Balan Nair

Liberty Global addresses home network with IoT in mind

Liberty Global plans to invest in RDK-B-based gateway devices and the in-home network in preparation for anticipated  growth in demand for Internet of Things applications as well as growing demand for the delivery of video to multiple devices, according to Balan Nair, EVP and CTO of Liberty Global. Interviewed on stage at Cable Congress in […]

Liberty Global: set-top boxes will be 4K-ready next year

Liberty Global set-top boxes will be 4K capable beginning next year, according to chief technology officer Balan Nair. Speaking on the operator’s fourth quarter and full year 2015 earnings call yesterday, Nair said that from next year Liberty will be ready for 4K “when the content catches up.” However, CEO Mike Fries struck a cautious […]

Telenet passes triple-play and mobile milestones, announces board change

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet’s triple-play base now accounts for half of its overall customer base, while its post-paid mobile base passed the one million mark in the fourth quarter, ahead of its acquisition of KPN-owned mobile operator BASE Company. Separately, Liberty Global CTO Balan Nair has stepped down from the Telenet board and […]

Nair named as co-chair of Energy 2020 programme

Liberty Global chief technology officer Balan Nair has been named as co-chair of the US Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ (SCTE) Energy 2020 programme. Nair will work with John Schanz, chief network officer and executive vice-president of Comcast Cable, to extend to the global market the industry’s collaborative effort to meet targets for energy use […]

Liberty backs Broadcom DOCSIS 3.1 chip

Liberty Global has said that it will deploy Broadcom’s newly unveiled DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology in the second half of this year.  Unveiling the technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Broadcom said that the chip will allow cable operators to deliver data to homes at speeds faster than a […]

Liberty Global’s Nair named as SCTE programme chair

Liberty Global chief technology officer Balan Nair has been named as programme committee chairman for the next US SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, due to take place from October 13-16 next year in New Orleans.  Nair will be responsible for driving the creation of the Cable-Tec Expo 2015 programme, including the development of educational content that will […]

Liberty Global gears up for Polish Horizon launch

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries says the firm is on the “right track” with its next-generation TV service, and revealed that it is gearing up to roll out Horizon to Poland next. Speaking on the company’s first quarter earnings call, Fries said that Poland – which will be Liberty’s fifth market for Horizon – will […]