Category Archives: Cable

Brazil adds 61,000 fixed broadband subs in October

A base de clientes de banda larga fixa aumentou em 61,45 mil assinantes em outubro (+0,23%), totalizando 26,6 milhões, segundo os dados da Anatel. No entanto, nos últimos doze meses o serviço apresentou aumento de 4,28%, 1,1 milhões de assinantes. O xDSL é a tecnologia mais utilizada do país com 50,40% de participação. O cable [...]

Internet undersea cable through the Horn of Africa costs 100 million USD

Internet connectivity via undersea cable has been proposed to provide internet redundancy for the Horn of Africa region and is expected to cost around 10.2 billion KES (100 million USD). The distance to be covered will extend over 4700 kilometres with the Djibouti-Africa Regional Express (DARE) agreement. Partnering with the governments and numerous telecoms operators [...]

TSTT obtains loan to roll out broadband strategic plan

State-controlled telecommunications company TSTT of Trinidad and Tobago announced that it obtained a USD 293 loan to fund its USD 542 strategic plan to roll out broadband technology and infrastructure. TSTT obtained the loan after entering into an agreement with Republic Bank. We are going to transform ourselves from being a 20th century traditional telecom [...]

Bolivia’s Fecotel rejects intervention in Cotas

The Bolivian Telecommunications Cooperatives Federation (Fecotel) rejected the government’s intervention in the cable TV service of the Santa Cruz Telecommunications Cooperative (Cotas) in the city of Montero. “We reject the arbitrary and interventionist way in which the Telecommunications and Transport Control and Regulation Authority (ATT) executed the intervention”, said Fecotel in a statement. The Bolivian [...]

Siti Cable seeds 400000 STBs in Q2

Siti Networks, the Essel Group-owned company has revealed a growth of 4.85% in its fiscal Q2. Its digital subscriber base has increased to 8.7 million following the addition of 400000 set-top boxes (STBs) during the last three months which ended on September 30. The number of STBs seeded have been the same as the previous [...]

Cable TV suspended in regions of Pakistan

Auction for direct-to-home (DTH) licences will still be taking place tomorrow. The government has opposed to postponing the process. Consequently, cable operators have suspended their services in several regions of Pakistan. Those areas include Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Gujarat and Multan. There is a concentrated number of DTH users in the region of Islamabad, Lahore, [...]

MSOs and broadcasters together for switch off of analogue signals in DAS III areas

Multi-system operators and broadcasters in India are getting together in view of stopping the analogue signals in Digital Addressable System (DAS) Phase III areas. They are supporting the order of the Delhi High Court which is in favour of not extending the deadline of DAS Phase III areas. Broadcasters are working with the All India [...]

Delhi HC rejects 8 cases related to the implementation of DAS III

The Delhi High Court has dismissed eight cases in connection with the implementation of the digital addressable system (DAS) Phase III. Also, applicants are asked to switch over to digital in the coming three weeks. The decision has been taken since the deadline for the digital switch over for Phase III has not been met [...]