects Verimatrix

Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices and services, has announced Hathway Cable & Datacom Limited, one of the largest MSO and cable broadband service providers…

Analyst: 4K poised to take over the living room

Analyst: 4K poised to take over the living room

Nearly 50 per cent of all TVs shipped worldwide will, by year-end, be 4K, according to a market tracking report from Futuresource Consulting. The report, which includes TVs, broadcast coverage,…

OpenVault enters LatAm market with Ecuador trial

OpenVault, a global provider of industry analytics and technology solutions for broadband operators, has announced its entry into the Latin American market with the finalisation of a multi-stage trial for…

United Group to roll out Gbps across Balkans

Balkan telecoms and media provider United Group has announced the rollout of the first 1 Gbps services across the region via its local cable platforms SBB (Serbia) and Telemach (Montenegro,…

Isle of Man plans full-fibre future

Isle of Man plans full-fibre future

The Isle of Man’s Department for Enterprise has released a National Telecommunications Strategy which will be presented to the island’s legislative body Tynwald later in October 2018. The strategy, based…

NZ: Fibre connections up 54%

NZ: Fibre connections up 54%

Nearly 600,000 New Zealand homes and businesses have high-speed fibre-optic Internet connections, a 54 per cent increase from 2017, according to findings from Stats NZ. “Through Ultra-Fast Broadband fibre connections,…