The case for gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) is a simple one: in order to remain competitive, service providers need more capacity to carry bandwidth-intensive applications; fiber is the ultimate carrier of bandwidth, and GPON is one of the most cost-effective ways for a provider to deploy fiber.
UPfront Februray 2008 - Latest industry news and insights. Convergence tops CES agenda; Cox cozies up to Gemstar-TV Guide, NDS; First vendors thru DOCSIS 3.0 door; Insight’s Dietz retires; Cisco’s Giancarlo departs; Sprint taps new prez/CEO...
More than 95 percent of Canadians live in communities served by high-speed Internet access, and nearly 70 percent of Canadian households subscribed to a broadband service by the end of 2007.
Cable operators, telcos and satellite providers are going toe-to-toe in the battle to offer more high-definition (HD) programming to their subscribers. The number of HD channels an operator carries, and the quality of the carrier’s HD offering, has been, and still is, a bragging point between the three camps, creating somewhat of a marketing frenzy.
We took a stab at predicting 2008 in our January issue. I thought it might be instructive to see what other people, not necessarily in the business, are predicting.
You shouldn’t feel that you are unusual if you can’t identify the Farnsworth invention. Few people are familiar with the inventor’s name, but everyone knows the invention. Philo T. Farnsworth invented electronic television in 1921 when he was 15 years old.
By agreeing to dual carry broadcast signals for three years after the end of analog broadcasting, the cable industry dodged the bullet called “material degradation.” Or maybe the industry won on the degradation issue because it was a purely technical issue...
Having been on several tours of the 305,000-square-foot CMC main facility, located just outside of Denver, I've found that it's easy to become enamored with the various bits of technologies and services, and to get totally lost in the rabbit warren of rooms in the main building.
Twenty years before there was a secretive cable industry initiative called “Canoe” meant to rethink the way cable advertising works, there was a precursor effort under way in Los Angeles.
Rather switch than fight - The adoption of switched digital video (SDV) is accelerating. In November, BigBand Networks claimed to have SDV available to 11 million households. Today, the company is claiming that its five U.S. customers have deployed, or are now in the process of deploying, the infrastructure to actually deliver video via switching to 20 million homes.
January 09, 2008 CED MAGAZINE IPso Facto... Simultaneity The IPTV market is like the
The SCTE's Conference on Emerging Technologies takes a long view of the technologies that will impact the cable industry three to five years from now, but that doesn't mean some of the material isn't applicable today.
Simultaneity - The IPTV market is like the computer industry in the mid '80s; PCs were available, but would not realize their full utility until being connected to networks years later. Likewise, TVs will not realize their full utility until they, too, are connected to networks. That's the story Microsoft is spinning, anyway, as related by spokesman Jim Brady.
xOD Capsule Newsletter - January 03, 2008
The story of the FCC versus the cable industry is so grand, with so many unexpected plot twists, pitting two adversaries so evenly matched it almost begs to be related in the terms of a medieval tale: two boys grow up with dreams of greatness; one tries to lay waste to cable, the other – almost inadvertently – becomes cable’s champion. CED’s Man of the Year is cable’s knight-errant, Kyle McSlarrow.