White Papers & Special Reports

Cloud Based DVR - Business Brief

September 25, 2015 TV has changed dramatically. No more are we tied to the living room and a network schedule to enjoy a favorite program. Televsion comes with us, wherever we go. It’s at our disposal, any time, anywhere. This new normal has been driven by an ever advancing technological march towards truly ubiquitous television. Video on Demand started the trend by offering select shows when we wa...

Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) to the Home

September 14, 2015 CCAP is getting a lot of attention due to its ability to reduce costs for operators and better meet bandwidth needs for IP-based traffic. CCAP will align networks with the ways today’s customers are using cable services. But how does CCAP extend to the home, adding capacity and flexibility to provide new and improved services? This paper discusses the benefits of CCAP in the home...

Dynamic Ad Insertion Extends Monetization Opportunities

July 30, 2015 Video on demand (VoD) has become a consistent moneymaker for video content providers. However, until recently VoD hasn't further developed its revenue-generating potential because time-shifted viewing often proved incompatible with traditional advertising campaigns. Enter dynamic ad insertion. The ability to adapt ad presentation to time-shifted realities has opened new monetizat...

Test & Measurement in Today’s Wireless World

July 22, 2015 In this sponsored Special Report from Trilithic, you will learn: How wireless got to where it is today What we’ve learned about installing wireless networks in the home What it takes to successfully install in-home wireless networks What kind of tools are available for testing and measuring wireless networks Download the eBook now to learn more!

A Silver Lining in the Cloud

June 26, 2015 Cable operators have aggressively adopted cloud networking and related virtualization concepts to serve both residential and business customers. As a result, operators are both using the cloud to improve their operations as well as providing a range of new services on both fronts. However, operators have used a variety of strategies to enable cloud services. They've also had to d...

OTT and Cable: A Delicate Balance

May 28, 2015 Over-the-top (OTT) distribution models gradually will transform the video business. Indeed, it can be argued that OTT is the biggest sea change since the introduction of the VCR decades ago. The cable industry is in the middle of it all. Operators can go one of two ways on OTT: They can fight what ultimately will be a losing battle or co-opt OTT and make it theirs. The indication...

Cloud for Video Processing

May 21, 2015 Operators and content distributors have the opportunity, if not the obligation, to differentiate from the competition by becoming more agile. Shortening product launch cycles without impacting the quality of services has become one of the main challenges and a key factor for success. To achieve this, numerous structural changes have to be applied in the organization; read this wh...
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The 4K/UHD Picture Remains Fuzzy

April 30, 2015 The stores are brimming with 4K televisions. But the wide scale delivery of ultra-high definition programming that takes advantage of 4K still is in the future. How far in the future depends on a number of things, including fundamental questions on how consumers want to watch television and the extent to which parallel video advances reduces the momentum for 4K. In its April Spec...

Test, Measurement & Monitoring Grows More Complex…And More Vital, Part II

March 30, 2015 March is Test, Measurement and Monitoring month at Broadband Technology Report. TM&M is among the most important activities in which cable operators take part. No matter how low the price or attractive the service, subscribers will be dissatisfied if things don’t go smoothly. And dissatisfied subscribers easily can become ex-subscribers. There is a lot to learn. The Second Pa...

Test, Measurement & Monitoring Grows More Complex…And More Vital, Part I

March 25, 2015 Test, Measurement and Monitoring always was an important topic for cable operators. It is growing more central as operators add new services, new types of networks – and as competition increases. The first part of Broadband Technology Report’s TM&M March Special Report will tackle this broad and vital issue from a number of perspectives. Check out the SR for insights and offe...


Three Questions with Cox' Kristine Faulkner

August 26, 2015

Kristine Faulkner, Cox Communications' vice president/general manager, Home Security & Smart Home, chats with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about why the time is right technologically for cable to offer home security, current and emerging home networking technologies, and "gotchas" to watch out for.

Three Questions with Cox' Steve Rowley

August 26, 2015

Steve Rowley, senior vice president of Cox Business, speaks with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about the changing landscape for business services, predominant and emerging technologies for serving both SMBs and larger enterprises, and some pointers for cable operators looking to get into business services.

Three Questions with Cox' Kevin Hart

August 26, 2015

Cox Communications Executive Vice President and CTO Kevin Hart chats with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about gigabit, fiber, DOCSIS 3.1, recent changes in video technology, and emerging technologies to keep an eye on.

Test and Measurement Leaders Video Series, Part III: VeEX

August 21, 2015

Watch the video to learn about the latest solutions from VeEX, a global leader in Telecom, CATV, Fiber and Broadband Access test solutions.

Test and Measurement Leaders Video Series, Part II: Viavi Solutions

August 21, 2015

Watch the video to learn about the latest solutions from Viavi Solutions, a leading provider of test and measurement solutions for service providers.


BTR Blogs

BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

DOCSIS 3.1: Just about There

09/23/2015 DOCSIS 3.1 is edging closer to reality - or more properly, to availability. The latest DOCSIS 3.1 interop, held at CableLabs earlier this week ...
BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

Feds: Broadband Is a Utility

09/22/2015 The writing's been on the wall for a while, but now it's 10 feet tall and in neon letters: The Feds regard broadband as a utility, with all the ...
BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

Big Week for Big Internet

08/13/2015 This week has been a busy one for Internet news, particularly gigabit and faster. In the last few days, Cox has launched gigabit service in ...

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Comcast Biz Makes Desk Phones Mobile

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