May 2020

The Growth of OTT – Thanks to Broadband Service Providers

2020-05-15T07:04:45+00:00May 16th, 2020|

Cable operators and other broadband service providers may grouse loudly about the growing loss of their edge services business to OTT (over-the-top) entrants. But, ironically enough, the main enablers of these new entrants have been the operators themselves. Let me explain why by starting with a little history. Back in the early days of DOCSIS,

The Future & Cable Companies: Ready or Not?

2020-05-12T17:56:43+00:00May 11th, 2020|

Cable has entertained the masses with video packages for decades. But everything has changed. MSOs are now ISPs, first and foremost. High-speed data rules the roost. It has become the enabler to video competition. Over-the-top (OTT) companies have cracked the code and ride virtually free while getting paid for subscriptions and lucrative advertising deals. How