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Broadcom commits to stop locking in set-top OEMs to head off EC action

The European Commission is to seek the views of “interested parties” after chipset giant Broadcom agreed to make changes to its agreements with set-top and modem vendors to head off possible fines for breaches of competition rules. The EC could potentially make the commitments from the company binding. If Broadcom subsequently breaks the agreement it […]

Verimatrix teams up with Broadcom for Android TV set-tops

Content security specialist Verimatrix has teamed up with Broadcom to streamline Android TV set-top box deployments. By pre-integrating components of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System with Broadcom’s Android TV Platform, the pair claim to offer a fast time-to-market for video service providers looking to launch Android TV streaming, including 4K/UHD services. Designed to meet […]

EU orders Broadcom to stop exclusivity deals

Chipmaker Broadcom has been ordered to halt any exclusivity deals with TV makers amid investigations from the EU’s antitrust enforcers.  As reported by Reuters, the European Commission had warned of a possible interim measure in June, with the vendor’s deals alleged to be anticompetitive.  It is alleged that Broadcom has tied six TV set-top box […]

Broadcom joins RDK Video Accelerator programme with new portfolio

Broadcom has announced an expanded relationship with open source platform creator RDK that sees it join the RDK Video Accelerator programme. In addition, Broadcom has introduced a portfolio of pre-integrated RDK-based chipset solutions.   RDK is an open source software platform for the connected home that standardises core functions used in broadband, video, and IoT connected […]

OBS teams with Nagra and Broadcom for DVB Android extension

Ocean Blue Software (OBS) has partnered with Nagra and Broadcom, to extend the DVB in Android integration as required to support Nagra conditional access. OBS says that this collaboration will improve on the increased time-to-market strengths of Android TV while enabling premium-grade security for Android TV in full compliance with Google MediaCas framework. This effectively […]

EU opens antitrust investigation into Broadcom 

The European Union has opened an investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices by Broadcom.  The commission will assess whether Broadcom has enforced exclusivity agreements to leverage its position and block competitors. In particular, the investigation will look at Broadcom chipsets for set-top boxes and modems.  While the investigation is ongoing, the EU says that it intends […]

AirTies teams up with Broadcom for WiFi 6

In-home WiFi and consumer premises equipment specialist AirTies has struck a strategic partnership with chipset giant Broadcom to pre-integrate its Smart WiFi software into Broadcom’s WiFi 6 drivers, making it easier for operators to bring AirTies’ solutions to third-party gateways. In addition, AirTies will use Broadcom’s Wi-Fi 6 chipsets in a new class of Mesh extenders […]

RDK Management and Broadcom partner for set-top box optimisation

RDK Management and semiconductor firm Broadcom have partnered to integrate chipset-level software development kits (SDKs) from Broadcom with RDK’s open source software. The move is designed to make a common software porting layer to simplify and standardise RDK deployments across set-boxes used around the world by video and broadband service providers.  The companies said that […]

Arris completes Ruckus acquisition

Arris has completed its US$800 million acquisition of Ruckus Wireless from Broadcom, along with the latter’s ICX Switch business. Arris said the deal, which was first agreed in February, will position it for “a new phase of growth” by using the companies’ combined technology to enable next-generation wireless and wired networks. Ruckus Wireless’ former COO, […]

Arris ‘remains committed’ to Ruckus deal despite delays

Arris has said it remains committed to its acquisition of  Brocade’s Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch business, despite delays to the deal. The agreement, which was first announced in February, is contingent on Broadcom closing its acquisition of Brocade – which is still under review with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States […]

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