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ONO ups internet speed

Spanish cable operator ONO will increase the speed of its 12Mbps internet offering to 15Mbps in September. Subscribers to any bundle that includes the 12Mbps package will see their speed increase to 15Mbps, with upload speed of 1Mbps, at no extra charge. ONO currently offers its very high-speed 50Mbps service to about seven million homes, […]

Carlyle Group completes acquisition of Sagemcom

Private-equity investor Carlyle Group has completed the acquisition of French set-top provider Sagemcom from Gores Group. Carlyle Group has acquired 70% of the capital of Sagemcom for an undisclosed sum, with the remainder being held by the company’s existing management and employees. Sagemcom reported revenues of €1.4 billion last year. The company has 6,000 employees […]

Motorola and Telenet in successful IPv6 trial

Motorola Mobility and Belgian cable operator Telenet have jointly tested and evaluated the first phase of the IPv6 features of Motorola’s BSR 64000 Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS). The tests demonstrated the IPv6 capabilities of the Motorola BSR 64000, currently deployed across Belgium by Telenet to deliver its residential broadband and video services. The lab […]

T-VIPS expands nSure with TSoIP Switch

Video transport technology specialist T-VIPS has expanded its nSure product line with the launch of the TNS544 TSoIP switch. The TNS544 provides redundancy switch-over between MPEG transport streams delivered over IP networks. It ensures the transmission of transport streams by continuously monitoring all inputs, switching to the back-up stream if errors are detected or a […]

WISI launches new headend systems

German technology company WISI has introduced two new headend systems, Chameleon and Tangram. Chameleon will is designed to accommodate the transition to digital and from HFC to IP distribution. Modules can operate as receiver-decoder-analogue-modulator and be programmed to add IP streaming modules that can operate as Edge QAM or Edge PAL as well as IP […]

Industry and analysts give mixed reaction to Google-Motorola merger

Industry technologists and analysts have expressed mixed views of the impact of Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility on the TV business, with analysts diverging on whether there are synergies between Google TV and Motorola’s video arm and the needs of Motorola’s cable operator customer base. Giles Cottle, principal analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media, said […]

AirTies and Quantenna team for wireless HD streaming

Wireless technologies and set-top specialist AirTies has announced a partnership with WiFi networking specialist Quantenna to build high definition video streaming solutions. The first products are new versions of AirTies’ wireless video access point (AP). The company’s new Air 4610/1 and Air 4640/1 APs featuring Quantenna silicon will be on display during next month’s IBC trade […]

MaxLinear joins MoCA

MaxLinear, a provider of radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communication applications, has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), which develops standards for the use of in-building coax as the physical infrastructure for connected home applications. MaxLinear’s products enable the display of broadband video in a range of electronic devices, including cable and […]

Motorola acquisition could boost Google in TV business

Google is to acquire Motorola Mobility for approximately US$12.5 billion (€8.8 billion), representing a 63% premium on the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday. While Google’s acquisition of the company is being seen by observers primarily as a way for it to strengthen the position of the Android operating platform in the smartphone […]

Government announces funding for rural broadband

Northern Ireland is to receive an additional £4.4 million (€5 million) in funding for the rollout of high-speed broadband in rural areas, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced. The Northern Ireland Executive will use the money to connect homes not covered by its existing broadband rollout. It has promised to provide everyone in the province […]