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.
Many Tier 1 MSOs have yet to choose between EPON and GPON, and their natural ties to IEEE standard-based technologies plus EPON's accelerated future timeline, could make this an attractive standard for large cable ops, ADTRAN engineering exec Jess Beihoffer tells BBWN.
The federal watchdog agency recommends the FCC consider eliminating the old cost-accounting program since it's more prone to fraud than the alternative reimbursement method among small, rural providers that receive about $2.5 billion annually to deploy broadband.
The strength of natural disasters like hurricanes is worsening, scientists say, and it's imperative that broadband infrastructures can withstand or be speedily repaired post-catastrophe, writes Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Lisa Youngers.
After suffering many quarters of financial and broadband subscriber losses, Frontier Communications' bond owners are ready for dramatic change – including a replacement for CEO Dan McCarthy (pictured), Bloomberg reports today, citing several sources.
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