White Papers & Special Reports

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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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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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...
The Quick Evolution of QoS and QoE, Part I

The Quick Evolution of QoS and QoE, Part I

October 30, 2014 For cable operators, nothing is more important – or more challenging – than maintaining Quality of Service and Quality of Experience. These metrics, after all, speak directly to what subscribers are seeing and hearing. They are different: QoS measures metrics such as jitter and latency, while QoE is a broader attempt to figure out what the subscriber actually is experiencing. Th...

Implementing Live-to-VOD Services

October 17, 2014 Today, hitting the pause button to take a quick break during a live football game is no longer just a farfetched impulse; it’s a practical expectation. Replaying a scene from a live TV broadcast is as simple as hitting the rewind button and catching up on a favorite show is just a menu option away. This white paper details how time-shifted TV services are structured and how Elem...
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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...

BTTV

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 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.

BTR Blogs

Carl Weinschenk, BTR Senior Editor

Give the OTT Providers What They Want

11/12/2014 MSOs will face a strategic choice during the next year or two. The cable industry's natural inclination will be to do battle. Cable operators didn't ...
Ron Hendrickson, Managing Editor

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

08/13/2014

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'

07/30/2014

The general sense is that the intense competition between cable operators and over-the-top (OTT) providers is starting to give way to a ...

Latest News & Features

Comcast

Comcast Launches 4K Video App

December 18, 2014 Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced the launch of Xfinity in UHD, a 4K/UltraHD on-demand video programming app for 2014 Samsu...
U.S. Department of Commerce

Feds: Fast Web Competition Lacking

December 18, 2014 According to a report released by the U.S. Commerce Department's Economics and Statistics Administration, far more competi...
SCTE

SCTE Calls for Expo Abstracts

December 18, 2014 The SCTE is seeking proposals for papers and presentations for technical sessions to be conducted at Cable-Tec Expo 2015, ...

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 / 03:30 PM

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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