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Comcast

Comcast Biz Scores with Hotel Chain

July 9, 2014

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Business has been selected by Choice Hotels International as a Qualified Vendor for business data, video and ...

Ciena

Ciena Unveils SDN Software Portfolio

July 9, 2014

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) has introduced its Agility software portfolio, including a multilayer SDN controller for the WAN and an initial set of three ...

Vubiquity

Canoe Certifies Vubiquity VOD Ad Insertion

July 9, 2014

Canoe has certified Vubiquity's AdVU service suite as integrated with the Canoe VOD DAI platform via Canoe's Integration Certification ...

Most-used streaming media players

Streaming Media Players in 25% of U.S. Homes by 2015

July 9, 2014

According to Parks Associates, more than 25% of U.S. households will have a streaming media player by 2015, with continued robust sales ...

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 ...

BTTV

Guarding against leakage impacting LTE

June 17, 2014

This video is part of our guarding against leakage impacting LTE best practices report. Download the eBook here.

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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

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 ...

Carl Weinschenk

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

May 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

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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