Category Archives: Broadband

Catch-up is catching on in USA broadband homes says Parks

Consumers in broadband-equipped USA homes now watch 17.4 hours of TV programming a week through digital video recorders, pay-TV VOD and online SVOD services. Conversely, these consumers only watch, on average, about 11.5 hours of live, linear TV per week, … Continue reading

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VDSL-from-the-central-office: the cheapest and easiest NGA option for both incumbents and unbundlers

Stephen Wilson of Informa Telecoms & Media writes: VDSL-from-the-central-office (VDSL-FTCO) is becoming an important network strategy for both incumbents and alternative operators, with rollouts becoming commonplace (see fig. 1). Instead of rolling out fiber between the exchange and the subscriber’s … Continue reading

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Simple fix for MNOs tackling mobile data growth?

I am going to be stating the obvious when I say that mobile network operators really do need to develop a smarter approach to managing their network and charging for data usage to allow them to drive profits, manage costs … Continue reading

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Sub-Saharan African Broadband to have 120 million users by 2015 – report

As you do, I attended a lecture on Social Networking and its importance for the Business-to-Business sector before Christmas. Apparently there’s a lot of it about, and there’s going to be more. And with a bit of luck us business-types … Continue reading

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Is there an African bandwidth glut on the way?

Africa is the world’s most rapidly growing market for mobile telephony, and it’s also home to some of the fastest growing fixed-line markets in the world. A surge in demand for Internet access and broadband capabilities is accelerating a fixed-line … Continue reading

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As broadband spreads across the plant, will operators learn from past mistakes?

I was reading the other day that there our chums at Informa Telecoms & Media reckon there are now some 12 million Mobile Broadband subscribers in Africa right now, and that this figure will rise to a staggering 265 million … Continue reading

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