The 2011 class of Pacesetter Award recipients represent innovators in a number of endeavors crucial to the competitive viability of cable operators around the world, including business services, optical networking and multi-screen delivery.
While there may not be a clear theme emerging from this week's Cable-Tec Expo, it was standing room only at the IP Video Transition technical workshop.
Boxee is promising a dongle for its Boxee Box that will enable users in North America to watch over-the-air channels and – the company expects – provide greater incentive to its customers to cut the cord.
Alpha Technologies is introducing its next-generation outside plant broadband power supply, the Alpha XM3-HP CableUPS, to address the ever-increasing power demands of today's communications networks.
In a Cable-Tec Expo that has largely lacked breaking news, Cox provided the two biggest nuggets to date: It’s launching a live streaming service, called Cox TV Connect, during the holiday season, and separately, it has pulled the plug on its wireless phone service.
Arris and Cisco are pursuing a common wavelength management plan in the C-band (1550 nm), hoping that together they can head off potential problems as operators start migrating to multi-wavelength delivery using that band.
The MSO CTO Panel gave an overview of where the cable industry is at in terms of battling the competition, serving the customers and building out new networks.
In the past, the biggest pain point for cable was often bandwidth management, or dealing with HDTV or the digital transition. Now? The biggest pain point is competition.
Multi-screen delivery is about as complicated an endeavor as an operator can get involved in, requiring the involvement of almost every aspect of the business, from network engineering to call centers to the legal department.
Time Warner Cable's Jim Ludington has got next. Ludington, executive vice president of network national operations for TWC, will serve as Program Committee chairman for next year's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Orlando.
Only six months after introducing its APEX1500 edge QAM, Motorola has delivered a new version with even greater port density.
Aurora Networks is touting its latest next-generation access solution for its node platform: the RQ4000-series "Remote QAM."
Imagine is showing off its new ICE Cloud Software System, a low-delay, Linux-based distributed architecture solution aimed at cloud and CDN transcoding.
GLDS and Clearleap have teamed up on a cloud-based IP content delivery system that allows service providers to create their own streaming service to connected set-top boxes, TVs and other devices.
AT&T will beat one of its LTE goals on Sunday when it turns on its mobile broadband network in six new cities and begins selling the LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.
Juan Bravo, who has more than 15 years of experience in the broadband industry, has been appointed to national sales director for Antronix.
Attendees of the SCTE's first Capacity Management Symposium got an early jump on Cable-Tec Expo, as well as some planning tips for the migration to IP networks.
The SCTE is printing a new manual with up-to-the-minute material for engineers looking to gain certification as cable installers and technicians. The Society is also planning an online training program.
Arris is introducing a new member of its VIPr transcoders, this one with triple the channel capacity of its predecessor.
Harmonic is introducing what it's calling an Outdoor Hub, a system that cable network operators can use to extend fiber deeper into neighborhoods, and which can be installed in common cable node housings.
Casa Systems has built a new cable modem termination system designed specifically for use in multi-dwelling units and the hospitality industry.
Multi-wavelength vendor InnoTrans Communications has inked a multi-year, sole-source agreement with a large cable operator in the United States.
Senate Democrats turned back a Republican attempt to repeal federal rules designed to prevent Internet service providers from discriminating against those that send content and other services over their networks.
SureWest has dropped BigBand's switched digital video platform into its Kansas City system in order to free up bandwidth for more HD channels and pave the way for IPTV services.
It seems to be old brand week. While Motorola was reviving the Razr name, Arris has decided to affix the Moxi name to its entire whole-home product suite.