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4K Ultra HD: Big Opportunities, Big Challenges for Cable
Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2014
This report explores UHD requirements, opportunities and challenges for cable. It includes profiles of seven cable suppliers that have announced UHD technology products.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cable's New Quest for Advanced Advertising Treasure
Vol. 8, No. 6, December 2013
This report explores the industry's progress with DAI and the opportunities and challenges of advanced advertising technologies in a multi-screen environment. It includes profiles of seven key suppliers that support cable's advanced advertising aspirations.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Fast & Furious: Cable Counters Google Gigabit Salvo
Vol. 8, No. 5, October 2013
This report explores the Gigabit Internet trend and its implications for cable operators and suppliers. It includes profiles of seven suppliers that support advances in cable's high-speed Internet residential infrastructure.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cable Operators & Ethernet: Serious Market Share
Vol. 8, No. 4, August 2013
This report reviews and updates how cable companies are approaching the U.S. Ethernet services business. It analyzes the Ethernet strategies of the seven most significant U.S.-based cable companies in the data market, including service offerings, expansion plans, strategies, technology suppliers and choices, target markets and resulting customers and businesses.
LENGTH: 29 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cloud DVRs Are Willing & Able to Move TV Outside the Box
Vol. 8, No. 3, June 2013
This report examines the cloud DVR market, analyzing the most lucrative users of cloud DVR, as well as drivers and challenges. It includes a comparative analysis of several cloud DVR solutions, examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that will likely occur over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 13 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
From Wired to Wireless: Cable Uses Wi-Fi to Extend Its Reach
Vol. 8, No. 2, June 2013
This report explores cable's Wi-Fi deployment, the market drivers and its implications for cable operators and suppliers. Included is a look at six suppliers that are supporting cable's Wi-Fi efforts.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Are Set-Tops Dead? Comcast Offers Its RDK Remedy
Vol. 8, No. 1, March 2013
Operators are keen on killing STBs, but Comcast believes it can give STBs new life with its new Reference Design Kit (RDK). This report explains RDK, the market drivers behind it and its implications for cable operators and suppliers. Included is a look at announced RDK products by 11 suppliers.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
As Internet Video Surges, CCAP's Coming to the Rescue
Vol. 7, No. 5, December 2012
This report explains CCAP and the goals and major drivers behind the platform, as well as its implications for cable operators and suppliers. Included is a look at known CCAP activity by six suppliers that have entered the market.
LENGTH: 14 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Double Vision: Are Second-Screen Apps the Future of TV?
Vol. 7, No. 4, October 2012
This report explores the prospects for second-screen apps technologies for cable operators and programmers, including market drivers, key challenges and cable's plans. The report profiles 13 companies involved in second-screen apps that are playing a role or could play a role with the cable industry and related players.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cable Gears Up for Another Smart-Home Run
Vol. 7, No. 3, July 2012
This report assesses cable's prospects for smart-home services and the technologies that support whole-home experiences and automation. It includes profiles of nine suppliers, including those that support whole-home networking through hybrid gateways and related products, as well as cable's go-to provider of home automation services, iControl.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cable's Tablet Habit Will Lead to a Management Headache
Vol. 7, No. 2, May 2012
This report explores cable operators' interest in multi-screen IP video and the requirements for comprehensive management solutions that can help them provide customers with a convenient, consistent user experience. The report analyzes multi-screen management solutions from 16 companies that address management requirements in various ways.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Video CDNs to Revolutionize Cable Television Delivery
Vol. 7, No. 1, February 2012
This report explores the prospects for video-optimized CDNs to speed cable's migration to full IP delivery of VoD content and linear programming networks. The report considers market drivers, supporting technologies, MSO roadmaps, and opportunities and challenges for CDNs. It also profiles seven cable suppliers that support CDNs with various solutions.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cable Looks to the Cloud to Improve User Experience
Vol. 6, No. 4, November 2011
This report explores the prospects for cloud-based technologies and apps for cable. It addresses the market drivers, key technologies, MSO roadmaps and supplier markets. Finally, the report profiles eight suppliers that provide on-screen IPGs and ITV apps.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
The Superbox Arrives: Hybrid Gateways to Unify TV & IP
Vol. 6, No. 3, August 2011
Cable MSOs are taking increased interest in new devices that can handle both traditional TV and broadband data. This report explores the prospects for these hybrid gateways, including market drivers, key technologies, MSO roadmaps, benefits and challenges. It profiles six suppliers that showed hybrid gateways at the 2011 Cable Show.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
