Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed - Week of March 9, 2015

13 Mar 2015

This week, Multichannel News reported that NBN Co plans to deliver gigabit speeds using DOCSIS 3.1 starting in 2017. This news comes just weeks after NBN Co announced ARRIS will play a major role in upgrading the Australian government-owned entity’s HFC networks.

In other industry news, FierceCable highlighted newly published research from Strategy Analytics that shows that the top pay TV operators gained more than 100,000 video subscribers in Q4 ’14.

Similarly, Broadband Technology Report noted that pay TV revenues in the Asia Pacific region are expected to grow by $10 billion between 2014 and 2020 according to Digital TV Research.

Separately, Advanced Television reported research from The Diffusion Group that found that more than 20 percent of U.S. adult broadband users who stream content are considered ‘cord cheaters,’ a term to describe consumers who access streaming content services using account information belonging to someone they do not live with.

Finally, USA Today covered the results of a recent Nielsen report that indicated that 41 percent of U.S. homes have access to a streaming video on demand (SVoD) subscription service.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. NBN Co Commits To DOCSIS 3.1 (March 12) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: NBN Co, a government-owned entity tasked with bringing next-gen broadband to millions of homes and businesses in Australia, announced Thursday that it will deliver gigabit speeds using DOCSIS 3.1, an emerging HFC platform that will support capacities of up to 10 Gbps down and at least 1 Gbps in the upstream, starting in 2017.
  2. Top pay-TV operators added 101,000 subs in Q4, Strategy Analytics says (March 9) By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable: The top pay-TV operators gained 101,000 video customers in the fourth quarter, partially offsetting losses in Q2 and Q3, according to newly published research from Strategy Analytics.
  3. APAC Pay TV to Grow $10 Billion by 2020 (March 9) By Staff Writer, Broadband Technology Report: According to Digital TV Research, pay TV revenues in the Asia Pacific region (22 countries) will grow by $10 billion between 2014 and 2020.
  4. ‘Cord Cheating’ common among US streamers (March 12) By Staff Writer, Advanced Television, According to research from The Diffusion Group (TDG), more than 20 per cent of adult broadband users who stream video from an online subscription service are ‘cord cheaters’, consumers who access these services using the account name and password of someone that does not reside in the same household.
  5. Streaming video services continue U.S. home invasion (March 11) By Mike Snider, USA Today: Streaming video services are increasingly becoming a staple in American homes with more than four out of 10 having a subscription, according to a new Nielsen report.
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