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What subscription video can learn from the music industry

May 19, 2015 | by Gene Hoffman, chairman and CEO, Vindicia | Comments

Subscription IQ: As the music industry fumbled through its foray into the broadband distribution model, it generated case study after case study on how to get things wrong. The film and television industries stand much to gain by examining the music industry’s mistakes.

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Advances in digital video

August 4, 2015 2:33 pm | by Jeffrey Krauss, Emergent Technologist and President of Telecommunications and Technology Policy | Comments

What would motivate you to buy a new TV receiver? 3D? Probably not. 4K resolution? Well maybe, if you can afford an 80 inch display. High dynamic range? Once you see HDR video on an HDR display, yes, that’s the ticket.

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Why do we need more licensed spectrum?

July 30, 2015 1:25 pm | Comments

CTIA released a short video that shows that more licensed spectrum is a necessity in order to meet Americans’ demand for mobile.

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Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

July 30, 2015 9:44 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Amazon.com says Echo users don't need to worry about the device eavesdropping on them.                                             

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Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means

July 28, 2015 12:19 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Windows 10 is coming to PCs and tablets first, but it's also designed to run phones, game consoles and even holographic headsets.

Infographic: A brief history of the Internet

July 17, 2015 10:40 am | by Vivint | Comments

A quick journey through the story of the Internet, from Sputnik to the death of Internet Explorer.

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At a Glance: Internet TV options

July 13, 2015 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

How other providers stack up against Comcast's new streaming video service.                                                        

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Opinion: FCC should get rid of “Designated Entity” credits

July 9, 2015 8:00 am | by Eric Meltzer, founder, Telecom Capital Corp. | Comments

The Dish debacle is only one side of the failure of the FCC’s subsidy program.                                                     

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The winners, losers and other implications of net neutrality

June 17, 2015 10:53 am | by Jeff Smith, Strategy & Marketing Director for Connectivity, Interxion | Comments

If, as a result of the ruling, we are to begin classifying the Internet as a utility service – which, we argue, is not quite fully the case yet – there are significant implications up and down the value chain.

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How HBO Nordic saved HBO Now

June 15, 2015 2:45 pm | by Gene Hoffman, chairman and CEO, Vindicia | Comments

HBO Nordic never broke its own ice. Nobody pays upfront for an addiction. This is why you can get a month of HBO Now for free. And it’s going to work. Just ask Netflix.

Practicality over Neutrality

June 15, 2015 2:41 pm | by Kevin Riley, CTO, Sonus | Comments

The reactions to the FCC’s net neutrality ruling to reclassify the Internet as a telecommunications service were swift.

A Q&A with Kevin Hart

June 12, 2015 4:20 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Earlier this year Cox Communications rolled out the user interface known as Contour. Cox is in the process of converting to all-digital, and the company is introducing Gbps services. CED had the chance . . .

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Prefabricated systems and the evolution of the network edge

June 12, 2015 4:13 pm | by Steve McKinney, vice president and general manager of integrated modular solutions and outside plant, Emerson Network Power | Comments

IT and telecom networks are evolving as they begin to overlap. Changes these networks are experiencing are driven by the need to accommodate a landscape that features voice and data convergence . . .

Just in time transcoding is coming

June 12, 2015 3:55 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

TV Everywhere providers seek to minimize costs through transcoding and repackaging. Network operators and their partners use these tools to balance the costs of content storage and transport . . . 

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The case for strategic assurance for cable

June 12, 2015 3:42 pm | by Anand Gonuguntla, co-founder and CEO of Centina Systems | Comments

MSOs are restructuring their traditional business models amidst the immense growth of multi-play services. Operators look to restructure business models through innovation, reconstructing IT investments . . .

Charter-Time Warner deal a boon for Boingo

June 9, 2015 9:40 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Dr. Derek Peterson, Boingo's CTO, said during a recent interview with Wireless Week that he's hopeful the Charter acquisition will... 

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