NEW STANDARD FOR INTERACTIVE CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES.

A new standard for broadcasting interactive cable television services has been approved by the International Telecommunications Union's study group 9, which is in charge of standard-setting for cable TV systems. This new standard (Recommendation J.112) defines the modulation protocols applicable to two-way, high-speed data transmission systems, used, for instance, for communications via the Internet. Above all, it will help to improve interactive cable TV services, by raising transmission yields to 30 Mbps, and should lead to major economies of scale worldwide and reap all the advantages of interoperability.More than 60% of all households in the world have a television and 15% subscribe to cable TV (by...

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