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Old 21-11-2016, 15:06   #61
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

It's not an issue.

The older TiVo's built in connection doesn't go fast enough to need D3.1, and as already been discussed elsewhere the V6 doesn't have it's own modem, but connects to the Virgin Media Hub.
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It's not an issue.

The older TiVo's built in connection doesn't go fast enough to need D3.1, and as already been discussed elsewhere the V6 doesn't have it's own modem, but connects to the Virgin Media Hub.
Is there anything in place to prevent the new TiVo's from taking bandwidth from your connection? Or is that tough tittie?

One of the big selling points of the Tivo was that dedicated modem not interfering with your broadband.
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

For a little while longer.
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

Nice little interview Malone gave yesterday about how he sees the future of cable and mobile companies, which is basically what I've said here 18 months ago!

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/16/john-...nsolidate.html
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

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One of the big selling points of the Tivo was that dedicated modem not interfering with your broadband.
It was a selling point but in practice the VOD experience on the Tivo has been pretty terrible.

Lately I've even been seeing a message claiming my internet isnt connected (complete with a picture of a dog pulling a cable from the tv) so there is obviously something a bit broke. VM must think so too if they are moving in a different direction with the V6
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It was a selling point but in practice the VOD experience on the Tivo has been pretty terrible.

Lately I've even been seeing a message claiming my internet isnt connected (complete with a picture of a dog pulling a cable from the tv) so there is obviously something a bit broke. VM must think so too if they are moving in a different direction with the V6
It's not just the VoD experience, I hate the TiVo. It's so bloody slow at everything it does. I mean it's still better than the old V+ boxes, but it's absolutely frustrating to use. When you click a wrong menu item and have to wait literally 10 seconds for it to catch up, just so you can go back.....

And for what? The "Graphically rich" UI isn't even that usable. The V6 better be nippy.

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Nice little interview Malone gave yesterday about how he sees the future of cable and mobile companies, which is basically what I've said here 18 months ago!

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/16/john-...nsolidate.html
So basically expect LibGlob to merge with a mobile network at some point.

Well it won't be the current Virgin MVNO as BT just bought them. Rumours of Vodafone merging have been going on for years, but Telefonica (O2) needs money fast so there's plenty of possibilities really.

He's not wrong, it makes a lot of sense to combine the efforts. I believe Virgin actually supplies a lot of backhaul for the various mobile networks, so it's a no brainer.
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

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So basically expect LibGlob to merge with a mobile network at some point.

Well it won't be the current Virgin MVNO as BT just bought them. Rumours of Vodafone merging have been going on for years, but Telefonica (O2) needs money fast so there's plenty of possibilities really.

He's not wrong, it makes a lot of sense to combine the efforts. I believe Virgin actually supplies a lot of backhaul for the various mobile networks, so it's a no brainer.
I guess in Europe the main providers of pay-TV and broadband comes down to:
- a satellite TV company eg Sky, Canal Plus
- a cable company often part of LGI
- the incumbent fixed line operator sometimes part-owned by Deutsche Telekom

How do these map to the various networks owned by Vodafone, 3-Hutchison, Telefonica-O2 plus a host of smaller companies like Telia, Tele2 and America Movil? No one knows at this stage but everyone speculates.
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So basically expect LibGlob to merge with a mobile network at some point.

Well it won't be the current Virgin MVNO as BT just bought them. Rumours of Vodafone merging have been going on for years, but Telefonica (O2) needs money fast so there's plenty of possibilities really.

He's not wrong, it makes a lot of sense to combine the efforts. I believe Virgin actually supplies a lot of backhaul for the various mobile networks, so it's a no brainer.
Don't forget "his" American companies too, which is mainly what he was referring to.
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Yup, no doubt it'll be a series of mergers rather than one big one. It's only a matter of time before more EU networks start merging with each other, too.
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It's not just the VoD experience, I hate the TiVo. It's so bloody slow at everything it does. I mean it's still better than the old V+ boxes, but it's absolutely frustrating to use. When you click a wrong menu item and have to wait literally 10 seconds for it to catch up, just so you can go back.....

And for what? The "Graphically rich" UI isn't even that usable. The V6 better be nippy.



So basically expect LibGlob to merge with a mobile network at some point.

Well it won't be the current Virgin MVNO as BT just bought them. Rumours of Vodafone merging have been going on for years, but Telefonica (O2) needs money fast so there's plenty of possibilities really.

He's not wrong, it makes a lot of sense to combine the efforts. I believe Virgin actually supplies a lot of backhaul for the various mobile networks, so it's a no brainer.
When did BT but Virgin Mobile? That's news to me.

I'm not sure Virgin supply backhaul for "various" mobile networks. I don't think EE or Three ever used them and EE certainly wouldn't now as they're part of BT Group.

They definitely provide backhaul for Vodafone though.
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When did BT but Virgin Mobile? That's news to me.
BT bought EE which Virgin Mobile currently use to run their network.
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I'm not sure Virgin supply backhaul for "various" mobile networks. I don't think EE or Three ever used them and EE certainly wouldn't now as they're part of BT Group.
They provide for the fibre network for MBNL

and MBNL provides the backhaul

http://mbnl.co.uk/

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They definitely provide backhaul for Vodafone though.
Actually no they don't

They did, a long time ago, and they still provide circuits here and there around the country. But Vodafone have their own massive Fibre Network courtesy of C&W.
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When did BT but Virgin Mobile? That's news to me.

I'm not sure Virgin supply backhaul for "various" mobile networks. I don't think EE or Three ever used them and EE certainly wouldn't now as they're part of BT Group.

They definitely provide backhaul for Vodafone though.
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

Patrick Drahi’s Altice Sells SFR BeLux to Telenet, Owned by John Malone’s Liberty Global.

Patrick Drahi’s Netherlands-based Altice Group, parent of Altice USA and SFR, France’s No. 2 telecoms operator, has agreed to sell its businesses in Belgium and Luxembourg to the Telenet Group, owned by John Malone’s Liberty Global.

http://variety.com/2016/film/global/...et-1201947543/
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