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Establishing SLA-Grade Performance Assurance
Performance assured, SLA-backed business services command premium pricing, and MSOs have the HFC plant in position to take advantage of this segment. Speed is available: DOCSIS 3.1 can deliver GbE, on-par with fiber-based offerings. However, most businesses are more concerned about reliability and performance than pure bandwidth, with cloud computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and over-the-top WAN (OTT WAN) connectivity increasingly critical to operations.

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by Susan Crouse, Director of Product Management

Development of new business models is being driven by changes in consumer viewing habits and new technologies comprising an anytime, anywhere aggregate viewer experience.Pay-TV operators, are uniquely positioned to deliver powerful cloud-based solutions that address content source selection, service delivery and user interface presentation.In adopting the cloud model, the operator's focus shifts from installation and maintenance of a large hardware infrastructure to management of virtual resources through software paradigms.

by John B. Carlucci

The CableCARD has been a mainstay of separable security for a decade. Recent events have indicated its demise may be inevitable. What does that mean to video service providers who currently use CableCARDs? From the operator's standpoint, the security needs to be in place, but in a different form. With the help of some regulatory changes, new security strategies can enable subscribers to enjoy services in new and convenient ways, especially as we all become more mobile and constantly connected.

by RGB Networks & Verimatrix

 This paper describes an architecture that serves as a deterrent to piracy of high-value video content delivered on-demand to devices using adaptive HTTP streaming. The system works by uniquely altering, or watermarking, video delivered to each viewer in such a way that it is visually imperceptible, persistent though video processing (such as re-encoding or re-capturing via a camera pointing at a screen), and detectable through special forensic techniques. The alterations in the video store information uniquely identify the user to which the video was served, so that if the video is pirated and distributed, it is possible to identify the pirating customer.

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by Pace

Titanium Unified Rights Management (URM) - No more separate silos. Securely control the rights of all content to any device from one single unified solution.

by RGB Networks

The CALM Act requires video service providers (VSPs) to meet specific audio leveling standards. This paper reviews a best-of-breed solution that enables VSPs to solve loudness problems and avoid penalties, without compromising the audio experience.

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by Harmonic

The HEVC standard has the potential to have a revolutionary impact on video delivery, as it will dramatically reduce the bandwidth compared to existing H.264 delivery systems. This paper examines what HEVC is and reviews the development of the standard, how past and current compression standards are extended by HEVC, and which applications will benefit.

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by Alcatel-Lucent

Service providers need the ability to assure the operation of business applications. Learn how the Alcatel-Lucent Application-Assured Business VPN Services solution offers you the ability to move up the value chain by enhancing your existing VPN service offerings.

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by Alteryx

Learn how strategic analytics can combine your business and technical data with detailed demographic insight so you can optimize your network resources and support critical network and customer decisions. Find out how other providers are using analytics to drive a measurable improvement in revenue, network performance and customer satisfaction.

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by VeEx

Suddenlink and VeEx have partnered to create an all-in-one field test meter, which is especially designed for BBTs tasked with completing home certification of DOCSIS 3.0-based services.

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by Rohde & Schwarz

This white paper covers what makes LTE different from previous technologies and the difference between LTE-related ingress and egress issues.

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by Alcatel-Lucent

Exponential-e is the first U.K. provider to offer its business customers an application performance management capability delivered from within its own network. This technical paper details the benefits available to Exponential-e's customers, as well as how the capability is deployed.

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by Ciena

This white paper examines growing mobile backhaul opportunities and prospects for MSOs as the wireless market continues to evolve rapidly, and the challenges inherent in that growth process. This paper also addresses the rationale for deploying Carrier Ethernet in the backhaul domain, describing a service provider use case as an example.

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by Spot On Networks

SON Networks is a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) as well as a Wired Internet Service Provider (ISP) providing managed internet solutions in medium to large Multifamily properties, hotels and commercial common areas. As such SON provides very cost effective, secure, branded, highspeed Wireless and Wired Internet access, and managed telecommunications services to residents, guests and staff alike. 

by Azuki

MSOs face the prospect of declining subscriptions and lost VoD revenue without direct and rapid service expansion to mobile devices as consumers seek service alternatives.

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by VeEX

Cable operators have gained a small share of the telco-dominated business services market but are relatively stronger in Ethernet services. Testing plays a critical role in the installation and maintenance of these services, which also requires a workforce trained to use test and measurement (T&M) equipment.

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