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albreznick
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albreznick,
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9/3/2013 | 3:03:01 PM
Re: Gazing out the window
Good points, Jeff. Sounds like you have a column idea right there. How would cable respond to either of those developments? How should cable respond? 

BTW, welcome back from your holiday. Hope you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing your next slices of wisdom. :)

 
jlfinkels
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9/3/2013 | 1:08:14 PM
Re: Gazing out the window
Two things really would drive cable to fiber early deployments and we have no diret control over either... 

1. Competition

2. Regulatory

The question is how we react to those?
jlfinkels
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9/3/2013 | 12:55:55 PM
Re: Well Done ...
Thanks Peter...
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9/3/2013 | 12:54:47 PM
Re: Back office transformations?
Sorry, been on holiday so I am a bit delayed in responding...

Completely agree with your statement on OSS/BSS needing revamping. Many of us are going through a similar experience. The work at TM Forum around their architecture models is most helpful in this regard. It is worth a discussion on its own.

The issues around that level of transformation cut to the core of our business and are extremely complex. In a network we can cut over a small segment of oour customers and not impact others, but how do we do that with the back-end that deals with the operational issues e.g. billing, monitoring, mediation, etc?

Thanks for your comments!
albreznick
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albreznick,
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8/29/2013 | 12:41:29 PM
Re: Gazing out the window
Good points, dwx. I think everyrthing video could end up going over the HSI network as well. So will the MSOs and OTT providers end up woirking out partnerships, like the MSOs have done with the cable programmers? Or do you think they'll chiefly remain competitors?
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8/28/2013 | 8:15:30 PM
Re: Gazing out the window
Going all fiber for a footprint as large as a top-5 MSO just isn't feasible in a short-term plan.  D3.1 does add a lot of capacity and while it's not cheap to expand the upstream, it's much cheaper than trenching fiber, and provides enough capacity for all-IP delivery.   Look how far Verizon got with their FIOS deployments before basically running out of money and Wall Street's patience.   Google isn't making any money off their Google Fiber deployments, not even close. 

I do not see a traditional video offering being phased out anytime soon, but I do see it all being delivered over a HSI pipe, where a MSO video service is delivered along side other OTT providers to an open standards device.  Look at the Fanhattan project Cox is trialing now, it's basically just that.  
TeleWRTRLiz
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8/28/2013 | 3:42:36 PM
Back office transformations?
We have quite a few MSO members here at TM Forum going through legacy back office transformations to meet current customer engagement models (Cablevision Argentina is one of them). That is definitely something that is next for cable tech and would be great to get Jeff's perspective on.
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albreznick,
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8/28/2013 | 3:31:11 PM
Re: Gazing out the window
Lots of questions for Jeff already. I don't think he'll lack for things to address. I doubt he'll talk about "trashing" coax. He has far too much reverence for the technology. But it will be interesting to hear his views of coax's future.

We await other top technologists' views as well. (Hint, hint, nudge, nudge, Peter)    
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8/28/2013 | 3:20:44 PM
Re: Gazing out the window
I'd like for you to take on the challenge of considering under what conditions it would make sense to convert to an all FIBER network and trash coax all together.

Or perhaps you would prefer to take on something tamer like Cablevision's Dolan comment on Future of Cable Might Not Include TV (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323420604578647961424594702.html) .

GO LONG! eJ
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8/28/2013 | 1:18:12 PM
Well Done ...
Jeff -


I am glad to see someone (with talent by the way) is supporting Alan's quest!

 

-p
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