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Cable Operators Get Comfortable with TR-069

August 27, 2014

The cable industry has evolved from being a carrier of video to the supplier of all telecommunications needs in the home. That, of course, is a ...

Multiscreen Roundup

Multiscreen: Rounding Up the Data

August 27, 2014

Two worldwide sporting events - the 2014 Winter Olympics and the World Cup - gave viewers the opportunity to see what multiscreen ...

Cable at the Emmys

And the Video Search Award Winners Are...

August 20, 2014

Neither Bryan Cranston nor Kevin Spacey is likely to be at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on Jan. 8 when The National Academy of Television ...

Business WiFi

Biz Services: WiFi Becoming Table Stakes

August 20, 2014

While three or four years ago, small businesses offering free WiFi to their customers was a differentiator - a way to bring in incremental ...

Going for the Gold

Tech Nuggets from MSO Quarterlies

August 13, 2014

Amidst the slate of numbers bandied about in the current round of quarterly financials, there were a few technical nuggets of note: Time ...


The Challenges -- and Benefits -- of QoE

August 13, 2014

What a difference a letter makes. The move from Quality of Service (QoS) to Quality of Experience (QoE) is far more than changing an “S” to ...

Ad Insertion

Digital Ad Insertion Evolves Toward Its Bright Future

August 6, 2014

Cable operators look forward to a day when advertising on any programming they offer - VOD, linear, on demand, you name it - can be ...

Path to All-Digital

Charter Progressing with All-Digital Plans

August 6, 2014

In its second quarter earnings call, Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) reported total video net additions had improved by 26,000 ...

Gigabit Storm Brewing

Gigabit Fiber on the Fast Track

July 30, 2014

Fiber announcements have been coming fast and furious. Some are declaring the completion of networks and others the beginning, but all ...

Smart Home: Connecting the Subnets

IPv6 Makes Itself at Home

July 23, 2014

The home is getting to be a crowded place. There are or soon will be entertainment networks and sensor networks controlling home ...


Three Questions with Comcast's Mark Francisco

August 19, 2014

Comcast's Engineering Fellow, Mark Francisco, chats with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about 4K/UltraHD: what impact it's likely to have on cable, how to plan for it, and some potential future applications of the technology.

Challenges in the field testing of DOCSIS 3.1

July 30, 2014

Watch Trilithic’s video addressing challenges in the field testing of DOCSIS 3.1

Guarding against leakage impacting LTE

June 17, 2014

This video is part of our guarding against leakage impacting LTE best practices report. 

Three Questions with Time Warner Cable’s Matt Haines

June 11, 2014

Time Warner Cable's vice president for cloud engineering and operations, Matt Haines, chats with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about cloud technology: what it is and isn't, network functions virtualization, SDN, and some of TWC's cloud initiatives.

TVC Delivers Precision Test Equipment and Quality Tools from Greenlee Communications

June 6, 2014

Accuracy, reliability, quality. That’s why Greenlee tools and test equipment are considered “industry-standards.” Simple – Greenlee offers superior accuracy with their testers and quality in their tools – best of all, Greenlee’s full line of products are available from TVC Communications.

BTR Blogs

Ron Hendrickson, Managing Editor

Gigabit: Lots of Talk, not Much Walk ... Yet


Announcements about gigabit-speed broadband service, mostly fiber-based, have been rolling in by the truckload lately, and at first blush, it ...

Carl Weinschenk

MSOs and OTT: Best of 'Frien-emies'


The general sense is that the intense competition between cable operators and over-the-top (OTT) providers is starting to give way to a ...

Mark Johnson, Alticast

Guest Blog: RDK Application Framework Considerations

06/18/2014 Cable operator enthusiasm for the Reference Design Kit (RDK) is growing dramatically -  and rightly so -  as major operators in North America ...

White Papers & Special Reports

Cable Telephony: The Future is Calling

August 27, 2014 The cable industry made a remarkable move years ago when it took on the telcos and began to offer voice services. Today, i...

The Rise of the Software-Empowered Video Operator, Part II

August 12, 2014 To accommodate the integration of more virtualized, cloud-based components within the deployment environment, a new wave o...
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LATAM Cable and Broadband: Ready for Primetime?

August 7, 2014 BTR’s Monta Hernon walks our readers through the the opportunities and challenges in the Latin American market as it perta...
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Guest Blog: RDK Application Framework Considerations

By Mark Johnson, Alticast

Cable operator enthusiasm for the Reference Design Kit (RDK) is growing dramatically - and rightly so - as major operators in North America and Europe are in various stages of deploying RDK-based set-top boxes. The advantages of RDK are numerous...


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Featured Hangout

Goal! How Comcast Met The Challenge of Live Streaming The World Cup To Subscriber Devices

August 27, 2014

This live video chat with Vito Forlenza, Senior Director, TV Everywhere Content & Product Strategy for Comcast Cable, and BTR editor Ron Hendrickson will examine how the Comcast team brought the World Cup to the mobile world, and successfully deployed hundreds of thousands of streams to their subscribers' devices.