Author Archives: Ian D. Nock

About Ian D. Nock

Looks a little like a bank robber but actually is a consultant working in the field of Consumer Electronics, Digital TV and Interactive Solutions/delivery. Twenty years experience working throughout Europe on delivering IT Systems and Digital TV Solutions. Experienced in working on all aspects of service delivery including solution integration, platforms and customer premises equipment.

ARRIS to acquire Pace; IHS says it will create largest STB and cable TV tech supplier | VideoNet

ARRIS is going to acquire Pace plc for $2.1 billion in stock and cash to create a company of 8,500 employees that, according to Daniel Simmons, the Director of Connected Home Analysis at the research and consulting firm IHS Technology, will be the world’s largest supplier of set-top boxes, broadband gateway and cable TV technology. He says the combined 2014 revenues of the two companies (US$ 7.9 billion) make it twice the size of its nearest competitor, Cisco’s Service Provider Video business unit. ARRIS says the move will accelerate its growth strategy, enable its large-scale entry into the satellite segment, broaden its product portfolio and enhance its international presence.

via ARRIS to acquire Pace; IHS says it will create largest STB and cable TV tech supplier | VideoNet.

IP TV Times: The Regulators Bare Their Teeth

I think it’s fair to say that big business has had a relatively smooth ride over recent years, allowing the growth of massive virtual monopolies such as Google, YouTube, Comcast and Sky (when I was at school the definition of a monopoly was a company with more than 25% market share, although that would be considered a pittance these days).

via IP TV Times: The Regulators Bare Their Teeth.