Cable Congress 2019

Cable Congress: Dutch market provides model for future of broadband industry

The Dutch broadband and connectivity market is one of the most attractive for investment in Europe, with two strong players – KPN and VodafoneZiggo – competing on innovation and the customer proposition, with a third challenger – Tele2 – offering additional competition, according to Christian Fangmann, director, global banking and markets at HSBC. Speaking on […]

EU cable turns in record revenues despite TV decline

European Union cable market revenue rose to a record high of €24 billion euros in 2018, up 3%  from €23.3 billion in 2017, according to data released by Cable Europe and IHS Markit | Technology, now a part of Informa Tech, publisher of Digital TV Europe.  The all-time-high revenue results were propelled by continued growth […]

Cable Congress: industry still seeking consensus on market drivers for Gigabit broadband

Consensus about the applications and market segments that will drive demand for Gigabit connectivity among cable and technology industry executives is still lacking, if the views of a panel on the topic at Cable Congress are representative of wider industry opinion.  Mark Giesbers, managing director, products at Liberty Global, said he believed that the consumer […]

Cable Europe becomes GIGAEurope with new mission

Cable industry organisation Cable Europe is to transition to a new organisation and role following the changes that have taken place in the cable industry over the last couple of years, including the sale of Liberty Global’s German and Central European networks to Vodafone and the wider convergence of fixed a mobile networks.  Introducing the […]

Vodafone: Europe in danger of falling behind in developing digital economy

Europe is in danger of falling behind the rest of the world in delivering digital innovation, with an urgent need for a new approach to regulation, according to Joakim Reiter, group external affairs director, Vodafone Group. However, the EU has an opportunity to catch up and take advantage of its biggest asset, the scale of […]

FAANG D2C launches provide ‘opportunity for cable’

FAANG companies’ investment in new services is “going to be highly problematic” for cable’s customers because of the cost of aggregating multiple services as well as the complex environment it creates, according to .Miranda Curtis, board member, Liberty Global However, this delivers an opportunity for cable to help guide consumers through the confusing range of […]