Also today, DT balks when Vodafone gets thumbs up on acquisition, BT rides the elevator to success, DNA parts with terrestrial TV and IoT satellite services' ballooning market.
Fewer consumers are chilling with Netflix, a signal of what may be to come as the service loses Friends and other popular programs as competition heats up. The video-streaming provider late Wednesday reported a severe shortfall in subscriber targets, adding 2.7 million new customers worldwide, more than 45% below its guidance of 5 million net additions. Netflix actually lost subscribers in the US, where 130,000 paying customers quit the service -- unlike 12 months prior, when 870,000 people signed up. (See Stranger Things: Netflix Falls Short on Subs.)
BT's infrastructure, based on technologies including fiber, will support all of Schindler, known for its elevators and escalators.
Schindler -- which makes elevators, escalators and moving walkways -- chose BT to develop and manage a reliable, secure global network to connect its data centers, offices, factories and contact centers. BT's IP Connect incorporates multiple access technologies, ranging from VDSL and Gfast to FTTx, enabling customers to leverage existing copper or deploy new fiber-optic cable.
Finnish service provider DNA will sell its terrestrial pay-TV network business to Digita Oy, with the transfer going into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. DNA will continue to focus on serving its more than 600,000 cable and broadband pay-TV service customers, said Pekka Väisänen, senior vice president of DNA's Consumer Business, in a statement. The operator also has about 250,000 DNA TV customers, Väisänen added. The deal, which has terms that will not be disclosed, awaits regulatory approval.
The worldwide market for IoT-specific satellite services that focus on connecting end-devices and connectivity fees will be worth $5.9 billion in 2025, after it starts to take off in 2021 or 2022, predicts Rethink Research. Incumbent broadband satellite providers will face new, more nimble startups, the report said. There will be about 30.3 million satellite IoT devices deployed globally by 2025, growing at a CAGR of just under 40%, versus 2.5 million satellite IoT devices in 2019, the researcher said.
In a one-on-one interview with Broadband World News, ADTRAN Chairman and CEO Tom Stanton speaks about the vendor's success with a new breed of broadband providers, today's competitive environment and, yes, Verizon and NG-PON2.
In a provocative new BBWN webinar, Broadband Success Partners' Jack Burton will delve into cable's next-gen HFC architecture plans and explain why going all-fiber may make more sense for operators right now.
Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes helped steer the Portuguese service provider toward a future heavily reliant on smart homes and cities. It's a decision the provider is glad it made.
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.
Wi-Fi is the foundation of the connected home for consumers; yet, it’s often a source of frustration. With the imminent release of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard – combined with a strong Managed Wi-Fi offer – service providers can reverse subscriber frustration while tapping into new revenue streams.
Key topics include:
What’s different about Wi-Fi 6 and why it matters to your subscribers
The importance of offering Managed Wi-Fi and its connection to Wi-Fi 6
How you can elevate your brand and gain a strong foothold in the home network.