Cable TV

India CDMA base up by 30%; Asia largest market

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/06/30/ITV.jpg?itok=WCpAZAle

MUMBAI:The US-based CDMA Development Group (CDG) has reported that the CDMA2000 subscriber base reached 225 million users worldwide at the end of 2005, a 25 million increase over 3Q and 78 million more than the previous year.

According to the report, in some markets, like India, CDMA has captured 30 per cent in less than three years, states CDG. Asia remains the largest market for CDMA with 131 million users, followed by North America with 108 million subscribers. The Caribbean and Latin America region added over 16 million CDMA users last year, which represents a 38 per cent increase from the previous year.

The high demand for CDMA2000 has greatly contributed to the continuous advances of CDMA worldwide. Last year the CDMA base grew by 26 per cent, and in the past five years CDMA market share increased from 11 per cent in 2000 to 14 per cent in 2005.

CDMA2000 is deployed in 67 countries across all continents, and while Asia and North America remain the largest markets for CDMA2000, 27 million (about 10 per cent) of CDMA2000 subscribers reside in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, Europe and the Middle East, and this number is growing rapidly, especially in Latin America.

The number of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO subscribers nearly doubled in the past year and reached over 24 million, as CDMA2000 operators continued to deploy and expand their broadband services, finds CDG. Driven by the strong demand for CDMA2000, the total CDMA subscriber base grew to 302 million worldwide.

"2005 was a record year for CDMA2000 in terms of the number of networks deployed and subscriber growth. CDMA2000 now serves more than 10% of wireless subscribers worldwide, adding new users faster than any other wireless technology in the past. CDMA2000 has been the driving force behind the commercial success of 3G and now, with 1xEV-DO, it is leading the way in wireless broadband," said CDG executive director Perry LaForge.

Since its launch in 2000, CDMA2000 has dominated the 3G market and greatly contributed to the growth of CDMA worldwide. Today, CDMA2000 is said to control 82 per cent of the 3G market and to be adding new users at a rate of 8 million per month, faster than WCDMA and GSM in the first years of their introduction. More than 74 per cent of CDMA users access 3G today, compared to 61 per cent last year.

The CDMA2000 industry has entered a phase of rapid transition to advanced broadband wireless services, with 29 systems already commercial and 41 more being deployed. With wider coverage and broader range of devices, the number of 1xEV-DO users surged from 12 million in 2004 to 24 million at the end of 2005, and the number of users is growing at 4 million per quarter. As the trend continues, the percent of CDMA2000 users who access broadband will increase this year from 11 per cent to 20 per cent.

The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA technologies. The more than 100 member companies of the CDG include many of the world's largest wireless carriers and equipment manufacturers.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/11/act.jpg?itok=jNeP51zC
ACT Fibernet seeks funding; discloses financials

In its prospectus with SEBI, ACT Fibernet submitted the financial details and is looking for fund-raising to expand the business across India. ACT Fibernet reported revenue of Rs 1,217 crore and EBITDA of Rs 211.67 crore in fiscal 2017.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/05/hathway.jpg?itok=3H7_WXyA
Hathway to target existing users for new OTT, cable hybrid STBs

Indian consumers are not losing interest in linear TV anytime soon but one can’t be too wary given the OTT burst. To stay ahead of the game, Hathway has unveiled two new products – an OTT set-top box and a cable hybrid box. Both of the boxes have been priced at Rs 2999.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/01/pankraj_1.jpg?itok=YCyiTCA0
Carriage fees have dropped in 2018 : Chrome DM Carriage Optimizer Report

Carriage fees have dropped by approximately 5 per cent for existing deals and by about 7 per cent for new channel launches is one of the highlights of the seventh edition (R7) of the Chrome Carriage Optimizer Annual Report (CCO) by Chrome Data Analytics & Media (Chrome DM).

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/09/11/siti.jpg?itok=jXHpwkyJ
SITI Networks Limited announces “SITI PlayTop”, its first Hybrid Set Top Box

SITI Networks Limited, has announced that it will be introducing a range of Set Top Boxes for delighting its customers. To begin with, the company has announced, “SITI PlayTop”, its first Hybrid Set Top Box.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/09/04/siti.jpg?itok=JOG8pkn3
Siti relooks at broadband as cable subscription drove revenues in FY18

In FY 2017 (fiscal or year ended 31 March 2017, previous year), the Essel Group’s Siti Networks Ltd (Siti) was all gung-ho about broadband. In its annual report for fiscal 2017, the company said that it had become the largest multi-system operator (MSO) and a leading wired broadband services...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/09/01/Digital.jpg?itok=v-WMvuRl
Pay TV execs feel need to innovate to remain relevant, finds study

With the advent of digital content platforms, pay TV industry across the world is facing stiff competition. The pay TV Innovation Forum report produced by Nagra in association with research firm MTM, found that 90 per cent of executives believe that pay TV providers will have to innovate strongly...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/29/hathway.jpg?itok=iFsVkbju
Hathway Cable gets approval to raise funds worth Rs 99.63 crore

MUMBAI: Leading cable and broadband player Hathway received an approval to raise funds worth Rs 99.63 crore at a board meeting held on 29 August. Following the approval the company’s shares rallied as much as 15 per cent.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/28/zee_1.jpg?itok=pRptDAIa
ZEEL announces new TV channel prices ahead of deadline

Ahead of 31 August 2018 deadline for publishing TV channel prices in a new format and a day before the Supreme Court hears a case relating to TRAI’s new tariff regime, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd  (ZEEL) has made public its channel prices as suggested by the regulator in 2016, setting an...

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/28/gtpl.jpg?itok=WHQxgPNL
GTPL Hathway to promote 40 Mbps broadband speed to masses

As wireline broadband business is emerging as a sector full of growth opportunities, several cable operators, as well as MSOs, are increasing their investment in the segment. GTPL Hathway, the Gujarat based cable and broadband player, is ready to lower its ARPU in the broadband segment to get more...

Cable TV Local Cable Operators

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories