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Surprising Findings from the American Customer Satisfaction Index Survey

Introduction: The latest annual American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) report covering wireline broadband Internet & Pay TV, Video Streaming services and WiFi usage has just been released. Wireline Broadband Internet and Pay TV Services: Verizon Fios and AT&T U-verse (1.) tied for the top ranking for telecom service as both network providers improved on their […]

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More or Less Competition from FCC’s Approved “Open” Set Top Box Proposal?

On Feb 18, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) narrowly approved a proposal by Chairman Tom Wheeler to let consumers swap their cable television boxes for cheaper devices and apps, a move that is intended to increase competition in the $20 billion set-top box market. The proposal passed on a 3-to-2 vote, with commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael […]

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OTT to TV for the Independents: a BroadbandVision Show Report

The BroadbandVision 2014 show was held in Las Vegas last week. While smaller than the TelcoTV show that used to be held for a similar audience until last year, the BroadbandVision show was nonetheless fairly well attended and continued the tradition of being a wealth of good information. One much discussed topic was Over-The-Top Television (OTT TV) and […]

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Alan Weissberger IPTV Wireless

Broadband TV Conference- Part 3: The Problem and Solution for WiFi Delivered Video Content -Why Can’t We Watch Any Content, on Any Device in Any Room in the Home?

Introduction and Backgrounder: The number of mobile devices in the home is exploding. Most “Pay TV” operators (like Comcast Xfinity, Verizon FioS, and AT&T U-Verse) are supporting multiple screen viewing as part of their “TV Everywhere” services. The content is mostly OTT VoD, video clips, or real time sporting events available by subscription (e.g. MLB.TV, […]

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Alan Weissberger IPTV Technology

Broadband TV Conference Part 2: How to Measure Streaming Video Quality

Introduction: This second article on the 2014 Broadband TV Conference summarizes a presentation by OPTICOM’s CEO on streaming video quality measurements. We think that topic will be very important for many players in the OTT streaming video and connected TV markets. In particular, we believe it’ll be quite valuable for adaptive bit rate OTT and mobile video streaming providers, […]