Dutch energy company Delta has tapped broadband cable technology provider Teleste to supply a DOCSIS 3.1-based optical broadband network.
The issue with the Internet of Things (IoT) and the connected home is that they’re not even remotely connected. At least not seamlessly. Thanks to competing communication protocols and manufacturers building closed ecosystems, you need a new app every time you add something “connected” to your house. But developer Alticast has proposed another solution. One that uses something that’s already in the home: your cable box.
YouTube introduced the ability to play videos in 60fps back in October of last year, but that was limited to the Web. Now it’s introducing the same functionality on the mobile YouTube apps as well.
Research by application protection company Arxan and the iThreat Cyber Group (ICG) suggests that the illegal reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material on the Web is extensive and growing rapidly.
Sky might be gearing up to launch a new Now TV box next month, but that doesn’t mean it’s ready to forget about all the users of its current-generation streaming puck. Preparing for the arrival of its new Roku-inspired hardware,
Alticast, which sells products and software for multi-screen viewing and TV interactivity, proposed in a recently published white paper that cable boxes could become protocol-agnostic Internet-of-Things hubs. Such a design, the company argued, could help address the competing protocols and closed systems that are hampering the IoT industry.
Cable operator Virgin Media has quietly dropped the price of their entry-level Big Connection package, which is now offering unlimited superfast broadband speeds of 50Mbps and free weekend calls from £5 per month for the first 12 months (£17.50 thereafter).