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Cable MSOs Move in on Ethernet Sales
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8/7/2013  |  Post a comment
Cable multiple system operators (MSOs) are pushing into the Ethernet services market
Cloud-Based DVRs Have Plenty of Silver Lining
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6/12/2013  |  Post a comment
Cloud DVRs offer numerous benefits to providers and users alike
Cable Using Wi-Fi to Extend Its Reach
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6/12/2013  |  Post a comment
The cable industry has embarked on its boldest mission yet to make wireless a part of cable's product portfolio
Are 2nd-Screen Apps a Cross-Eyed Idea?
LR Cable Opinion  | 
10/16/2012  |  2 comments
The number of interactive TV applications on iPads and other broadband-connected devices is growing fast
Are Cable's Smart Homes a Smart Move?
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7/11/2012  |  Post a comment
Cable operators are ready to take another run at offering a full suite of smart-home services to increase customer spending
Multi-Screen Mania Poses New Challenges
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5/10/2012  |  Post a comment
Cable operators are rushing to push content and services to a wide range of consumer devices, including iPads and smartphones
Monetizing Multi-Screen Mania
LR Cable Opinion  | 
4/20/2011  |  1 comment
The momentum behind multi-screen video is building, especially on the iPad, but how can cable operators cash in?
Why Is Sling Getting a Free Pass?
LR Cable Opinion  | 
3/25/2011  |  6 comments
...when programmers are chirping about Time Warner Cable's new iPad app, which limits streaming of live TV to a customer's home
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
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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 MSOs Push for Interactive Ads
LR Cable Opinion  | 
12/14/2010  |  Post a comment
Close to 25M cable digital STBs are now able to handle interactive features using EBIF technology
There's a Cable Set-Top Revolution Goin' On
LR Cable Opinion  | 
10/19/2010  |  Post a comment
The arrival of high-powered end-user devices is driving cable network operators to demand more sophisticated set-top boxes from equipment suppliers
Cable Dreams in 3D
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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
Broadband Speed War: Cable's Docsis 3.0 Volley
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6/9/2010  |  Post a comment
MSOs are investing considerable amounts in bandwidth, capital, and operation expenditures in Docsis 3.0 technology
Cellular Backhaul: Is There Gold in Them Thar Towers?
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2/26/2010  |  Post a comment
US cable operators are rapidly expanding their reach to the nation's cellular network towers, in an effort to take lucrative backhaul business away from telco competitors
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
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1/5/2010  |  Post a comment
Major cable MSOs and suppliers are exploring environmentally friendly technologies and operational processes to reduce their carbon footprints
TV Everywhere: The Path to All-IP Cable
LR Cable Opinion  | 
10/22/2009  |  Post a comment
The perceived threat posed by over-the-top Internet video providers is driving cable operators to accelerate the development of TV Everywhere
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
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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
If You Build It With EBIF, Will Interactive TV Come?
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6/3/2009  |  Post a comment
With EBIF activity in full swing on a variety of fronts, cable is making one of its biggest pushes ever to achieve the long-sought promise of interactive TV
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
Providers Blocking Online Video Access
LR Cable Opinion  | 
4/28/2009  |  8 comments
Is the culprit the MSOs or the telcos? No, alas, it's the purveyors of Web TV themselves
Burning Down the House
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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
Going All-Digital With DTAs
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4/6/2009  |  Post a comment
DTAs represent an attractive, cost-effective option for cable operators to reclaim analog bandwidth and go 'all digital'
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
A Decade of Docsis
LR Cable Opinion  | 
3/20/2009  |  1 comment
Why WiFi Is a Winner
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3/19/2009  |  Post a comment
Cablevision is smart to ride, rather than fight, mobile momentum with an ambitious WiFi strategy
A Tale of Two Companies
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3/4/2009  |  Post a comment
Cablevision rocked while Dish Network got socked in a Q4 marked by surging competition and a tough economy
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
Comcast Widens Wideband Footprint
LR Cable Opinion  | 
2/6/2009  |  1 comment
MSO has more than 35% of its network wired up for wideband, with Denver and San Francisco in line for the MSO's Docsis 3.0 treats
Clash of the Cross-Platform Titans
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2/4/2009  |  Post a comment
Cross-platform services provide benefits as cable operators seek to increase uptake of bundles, extend business lines, and stay ahead of telcos
Three Questions
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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?
Broadband TV: Cable Ready?
LR Cable Opinion  | 
1/12/2009  |  Post a comment
MSOs must jettison their historic closed-minded set-top box strategies and embrace Web video
Opposite Ends of the Spectrum
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12/18/2008  |  Post a comment
As Charter attempts to restructure a massive debt load, a low-key cable vendor believes its own shares are significantly undervalued
Cable's Plans for Faltering VoD
LR Cable Opinion  | 
12/3/2008  |  Post a comment
More than a decade after its creation, cable VoD has not risen to its projected potential.
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
Slideshow: CTAM Summit '08
LR Cable Opinion  | 
11/14/2008  |  Post a comment
Pics & caps from this week's event in Boston, brought to you in SquintVision
Wireless Rules
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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
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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
Crossing the Patent Troll
LR Cable Opinion  | 
10/9/2008  |  Post a comment
Verizon's legal assault on Cox and Charter seems little more than an attempt to squash residential voice competition
Cable Aims to Revolutionize TV Advertising
LR Cable Opinion  | 
10/1/2008  |  Post a comment
Cable operators are beginning to create new technologies, which they will use to transform the Internet advertising industry
$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'
Chipping In on Cable IPTV
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9/18/2008  |  Post a comment
Will Docsis 3.0 be used for IPTV?
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
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Centec on Ethernet Switching

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Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
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Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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How Might Open Source Fail?

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Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
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NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
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Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
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Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

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Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
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WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

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NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
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Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
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Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

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Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

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Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
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Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

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Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
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Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

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The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.