Is Roku a 'Virtual MSO'?
LR Cable Opinion | 2/3/2011 | 2 comments
Should Roku and other OTT video players adhere to the same rules as traditional TV service providers? DirecTV is pressing the FCC for an answer
IP Will Trump Tru2way
LR Cable Opinion | 1/4/2011 | Post a comment
Tru2way at retail was a dud, but a combo of broadband connectivity, adaptive streaming and DRM could respark cable's CE fire
Cable Dreams in 3D
LR Cable Opinion | 7/22/2010 | Post a comment
Competitive pressure from telco-TV and satellite video rivals is pushing US cable operators to move forward with deployment of some 3DTV services
The Set-Top Mess
LR Cable Opinion | 1/29/2010 | 1 comment
The FCC's inquiry into set-top 'innovation' is showing just how far apart all sides are from reaching anything resembling a consensus
Cable Going Green
LR Cable Opinion | 1/5/2010 | Post a comment
Major cable MSOs and suppliers are exploring environmentally friendly technologies and operational processes to reduce their carbon footprints
Down in Denver?
LR Cable Opinion | 10/6/2009 | 1 comment
Will the Mile High City draw a big crowd when the 'Cable Connections - Fall' event-fest kicks off October 25?
Tru2way at a Crossroads
LR Cable Opinion | 8/4/2009 | 3 comments
Cable's current challenge is turning a passive and one-way medium – television – into an interactive, two-way technology
Taking Video to the Next Level
LR Cable Opinion | 6/10/2009 | Post a comment
Here's a snapshot of what's in store at our rapidly approaching annual event, Cable Next-Gen Video Strategies: Competing in the Three-Screen World
Bypassing the IPTV Hype
LR Cable Opinion | 5/15/2009 | 9 comments
CMTS bypass appears to give MSOs big cost savings, but a deeper dive into the numbers produces less eye-popping results
Burning Down the House
LR Cable Opinion | 4/14/2009 | Post a comment
Rather than burning bridges via Internet metering trials, TWC would be better served by identifying and resolving its operational issues
Charter's Next Chapter
LR Cable Opinion | 4/2/2009 | Post a comment
Bonus package may look like a duck, but it doesn’t exactly quack like one, as these execs aren't the ones that ran Charter into the ground
What Economic Meltdown?
LR Cable Opinion | 2/23/2009 | Post a comment
If you're seeking more evidence of economic calamity, don't let Comcast's latest earnings report serve as your guiding light
LR Cable Opinion | 2/3/2009 | 5 comments
The FCC is questioning Comcast's VoIP policies, but will the MSO's answers avoid being cast into the Fed's Gorge of Eternal Peril?
A Stimulating Discussion
LR Cable Opinion | 12/3/2008 | Post a comment
Upgrading 100 millon homes for 100 Mbit/s services would account for less than 3 percent of a bailout and stimulus plan that's on the table
Change Is Coming for Cable
LR Cable Opinion | 11/14/2008 | 1 comment
MSOs may be counting the days until FCC chief Kevin Martin departs, but hopes of a more cable-friendly successor are likely misplaced
LR Cable Opinion | 10/29/2008 | Post a comment
Considering recent trends at AT&T and Verizon, it's small wonder that several MSOs are planning to make serious wireless plays
Is 'Naked' DSL Hotter?
LR Cable Opinion | 10/22/2008 | Post a comment
Could a high-speed Internet/wireless bundle create a match made in telco heaven… or at least stop the bleeding?
Arris Going Soft
LR Cable Opinion | 10/15/2008 | Post a comment
Arris built its rep as an IP hardware supplier, but, thanks to a string of savvy acquisitions, it's now also a serious software player
$6,250 per Home Passed
LR Cable Opinion | 10/1/2008 | 1 comment
The proposed $700 billion plan is enough to cover the cost of installing fiber to every single home in the US
The Bandwidth Shell Game
LR Cable Opinion | 9/24/2008 | 3 comments
Comcast's new congestion management system makes it appear that it has no intention of delivering modem-speed tiers 'as advertised'
The Comcast DTA Dance
LR Cable Opinion | 9/12/2008 | Post a comment
Even if Comcast turns on 'privacy mode' in digital terminal adapters, it's questionable if some cable programmers will trust it
And the Whiner Is...
LR Cable Opinion | 9/2/2008 | Post a comment
People may be aghast at Comcast's cap, but for virtually every other utility or transport service, metered pricing is the norm
From The Founder
Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm
conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
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Network functions virtualization (NFV) is not the easiest of topics to take on board, so here's a Light Reading infographic, developed following conversations with the folks at HP, that helps make sense of where NFV is taking the industry.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants?
My ongoing interview tour of the leading minds of the telecom industry recently took me to Richardson, Texas, where I met with Rod Naphan, CTO and SVP, Solutions, ...
I recently popped down to Texas to chat with CEO Eric L. Pratt about his company, Taqua.