Broadband News & Features

Cable WiFi in Transition

Operators Face Decisions on 802.11ac

September 17, 2014

The one constant in the world of telecommunications is change. The cable industry, which has embraced WiFi, is looking at another transition ...

Mile High Tech

Expo Preview: Tech Workshops

September 17, 2014

Educational opportunities will be abundant next week at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, with 46 technical workshops planned, spanning all four days of ...



September 16, 2014

The American National Standards Institute has approved ANSI/SCTE 130-2 2014, "Digital Program Insertion - Advertising Systems ...


Harmonic, Kaltura Team on Cloud Video

September 16, 2014

Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT) and Kaltura are collaborating on an end-to-end video infrastructure intended to create a holistic OTT TV platform ...


Mediacom Aims to Light Up Rural Schools

September 16, 2014

Mediacom Business plans to partner with schools and libraries in its service areas with its Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions in a recently announced ...

Digital TV Research

965 Million Connected TVs by 2020

September 16, 2014

According to Digital TV Research, the number of TV sets connected to the Internet will reach 965 million by 2020, up from 103 million at the ...

SeaChange International

SeaChange Shows Multiscreen, Cloud Platforms

September 15, 2014

At IBC in Amsterdam, SeaChange International (NASDAQ:SEAC) is showcasing new capabilities, upgrades and integrations for its back ...


GuideBuilder 5: The Cable TV Industry’s Answer to Providing Timely, Reliable EPG and Channel Lineup Information to All Customers

September 11, 2014

Many of today’s cable operators are currently transitioning to a digital infrastructure. As these operators modernize their operations, providing timely and accurate electronic program guide information is challenging.

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.

BTR Blogs

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 ...

White Papers & Special Reports

Pay TV-Optimized OpenStack Platform Maps a Viable MVPD Path to the Cloud

September 16, 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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Cable VoIP - Next Gen is the Cloud

September 8, 2014 Voice remains an important part of the cable residential bundle and SMB VoIP opportunities abound. However, deploying voic...
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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...


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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