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May 5, 2014

Report: Hotspot 2.0 Poised for Liftoff

From CED Magazine: “According to a recent report by Infonetics Research, Hotspot 2.0 is the next big item on the Wi-Fi checklist, along with the monetization of Wi-Fi services. Hotspot 2.0, which is also known…

May 2, 2014

Cable Show 2014: Cable’s Wi-Fi Ambitions

Not surprisingly, Wi-Fi was a major topic of discussion at the Cable Show this week. Ostensibly, Wi-Fi could be looked at as a service that cable operators use to retain customers, but as Sue…

May 1, 2014

Cable Hones Its EST Edge

From Jeff Baumgartner at Multichannel News: “Pay TV providers are looking to join the race to sell movies and TV shows through all-digital multiscreen storefronts, as retail distribution models shift away from physical DVDs and…

April 30, 2014

MSOs Prepared To Enter Gigabit Era

At a panel at the 2014 Cable Show, executives from top MSOs expressed their eagerness to begin using the Gigabit speeds which will be enabled by technologies such as DOCSIS 3.1. “You’ll see us being aggressive…

April 29, 2014

Neustar, CableLabs in Smart Home Demo at Cable Show

Neustar, Inc., a provider of real-time information and analytics, today announced it is demonstrating with CableLabs the ability to coordinate and control smart home devices using standard set-top box cloud connectivity…

April 28, 2014

Basic Cable Subscribers Love Movies

According to a recent report, subscribers to basic cable watched the most movies last year than in the previous two. “Cable networks are seeing the benefit of airing movies that get better non-prime time rating…

April 25, 2014

CableLabs, Vendors Prepare To Solve Multicast Problem

A cable-optimized version of IP multicast has jumped to the forefront as a priority for the industry, and is a major initiative at CableLabs. In an update of R&D activity at the recent…

April 24, 2014

FCC Proposes Allowing Last Mile Priority Service

According to Multichannel News, a plan being circulated by the FCC concerning new network neutrality rules would allow for Internet content providers to negotiate with ISPs for enhanced last-mile service to Web users….