This white paper examines growing mobile backhaul opportunities and prospects for MSOs as the wireless market continues to evolve rapidly, and the challenges inherent in that growth process. This paper also addresses the rationale for deploying Carrier Ethernet in the backhaul domain, describing a service provider use case as an example.
MSOs face the prospect of declining subscriptions and lost VoD revenue without direct and rapid service expansion to mobile devices as consumers seek service alternatives.
Cable operators have gained a small share of the telco-dominated business services market but are relatively stronger in Ethernet services. Testing plays a critical role in the installation and maintenance of these services, which also requires a workforce trained to use test and measurement (T&M) equipment.
With the emergence of Connection-Oriented Ethernet(COE) networking, Ethernet now promises to deliver the reliability, performance, and security of SONET/SDH, but with the networking efficiency inherent to Ethernet.
Defining the business case for RS-DVR services -- including how RS-DVR can reduce your CAPEX/OPEX and increase subscriber satisfaction.
The transition to digital TV and high-definition TV has made consumers much more aware of the quality of their video and any interruptions to its delivery. The current economic downturn has the potential to drive demand higher for in-home entertainment, including increased use of video-on-demand (VOD) services. With consumers spending more time looking at their TV screen, this could be good news for cable multiple service operators (MSOs)—as long as they can deliver the quality of service that consumers expect.