Cable Europe


CableLabs unveils 10G vision at CES

Cable technology organisation CableLabs and US cable association the NCTA have used CES in Las Vegas to unveil their vision of the rollout of ultra high-speed broadband services and has trademarked the term ‘10G’ to communicate it. CableLabs said that US cable operators including Comcast, Charter, Cox, Mediacom, Midco and Cogeco, alongside international players such […]

Cable Europe unsatisfied with EC position on VodafoneZiggo

Cable industry body Cable Europe has expressed its disappointment with the “open-ended and unclear” position of the European Commission has taken on the Liberty Global-Vodafone joint venture, VodafoneZiggo A draft decision by the Dutch regulator indentified the JV, as well as incumbent telco KPN, as having collective significant market power in the wholesale fixed broadband access market. […]

Cable Europe calls on EC to reject Dutch watchdog’s market analysis

Cable industry body Cable Europe has called on the EC to reject a draft market analysis carried out by Dutch regulator the Autoriteit Comsument & Markt (ACM) that concluded that Liberty Global and Vodafone JV VodafoneZiggo holds “joint significant market power” with incumbent telco KPN. The ACM finding means that both KPN and VodafoneZiggo will […]

Cable and telecom groups differ on EU telecom reform deal

Cable industry body Cable Europe has welcomed an agreement reached this week between the European Parliament and Council on the draft Electronic Communications Code, with executive chairman Matthias Kurth highlighting the absence of sector-specific rules and any new definition of market power. Telecom industry organisation the European Telecommunications Network Operators (ETNO) on the other hand […]

Cable Europe calls for ‘streamlined copyright clearance’ with content portability

Cable Europe has called on the European Parliament to improve the “legal framework for the licensing of TV programmes” as new content portability rules come into effect. From April 1, new rules mean that users of online audiovisual services can view content while outside their home country within the EU. However, Cable Europe, the trade association that […]

Cable Europe warns against telecoms competition rules

Cable Europe has said that new telecoms competition rules are not justified or proportionate, after the European Parliament adopted amendments to the Electronic Communications Code. The industry body – which represents broadband cable TV operators – commended the Industry and Research and Energy Committee (ITRE)’s work to date, but warned against introducing “legal uncertainties” that […]

Cable Europe calls for ‘investment-friendly’ connectivity regulation

Cable Europe has called for an investment-friendly and predictable regulatory environment, following last week’s discussions on the Electronic Communications Code. Telecoms ministers from the EU member states last week discussed the Maltese Presidency’s progress report on legislation designed to help Europe’s transition to a ‘gigabit society’. Cable Europe said that while it broadly welcomes the […]

CTAM Europe MD to step down after 10 years

CTAM Europe managing director, Krisztina Homolay, is due to step down after 10 years at the organisation. Homolay is due to leave on December 31, with the search for her successor currently underway. “We thank Krisztina for a decade of service bringing together all facets of the dynamic European cable business to deliver better products […]

BEREC issues net neutrality guidelines

The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) has issued guidelines for how regulators in Europe should implement new net neutrality rules. The guidelines, which are designed to give guidance to National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs), follow a six-week consultation period during which BEREC received an “unprecedented” number of contributions – some 481,547 in total. […]

CTAM Europe appoints co-chairmen as Tveter steps down

Liberty Global executive Eric Tveter has stepped down from his role as chairman of CTAM Europe and will be replaced by two successors – Liberty Global’s Inge Smidts and AMC Networks’ Marco Frazier. The announcement was made at the CTAM Eurosummit in Amsterdam this morning, with Smidts, who is chief marketing officer at Liberty, and […]

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