Broadband News & Features

Business Services Key for Cable in 2015

TWC and Comcast Business Services Looking Ahead

December 17, 2014

The cable industry's commercial services initiatives, though perhaps a bit crowded by home automation and other emerging opportunities for ...

Comcast: Don't Give Up on Video

Comcast: Don't Give Up on Video

December 17, 2014

Speaking at the UBS Global Media & Communications Conference last week, Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Vice Chairman and CFO Michael ...

CableLabs

CableLabs Completes First DOCSIS 3.1 Interop

December 16, 2014

CableLabs says six technology companies completed the first interoperability test of DOCSIS 3.1 products. The event included providers of ...

Comcast

Comcast Ups Web Speeds in the West

December 16, 2014

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has increased Internet speeds for residential customers in Portland, OR; Salt Lake City; Seattle; and the Denver ...

SCTE

ANSI OKs 3 SCTE Testing Standards

December 16, 2014

The American National Standards Institute has approved three SCTE standards covering testing. ANSI/SCTE 96 2013, "Cable ...

Parks Associates

Smart Home Customers Want Tech Support

December 16, 2014

According to Parks Associates, 16% of U.S. broadband households own a smart home device, and one-third have experienced at least one ...

Xstream

Xstream Aims to Simplify OTT, TVE

December 15, 2014

Xstream has launched its MediaMaker Loading Dock service, powered by Xstream MediaMaker, a cloud-based video management platform ...

Fujitsu

Fujitsu Hooks Up the Supply Chain

December 15, 2014

Fujitsu is launching its Supply Chain and Configuration Services, a source for the procurement, integration, testing and deployment of ...

Strategy Analytics

Digital Predictions for 2015

December 15, 2014

Strategy Analytics has issued its top 10 digital media predictions for 2015. The research house says disruption will continue to be the rule ...

Federal Communications Commission

FCC Ups CAF Speed Requirement, E-rate Cap

December 12, 2014

The FCC has revamped its rules for the Connect America Fund and its E-rate program. The commission now requires companies receiving ...

BTTV

Solve FTTX Deployment Challenges Quickly with TE Connectivity & TVC

October 3, 2014

Operators are challenged to deploy their FTTx bandwidth expansion efforts to be able to deliver more services to their growing subscribers’ demands. To help operators speed their FTTx deployments, TVC Communications stocks TE Connectivity’s fiber optic solutions.

BTR Video Show Daily Day 3 - The Show Wraps Up

September 25, 2014

BTR Founder and Publisher Tim Hermes presents the editors' last picks of the week of must-see technology. If you're not at the show or didn't make the floor today, be sure to watch the program!

BTR Video Show Daily Day 2 - Cable-Tec EXPO

September 24, 2014

Welcome to Day 2 of BTR's Cable-Tec EXPO Video Show Dailies. Yesterday we kicked off by looking at the plant. Today that continues, and adds a focus on video, especially multiscreen: Managing it, delivering it, and monetizing it.  

BTR Video Show Daily Day 1 - What's Hot in Denver

September 23, 2014

Much of the focus for this year's EXPO is on the network, both physical and virtual. Software, SDN and NFV figure strongly in the news we've seen so far. On the physical side, plant upgrades and maintenance are as important as ever.

2014 Diamond Technology Reviews Video Showcase

September 19, 2014

In this sponsored video, see a quick one-minute presentation of many of the highest scoring products from this year's 2014 Diamond Technology Reviews, with Technical Host Elizabeth Kaye.

BTR Blogs

Carl Weinschenk, BTR Senior Editor

Give the OTT Providers What They Want

November 12, 2014

MSOs will face a strategic choice during the next year or two. The cable industry's natural inclination will be to do battle. Cable operators didn't ...

Ron Hendrickson, Managing Editor

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

August 13, 2014

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'

July 30, 2014

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

June 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

June 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 ...

White Papers & Special Reports

Many Choices as Media Gateways Evolve

Many Choices as Media Gateways Evolve

December 3, 2014 The growth of media gateways continues. But there are a number of choices ahead. Decisions must be made on factors such as...

FTTx: The Evolution of a Network

November 18, 2014 While HFC networks still have bandwidth capacity potential that can be enhanced by key network changes, the consensus in t...
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Pay TV-Optimized OpenStack Platform Maps a Viable MVPD Path to the Cloud

November 11, 2014 Consumer demand for access to pay TV services, wherever they are and no matter what device they’re using, has brought MVPD...
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Optimizing DOCSIS 3.1 Networks: The Benefit of Protocol Analysis

November 5, 2014 As many MSOs begin planning their DOCSIS 3.1 deployments, they need to also consider the tools they will require to ensure...
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The Quick Evolution of QoS and QoE, Part 2

November 5, 2014 The second part of Broadband Technology Report’s Special Report on Quality of Service and Quality of Experience takes up w...

Webcasts

DOCSIS 3.1 Update

The new DOCSIS 3.1 spec will bring with it a host of advantages for the cable operator in both speed and bandwidth. However, DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts will not be "plug and play" easy in all cases.

This webcast will be moderated by Ron Hranac and sponsored by Trilithic, Inc.

( December 10, 2014 / 03:30 PM

Expo 2014 Retrospective: A Roadmap for Technology in 2015

Now that we've all had a little time to digest the many events and technologies of SCTE Cable-Tec EXPO 2014, what trends emerge as the hot topics to watch in the coming year? Join BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson and a panel of experts as they run down the trends and pick out the key takeaways from this year's show in a Special Event Webcast.

November 4, 2014
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Featured Hangout

Three Technologies, One Conversation

October 28, 2014

Join BTR in an exclusive Google Hangout for a wide-ranging 30-minute informal discussion of the latest in multiscreen video, home gateways, and testing/monitoring of DOCSIS 3.1 and fiber networks.
Sponsored by Alticast, Hitron Technologies, SCTE, and VeEX.

Featured Podcast

Cox's Guy McCormick on QoS and QoE

November 5, 2014

Listen as Carl Weinschenk, Senior Editor for Broadband Technology Report, and Guy McCormick, Cox Communications' Senior Vice President of Engineering, discuss QoS and QoE.

Watch BTR'S Tech Breakfast - Prepping the Plant for DOCSIS 3.1

Are you getting ready for DOSCIS 3.1?

Watch BTR and its panel of experts as we explore preparations and planning inside the plant for the introduction of DOCSIS 3.1 in the coming years. Tune in and see BTR contributing writer and Cisco Technical Leader Ron Hranac moderate a forum of industry veterans.

Watch the presentation

 

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