Category Archives: Cable

Arasu to acquire 700000 STBs for DAS implementation in Tamil Nadu

The state government-owned Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (TACTV) is looking for 700000 Set-top boxes (STB) via a bidding process for DAS implementation in Tamil Nadu area. To recall, ARASU received a MSO licence from the Ministry of information and broadcast in April and has to complete the digitisation of its network within three [...]

The MIB grants nine MSO licences

The Ministry Information and Broadcasting decided to give nine multi system operator (MSO) licences in April. These licenses went to various companies two are Odisha-based and the rest went to different region such as Gujarat, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar The MIB has granted 193 MSO licences between march and April. Even [...]

Reliance Jio testing cable TV and Set-top Box

Reliance JIO the LTE mobile Network operator in India owned by Mukesh Ambani which has conquered a large part of the local market due to its aggressive pricing strategy is now looking to new endeavor and its destination is clear: Cable TV. Reliance Jio has in 2015 acquired a Multi-system operator (MSO) Licence from the [...]

Nepal to switch off analogue signal in five major cities

In Nepal Analogue television is living its last days, since it will soon be replaced with digital TV in 5 the major cities of the country, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Pokhara, Biratnagar and Birgunj. The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) declared that the licences will not be renewed for thoses who havent started the digitalization process. [...]

The MIB to action against MSOs using analogue signals

The Indian information and broadcasting ministry (MIB) issued statement asking all Indian states to take measure against Multi System Operator (MSO) and cable operator who are still using analogue signals instead of digital. Since The Cable Television Network Act 1995 was rather clear on the subject and stated: Where the Central Government is satisfied that [...]

MIB to take actions against cable operators using analogue signals

The Indian Ministry of information and Broadcasting asked officers of states and union territories to start taking legal actions against multi-system operators and local cable operators using analogue signals on cable TV networks. The deadline for the Phase III of digital addressable system (DAS) was set on March since 2012 the beginning of the digital [...]

Nepal cable operators approve the digitalization of cable TV

The Nepalese Government have taken a firm step toward modernization by announcing at Kathmandu the decision to switch to a digital system within a year. President of Federation of Nepal cable declared: The digital system will help to know the exact number of television users in the country. In the existing analogue system, we cannot [...]

Arsat moves forward with Federal Internet Plan in Córdoba

Argentine telecommunications company Arsat and the Government of Cordoba province have signed a cooperation agreement for the installation of 109 technology cabinets, which will allow about 880,000 inhabitants to access the Federal Internet Plan. Specifically, the province of Cordoba will give Arsat free of charge and for 20 years, 109 sites in different parts of [...]

VTR to use AWS spectrum for residential broadband service

Chilean operator VTR (Liberty Global) will launch a new residential broadband service using the AWS spectrum the company obtained to enter the mobile market. VTR launched mobile telephony services in 2012, but then the company stopped using its own network and decided to become a virtual operator (MVNO), in 2014, using Telefónicas network. VTRs CEO, [...]