Category Archives: Cable

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 [...]

Sentech boosts media services delivery with Intelsat across Africa

The news has been announced by Intelsat, the operator of the initial Globalised Network. The communications satellite services provider is broadening its relationship with Intelsat for the boosting of its media services delivery across the sub-Saharan African region. Located at 68.5˚ East, the Ku-band services from Intelsat 20, has been leveraged by Sentech for around [...]

MSOs deploy the iCAS in 300000 STBs

The Indigenous Conditional Access System (iCAS)s design approved by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) back in 2015, was rolled out in January 2016. It has been deployed in 300000 set-top boxes (STBs) by about 80 multisystem operators (MSOs) across India. The information was reported by the Standing Committee on Information & Technology [...]

Robi Axiata partners with Airtel for network integration

Robi Axiata Limited, the mobile network operator of Bangladesh has partnered with Airtel (global brand of Bharti Enterprise of India) in Sylhet for the network integration process in the named region of Bangladesh. Both users of Airtel and Robi will benefit from this combined network. While Airtels subscribers will have double coverage in addition to [...]