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Liberty Global selects CommScope as DOCSIS 4.0 tech partner

Communications technologist CommScope has been selected by converged broadband, video and mobile communications services provider Liberty Global to develop and deploy a Remote MACPHY Device (RMD) Node platform for DOCSIS 4.0 (D4.0), accelerating Liberty Global’s progress towards 10G capabilities. This project marks the industry’s first D4.0 initiative in Europe and leverages CommScope’s DOCSIS expertise and […]

July 19, 2022

Canada: Rogers/Shaw merger in peril

Canadian cable giant Rogers Communications suffered a major outage on July 8th that lasted some 19 hours and affected Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Now the Canadian government is getting involved and reports that the planned merger between Rogers and rival Shaw is at risk. The Canadian government has ordered an investigation into the meltdown that […]

July 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: US cable to face stronger fibre competition

Dataxis expects broadband penetration to keep increasing to reach almost 100 per cent of US households by 2026. In a market historically dominated by cable operators, optical fibre will play the most significant role in this growth, representing the vast majority of gained subscribers within the next five years. In 2026, FTTH should therefore account […]

June 10, 2022

VMO2: Largest ever data use year

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 has shed light on the eyewatering amount of network data, voice traffic and TV usage it has handled over the past year, as it celebrates its first birthday since the two companies came together in the UK’s largest ever telecoms merger. Across the entire Virgin Media O2 fixed and […]

June 2, 2022

Execs: FWA key for Europe’s high-speed Internet

According to panellists at an online event, ‘Releasing the Potential of Fixed Wireless Access in Europe – Challenges, Opportunities and Funding Mechanisms’, the superfast speeds and low latency now offered by 5G, Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) becomes key in the technology mix to provide a solution and to provide high-speed Internet, especially where fibre roll-out […]

May 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Ofcom: Two thirds UK homes gigabit ready

UK households looking to get faster home broadband have received a welcome boost, with new figures from regulator Ofcom revealing two thirds of homes can now sign up to gigabit broadband. Ofcom’s latest figures show these speeds are available to 66 per cent of all UK homes (19.3 million) – up from 37 per cent […]

May 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Data: US adds 1,065,000 broadband subs in Q1

Leichtman Research Group (LRG) reports that the largest cable and wireline phone providers and fixed wireless services in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market – acquired about 1,065,000 net additional broadband Internet subscribers in Q1 2022, compared to a pro forma gain of about 1,120,000 subscribers in Q1 2021. These […]

May 20, 2022

Research: US pay-TV subs decline continues

Findings from Leichtman Research Group suggest that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing some 93 per cent of the market – lost about 1,955,000 net video subscribers in Q1 2022, compared to a pro forma net loss of 1,910,000 in Q1 2021, and 1,960,000 in Q1 2020. The top pay-TV providers now […]

May 18, 2022

ANGA COM: “Successful return” with 18,000 participants

ANGA COM this week celebrated a successful restart after a two-year break. Event organisers said that exhibitors and visitors were enthusiastic about the quality of the exhibition, the conference programme, the open air plaza and the numerous evening events. The show reported more than 18,000 participants over the three days from May 10th to 12th, […]

May 13, 2022

ANGA: Comfort from cable

At times, during the lockdowns, you began to wonder if you were actually missing getting up before dawn to drive to an airport to fly to a European city in order to walk around a show floor or sit in a conference. And then you get to do it again, and the answer is: “not […]

May 10, 2022