Category Archives: Cable

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, [...]

Ortel launched 1 TB data plan with free digital TV

Ortel Communication, the Cable TV and service provider launched 1 TB data plan at a speed of 100 mbps with complimentary digital TV services. The service will be available at INR 4999(US$77.6). Ortel has upgraded its minimum broadband speed to 1 Mbps by withdrawing all its data plans below 1 Mbps speed. Existing customers will [...]

Telefónica drops FTA channel RBC from cable lineup in Peru

Telefonica del Peru removed from its cable TV lineup the free-to-air channel RBC and replaced it for its music channel Movistar Música. The Peruvian broadcaster expressed its disagreement with the decision and in a statement sent to the Superintendency of the Securities Market (SMV) denounced “abuse of the dominance position of Telefónica”, as reported digital [...]

Corpus links up with Jiuzhou for VAS integrated STB solutions

Corpus, the technology company in India, has partnered with Jiuzhou, a Chinese supplier of digital set-top box (STB) and broadband network products. Used by many different operators in India, Jiuzhou will provide Corpus with a STB solution which is pre-integrated with value added services (VAS). This new development will allow operators to monetise their digital [...]

DEN Networks to boost ARPU

DEN Networks, the multiple system operator in India, is gearing up for an increase in its cable TV Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) from Phase IV areas. Per set-top box, 75 INR will be yielded after the implementation of digital addressable system (DAS) started ten months back. The ARPU from other areas is also expected [...]