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.
The CableCARD has been a mainstay of separable security for a decade. Recent events have...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This white paper covers what makes LTE different from previous technologies and the difference between LTE-related ingress and egress issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New solutions are emerging, purpose-built to address business models and network constraints while also providing a path toward very high scalability. One of the more elegant and efficient solutions is Juniper Networks' Media Flow technology. An example near the end of this white paper shows potential cost savings from intelligent caching can easily exceed several million US dollars.
Ethernet has become the most popular interface to attach end-users to the range of Ethernet and IP network services. Ethernet is simple, lower cost and familiar and, therefore, easy for end users to own and operate Click here!. A single Ethernet jack can support multiple connections and a wide range of access bandwidths. This enables end-users to grow connectivity and bandwidth easily over time.
In late June 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for a next-generation technology that could revolutionalize the TV industry. In a landmark decision, the nation's highest court dismissed legal challenges to the Remote Storage Digital Video Recorder (RS-DVR), enabling broadband providers to put all the time-shifting capabilities of a traditional digital video recorder (DVR) into a network-based environment.