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Illegal streaming on Kodi boxes in 6% of households: Sandvine

Media | 05/04/2017 8:10 pm EDT

A new report from broadband equipment maker Sandvine Corp. says about six per cent of households in North America “currently have a Kodi device configured to access unlicensed content.” Overall ownership of the boxes sits at 8.8 per cent, the report said. It noted that because the boxes don’t come with any content, and it is up to the user to configure them, “it’s best to view Kodi as a piece of software in the same way that we think of web browsers and other media players.” The report said that 68.8 per cent of those boxes are used for...

Canadian tech, telecom community offers support in wake of U.S. travel ban

Media | 01/30/2017 4:08 pm EST

More than 1,700 people representing a variety of tech and telecom companies have signed on to an open letter opposing U.S. President Donald Trump’s weekend executive order blocking entry of citizens from seven countries and all refugees into the United States. The letter, published online Sunday, said that “as a community, we stand together in opposition to the marginalized people based on their birthplace, race, or religion,” and that “by embracing diversity, we...

Videotron goes on defence as differential pricing hearing wraps

Media | 11/04/2016 11:49 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — Those who innovate shouldn’t be penalized because their competitors can’t keep up, the CRTC heard Friday from representatives of the telecom company...

Zero-rating regime should be similar to ITMP framework: CNOC

Media | 11/01/2016 12:50 am EDT

GATINEAU — On the first day of the CRTC’s hearing on differential pricing practices, a consortium representing small telecoms asked the CRTC to allow but regulate the practice of zero-rating,...

Advocacy groups take aim at data caps in zero-rating review

Media | 06/29/2016 6:45 pm EDT

Questions around telecoms’ usage of data caps should be at the centre of the CRTC’s proceeding on differential pricing practices, advocacy groups said in interventions, calling for the...

Modify zero-rated plans to hit net neutrality goals: Sandvine

Media | 05/16/2016 9:24 pm EDT

If communications providers stick to principles of transparency and openness, zero-rated and sponsored data services can stay out of regulatory and consumer trouble, according to a report released...

Netflix’s share of peak traffic hits 37% in North America: Sandvine

Media | 12/07/2015 4:50 pm EST

Audio and video traffic — or real-time entertainment — now accounts for more than 70 per cent of download traffic on fixed Internet networks during peak periods in North America, with Netflix Inc.'s share now 37.1 per cent, an increase from 36.5 per cent a year earlier, according to a report released Monday from Sandvine Inc. Sandvine said in the report that other real-time entertainment sites also showed gains in their download traffic, including Google Inc.’s YouTube accounting for 17.85 per cent, Amazon.com Inc.’s Amazon Video making up for 3.11 per cent and Hulu representing 2.58 per cent. According to the report, real-time entertainment traffic during peak...

File sharing down due to popularity of OTT: Sandvine

Media | 09/24/2015 6:10 pm EDT

The proportion of Internet traffic taken up by peer-to-peer file sharing is down in Canada due to the ongoing popularity of over-the-top (OTT) services, according to Sandvine Inc., a network management provider. It said in a blog...

Netflix’ share of bandwidth usage grows, BitTorrent’s falls

Media | 05/29/2015 6:11 pm EDT

In North America, Netflix Inc. now accounts for 36.5 per cent of peak period, downloaded network traffic, a new report from network management provider Sandvine Inc. said, up from 34.9 per cent...

Most Internet traffic will be encrypted by next year: Sandvine

Media | 04/30/2015 3:42 pm EDT

Encrypted Internet traffic currently makes up about one-third of North American traffic, a figure that is projected to grow to two-thirds by 2016, after Netflix Inc. begins using encryption, according...

Sandvine launches service-management app for mobile providers

Media | 04/15/2015 3:00 pm EDT

Network management provider Sandvine Inc. said Wednesday it has launched a smartphone application for mobile service providers to allow customers to manage their plans on their device. The...

Canadian tech company to help carriers implement VoLTE

telecom | 02/11/2015 9:44 pm EST

Sandvine Inc., a Canadian company that provides software to telecommunications service providers around the world, said Wednesday that it has added capabilities enabling it to help carriers offer...

Extent of TV piracy unclear, might be rising among youth

Media | 12/11/2014 7:37 pm EST

On Wednesday, the Australian government said it would allow the blocking of foreign websites that offer illegal downloading and streaming, the same day that the file-sharing website Pirate Bay was...

Fixed-line Internet data downloads surge 30%

Media | 11/20/2014 7:33 pm EST

The latest report on Internet usage from Sandvine Inc. shows average monthly data downloaded on fixed-line Internet accounts in North America was up about 30 per cent in the second half of 2014 compared to a year earlier. The...

Canada ‘prime candidate’ for new OTT service: Sandvine

Media | 09/18/2014 7:36 pm EDT

With Canada's two biggest cable companies on the verge of launching an online streaming service, an Internet analytics company says the market is ripe for a new over-the-top (OTT) service in Canada. Sandvine Inc. issued a press release Thursday with various data about online traffic, including that Netflix...

Cord-cutters dominate Internet usage: report

Media | 05/14/2014 5:37 pm EDT

North American cord-cutters are dominating Internet network usage market by consuming more than seven times the typical subscriber, according to a report Wednesday from Sandvine Inc. On average, cord-cutters consume 212 GB over the Internet per month while the typical Internet subscriber will use about 29 GB per month, Sandvine, a Waterloo, Ont.-based provider of broadband network services for fixed and mobile operators, said in a press release. Cord-cutters view the equivalent of 100 hours of video, on average, monthly and account for 54 per cent of total monthly network traffic in North...

Unlimited Internet making inroads, but for how long?

telecom | 03/04/2014 10:00 pm EST

In the year since big Internet providers like Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. reintroduced unlimited-bandwidth Internet plans, customer demand has kept them in place. Whether that means bandwidth caps are on their way out...