Monthly archives for March, 2009

IPTV now reaches 20 million subscribe...

IPTV now reaches 20 million subscribers worldwide – growth slows down

Nearly 20 million households subscribed to IPTV by the end of last year. That is one third more than a year ago, but growth is considerably slower than some analysts predicted. Nevertheless, it can be said that IPTV has achieved a significant increase.

Cable Industry Revenues Exceed €18 bi...

Cable Industry Revenues Exceed €18 billion

10 million new subscriptions for digital TV, broadband internet and telephony services added in 2008 Brussels: Revenues in the European cable industry jumped more than seven per cent last year to €18.2 billion. Demand for digital television, internet broadband and telephony services grew sharply from 41 million subscriptions in 2007 to 51 million in 2008. […]

Who wins digs – VisionConsult’s...

Who wins digs – VisionConsult’s analysis of the planned wireless broadband provision to rural areas

The business case for the supply of broadband Internet rural communities via radio seems to VisionConsult to have a mere alibi function. We think this fact should be made clear to the German federal states. The reallocation of the UHF sub-band has not the goal to foster new providers “for the supply of broadband Internet to rural areas” but rather to enable the four incumbent mobile network operators – possessing already significant resources available in the GSM and UMTS frequency bands – to further develop into the broadband industries.