Cisco unveils Videoscape Unity pre-integrated offerings

Cisco has used the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to unveil Videoscape Unity, its expanded Videoscape video services delivery platform. The new and expanded platform includes the elements of what will become three pre-integrated offerings: multiscreen cloud DVR, video everywhere, connected video to any device in the home and IP video over cable. Nick […]

Cisco completes NDS acquisition

Cisco has completed the acquisition of TV software company NDS. Cisco paid approximately $5 billion (€4 billion), including the repayment of debt and retention-based incentives, to acquire all of the business and operations of NDS. The company first announced its intentions to buy NDS, which was part-owned by News Corp, on March 15. NDS employees […]

EC approves Cisco acquisition of NDS

The European Commission has approved Cisco’s acquisition of NDS after concluding that the combined entity would continue to face competition from a number of strong industry players. The EC concluded that there was relatively limited overlap between Cisco’s and NDS’s TV hardware and software activities, particularly in the European Economic Area and that the combined […]

Unitymedia and Kabel BW trial 1.5Gbps broadband

German cable operators Unitymedia and Kabel BW and technology company Cisco (Stand J13) are demonstrating 1.5Gbps broadband delivery at ANGA Cable. The trial uses the DOCSIS3.0 standard, the same used by the operators to commercially offer 150Mbps services. “The test shows that fibre optics-based  cable networks have enormous potential,” said Uwe Barmann, chief technology officer […]

Cisco-NDS merger will enable move to capture emerging markets, say chiefs

Cisco’s acquisition of NDS will enable it to achieve greater penetration into emerging and international markets, and is in line with a move towards open standards-based and software-based solutions for video service providers, and a move towards mobile broadband according to Cisco chairman and CEO John Chambers and NDS executive chairman Abe Peled. Cisco is […]

DNA breaks Virgin Media’s cable broadband record

Finnish cable operator DNA has delivered broadband speeds of 1.58Gbp on its network, which it claims is a world record for cable broadband speeds. DNA tested the speed of its network in collaboration with Cisco and Santa Monica Networks. The test was carried out over a distance of 20km. “Currently we are offering our customers […]

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