CMAP: A Milestone on the Road to Cable Convergence
Vol. 6, No. 2, April 2011
This report explains the cable industry's converged multiservice access platform (CMAP), investigating the goals and major drivers behind the platform, as well as its implications for cable operators and suppliers. Included is a look at known CMAP activity by five suppliers that are leaders in CMTS and edge QAM technology.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Click Me! Cable Becomes an App on Consumer Electronics
Vol. 6, No. 1, March 2011
Cable's relationship with connected devices like Apple's iPad is complicated, fast-changing, and technically challenging. This report examines the role of connected devices in cable's emerging migration toward IP video. It includes profiles of six CES exhibitors that presented ways for MSOs to bring cable apps to market on connected devices.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Your Ad Here: Cable's ITV Ad Platforms Open for Business
Vol. 5, No. 5, December 2010
Is the cable industry about to seize the Holy Grail of interactive TV advertising? This report examines the cable industry's progress with ITV advertising and t-commerce, the capabilities involved, and the prospects for the future. Included are profiles of 12 leading suppliers that offer key solutions in this field.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Set-Tops Gone Wild: iPads & IP Revolutionize Cable Devices
Vol. 5, No. 4, October 2010
This report takes a high-level view of cable's strategic options for STBs and related end-user devices, identifying and analyzing the key drivers that affect cable MSO purchasing decisions on these devices. The report details STB options now available to cable MSOs and profiles 12 leading suppliers in the STB market.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cable Operators Weigh Tech Options for Delivering 3DTV
Vol. 5, No. 3, July 2010
This report examines the technologies and strategies that cable is exploring, and the opportunities and challenges that 3DTV presents. It profiles 14 suppliers that provide 3DTV support products specifically for cable or that may play a role in the future.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Broadband Speed War: Cable Arms Itself with Docsis 3.0
Vol. 5, No. 2, June 2010
This report examines D3 progress and strategies, as well as the market drivers and challenges affecting the technology. D3 prospects will have a bearing on suppliers of cable modems, cable modem termination systems (CMTSs), and other broadband networking technologies and gear. The report profiles five vendors, and highlights 11 others.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Backhaul: MSOs Gear Up for a Tower Play
Vol. 5, No. 1, February 2010
This report analyzes the mobile backhaul strategies of leading U.S. cable operators, in the context of both the overall mobile backhaul market and MSO efforts to build out their business services. It also profiles 15 suppliers of mobile backhaul technologies that are geared specifically to the cable MSO market.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Going Green: Can Cable Reduce its Carbon Footprint?
Vol. 4, No. 6, January 2010
This report examines cable's progress with green technologies and the steps cable can take to be environmentally friendly and reap cost savings simultaneously. It includes profiles of 10 suppliers that exhibited in a Green Pavilion to showcase ways for cable systems to save energy, promote efficiency, support sustainability, and save money.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
TV Everywhere: Can Cable Solve Its Hulu Problem?
Vol. 4, No. 5, October 2009
The success of Hulu is driving cable operators to develop TV Everywhere, a strategy to include Internet video in their service portfolios. This report analyzes the business and technology challenges presented by TV Everywhere, including profiles of 12 key technology suppliers.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Tru2way Troubles: Is Cable Losing Out to Telcos on ITV?
Vol. 4, No. 4, August 2009
This report examines the requirements and challenges of implementing tru2way and profiles eight suppliers that provide tru2way headend and networking technology. It includes an assessment of a tru2way network's benefits, how cable is overcoming its technical challenges, and the market drivers for tru2way in the future.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
EBIF: Cable's Practical Approach to Interactive TV
Vol. 4, No. 3, June 2009
This report examines the prospects and challenges of using EBIF and profiles 19 suppliers that support EBIF activity in various ways. It includes an assessment of EBIF capabilities, pros and cons, deployment projections, the competition for ITV, and strategies and plans by MSOs, programmers, and suppliers.
LENGTH: 24 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Boon Dongle: DTAs Will Give MSOs a Big Bandwidth Boost
Vol. 4, No. 2, April 2009
This report analyzes the prospects for using DTAs to go all-digital, including the pros and cons, costs, and issues such as security and customer self-installation. It reports on the DTA experiences of large and small cable operators so far, and profiles seven suppliers of DTA hardware or software solutions.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cross-Platform Services: The New Cable/Telco Battleground
Vol. 4, No. 1, February 2009
This report defines and examines the prospects for cross-platform services on U.S. cable systems, listing some of the market's mains benefits. Cross-platform applications are discussed, including their features and the emerging technologies that will support them. The report also profiles nine technology suppliers that play unique roles in cross-platform development.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cable VoD: Can It Survive in a Broadband Video World?
