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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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Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

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.

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.

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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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A look back at the consolidation wave sweeping TV providers

June 5, 2015 10:14 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | Comments

Cable and satellite TV providers are joining together to get more heft as the Internet shakes up the television industry.              

Google’s Project Fi won’t fully roll out until mid-summer

May 22, 2015 1:28 pm | by Ben Munson, Wireless Week | Comments

Google said that given the number of requests it’s received it will take until mid-summer to get all the invites out. But Google said that in the coming weeks it will have a way for consumers to check on the status of their invites.

OLED’s future is lighting up

April 14, 2015 5:09 pm | by Craig Kuhl, Contributing Editor | Comments

Organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology provides amazing picture quality, but OLED displays have the added benefit of conserving energy. Yet, the OLED market is not pushing forward due to . . .

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Ultra HD won’t be simple after all

April 14, 2015 4:31 pm | by Brian Santo, @ CEDmagazine | Comments

The key benefit of Ultra HD, or 4K, is that it offers twice the resolution of HD. However, this may not be as big of a deal as originally assumed. What may be considered the most impressive . . .

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Imagine devises single system for Linear and on-demand delivery

April 14, 2015 4:02 pm | by Brian Santo, @ CEDmagazine | Comments

Imagine Communications now offers a cloud-based video platform for multi-screen video distribution. The CloudXtream enables the delivery of VOD, cloud DVR, and live video. Components of the modular . . .

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VeEX adds OTDR modules

April 14, 2015 3:30 pm | by Brian Santo, @ CEDmagazine | Comments

OTDR modules have been added to VeEX's modular multiservice test and measurement system (RXT). The RXT-4100 and 4112 OTDR series modules feature several optical test functions, including an OTDR for . . .

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Elemental adds software-based statmuxing

April 13, 2015 5:14 pm | by Brian Santo, @ CEDmagazine | Comments

Elemental Technologies has added statistical multiplexing to its bag of tricks with a software-based, multi-codec, multi-resolution statmuxer. The company is positioning the Elemental Statmux as a . . .

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