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BBC R&D solves iPlayer World Cup ‘lag’

BBC R&D solves iPlayer World Cup ‘lag’

Football fans have reason to cheer – BBC Research & Development (R&D) has managed to solve the problem of delays when people watch live Internet streams rather than a TV…

Cisco spin-off named Synamedia

Cisco spin-off named Synamedia

The company being created from the sale of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions business to a company backed by the Permira funds is unveiled as Synamedia, preceding the transaction…

US: Energy-efficient STBs save $3.5bn

US: Energy-efficient STBs save $3.5bn

Consumers have saved $3.5 billion, and more than 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been avoided as a result of the voluntary set-top box energy conservation…

Survey: Cablecos ramp up DOCSIS 3.1 investment

Senior executives, operational managers and engineers in cable organisations around the world have reported aggressive plans to adopt and deploy DOCSIS 3.1, according to a recent customer survey conducted by…

FCC facilitates 5G, broadband deployment

FCC facilitates 5G, broadband deployment

The US Federal Communications Commission is continuing its efforts to promote broadband deployment and competition by speeding the process and reducing the costs of attaching new network facilities to utility…

Qualcomm scraps $44bn NXP deal

Qualcomm scraps $44bn NXP deal

Chip-set giant Qualcomm has abandoned its proposed acquisition of Dutch rival NXP Semiconductors. The deal has been 20 months in progress and would have been the largest-ever in the semiconductor…

White spaces initiative from RTO, Microsoft

Rural connectivity specialist RTO Wireless and Microsoft Corp are teaming up to provide broadband Internet access to more than 290,000 people living in unserved rural regions of New York and…

Liberty Global rolls out 10m Connect Boxes

Liberty Global’s Connect Box, a modem and WiFi gateway that offers fast and reliable fixed and WiFi internet connectivity, is now in more than 10 million homes across Europe, Latin…

Iskratel warns of low-capex trap

As operators look to cut their costs, Janez Öri, Strategy and Business Development Director at communications solutions provider Iskratel has cautioned them against simply looking at the price tag of…

ARRIS offers RD-K software on EPON gateways

ARRIS International has announced its support for the RDK software stack across its next-generation EPON gateways. RDK support will offer several key benefits to ARRIS’s global customers, including: a unified…

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