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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 ...

Business is Good

Busy Times for Comcast Business

July 23, 2014

Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has had a summer of scores, picking up several contracts and adding to an already busy year. The ...

Different Jobs, Different Tools

It's a Different - and Exciting - World for Tier 2 and 3 Ops

July 16, 2014

At times, an incorrect assumption is made: Cable's research and development is driven by Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other top tier ...

HFC Staying Power

CCAP, DOCSIS 3.1 Prime HFC for the Long Haul

July 16, 2014

Despite increasing demands for capacity, HFC networks should have enough headroom to keep up at least until 2030, thanks to DOCSIS 3.1 ...

Set-Top Energy Update

Industries, Feds Pushing STB Energy Efficiency

July 9, 2014

Ongoing efforts to reduce the energy consumption of set-top boxes and other in-home devices are something of a rarity: Everyone - the ...

Smart Home Standards

Smart Home: Standards vs. Innovation

July 9, 2014

A recent report from ABI Research indicated that while smart home (including home security and home automation) stands to be a good ...

Looking for Leakage

MSOs Confront LTE Band Leakage

June 25, 2014

The cable industry has fought a decades-long struggle against signal leakage. Until recently, the battleground of the conflict was the aeronautical bands.

Holograms: Sci-Fi No More

Are Holograms the Future of Video?

June 25, 2014

If in 3D video the goal is realism, holographic technology might be the answer to providing a more accurate representation in a way that meets ...

RDK Update

The RDK's Evolution Continues

June 18, 2014

A traditional strength of the cable industry is defining standards and specifications around new technologies in such a way that MSOs can move ...

Cablevision Argentina

LATAM Snapshot: Cablevisión Argentina

June 18, 2014

According to the Latin American Multichannel Advertising Council, the pay TV market in Argentina is one of the most mature in Latin ...

BTTV

Guarding against leakage impacting LTE

June 17, 2014

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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.

Three Questions with Comcast Business' Mike Tighe

Three Questions with Comcast Business' Mike Tighe

May 28, 2014

Comcast Business' executive director of data services, Michael Tighe, chats with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about Ethernet as a growth engine, serving unconventional business customers, and the future role of Ethernet in the cable industry.

Three Questions with Cox's Kevin Hart

May 14, 2014

Cox Communications' executive vice president and CTO, Kevin Hart, chats with BTR’s Ron Hendrickson about smart home, business services and cloud technologies.

BTR Blogs

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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 ...
Tim Hermes, BTR Founder and Publisher

I'm a Believer

06/11/2014 I guess it was 3D that made me sketchy. 3D's quiet fade-to-black was not really covered heavily by us media types. Maybe it will be back. But ...
Carl Weinschenk

Two Things You Can Get in Kansas City: Super Steaks and Super Broadband

05/28/2014 Google is picking its spots: It is highly unlikely that the company really wants to go into the broadband business across the country. It is far ...

White Papers & Special Reports

Revolutionizing Metro Ethernet Networks

July 10, 2014 The increased adoption of cloud technology and applications is having a significant impact on metro networks.  But it...
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HEVC: New Tools, New Challenges

June 26, 2014 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is the next step in video compression. Cable operators will use it in two ways: To mak...

Managing the challenges of UHF leakage and interference to LTE

June 19, 2014 For decades cable operators have managed signal leakage by monitoring in or near the 108-137 MHz VHF aeronautical band. A ...

Traveling Money: Upgrade Field Force and Fleet Management

May 30, 2014 It is technically possible to separate field force and fleet management: One focuses on how techs do their jobs and the ot...

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Guest Blog: RDK Application Framework Considerations

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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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