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 MVPDs (Multichannel Video Programming Distributors)  to the point where a much more efficient approach to delivering and monetizing multiscreen distribution of live and on-demand content must be found. Operators not only need to streamline support for multisc...
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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 voice the same old way is fraught with risk. The cloud can transform the way cable providers win in the $80 billion fixed voice market in North America. This white paper reviews current voice market trends, challenges, and opportunities, and explains how cable pr...
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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, it is a powerhouse with a telephony infrastructure that arguably is superior to the telcos'. It is a platform capable of seamlessly delivering voice, video and data. It is time, however, for the industry to renew and upgrade its telephony network. It's not a s...

The Rise of the Software-Empowered Video Operator, Part II

August 12, 2014 To accommodate the integration of more virtualized, cloud-based components within the deployment environment, a new wave of exciting technology innovation is happening. The landscape is bright for best-of-breed vendors that have proven component integration points with other members of a deployment ecosystem. Single-vendor monolithic video solutions are heading towards certain ob...
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LATAM Cable and Broadband: Ready for Primetime?

August 7, 2014 BTR’s Monta Hernon walks our readers through the the opportunities and challenges in the Latin American market as it pertains to cable deployment. With free-to-air programming very popular and fairly high quality, Pay TV operators must go above and beyond in order to get their “fair share.” In this special report, Monta reviews: OTT 4K and HEVC Increasing ARPU Increasing penetr...
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Transport & Ethernet Solutions

August 1, 2014 VeEX offers a complete test and measurement solution portfolio for Core, Transport and Metro networks, providing tools to verify every step of the process. Whether it is Fiber Optics, CWDM/DWDM, SDH/SONET, High-speed Ethernet, OTN or Synchronization, VeEX has the right set of tools for: Feasibility/Network Engineering, Construction, Installation, Bringing into Service/Verificatio...
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Blazing a Trail to DOCSIS 3.1

July 31, 2014 Cable operators can never rest on their laurels – or their old standards. DOCSIS 3.0 is fast, of course. But its competitors – armed with high speed fiber-to-the-home platforms – have made it necessary to speed things up even further. The industry has obliged with DOCSIS 3.1. The newest version of the standard is on the fast track: Testing and early deployments are likely next ye...

Revolutionizing Metro Ethernet Networks

July 10, 2014 The increased adoption of cloud technology and applications is having a significant impact on metro networks.  But it is the nature of this traffic that causes more issues than the sheer volume. Bandwidth is now driven by applications, which have changed how bandwidth is created, how it is used, when it is generated and where it originates, making it far less predictable and...
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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 make nascent bandwidth-intensive services feasible and to squeeze more of today’s HD and SD channels into a given amount of bandwidth. In this special report, Broadband Technology Report asked leading thinkers in the HEVC sector to set the landscape: How will th...

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 relatively new problem has cropped up over the past three years or so: Signal leakage in the UHF spectrum, causing interference to long term evolution (LTE) services. Signal leakage at higher frequencies is more common than many assume, and its impact clearly ...


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.

2014 Diamond Technology Reviews Video Showcase - Ciena

September 19, 2014

For more info on Ciena, visit them them online at www.ciena.com. You can also visit them at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo - Booth 1231.

BTR Blogs

Ron Hendrickson, Managing Editor

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


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'


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

06/18/2014 Cable operator enthusiasm for the Reference Design Kit (RDK) is growing dramatically -  and rightly so -  as major operators in North America ...

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Atlantic Broadband

Atlantic B'Band Deploys TiVo Android App

September 30, 2014 Atlantic Broadband customers with TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) service can now stream live TV and recorded shows on Android phones a...

Linux Group Taking NFV Open Source

September 30, 2014 The Linux Foundation announced the founding of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV). OPNFV is intended to be a carrie...

Civolution Upgrades Ad Platform for Multiscreen

September 30, 2014 Civolution has upgraded its real-time TV-Synced Ads platform to offer category targeting across product categories, includ...

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.

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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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Goal! How Comcast Met The Challenge of Live Streaming The World Cup To Subscriber Devices

September 5, 2014

This live video chat with Vito Forlenza, Senior Director, TV Everywhere Content & Product Strategy for Comcast Cable, and BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson will examine how the Comcast team brought the World Cup to the mobile world, and successfully deployed hundreds of thousands of streams to their subscribers' devices.