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Using AI for Smarter Cable CX
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/24/2019  |  Post a comment
A new Tractica report looks at how cable providers are mining their big data and using data-based methods to boost network performance, resolve service issues and manage customer care.
Comment: Re: Nice Post - craigleddy - 12/17/2018
Cable 5G Transport Shows Promise & Complexity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/14/2018  |  3 comments
US cable providers are gearing up to play a crucial role by supporting transport of 5G communications, but their aspirations are clouded by the complexity of 5G itself.
Comment: Memory Lane - craigleddy - 12/14/2018
Cable's Fiber Outlook Gets Clearer With Coherent Optics
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/1/2018  |  1 comment
Cable is exploring coherent optics technology to better access the cable network and improve fiber networks to increase capacity tenfold.
Comment: Next batter up - craigleddy - 7/23/2018
Cable Undergoing Extensive Wireless Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Cable is moving in on the wireless market, with many exciting opportunities opening up across the board, including in WiFi, mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and 5G.
Can Cable's IoT Dethrone Alexa?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/19/2018  |  1 comment
Cable is moving into the Internet of Things (IoT) market, specifically homing in on home automation, using its advantage of existing connectivity and customers.
Cable SD-WAN: A Generational Moment
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is the primary focus for cable in 2018, with fierce competition across the market.
Can AI Make Cable Smarter?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/28/2017  |  11 comments
Cable is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to help tackle customer service woes, as well as proactively manage network functions and provide a better customer experience.
Comment: 5G Rubik's Cube - craigleddy - 10/18/2017
Cable 5G Backhaul Forecast: Clear as Mud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable is well on the path to meeting 5G backhaul and small cell requirements; however, cable may face competition from mobile network operators (MNOs) and find challenges in technology and regulation limitations.
Comment: Re: Size - craigleddy - 8/8/2017
Comment: Re: Baaa. Baaa. - craigleddy - 7/25/2017
Comment: Re: Cable & SD-WAN - craigleddy - 7/25/2017
Comment: Re: Cable & SD-WAN - craigleddy - 7/25/2017
Cable Eyes SD-WAN to Boost Business Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/25/2017  |  4 comments
Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is offering cable multiple system operators (MSOs) a leg up in the market, offering solutions other than fiber, such as DOCSIS 3.1; however, it is not without its challenges.
Comment: Back in the day - craigleddy - 6/21/2017
Cable Moves Toward Faster, Smarter Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable's next-generation strategy for a smart cable access network is perhaps its biggest change in over 25 years, and it offers numerous options to increase Internet speeds and enable intelligent traffic routing and service management.
Pay-TV Security Gets 50 Shades Darker
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Pay-TV providers are seeing new security threats and vulnerabilities every day, and are facing numerous challenges trying to tighten the security that protects organizations, as well as their customers.
Comment: Re: Test for FCC - craigleddy - 2/22/2017
How Cable Plans Symmetrical Gigabit via FDX
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/10/2017  |  1 comment
With cable operators facing challenges in the upstream return path, many are turning to Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) to address the issue. However, FDX likely won't be available until 2019 and will face its own challenges along the way, leaving the industry to make do until relief is available.
Cable Focusing on Virtualization Use Cases
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading has identified four use cases that are key to cable virtualization and that prove cable is ready to turn concepts into action.
Comment: Re: Nailed it. - craigleddy - 9/22/2016
Multicast ABR Clears IP Video Stream Dams
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/1/2016  |  Post a comment
As video consumption swells across all available player devices, the industry is looking to transition from quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) technology to Internet Protocol (IP) and that migration is making multicast adaptive bit rate (M-ABR) a top choice for providers.
Cable Exploring New Mobility Plays
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/1/2016  |  Post a comment
As the cable industry is steadily deploying WiFi hotspots and homespots, it is beginning to explore other opportunities that wireless usage can offer.
Cable Mines Big Data to Improve Performance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/22/2016  |  1 comment
Cable is going big with data analytics, digging into its big data stores, with the hope of garnering information, simplifying operations and improving services and customer care.
