DOShea 2/28/2014 | 10:49:35 AM
But, wait, there's more... TWC just announced this week that it has addedd CE 2.0 certification for the two wholesale transport service types, so it now has the complete set of CE 2.0 certifications: http://www.lightreading.com/cable-video/cable-business-services/-time-warner-cable-business-class-earns-all-8-mef-ce-20-certifications/d/d-id/708011
TaraSeals 2/11/2014 | 1:56:59 PM
Re: Swapping specialities Yeah, it's strange-- you never hear Verizon or AT&T screaming bloody murder about retrans fees. Largely have kept out of the blackout spats. Makes me wonder. 

But yes, totally agree--broadband (and video is moving to IP distribution anyway after all) and business services are the revenue generators of the future. Well, and niche applications like mobile backhaul I think. Telcos need to consider things more strategically but I can't help thinking that 4G somehow has a lot to do with their decisions here.
TaraSeals 2/11/2014 | 1:53:48 PM
Re: Competitors Isn't it also the ability to give enhanced SLAs too across Ethernet's shared infrastructure? Or no?
DOShea 2/10/2014 | 10:23:01 PM
Re: Competitors I think it would be nice to see some research that shows what current business customers of CE 2.0 would say about that, but in theory the value is in the classes of service, but also things like having standardized performance objectives for all different types of applications, and--again in theory--overall better quality of service.
DOShea 2/10/2014 | 10:09:50 PM
Re: Swapping specialities ...and considering that swap, which one would you rather be? The telcos are doing great in video, but they are getting into a market getting increasingly squeezed by retransmission fees, and where the broadcasters are really kings of the mountain. The cable guys might be doing great in a residential voice telephony market that no one cares about, but the business data market has plenty to offer without the video markets trappings.
TaraSeals 2/10/2014 | 4:33:11 PM
Swapping specialities "Cable TV network operators -- not telcos -- are the ones pushing the Ethernet envelope in the competitive business market."

Well they kind of have to, in a way-- with the ongoing bleeding of video subs (TWC certainly shows no signs of turning that around), no wireless play and voice being kind of a wash of a game, it comes down to business services and broadband. I think it's kind of funny how telcos are kind of ahead of MSOs now when it comes to deploying innovative video services (Comcast being an exception) and it's the opposite for data. They're placing their strategic bets in each other's traditionally incumbent sandboxes.
Carol Wilson 2/10/2014 | 3:41:25 PM
Re: Competitors It's still not entirely clear to me what businesses value most about CE 2.0 - is it the classes of service?
DOShea 2/7/2014 | 7:27:56 PM
Competitors Will this drive competitors in the TWCBC markets to getb going on CE 2.0?