Cable Congress

50Mbps should be maximum standard speed for now, says Fries

Liberty Global will set 50Mbps as the standard speed for the bulk of subscribers beyond which it will not go for now, according to Liberty Global president and CEO Mike Fries. “It’s an opportunity to take a breather,” Fries told the Cable Congress in Brussels yesterday. “We have to consider how to get a return […]

TV still bigger than the web in people’s lives, cautions Intel

TV still plays a larger role in most people’s lives than the internet, according to Genevieve Bell, chipset vendor Intel’s and director of interactive and experience research. In the US, people watch 20% more TV than they did 10 years ago, and TV is still a dominant force in the way we organise our lives […]

Cable Europe: strong growth, digital TV will overtake analogue this year

Cable Europe expects there to be more digital than analogue subscribers by the end of this year. European Union cable operators had 27.8 million digital TV subs at the end of last year, up 12.9%, according to figures released by cable industry association Cable Europe at its annual Cable Congress event, released this morning. There […]

Still work to be done on telecoms regulation, says Cable Europe’s Kohnstamm

European telecom still needs fairer and more stable regulation, according to Cable Europe. “Cable is presenting a growing and tangible contribution to economic recovery,” said Cable Europe president Manuel Kohnstamm, pointing to cable’s top-line growth of 7% last year. He said about half of cable’s footprint was now capable of receiving 30Mbps broadband. He said […]