Broadband News & Features

Federal Communications Commission

FCC Ups 'Broadband' Definition to 25 Mbps

January 29, 2015

Saying that U.S. broadband deployment is "failing to keep pace," the FCC has voted 3-2 to change the definition of "broadband" in Section ...

WOW! Business

WOW! Biz Expands Windy City Fiber

January 29, 2015

WOW! Business has purchased a segment of fiber conduit in the downtown Chicago central business district. The acquisition is intended to ...

Envivio

Envivio Demos Video Delivery in Moscow

January 29, 2015

At the CSTB show in Moscow this week, Envivio (NASDAQ:ENVI) is demonstrating software-based video solutions intended to enable ...

Cox Communications

Cox Opens Up Phoenix WiFi for Super Bowl

January 28, 2015

In Phoenix, Cox Communications has opened up more than 1,200 WiFi hotspots to the public for free, unlimited use during Super Bowl ...

SCTE

Deadline Looms for Expo Abstracts

January 28, 2015

The final date for submission of abstracts for SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015 technical sessions is Tuesday, Feb. 17. Expo 2015 will be held ...

The Network Speaks Ever Louder

The Network Speaks Ever Louder

January 28, 2015

The growing intensity of cable operations across the board - in competition, in services offered, in subscriber demands and in other ways ...

Preparing the Network for a Super Streaming Deluge

Super Bowl: Prepping the Network

January 28, 2015

Earlier this month, NBC announced plans to stream 11 hours of Super Bowl coverage - including the game itself, the halftime show, and a ...

Google Fiber

Google Fiber ID's Next 4 Cities

January 27, 2015

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Fiber has announced plans to deploy its fiber-based gigabit Internet service in 18 cities in the metro areas of ...

Time Warner Cable Business Class

TWC Biz Lights Up One World Trade Center

January 27, 2015

Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) Business Class has expanded its communications network to One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan ...

NCTC

NCTC Signs Fleet Management Outfit

January 27, 2015

GPS Insight, a provider of GPS fleet and asset tracking for commercial fleets, has been added to the NCTC member group purchasing ...

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

Happy Holidays, Telecom Industry

December 24, 2014

It's the holiday season, and the Obama administration has given a nice present to the telecommunications industry in the United States: Cuba ...

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 ...

White Papers & Special Reports

10 Smart Steps to Revenue Security in a Connected World

January 20, 2015 These are exciting times in cable, for both viewers and operators. The advent of multiscreen video, and 4K on the horizon,...
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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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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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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
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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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