Advanced Television

Broadband

BitTorrent DNA for all

BitTorrent, whose P2P technology has been said to be responsible for more than 40 per cent of Internet traffic, are opening up their file share technology through a new interface service; BitTorrent DNA (Delivery Network Accelerator). In February, the privately held company opened an online video store to sell videos licensed from Hollywood studios. Now […]

October 10, 2007

Hanaro delivers 100Mbps Broadband with Cisco

Cisco has revealed that Hanaro Telecom, Korea’s major broadband service provider, has chosen Cisco’s standards-based channel-bonding technology for the world’s largest deployment of 100-megabits-per-second broadband services, now reaching more 200,000 customers. Through Cisco’s multiservice cable broadband technology, Hanaro Telecom was able to deploy the 100Mbps wideband services market ahead of its competitors.

October 9, 2007

O2 broadband and MySpace deal

Phone network O2 will launch its O2 Broadband service on October 15. With recent consumer surveys showing consistently that consumers are dissatisfied with their broadband provider. O2 say their broadband will be simple to set up and use with a one step plug-and-play set up through the O2 wireless box with automatic configuration O2 has […]

October 5, 2007

UTStarcom awards BSNL deal to IBM

IBM, in collaboration with UTStarcom, has commenced work for Bharat Sanchar Nigam. (BSNL) to provide end-to-end networking solutions and services for the deployment of 2.8 million lines of DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) in approximately 900 cities throughout India. BSNL will use the network to deliver real-time applications and high-speed Internet, and to effectively […]

October 5, 2007

Ofcom joins speed debate

Existing broadband networks would be unable to cope with future bandwidth-hungry applications such as high-definition television, Ofcom has warned, as it unveiled proposals to encourage investment in ultra-fast networks. Ed Richards, CEO, said that it was possible that companies other than BT, the former state fixed-line phone monopoly, and Virgin Media, the cable TV group, […]

September 27, 2007

BT for Orange 4 play

The wholesale division of BT Group is to provide landline services for Orange customers as part of Orange’s push to offer mobile, fixed line, broadband and TV services. The agreement will allow Orange to offer a fixed-line telephony service under its own brand but managed and maintained by BT Wholesale. Orange customers will need to […]

September 26, 2007

BT fast as light?

BT may be dropping its traditional opposition to constructing a super-fast fibre network. Ian Livingston, head of BT's retail division, told the FT that the company would discuss investing in an ultra-fast network with the government and regulators at a summit in November or December. Such a network would require capex in the order of […]

September 25, 2007

Subs sue for a la carte

Some cable subscribers are suing to get their programming a la carte. A multimillion-dollar class-action suit has been filed against the major cable programmers and operators for violating antitrust laws by bundling programming in expanded basic tiers. In a suit filed by veteran antitrust attorney Maxwell Blecher on behalf of 14 cable and satellite subscribers […]

September 24, 2007

TW may sell dial up

Time Warner will “look hard” in the next 12 to 18 months at possibly selling off its AOL dial-up Internet access business, similar to its strategy in Europe. AOL, which restructured last year to offer most of its services for free, aims to focus exclusively on boosting online advertising sales both on its AOL.com portal […]

September 20, 2007

Govt to speed UK broadband?

The UK Government is willing to consider some form of limited public intervention to spur private-sector investment in 'ultra-fast' broadband networks. Stephen Timms, minister for competitiveness, will use a speech to the Broadband Stakeholder Group to warn that the UK risks lagging behind other leading industrialised countries that are rolling out super-fast, fixed-line broadband networks. […]

September 19, 2007