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Why I'm Neutral on the Comcast, Time Warner Cable Deal

There has been lots of controversy over the merging of two of the largest cable companies Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Concerns range from fear of a monopoly to worse customer service to higher fees and data caps. Jim Edwards...

Video is the Recurring Star

There is an insatiable demand for content of the video variety. It is so great in fact that sports networks like ESPN are getting an outsized portion of your cable bill. The network in fact gets more than $5 per...

TV to GO: Cablevision Customers Access TV Beyond the Home

Cable companies having come together to share their WiFi networks in order to compete somewhat with 3G and 4G networks are also looking at another competitive threats such as OTT video such as YouTube, Hulu, Netflix and any other alternative...

Optimum Live TV App now on PC

Update: the Optimum app for Android does not allow live TV viewing but allows you to manage your DVR and check TV listings. The company says this functionality "is coming." Moreover - the app will only work on laptops -...

Comcast Lets You Text Message from your Home Phone

It took about eight years but it seems like SMS has finally come to home phone service In 2004 in a piece about VoIP 2.0 I wondered why home phone service hadn’t progressed and suggested that they allow instant messaging/SMS....

Stop the Licensing Insanity, Cable Companies Need a Slingbox App

Would you move because you wanted a better cable company? The answer is probably not – especially if you live in an area of the country where you are served by a major provider. Cablevision is a relatively smaller cable...

Is Content King or is it Platform?

The adage about content being king is absolutely true and the precipitous drop in the value of Netflix shares related to losing Starz programming reminds us that distribution can be considered a distant second to content. This is true because...

Exciting New ITEXPO Keynote, Michael Tribolet with magicJack VocalTec

Two months back I told you that IP communications veteran Michael Tribolet, someone involved in the founding and growth of the VoIP space joined magicJack Vocaltec and would be at ITEXPO West in Austin Texas, September 13-15, 2011.I have great...

Cablevision Allows E-Mail Sign-ups in TV Ads

Yes Virginia, cable companies are innovating Just yesterday I discussed in an article about Cisco Quad that it is very hard it is to determine who the leaders in tech will be in the future. And today when I learned...

Cable Broadband Speeds to Skyrocket

Just when you thought you needed optical technology to get super fast connections to the home - along comes DOCSIS 3.0 allowing a 1.6 Gbps downstream connection over three cable modems at a recent CableLabs Winter Conference. According to Multichannel...

How YouTube Takes Consumer Time from TV

In the past I have discussed how TV disruption may happen more slowly than you think because of the tens of billions of dollars in affiliate fees changing hands. But this doesn't mean there aren't brilliant innovators out there using...

GENBAND Completes Cedar Point Acquisition

Analysts liken Charlie Vogt the CEO of GENBAND (pictured) to John Chambers and his presentation style and confidence shined through at the company’s recent Perspectives event which I live blogged. It was at this conference where I realized Charlie would...

Are Pay-TV Companies Suicidal?

I don’t mean to sound an alarm bell but run for the doors – if you are a cable company or telco, just what the heck are you thinking? Let me lay out the facts. Kodak is a shell of...

International Datacasting Corporation Update

I had a chance to sit down with Fred Godard the President and CEO and Christine Rozak, the Director of Marketing at International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) to learn more about the company’s activity in the satellite and related markets. Based...

Thrane & Thrane Update

I recently had a chance to sit with Ron Lockerby of Thrane & Thrane to learn about what was new with the company’s satellite product line which serves a diverse set of markets such as maritime, aeronautical and land mobile....

Harmonic Update

I recently had a chance to chat with Ian Jefferson, VP Sales & Biz Dev at Harmonic to learn more about his company which provides video solutions to a variety of spaces from telco to satellite. Recently the company purchased...

Optibase Update

Recently I had a chance to sit down with Optibase VP of Sales, Mike Chorpash to talk about his company which focuses on advanced video solutions. There isn’t much new to report – you may recall TMC reported the company...

Fujitsu IP-900 Increases Broadcast Efficiency

“Twenty years ago the idea that a cable company would be buying NBC was shocking,” was a salient quote during an interview with Fujitsu VP Keith Dunford and Erin Sun the Senior Marketing Manager at the Content and Communications...

Agent Market Dies, Gets Reborn at ITEXPO

In the mid-nineties as the CTI market stormed onto the scene a slew of new unified messaging companies came onto the scene looking to sell systems which integrated voicemail into corporate email repositories and later IP-based phone systems. The biggest...

Ooma, Making Home Phones Better

It is tough to impress me when it comes to home telephone systems... I have seen it all or at least I feel I have. Covering the telecom space as long as I have, I figured there are few innovations...

TV Disruption to Happen More Slowly Than You Think

If you have any interest in understanding how the internet will or will not disrupt television broadcasting you must read this article from Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital. Bill explains in well-thought out detail that affiliate fees will block disruption for...

Our WiFi Future

For years, the tech industry tried to kill Ethernet with newer and more innovative technologies but Ethernet kept evolving to meet and exceed the challenge. In fact now the replacement of T1s and T3s with Ethernet is common. Although not...

Comcast Does Wholesale VoIP - Buys NGT

YES! Over IP -- We just sold our wholesale VoIP companyYou can smell the hops brewing at the nearby Coors plant when you visit the corporate headquarters of New Global Telecom located in Golden Colorado. One imagines having a beer...

The History of the Internet and Net Neutrality

If you are looking for a single article which will illuminate the evolution of the Internet, the challenges regulators had when policing phone companies, the competition between cable and phone companies and net neutrality, look no further than this article...

How Carriers Can Cope with TV Over IP

It is obvious television viewing is merging with the web and as such, cable companies and other triple-play providers understand they are in increasing danger of becoming providers of dumb pipes. Of course the reason carriers are adverse to this...
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