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Vantiva closes CommScope Home Networks deal

Connected technology specialist Vantiva has confirmed the completion of the acquisition of CommScope Home Networks. According to Vantiva, the acquisition marks a genuine dimension change for the company. The union of these two major players in the connected home market will enable Vantiva to enhance the group’s profitability, significantly broaden its client portfolio, and consolidate […]

January 10, 2024

Govt. responds to CMS Committee connected tech report

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has published the Government response to the first report from its inquiry, Connected tech: smart or sinister? The report, published in August 2023, called on the Government to make tackling ‘tech abuse’ a priority, amid a warning that the use of smart technology […]

November 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Vantiva to acquire CommScope Home Networks

Connected technology specialist Vantiva, formerly known as Technicolor, has entered into a call option agreement with comms technologist CommScope to acquire CommScope’s Home Networks division, a provider of devices that supply residential connectivity and video set-top box solutions. The planned acquisition of CommScope Home Networks represents a transformational transaction for Vantiva, as it would significantly […]

October 3, 2023By Colin Mann

SafeShark selected for cyber scheme

Compliance testing specialist SafeShark has been selected for the DSIT-funded Cyber Runway scheme as part of the ‘Scale’ cohort of innovative cyber companies for 2024/25. The largest cyber accelerator in the UK, Cyber Runway is part of the government’s £2.6 billion (€3bn) National Cyber Strategy to protect and promote the UK online. The scheme is […]

September 28, 2023By ColIn Mann

Plume unveils AI-powered Full Stack Optimization

Network services and consumer experience specialist Plume has confirmed the release of Application Prioritization and Application Performance capabilities, the latest enhancements to its adaptive WiFi service, managed from within the Haystack Support Suite. These new features fall under an offering called ‘Full Stack Optimization,’ and will enable Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to optimise wireless customer […]

August 1, 2023

Telecentro selects Airties for smart Wi-Fi deployment

Managed Wi-Fi solutions provider Airties, has confirmed that Argentine multiplay telco Telecentro has deployed its portfolio of Smart Wi-Fi software and services to cable and fibre broadband subscribers across Argentina. Telecentro has also now deployed Airties’ Smart Wi-Fi SaaS offering, which includes Airties Edge smart Wi-Fi software for gateways; Airties Cloud, a Wi-Fi management platform […]

July 25, 2023

5G FWA boost for MDU connectivity

A new project has been launched by open standards development body Broadband Forum to help connect Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs), such as apartment complexes, with 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) to help reach up to multi-gigabit connectivity speeds. The ‘Fixed Wireless Access Extension’ project from Broadband Forum’s Wireless Wireline Convergence (WWC) Work Area will focus on […]

July 6, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: 86% of movers would consider a smart home

Findings from a survey carried out by Samsung and the analysis of UK Google search results reveal the overarching themes that are permeating consumer conversations regarding smart technology in the home. The survey of 1,000 adults looking to move home (buy or rent) in the next five years, combined with the analysis of Google search […]

June 29, 2023

Data: Smart home device shipment decline continues

Global shipments of smart home devices continued to decline in the first quarter of 2023 as shipments fell 5.6 per cent year over year to 186.0 million units, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker. Smart speakers and networked video entertainment devices faced the steepest declines in the first […]

June 28, 2023

Broadband Forum: Operators eying CPE ARPU growth potential

Smarter Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) that drives an à la carte and differentiated service offering at the touch of a button will be essential for operators to secure new revenue opportunities and reverse declining ARPU, suggests Broadband Forum Managing Director Ken Ko. With traditional revenue streams, such as fixed voice and IPTV, decreasing, Ko is […]

March 14, 2023By Colin Mann