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Comcast and the New Cable Business

February 19, 2014

The huge footprint that will be created by the combination of Comcast and Time Warner Cable will simultaneously create a giant in the interrelated commercial services, mobile backhaul and content delivery network (CDN) businesses...

Cisco Leads Video Infrastructure Segment

January 15, 2014

On December 23 - while most folks were finishing off their Christmas shopping and heading out in trains, planes and automobiles - Synergy Research Group released some interesting information about the worldwide state of the video equipment segment...

A Letter to Two Friends

January 15, 2014

To Peggy Ballard and Edward Perez: Dear Peggy and Edward, Thank you. You both helped change my life. It was around this time in 2004 that I took the biggest leap of faith in my career...

2013 - The Year of Follow-Me TV

December 23, 2013

OK, "TV" is not the right word any more, but it worked for the title. I'd like to say "follow-me video" - does that work? Regardless, due to the amazing shiny boxes (SBs) in my life, this year I was never far from ...

Cable Loses 687,000 Subscribers - And All Is Well

December 23, 2013

The cable industry is good at a lot of things. One of them - and one for which it doesn't get as much credit as it should - is accepting reality. A decade or so ago, it became apparent that, like it or not, the telephone comp...

Cord-Cutting: Good for Me, Maybe Bad for Us

December 4, 2013

I have a confession to make: We've cut the cord here at RonnieLand. Or maybe shaved it, I'm not sure. Whatever the terminology, we've dumped our cable video service. Here's why. At my wife's insistence, we recently bought a smart TV and...

Expo Through BTR's Eyes

October 30, 2013 Although Cable-Tec Expo is very much a technology show, at its core, it's really about people: the people who have the ideas, the people who make the things, and the people who make it all work. Our job at the show is to get together with as many of these folks ...

Suits and Ties, My Oh My

October 30, 2013

Huh? Over the last 10 years or so, the SCTE Cable-Tec EXPO has been the domain of the golf-shirt-and-khaki crowd. Fittingly (no pun intended) it worked, as the "hipness" factor of so much of the technology on display ...

Looking Forward with Tony Werner and Kevin Hart

October 30, 2013

When the CTOs of two of the biggest cable operators in the country speak, you listen. When they're both saying the same thing, you really listen. At Expo, I interviewed Tony Werner and Kevin Hart, the CTOs of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Cox...

Leaders: Change is Good (But Not Easy)

October 30, 2013

At the highest level, three of the interviews done at Cable-Tec Expo '13 for Broadband Technology Report's new "Three Questions with a Leader" feature show how cable operators are dealing with the one constant the industry alway...

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Ericsson launches new additions to video compression portfolio at 2014 NAB Show

April 9, 2014

Dr. Giles Wilson, Head of TV Compression, Ericsson, discusses the company'€™s new video compression solutions as demonstrated at 2014 NAB Show. Topics include Ericsson Virtualized Encoding, the industry'€™s first unified software solution for removing the complexity from TV Anywhere video processing.

A full suite of solutions for software-based video delivery

April 9, 2014

From the NAB Show in Las Vegas - take a look at the Envivio suite of video processing solutions for operators and content providers. Envivio’s solutions span HEVC encoding for 4K and mobile, cloud services, personalization and multi-screen.

White Papers & Special Reports

CCAP: The Evolution of a Network

April 10, 2014 The Converged Cable Access Platform will afford the broadband operator a huge opportunity to not only eliminate duplicate engineering efforts across video and data, but also to reduce power and spa...
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Test, Measurement and Monitoring in Cable’s New World

March 27, 2014 It is obvious that the cable industry is changing with unprecedented speed. New services and new ways of delivering those services are emerging on a consistent basis. One thing remains the same, ho...

Automating Test Data Centers with ShellTest

March 18, 2014 Test labs and testing data centers constitute a massive investment for technology vendors, converged infrastructure solution providers, systems integrators, and service providers. This paper explor...
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March 13, 2014

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