Blog2020-11-24T16:18:04+00:00

Residential Managed Wi-Fi: The Tier 2-3 MSO Way

"Wi-Fi is the Internet. The Internet is Wi-Fi.” So said one of the cable executives we recently interviewed. This captures how consumers view their in-home experience. It’s this perception that shapes the consumer-operator relationship: inbound call frequency, customer satisfaction levels, churn, etc. Given this reality, operators strive to deliver the best possible Wi-Fi experience for their customers...

November 30th, 2020|

50 Years & Counting

While January 1, 1983 is considered the day the Internet was born, the gestation period started much earlier. Bob Metcalf, the Ethernet’s founding father, helped pioneer the Internet starting in 1970 – fifty years ago! While working at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Mr. Metcalfe delivered a memo outlining how to connect the think tank’s new personal computers to a shared printer...

October 26th, 2020|

5G vs. cable: Hitting the millimeter-wave wall

In 2018, there was a real concern that 5G would be a very big threat to the cable broadband pipe. That concern seems to have waned a bit. Verizon clearly filled in a lot of fiber. They have a lot of millimeter-wave spectrum. Will 5G ever become a threat to that cable broadband pipe...

October 12th, 2020|

Cable and edge computing: The rest of the story

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the need for edge computing by cable operators and other service providers. Sheltering-at-home has caused an explosion in online gaming – an application that relies on a low-latency network with compute equipment close to the edge...

September 28th, 2020|

Cable operators and edge computing: Where and why?

What do AR/VR, cloud gaming, smart cities, 5G, autonomous vehicles, healthcare sensors, surveillance and facial recognition all have in common? The need for low-latency connectivity enabled by networks architected with edge computing. For some service providers, edge computing trials have already started...

September 14th, 2020|

COVID-19 & Business Telecom: Consequences & Considerations

Much has been written about the impact of COVID-19 on business. However, little research has been done about its impact on business consumption of communication services. Thanks to the Syndicated Solutions team at Kantar, we better understand the changes in the B2B telecom market...

August 31st, 2020|

The Sky is Falling: Could OTT From Unexpected Places Herald The End Of Television As We Know It? (Part 2)

Live streams from various cable and broadcast networks we observed for several months generally had IP addresses that originate from Europe, irrespective of whether the source channel is an American, Canadian, or European service.  Recently, the European source used by many live streaming aggregators was blocked or shut down, and the streams re-appeared from a stateside IP address in less than 24 hours...

August 17th, 2020|

The Sky is Falling: Could OTT From Unexpected Places Herald The End Of Television As We Know It? (Part 1)

There are many who say television is experiencing its second “Golden Age.”  More content is available than ever before, from a growing list of sources.  Old television programs and movies are also available.  Many networks and studios have put their libraries of television online through both their own services and those of third parties, such as Netflix and Hulu...

July 27th, 2020|

Service Providers’ Move to Network Automation

With the increasing growth and complexity of networks to meet the ever-escalating demand for bandwidth and new services, the need for network automation has never been greater. Broadband Success Partners recently conducted 1:1 in-depth interviews with North American and European cable MSO leaders about what is driving their network automation strategies and the resulting implications for network automation in the cable industry...

July 13th, 2020|

Cable Business Services: Present & Future Verticals

Government-Education-Medical (GEM), the original commercial vertical sector mantra for the cable industry, has served operators very well over the years, given their point-to-point services and dense local footprints. Although these segments are not yet fully penetrated, cable's segmentation and targeting are evolving with growth opportunities emerging in some unexpected areas, such as agribusiness and e-gaming, to name two...

June 23rd, 2020|
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