Daily Archive: July 20, 2011

Jul 20

Triple-play to quadruple subs by 2016

Tweet Bundling looks like the clear way for pay-TV operators to fend off the competition from cheaper TV alternatives such as OTT as a new survey from Digital TV Research has revealed that more than a quarter of the world’s TV households will subscribe to triple-play services by 2016. Click here for complete story.

Jul 20

India’s prime cable TV companies in merger talks

Tweet Four leading multi system operators (MSOs) in India – Digicable Networks (India), Hathway Cable and Data Com, InusInd Media and Communications (InCable), and DEN Networks – are in merger talks to create one major cable TV network, according to Live Mint. Click here for complete story.

Jul 20

Successful launch follows SES Pacific Television Center capacity deal

Tweet Just as it was announcing the successful launch of the SES-3 satellite, the 45thin its fleets, SES has announced a win with Pacific Television Center moving to the SES World Skies platform. Put into space on board an ILS Proton launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the SES-3 is now in a geostationary transfer …

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Jul 20

PLDT to start Asia submarine cable landing facility project

Tweet TELECOM giant Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) has sought the green light from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to build the planned multimillion-dollar cable landing facility in Daet, Camarines Norte. The facility forms part of the $304-million next-generation high-bandwidth optical fiber underwater cable system known as Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE). The phone giant …

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Jul 20

Security worry a boon for local telecom parts

Tweet All components of telecom equipment must be produced locally to prevent any security breach, Indian gear makers said. According to them, more than 80-85 per cent of the smaller components used in making equipment need to be imported. So, even if the finished product is made in India, the import dependency still remains high. …

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