Welcome to today's broadband and cable news roundup.
TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO) announcedCable One Inc. , a top ten incumbent cable operator that serves more than 740,000 customers, as its latest new customer on Tuesday. Cable ONE, which once tested Sling-loaded boxes from EchoStar Corp. LLC (Nasdaq: SATS), will use TiVo as its exclusive software provider for all new DVRs and expects to start deploying the platform in the first half of 2013. (See CableOne Unplugs EchoStar .)
OneAccess has introduced a Docsis 3.0 interface for its family of One Series multi-service routers, starting with its One700 PRI platform. The vendor says the D3 integration, which is based on a CableLabs -certified embedded cable modem module (eCMM), trims operating and capital expenditures for cable operators by reducing the number of appliances required to deploy managed cloud services to business customers. The new configuration will be ready for lab tests by the first quarter of 2013, with general availability slated for the second quarter, the company said.
Mediacom has launched a customer care app for iOS- and Android-powered smartphones and tablets. The resulting MediacomConnect app, powered by Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: SNCR)'s cloud-based SmartCare platform, supports a general service troubleshooter, and lets customers schedule appointments and view or pay bills. The app also has the ability to reset Mediacom cable modem routers and set-top boxes.
While Comcast continues to rally support among major operators for the RDK when it comes to operators-supplied devices with IP capabilities, it seems like TiVo is having much success with adoption among the tier2 operators, almost making it a defacto standard for that group when it comes to next-gen video projects. But I suppose Arris, which has a few Moxi wins among that group, might have something to say about that, though. JB
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.