In the process of simultaneously supporting their subscribers’ use of iPads and consumption of streaming video, multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) have been forced to get deeper into home networking (HN) faster than intended.
Traditional security services offered by entrenched providers such as ADT have dominated the home security space, with the few leftovers going to cable and telecom companies. Not anymore.
The latest data from analyst firm Point Topic revealed that the current affordability of broadband around the world highlights a stark contrast in broadband prices.
Service providers are moving toward the use of gateways, but the gateway model is still evolving, and there remain questions about the mix of features and functions gateways should have.
Cable operators, fiber providers and microwave radio vendors are benefiting from the continuing hard push by mobile wireless operators worldwide to build out both next-gen IP-based broadband and legacy networks.
The Apple side of the universe is abuzz with the possibility that Comcast is getting close to streaming live TV to iPads.
Patents have been in the news lately, big time. Google made its biggest acquisition to date in the purchase of Motorola Mobility. The trade press claims the motivation is Motorola’s 17,000 patents.
The business of distributing content on the Web is in transition. Standalone content distribution networks (CDNs) still predominate, but telecommunications service providers that traditionally relied upon CDNs have begun to enter this market themselves.
The need to manage and add capacity to cable networks is almost as old as the networks themselves. Whether it has been regular additions of downstream RF bandwidth, digital video compression, or increases in upstream capacity via higher-order QAM and S-CDMA.
Do you watch a lot of Blu-ray movies? Then maybe a 21 x 9 TV display is right for you. Why? Because one of the most common aspect ratios for theater display of movies is 2.39:1, which is close to 21 x 9.
Set-top boxes aren’t exactly bringing sexy back, but they are evolving into much more hip devices than the blue-collar editions that have squatted next to TVs for generations.
Ever since early last year, Canoe Ventures, which is backed by the six largest cable operators in the nation, has been laying the operational and technical foundation for dynamic ad insertion (DAI) on free VOD (FVOD).
Fixed-line (or landline) telephony services, including VoIP, are still important to consumers and represent a major source of revenue for service providers.
For years, video service providers have had limited options for dealing with one of the more critical aspects of their video contribution workflows: how to set up reliable circuits for inter-city or remote-to-network connections.
Consumers are adopting IP devices at a rapid clip and want connectivity for them. But what if something goes wrong with that connectivity?