Is OTT Friend or Foe?
Part 1: What does it take to win in an OTT world? In this blog trilogy, I will try to shed some light on one of the more intriguing topics in the video industry– OTT video. I will discuss the reality of OTT video, the service provider’s perception of it, the future of the paid […]
Upskill U on Gigabit & the Great Migration
Submitted by Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, the Editor of Upskill U at Light Reading While the number of gigabit broadband deployments are rapidly increasing, service providers continue to face growing challenges in identifying the right architectures to support advanced networks, how to migrate from legacy equipment and how to successfully strategize for future upgrades and deployments. […]
Multimedia Millennials: Cable operators offer more apps and streaming services to young consumers
In 2015, the average US consumer spent more time inside mobile applications than in front of a TV, enticing cable operators to bring streaming apps onto their platforms.
If Video Monitoring & the CCAP Transition Are On Your Cable-Tec Expo Shopping List…
By Daniel Etman, Director of Product Management, Cable Access Business, Cisco We go into this year’s SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo with considerable momentum in the industrial transition to CCAP (or, the Converged Cable Access Platform) — and as trials and deployments get underway, we continue to build-in the features our customers tell us they want. Chief […]
Why Ron Hranac is the Standard of Excellence
By Sean Welch, vice president and general manager, Cable Access BU, Cisco It wouldn’t be a Cable-Tec Expo without our own Ron Hranac parading a convention badge with a trail of award ribbons cascading nearly to his knees. After all, he’s been a (very) active SCTE member since 1979, and is a self-diagnosed RF junkie. […]
Full Duplex DOCSIS®: Near Fiber Optic Capacity with Coax Cable
Some people think coax cable is past its prime and can’t keep up with fiber, but that’s not true. This past August at the CableLabs Summer Conference, Cisco unveiled a new silicon reference design for Full Duplex DOCSIS® technology which can deliver near fiber optic capacity over an existing cable plant infrastructure. And we’re not […]
Cisco @ SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016: Get Your Philly of Gigabit Broadband, Cloud Video, Virtual Video Distribution, And Mor …
By Daniel Etman It’s that time of the year where pundits from the cable and broadband industry gather at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016. This year we will be in the historic and largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. While many of us are looking forward Philly Cheesesteaks, we are also looking forward to […]
Upskill U on Designing Dynamic Video Delivery
Submitted by Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, the Editor of Upskill U at Light Reading. As more OTT players emerge and consumers demand for mobile video increases, service providers are tasked with rethinking their content delivery infrastructure strategies to ensure quality of experience, performance and reduce latency. The emergence of 5G promises to increase network capacity to […]
Cisco Service Quality Management for Cable and Media
By Jan Bogaert, BDM, Service Provider Cable and Media, Cisco Services Two important consumer trends that have a high impact on the way Content and Service Providers and Cable MSO’s...