Advanced Television

Broadband

O2TV offers Disney films

Telefónica O2 Czech Republic has signed a contract The Walt Disney Company for the distribution of its films through O2TV fixed-line television. In addition to new titles, Telefónica O2 also has access to library titles from Disney-ABC International Television’s portfolio, from which they will present 40 films over the course of every year.

October 15, 2007

Cable Europe: 2m new digital subs; ad revenue targeted

From Colin Mann in Cannes European cable industry trade body Cable Europe, has revealed that cable TV operators in Europe added more than two million digital TV customers in the first half of 2007. The cable industry is expected to count more than 16 million digital TV customers by year-end 2007, that would be a […]

October 15, 2007

AT&T to pay $2.5bn for Aloha frequencies

US telco AT&T will pay $2.5 billion (E1.76bn) to Aloha Partners LP for a prized chunk of unused television frequencies, in a deal that sets the stage for a major upgrade of its nationwide broadband network. The deal demonstrates the telecom industry’s interest in a large and valuable segment of broadcast frequencies known as the […]

October 15, 2007

Ofcom investigates broadband speeds

The head of Ofcom’s independent consumer panel has sent letters to the bosses of the UK’s top six broadband providers asking why customers often fail to get the connection speeds they are promised. The enquiry to BT, Tiscali and TalkTalk “follows increasing consumer concern about broadband speeds”. Broadband providers often say they offer speeds “up […]

October 12, 2007

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