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  1. Report: Cable Drives U.S. Broadband Penetration

    According to Strategy Analytics, U.S. cable operators, including Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR), are reaping the benefits of a growing broadband market. Cable operators added 3.3 million new subscribers in the 12 months from April 2015 through March 2016, helping drive total fixed broadband household penetration to nearly 80%. Cable's market share in broadband subscriptions has increased to more than 62%, with fiber remaining flat at 23% and DSL declining to 15% of U.S. subscriptions. The research house says the top 19 tracked operators in the United States saw strong growth continue into the first quarter of 2016, with more than 1 million new subscribers added during the period. AT&T (NYSE:T) and Verizon (NYSE:VZ) continued to face challenges, as Verizon lost 10,000 subscribers and AT&T added only 5,000. "The reality is, fixed broadband is continuing to grow in the U.S., and not being replaced by mobile broadband as some have reported," said Jason Blackwell, director of the Service Provider Strategies service (SPS) at Strategy Analytics. "The cable operators are driving the growth with increased speeds and multiplay bundles. During 2015, Comcast accounted for 44% of new subscribers, and the companies forming the New Charter made up another 47% of new subscribers. The telco operators haven't been able to shake off the losses of DSL subscribers, but we expect to see increased fiber deployments in the coming quarters, which should help AT&T and Verizon return to growth." While mobile broadband is not yet replacing fixed services, WiFi is playing an important role in the future plans of service providers. Cable operators have rolled out WiFi networks as part of their mobility strategy, and these deployments will continue to grow. Charter has pledged to deploy an additional 300,000 hotspots as a condition of the recently closed merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. "WiFi will allow cable operators to more effectively compete for quad-play customers without the expense of creating and managing a mobile network," Blackwell said. "Combined with MVNO relationships, WiFi can create a compelling service offer, making the cable companies more competitive with the traditional mobile operators."

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  2. Pay TV Booming in the Middle East

    According to a new report from IHS (NYSE:IHS), 2015 was the year of growth for the pay TV market in the Middle East and North Africa ...

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    Mon, 23 May 2016

  3. Middle East/Africa SVOD Revenues to Climb Tenfold

    According to Digital TV Research , subscription VOD (SVOD) revenues in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA) will increase tenfold from ...

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    Tue, 10 May 2016

  4. APAC OTT Poised for Growth

    According to a study from MTM on behalf of Vindicia and Ooyala , despite challenges, the Asia-Pacific region's premium OTT market will ...

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    Tue, 3 May 2016

  1. U.S. Home Broadband Penetration 81%

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    Thu, 3 Dec 2015

  2. A Billion Fixed Broadband Subs in 2019

    According to Infonetics Research , the number of global fixed broadband subscribers - including DSL, cable broadband, and fiber ...

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    Fri, 10 Apr 2015

  3. Broadband Redefinition: Prelude to Bigger Changes

    Make no mistake about it: The cable industry is being challenged by the White House and the FCC. Opinions of course will differ on whether ...

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    Wed, 4 Feb 2015

  4. FCC Ups 'Broadband' Definition to 25 Mbps

    Saying that U.S. broadband deployment is "failing to keep pace," the FCC has voted 3-2 to change the definition of "broadband" in Section ...

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    Thu, 29 Jan 2015

  5. Euro Pay OTT to Grow 80% by 2017

    According to a study funded by Vindicia and Ooyala , the European premium service OTT market - characterized by providers such as Netflix ...

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    Tue, 25 Nov 2014

  6. 1/4 of Global Households Have WiFi

    According to Strategy Analytics , more than 450 million households worldwide currently have WiFi networks set up, a 5% increase from ...

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    Thu, 6 Nov 2014

  7. 14% of Broadband Homes Skip Pay TV

    According to the Diffusion Group , 14% of U.S. adult broadband users today do not use a traditional pay TV service, up from 9% in 2011 ...

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    Tue, 28 Oct 2014

  8. Asia-Pacific OTT to Reach $10 Billion in 2020

    According to Digital TV Research , in the Asia-Pacific region, online TV and video revenues (over fixed broadband networks) will reach $10.19 ...

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    Tue, 29 Jul 2014

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