Google is developing a successor to its open-source encoding standard VP9 in attempt to head off competing video compression technologies like HEVC/H.265.
CenturyLink acknowledged that it is in a competitive battle with Comcast Business, Charter Communications and other cable operators in the SIP trunking segment of the business services market, as more enterprise customers ditch their TDM-based PRI lines and analog PBX's for IP-based hosted services.
Casa Systems has introduced a new DOCSIS 3.1-compliant module for its Converged Cable Access Platforms (CCAP) intended to enable cable operators to support downstream broadband speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
CableLabs said it has successfully completed four equipment interoperability events (interops) related to DOCSIS 3.1 and is now open to product certification submissions for the technology.
A top Comcast executive said the company is hoping to upgrade its entire cable network footprint with DOCSIS 3.1 technology within the next two years. The company plans to begin market trials of the technology, which can support maximum speeds of 10 Gpbs, later this year.
A Cablevision customer is suing the MSO for turning his residential home gateway into a public Wi-Fi hotspot. Paul Jensen, the plaintiff in the case, claims Cablevision's strategy violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act because the cable firm never asked for Jensen's permission before modifying the software on his rented router and opening up the public SSID.
Cable One said it will double its downstream speeds for new and existing residential Internet customers in more than 90 percent of its markets, starting in October. Specifically, the company said it will increase its "Streaming" 50 Mbps plan to 100 Mbps, its "Premier" plan from 75 Mbps to 150 Mbps, and its "Ultra" plan from 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps.
While cable companies have worked feverishly over the last two years to build out their Wi-Fi networks, wireless companies have been pretty busy doing the same thing.
MaxLinear reported a 100 percent revenue increase to $70.8 million in the second quarter, gains the pay-TV chip vendor expects to further increase later this year as hot sales of DOCSIS 3.0 modems to cable companies continue.
Streaming video on the Internet is like trying to live on Mercury, according to Joe Inzerillo, executive VP and CTO at Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM).