Musings, observations and some notes that didn't make it into last week's coverage of the SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta.
The stock of wireless broadband network operator Clearwire is plunging after a report quoted its chief executive as saying that the company is weighing whether to make a large debt payment on Dec. 1.
Motorola Mobility's shareholders approved Google's $12.5 billion buyout deal at a special meeting on Thursday, clearing a key hurdle for the closing of the deal.
Time Warner Cable is serving up a slate of ESPN3 college basketball games to multi-screens through its Sports Pass tier.
Incognito Software and Applied Broadband said they are partnering on a subscriber consumption management solution for cable operators, which are struggling with the issue of provisioning the growing number of IP devices being used by consumers.
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.
Late last night, Cox Communications announced that effective today, it will no longer sell its 3G wireless service, although it will continue to provide the service to its customers until March 30.
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.
Verizon Wireless' LTE network will continue to speed ahead of AT&T when it launches in 14 new cities and expands in four existing markets tomorrow.
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.
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.
There are a lot of operational hurdles to consider when it comes to offering a true multi-screen experience across TVs, tablets and mobile devices, but cable operators can cut through the clutter by following a few key strategies.