White Papers & Special Reports

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...

5 Steps to Solving the TV Everywhere Dilemma for Operators

March 5, 2015 We are in the midst of a massive shift in how and where television viewers access their favorite shows and programming tiers. Operators that deny this shift will be behind the times and left out of position to deliver this content on screens of all shapes and sizes. Further, an entire generation of television viewers is emerging, bringing with them new requirements regarding what...
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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, create opportunities for new business models and revenue streams - but they also pose challenges. Key among these is managing security in a more complex landscape. This special report examines multi-layered revenue security in the new multiscreen world. Spons...
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Optimizing DOCSIS 3.1 Networks: The Benefit of Protocol Analysis

January 20, 2015 As many MSOs begin planning their DOCSIS 3.1 deployments, they need to also consider the tools they will require to ensure that maximum network availability and the guaranteed service levels are in place and maintained. These tools will enable operators to not only understand the complexity of the network capability but also how to ensure robust system performance. This white pap...
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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 how legacy STBs will be supported, which new businesses will be put under gateway control and how operators see themselves fitting into the broader telecommunications landscape. Broadband Technology Report’s Special Report on gateways will look at these issu...

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 the industry is that the long term solution for meeting demand for capacity and speed is a fiber/optical one. If operators plan to stay competitive and support future growth, they must devise a plan that looks forward to a converged optical platform capable of ...
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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 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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The Quick Evolution of QoS and QoE, Part 2

November 5, 2014 The second part of Broadband Technology Report’s Special Report on Quality of Service and Quality of Experience takes up where the first part left off. The bottom line is simple: Operators that ignore or mismanage these important topics are flirting with disaster. There are many approaches to the issues. The most important thing is that operators continually think of QoS and QoE...

Improving QoE with Better Device Management

November 4, 2014 Providing great Quality of Experience (QoE) is essential to retaining customers are maintaining revenue growth. To do this, operators must ensure that service quality meets, or exceeds the expectations of the subscriber. But QoE is more than just service assurance. It’s the sum of all customer experiences from purchasing and connecting, to supporting the ongoing subscriber lifecy...

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Dr. Giles Wilson On Ericsson's Compression "Play"

April 23, 2015

Delivering a quality video experience to customers with lowest possible bandwidth is an equation all operators must get behind. Squeezing the most performance out of your system’s available bandwidth is obviously a game-changer as the relentless crush of demand for video services accelerates.

Watch BTR's Interview with Imagine Communications

April 14, 2015

Imagine Communications' CTO Steve Reynolds visits with BTR Publisher Tim Hermes and reflects on Imagine's marketplace plans as well as key video distribution trends, multiscreen models and more detail about the Imagine Cloud Platform for Distribution.

Watch BTR's Interview with Verimatrix

April 14, 2015

Verimatrix's CTO Peta Peterka visits with BTR Publisher Tim Hermes to discuss revenue security for service providers including OTT. He also gives BTR a run-down of Verimatrix' key products, including the new VCAS Ultra revenue security platform.

Helping Cable and Telco Service Providers Drive Incremental Revenue

April 6, 2015

Imagine Communications delivers solutions for service providers that address the changing consumer needs to enable video consumption anywhere, anytime and on any device and can drive increased revenue with dynamic, targeted advertising.

Sneak Peek: Verimatrix Explores the Connected Future of Pay-TV Revenue Security at NAB 2015

April 6, 2015

Verimatrix will define the connected future of revenue security at NAB 2015 with the introduction of an innovative, cloud-based revenue security engine for system management, monitoring and analytics that optimizes solution performance and reduces operational expenses.

BTR Blogs

BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

Comcast, TWC Call It Off

04/24/2015 It's official: Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) have mutually agreed to call off their proposed merger. The ...
BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

A Cable Guy Goes to NAB

04/23/2015 It sounds like the start of a bad joke - "So a cable guy goes to NAB ..." - but that's exactly what happened in Las Vegas last week. And indee...
BTR Senior Editor Carl Weinschenk

The Unbundling End Game

04/01/2015

Cable operators better watch out. The conditions that have kept their bread-and-butter revenue generating business safe and secure are ...

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Metrological

Metrological to Focus on Multiscreen Apps at INTX

April 25, 2015 At INTX in Chicago, Metrological will showcase its device and software agnostic Application Platform, including its App St...
S3 Group

S3 Taking Test Automation to London

April 25, 2015 At TV Connect in London, S3 Group [will feature its portfolio of StormTest automation products being used to support deliv...
Keepixo

Allegro Spins Off Video Software Biz

April 25, 2015 Allegro DVT, a provider of H.264 and HEVC video compression solutions, has introduced a new affiliate Keepixo, specif...

Webcasts

INTX 2015: The Cable Show Branches Out

The old NCTA Cable Show has morphed into INTX, the Internet and Television Exposition. What's new? What's not? What's it all mean?  Join BTR Publisher Tim Hermes and Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson for a discussion of the tech, trends and buzz at this year's INTX in Chicago.

( May 14, 2015 / 02:00 PM

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.

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