The FCC is fighting a futile battle. The battleground is VoIP phone service, and victory would be automatically determining the caller’s location when an E911 emergency call is made.
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Having to ensure quality for OTT was not really widely anticipated, and it might be possible to blame network neutrality agitators for that.
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For some years, quality has been a key selling point for service providers and multiple system operators seeking to differentiate their brands from the competition, and the more diversified viewing habits and delivery platforms become, the more the delivered quality of service is a major concern for providers.
Jesper Knutsson, vice president and general manager of sales at NDS Group, recently took some time for a phone call from Copenhagen to discuss a range of topics with CED.
If there’s one thing that the Tier 2 and 3 service providers that attended the Independent Show have in common with their Tier 1 peers, it is that, as a group, their needs span the range from the triedand-true to new innovations.
Under the new law, U.S. broadcasters, content providers, advertisers, cable operators, satellite TV providers, IPTV providers and other multichannel video distributors must all strive to tone down annoyingly loud commercials...
A common thread running through many of the most contentious arguments involving telecom markets worldwide is the issue of ensuring access to broadband.
If people knew more about how much electricity they were using, how would it affect their consumption?
A good friend of mine, Ted Hartson, likes to say, “I’m so old, I can remember when phone calls came on wires and television came over the air.”
The broken and costly “retrans” regime affects all ACA operator members and their customers in profound ways, justifying the time and expense in pursuing a reform agenda.
The missing element in the simple process description is feedback. Feedback is what allows the process to correct itself from errors introduced by various impairments.
Four years ago, I wrote about the new broadcast satellite band at 17/24 GHz and how slow the FCC was moving in adopting rules to allow its use. Well, another shoe has dropped...