White Papers & Special Reports

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...

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

November 5, 2014 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...

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Video Series: The HFC Network Evolution, Part III

June 29, 2015

Watch the video to hear Cisco's Todd McCrum discuss the node as a platform. Make sure and watch part I and part II of the video series to learn more about the evolving HFC network.

Three Questions with Comcast's Eric Schaefer

June 24, 2015

Comcast's senior vice president and general manager of communication, data and mobility services, Eric Schaefer, chats with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about the MSO's Gigabit Pro 2 Gbps high-speed Internet service, its underlying technologies and deployment plans, and the company's plans and experiences with DOCSIS 3.1.

Video Series: The HFC Network Evolution, Part II

June 22, 2015

Watch the video to hear Cisco’s Steve Condra discuss the future of HFC networks. Be on the lookout for part III in this special three-part video series next week.

Time Warner Cable Logra gran retorno con su inversión en SIG

June 17, 2015

Escuche como TWC desarrolló un Sistema de Información Geográfica de redes (SIG) que habilita a más de 9,000 usuarios con información de red precisa. Aprenda como esto permitió tomar mejores decisiones y le dio agilidad al negocio resultando en...

Video Series: The HFC Network Evolution, Part I

June 16, 2015

Watch the video to hear Cisco’s Mike Whitley discuss HFC networks today and paving the road to one gigabit architecture. Be on the lookout for part II in this special three-part video series next week.

BTR Blogs

BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

Welcome to the New BTR-V!

06/01/2015 Hello, and welcome to BTR's newest product, BTR-V. The "V" is for video, specifically advanced video technologies that cut across industry ...
BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

INTX: OTT, Front and Center

05/13/2015

If you had to name just one overarching theme at this year's inaugural INTX show, it would have to be over-the-top (OTT) video: How it ...

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 ...

Latest News & Features

Cox Communications

Cox Biz Connects New Tropicana in Vegas

July 1, 2015 Cox Business/Hospitality Network has completed a WiFi and DOCSIS deployment at the New Tropicana Las Vegas, which includes...
Cable ONE

Cable ONE Spin-Off Complete

July 1, 2015 Graham Holdings (NYSE:GHC) announced that it has completed the previously announced spin-off of Cable ONE (NYSE:CABO). Eff...
Teleste

Teleste Scores DOCSIS 3.1 Deal

July 1, 2015 Teleste has signed an agreement with Dutch energy provider and cable operator DELTA for the delivery of a next generation ...

Webcasts

Test & Measurement in a Multiscreen World

The provision of any service/anywhere presents test and measurement challenges for cable operators that mix the old and the new. In this webinar, the first of two focusing on test and measurement in July, we examine how operators can ensure that their multiscreen service rollouts proceed smoothly and maintain the expected quality of experience. You’ll hear recommendations specific to the latest adaptive bit rate (ABR) and encoder boundary point (EBP) specifications, particularly around alignment and drift, as well as recommendations for packaging files together for testing of alignment prior to origin.  You’ll also discover the important role RF test continues to play in premises certification, leakage and ingress detection, and avoiding interference among the subscribers’ various devices.

( July 14, 2015 / 02:00 PM

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

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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