Vol. 3, No. 4, December 2008
This report examines the prospects for the U.S. cable industry's next-generation on-demand plans, the challenges that cable MSOs face on the VoD service front, and the technologies that are available to deliver advanced on-demand services. The report profiles and analyzes next-gen VoD products from 10 leading technology suppliers.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Telcos Beware: Cable Takes Aim at Targeted Advertising
Vol. 3, No. 3, October 2008
This report examines the prospects for advanced advertising and profiles 12 suppliers with products that specifically enable the creation, delivery, and management of advanced cable TV advertising in the U.S. Many of these suppliers are introducing new solutions for cable operators, programmers, or the advertising community.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cable Opens Up: How Tru2way Will Change the Set-Top Market
Vol. 3, No. 2, May 2008
This report examines the opening of the U.S. cable STB market through tru2way technology. It identifies the key drivers influencing deployments of next-gen STBs and analyzes the effect tru2way will have on the cable STB business. It also profiles and analyzes ten leading STB manufacturers and three major technology influencers.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Home Networking: MSOs vs. Telcos
Vol. 3, No. 1, April 2008
This report examines home networking in the North American market, now and through 2010. It evaluates challenges and emerging opportunities for MSOs and their competitors in the space, particularly telcos, electronics retailers, audio-video integrators, and wireless carriers. It also features an overview of key equipment vendors' products and services.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Docsis 3.0 Opportunities: IPTV & SMB Lead the Way
Vol. 2, No. 6, January 2008
This report details Docsis 3.0 in terms of technological features, equipment availability, business considerations, and its ability to compete with DSL- and fiber-based video and broadband services. Its focus is the North American market, but it also includes coverage of commercial rollouts in Asia and Europe.
LENGTH: 14 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Content Exclusivity: What's It Really Worth?
Vol. 2, No. 5, October 2007
This report identifies and analyzes exclusive programming and services in the U.S. market, with a focus on cable operators, examining the types and sources of exclusive content, the cost considerations, and how these offerings stack up in the increasingly competitive video services market. The report also profiles several major MSOs.
LENGTH: 14 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cable Backhaul: Desperately Seeking Cell Sites
Vol. 2, No. 4, August 2007
This report examines the cellular backhaul opportunities for cable operators, sizing up both the market's growth and the industry's prospects for gaining a greater share of that market. It explores the various technological, perceptual, competitive, and other challenges that MSOs face in trying to break into this telco-dominated business.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cable's Wireless Strategy: More Than Just Talk
Vol. 2, No. 3, July 2007
This report explores efforts by North American cable MSOs to enter and compete in the wireless market, analyzing their various attempts and evaluating their prospects. It also examines the wireless spectrum auction bidding wars of 2006 and early positioning for another round expected later this year or in early 2008.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
PacketCable 2.0 & IMS: Cable & Telco Worlds Collide
Vol. 2, No. 2, May 2007
This report explores the development of PacketCable 2.0, describing how it works, what it seeks to achieve, and how it differs from previous standards. It compares PacketCable 2.0 with IMS, and examines the steps that CableLabs, technology vendors, and MSOs are taking and planning to make PacketCable 2.0 a reality.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cable's Bandwidth Shortage: A Looming Capex Crisis
Vol. 2, No. 1, March 2007
This report explores the cable industry's bandwidth crisis and examines the factors that are threatening to bust open MSO capex budgets and alarm Wall Street. It analyzes why cable operators are scrambling for ways to boost capacity and assesses proposed technological solutions to ease the capacity crunch.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Docsis 3.0 vs. FiOS: Tale of the Tape
Vol. 1, No. 2, October 2006
This report compares and contrasts Verizon's planned FiOS network with cable operators' Docsis 3.0 specification, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the two platforms. It also explains how these next-generation networks will work and analyzes the timeline for the rollout of Docsis 3.0 equipment and the deployment of FiOS.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cable VOIP: Prospects for Sustainable Growth
Vol. 1, No. 1, August 2006
This report explores the emergence of the cable VOIP business, the factors behind its rise, and its impact on the phone industry. It evaluates the challenges MSOs face and prospects for continued growth. Finally, it analyzes the deployments, plans, and prospects of 11 leading cable VOIP providers in North America.
LENGTH: 24 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
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