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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of IP video platforms.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 10/24/2014
Continuing to battle the tide in the pay-TV market, Comcast cut its video subscriber losses steeply in the third quarter as it accelerated rollout of its next-gen ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 10/23/2014
As disclosed in an SEC filing yesterday, Roku has raised another $25 million, taking its funding total to more than $150 million, according to the company's ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 10/23/2014
Heartened by the recent ŕ la carte move of HBO and CBS, Verizon is now working with its content partners to fashion business models for its own planned OTT ventures.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 10/21/2014
Time Warner Cable customers in New York City and Los Angeles are getting a DVR upgrade.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 10/21/2014
There's a reason that programmers are trying their hand at over-the-top video. According to Adobe's latest Video Benchmark Report, online TV viewing has skyrocketed ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 10/17/2014
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Google is plunging into the growing media streaming market with its first Android TV platform device.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 10/16/2014
Let the dominos fall where they may. Just one day after HBO announced it would take its network over the top in 2015, CBS has launched an online subscription ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 10/16/2014
Reflecting the uncertain times for the traditional TV set-top box, STB revenues for equipment suppliers are now going up while STB shipments are going down.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 10/15/2014
It's time to welcome the newest IP set-top on the block. Sony joined the growing club Tuesday, officially launching the PlayStation TV in North America.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 10/14/2014
Austin has quickly become the unofficial epicenter of the Gigabit Cities movement, with multiple telecom and cable operators now vying for the gigabit attention of ...
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Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 10/24/2014
New Seattle facility aims to spur software development strategy companywide and ...
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Juniper Plans More Job Cuts
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/24/2014
Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that means more ...
Global Reach Helps Ericsson Grow in Q3
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/24/2014
Sales in North America are down as the telcos conserve cash, but other markets ...
Juniper Plans More Job Cuts
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/24/2014
Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that means more ...
Eurobites: Will EC's New Broom Sweep Away Regulation?
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/24/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Q3; BT shares down following ...
Global Cloud Xchange Chief Expects Takeover
Robert Clark, , 10/20/2014
GCX chief executive sets out new cloud platform and tips change of ownership.
Pressure Grows on Samsung in Q3
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2014
Apple and low-cost rivals put pressure on Samsung's smartphone business, but the ...
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Prime Reading
5 TV Tech Trends Heading for CES
Mari Silbey , Independent Technology Editor , 1/2/2014
What can the television set expect to see at the upcoming consumer electronics ...
TWC's Mike Angus Unplugged
Mari Silbey , Independent Technology Editor , 11/14/2013
Angus dishes on TV Everywhere, BYOD for pay TV, data caps, out-of-home rights, TV ...
Thinking Inside the Box
Mari Silbey , Independent Technology Editor , 10/7/2013
Cable operators pursue deals with CE makers and other retail hardware ...
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Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

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Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments


ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

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SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

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ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

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SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

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Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

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Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

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SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

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Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

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Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

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Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

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Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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