Facing a perfect storm of rising power costs, increasing demand for bandwidth and the resultant strain on existing facilities, the cable industry is looking for ways to reduce energy consumption and to increase access to alternative sources. Specifically, according to Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) statistics, in 2010, the cable industry paid some $1 […]
The tale of advanced advertising continues to be a long and storied one, with a number of fits and starts since the cable industry first began talking of enhancing the traditional 30-second spot. However, Canoe Ventures has reached a critical mass with its interactive-television (iTV) platform, with 18 million households deployed by the end of […]
As the color green has become synonymous with environmental awareness, the sustainability practices of corporations have come under scrutiny from the media, the general public and even employees. While perhaps not immediate targets, like more industrial businesses, cable operators are not immune. "Cable companies sending electronic signals got away with no one looking at their […]
Home Networking The number of Web-enabled consumer-electronics (CE) devices continues to skyrocket.
The seemingly insatiable demand for more and more bandwidth is a significant driver for today’s optical testing and equipment market that, according to Frost & Sullivan, is expected to see revenues of more than $600 million worldwide by 2013. Broadband customers want download speeds of anywhere between 50 Mbps and 100 Mbps to better accommodate […]
Carrier Ethernet continues to be a lively topic. At Cable-Tec Expo this year, several workshops and booth exhibits placed Ethernet within the context of the evolving yet booming cellular backhaul market. Evolving in the sense that well-established SONET and TDM technologies are coexisting with Ethernet transmission. Booming as backhaul is linked to the growth of […]