Fraud Prevention or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cable Modem

In an age where providers are trying to increase their average revenue per user (ARPU), they must arm themselves to fight service theft. There is no ARPU to increase when there is no revenue collected from a subscriber. Furthermore, service theft can affect quality of experience (QoE) on a network and require further investment to … Continue reading “Fraud Prevention or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cable Modem”

The 4 Major Drivers for Investment in NFV

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) have been driving the industry to develop agile solutions that abstract physical hardware from their solution platforms. With this technology, they hope to commoditize service functions to increase service agility and reduce the capital required to achieve better and more efficient service.

Super Stream Sunday: Are Operators Ready?

This weekend, broadband operators enter uncharted territory: an 11-hour bandwidth-streaming extravaganza in celebration of one of America’s favourite pastimes — Super Bowl Sunday. For the first time ever, the big game will not only be available to cable TV subscribers. It will be streamed live on NBC’s website for anyone in the U.S. who tunes … Continue reading “Super Stream Sunday: Are Operators Ready?”

Are you Playing Roulette with your Network Upgrades?

Exponential growth in network bandwidth requirements has created a need for large CAPEX investments for most service providers. Unfortunately, each provider faces limits on all expenditures and must upgrade only what is needed, when it is needed. Nobody should waste time or money by performing unnecessary network upgrades.

Is Network Virtualization Right for You?

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is gaining momentum throughout the cable industry, but the long-term implications of this trend are yet to be seen. Though modern physical infrastructure equivalents are currently the most efficient way of provisioning and optimizing singular services, these hardware-based environments lack opportunities for service providers to customize their networks and address the … Continue reading “Is Network Virtualization Right for You?”

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014 – ISBE, RDK, and SEMI

Denver had its first broadcast of Ed Sullivan’s ‘Toast of the Town’ on the corner of 6th and Sherman. A little over 60 years later, Denver was host to hundreds of service providers and vendors for this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, only a few blocks away at the convention center; raising the bar and surpassing … Continue reading “SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014 – ISBE, RDK, and SEMI”