White Papers & Special Reports

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

March 30, 2015 March is Test, Measurement and Monitoring 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 smooth. And dissatisfied subscribers easily can become ex-subscribers. There is a lot to learn. The Second Part of BT...

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...

BTTV

Learn About Trilithic’s 802 AWE Advanced Wireless Test Set

March 25, 2015

Watch to learn more about how Trilithic’s 802 AWE advanced wireless test set can help you ensure the stability of your wireless networks while maximizing your customer’s online experience.

JDSU VSE-1100

March 25, 2015

Watch to learn more about the industry’s first consolidated digital spectrum analyzer and noise-troubleshooting platform designed for CCAP and remote-PHY challenges.

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 Blogs

Yassini

White Space and Rouzbeh Yassini's Next Act

03/18/2015

People who have been around the cable industry for a while know Rouzbeh Yassini. Newcomers, however, may not. The short version is that ...

BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

Gigabit: Bigger Isn't Always Better

03/18/2015 A funny thing happened on the way to gigabit: The little rural telcos grabbed the ball and took off running. Although Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) ...
Carl Weinschenk, BTR Senior Editor

Broadband Redefinition: Prelude to Bigger Changes

02/04/2015

Make no mistake about it: The cable industry is being challenged by the White House and the FCC. Opinions of course will differ on whether ...

Latest News & Features

Comcast

Comcast Biz Expands Ethernet in CT

March 30, 2015 Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Business announced that its full portfolio of multi-Gigabit Ethernet services is now available acro...
AT&T

AT&T Goes Gigabit in Cupertino

March 30, 2015 AT&T (NYSE:T) has launched its U-verse with GigaPower service in parts of the Silicon Valley town of Cupertino, CA. Th...
Comcast

Promotion Time at Comcast

March 30, 2015 Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced several promotions at executive VP, senior VP and VP levels. Of most interest in the tech...

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.

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