Thomas Helbo

Tele2 combines fixed and mobile tech under Thomas Helbo

Following its merger with cable operator Com Hem, Tele2 has combined its fixed and mobile technology units into a single organisation under CTO Thomas Helbo. Helbo, current EVP of fixed technology, and former CTO at Com Hem, will lead the combined organisation. The change means that Thomas Björklund, currently Executive Vice President Technology Mobile, will […]

Com Hem to test symmetrical 1.2Gbps broadband ahead of commercial launch

Swedish cable operator Com Hem is testing 1.2Gbps symmetrical broadband in Stockholm ahead of a planned commercial launch next year. Com Hem’s test of ultra-fast symmetrical broadband is being conducted as part of an upgrade of its network to support DOCSIS 3.1. The company has already replaced electronics and optics in the most important nodes […]

Com Hem names new CTO

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has named Thomas Helbo as its new chief technology officer. Helbo was previously CTO of Danish operator Stofa and serves as chairman of the Danish Consumer Electronics Association. Com Hem’s previous technology chief, Henri Caddeo, was in December named as the new CTO of Bonnier Broadcasting, the restructured umbrella company […]

Cloud-based DVR remains challenging in Europe, say operators

Cloud-based DVR services remain problematic for operators due to restrictions on the use of content rights, according to a panel of cable executives and technologists at content security provider Verimatrix’s ‘Multi-Network Solutions in the Real World’ event, which took place ahead of the main conference sessions at ANGA COM today in Cologne. Erik Meijer, senior […]