Comment: Re: Layer3 - craigleddy - 4/12/2016
Cable Eyes the Enterprise Prize
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/29/2016  |  3 comments
Cable has grown dramatically in the small- and midsized business (SMB) market, hitting the $12 billion mark, and is now heading into the enterprise business market.
Cable Seeks Cures for WiFi's Ills
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/11/2015  |  12 comments
Cable needs to overcome WiFi's limitations to help provide a high quality of experience for customers.
Cable's Four Paths to Gigabit Internet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/13/2015  |  3 comments
Many cable companies are moving toward gigabit Internet speeds and finding that rolling it out requires some balancing to realize return on investment whilst appeasing customers.
Comment: Re: Voice remote - craigleddy - 7/14/2015
Cable's Cloud-Based UI Makeover
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/14/2015  |  2 comments
Cable providers are rolling out cloud-based user interface (UI) platforms that offer better TV guides, richer graphics, search features and branded experiences for video content.
Comment: Re: Disapointing - craigleddy - 4/2/2015
Where Is TV Everywhere Going?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/2/2015  |  7 comments
TV Everywhere is gaining momentum, with apps available from nearly every major programming group and ever-growing viewer numbers.
Comment: Re: Dumb question - craigleddy - 3/30/2015
Comment: Follow the Money - craigleddy - 3/2/2015
Comment: The Day After - craigleddy - 2/27/2015
Comment: Acronym mania - craigleddy - 12/31/2014
Cable's Challenge to Go Green
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/30/2014  |  2 comments
The cable industry is embarking on its most ambitious effort ever to cut its energy consumption and associated costs
Comment: Blurred lines - craigleddy - 12/19/2014
Comment: Pronoun trouble - craigleddy - 12/12/2014
Comment: Follow the money - craigleddy - 8/28/2014
Cable's WiFi Video Attack
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/12/2014  |  2 comments
Cable has been working on WiFi gateways to combine IP video and advanced Wi-Fi for the home.
Cable & OTT: Do We Hear Wedding Bells?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/3/2014  |  5 comments
Cable and over-the-top (OTT) providers are striking up an unusual friendship, yet this unexpected pairing may lead to profitability for both sides, once some significant challenges are hurdled.
Comment: Want to bid? - craigleddy - 6/30/2014
Comment: A salute - craigleddy - 6/11/2014
Comment: Shameless Plug - craigleddy - 5/19/2014
Comment: Too bad - craigleddy - 3/7/2014
Is 4K Ultra HD in Cable's Future?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/7/2014  |  7 comments
The expected arrival of 4K Ultra High-Definition TV (UHD) will present some significant challenges to cable providers.
Comment: Re: Costs - craigleddy - 2/25/2014
Comment: The Litmus Test - craigleddy - 2/13/2014
Comment: Re: A quick guide - craigleddy - 2/11/2014
Comment: Re: Verizon - craigleddy - 2/11/2014
Comment: Other Treasure Hunts - craigleddy - 12/20/2013
Cable's Search for Advanced Advertising Treasure
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/20/2013  |  5 comments
Dynamic advertising insertion (DAI) is available in 30 million homes and expected to be in 40 million homes by the end of 2014.
Comment: Re: Licensing - craigleddy - 11/27/2013
Comment: Great analysis - craigleddy - 11/15/2013
Comment: Only 5 Worst?? - craigleddy - 11/7/2013
Comment: Re: DOCSIS 3.1 - craigleddy - 10/23/2013
Comment: DOCSIS 3.1 vs FTTH - craigleddy - 10/21/2013
Comment: Re: WiFi Provider? - craigleddy - 10/18/2013
Comment: Re: Debate? - craigleddy - 10/14/2013
Comment: Re: Hard numbers... - craigleddy - 10/14/2013
Gigabit This, Google Fiber!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/14/2013  |  24 comments
The FCC has called for a Gigabit City in each state by 2015.

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