North America

Netflix and YouTube account for majority of web traffic

Netflix and YouTube now account for more than 50% of downstream traffic on fixed networks in North America, according to a new research by broadband network solutions firm Sandvine. The Global Internet Phenomena Report 2H2013 claims that Netflix now accounts for 31.6% of downstream traffic in North America, with YouTube accounting for 18.6%. In the […]

North American 4K TV ownership to hit 10% in 2018

The proportion of North American households with a 4K TV set will pass 10% by the end of 2018, according to a new study by ABI Research.  The report claims that ​Asia-Pacific, and China in particular, is expected to lead Ultra HD TV unit shipments, though North America will be the leader when it comes […]

Arris execs step down

Video and broadband technology company Arris has announced that two of its senior executives will leave the company at the end of November.  John Burke, leader of Arris’ cloud solutions team and its corporate strategy and development team is due to depart along with Rob McLaughlin, leader of the company’s North America sales and global marketing […]

BT Media & Broadcast teams up with Aldea for OU

BT Media & Broadcast has teamed up with Canada-based media services provider Aldea Solutions to offer occasional use services worldwide. The pair will seek to combine Aldea’s strengths in North and South America with BT’s network and customer sites in EMEA and Asia, including the BT Tower. As part of the agreement, Aldea and BT […]

Alcatel-Lucent launches ultra-broadband access solution

Alcatel-Lucent is launching a new ultra-broadband optical fibre access solution for cable multiple-system operators (MSOs). The firm said that the new Ethernet Passive Optical Networking (EPON) solution can be integrated into existing cable access networks to deliver greater capacity to more businesses at a lower cost. This is designed to let MSOs, particularly in North […]

Pace buoyed by North America demand

UK-based set-top box provider Pace raised its full year profit expectations after reporting strong half-year results, driven by demand for its media server products in North America.  The firm reported 31% year-on-year revenue growth to US$1.318 billion with adjusted earnings before interest, tax and amortisation up 57% to US$96.7m. Listed among Pace’s operating highlights was demand […]

TV advertising outlook brightens but UK, France and Canada slide

The mature markets of North America, Western Europe and Japan, which have been buffeted by tough economic conditions, will register advertising revenue growth this year while the rest of the world will post strong increases, according to the latest forecasts. Influential media house ZenithOptimedia’s latest report on the advertising market forecasts global advertising revenue growth […]