June 2020

Cable Business Services: Present & Future Verticals

2020-07-02T16:51:10+00:00June 23rd, 2020|

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,

The Next Revenue Opportunities for Cable Companies

2020-05-15T07:04:32+00:00June 9th, 2020|

Cable operators and other broadband service providers have important strategic assets that they can further monetize -- generating new sources of revenue. Let's start with facilities. With headends and central offices distributed throughout their service areas, cable operators have actual brick-and-mortar real estate that could provide OTT edge service providers with locations to house their

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