September 2020

Cable operators and edge computing: Where and why?

2020-07-02T17:32:07+00:00September 14th, 2020|

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. For others, edge computing plans won't be formulated for a few years. But

August 2020

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

2020-07-02T17:30:47+00:00August 17th, 2020|

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

July 2020

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

2020-08-02T09:28:53+00:00July 27th, 2020|

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

Service Providers’ Move to Network Automation

2020-07-02T17:22:42+00:00July 13th, 2020|

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

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

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