Sky taps Ruckus Wireless for enhanced WiFi

UK pay TV operator Sky has tapped Ruckus Wireless to provide wireless access point technology to increase WiFi connectivity and improve performance in locations where there is high footfall such as coffee shops and bars. The new service combines DSL links with the access point’s Ethernet ports to increase amplification and WiFi capacity in high-density […]

FTTH and DOCSIS 3.0 lead global broadband CPE growth

The global broadband consumer premises market was worth US$10.5 billion (€9.9 billion) last year, up 9% on the 2013 figure, according to Infonetics Research. According to IHS-owned Infonetics Research’s PON, FTTH, Cable, DSL and Wireless Broadband CPE report, the figures were boosted by growth in the FTTH segment, up 18%, with DOCSIS 3.0 equipment sales […]

French regulator reveals IPTV and ultra-fast broadband numbers

France had 15.378 million TV-over-DSL subscribers at the end of last year, up 5.2% on the previous year’s figure, according to the latest study by telecom regulator ARCEP.  The figures mean that TV-over-DSL accounted for two thirds of subscriptions to a TV service in France at the end of 2014, up from 60% in 2012 […]

European pay TV sector shrinks 5.8%

The European pay TV sector had 7,898 operators across 37 countries last year, a “significant reduction” of 5.8% compared to 2009, according to The European Audiovisual Observatory. Part two of the Observatory’s 2013 pan-European yearbook – looking at television, cinema, video and on-demand services – which was published today, found that the number of cable […]