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As video service margins degrade, cable moves into the uncharted opportunity of carrier-grade Wi-Fi

The lightning-quick emergence of cable's carrier-grade Wi-Fi business is well timed, given the ongoing degradation of the business that built the cable industry, video services. Analysts predict cable Wi-Fi will grow, in about three years time, to become the primary mobile network, ahead of cellular. But what will the economics of these networks look like?

Cable sees big future in Wi-Fi as video gives way to OTT, high programming costs

The year 2014 may be remembered as one of the most transformational in the history of the cable business. While the sustained growth of video services has begun to give way to over-the-top distribution, a massive opportunity with unknown dimensions has quietly emerged.

U.S. Netflix streaming improves along with peering deals, still lags Canada, Europe

Due largely to interconnection deals like the one Netflix just confirmed with Bright House Networks, streaming performance of the top SVOD service has improved across most major Internet service providers in the United States.

Wi-Fi future has analyst bullish about cable again

After downgrading the cable sector last month due to fears about cord cutting and OTT distribution, media analyst Craig Moffett is once again bullish on the sector.

Comcast adds out-of-home streaming to X1 cloud DVR, extends it to San Francisco, Boston

Comcast has expanded its X1 network DVR service, allowing subscribers to access their personal recordings on Android and iOS device from anywhere they can get Internet access.

LTE Multicast and Wi-Fi Multicast: The emergence of complementary technologies

LTE Multicast (also known as LTE Broadcast) is getting lots of attention from vendors and mobile operators for its ability to deliver live multimedia to smartphones and tablets being used by concentrated groups of people, such as those attending a sporting event or concert. A complementary technology, Wi-Fi Multicast, has already been deployed by venue owners. FierceWirelessTech explores how these two different technologies can work together here.

In pictures: A look at the Comcast Media Center

When and if the apocalypse comes, the Comcast Media Center in Centennial, Colo., just outside Denver, will likely still be shooting, producing, originating, uplinking and storing high-definition video for cable television.

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo attendance down 7 percent to 9,100

Despite the ubiquitous presence of fast-emerging technologies such as DOCSIS 3.1, Wi-Fi hotspots and 4K, the SCTE saw a 7 percent drop in attendance for its annual Cable-Tec Expo conference, held Sept. 22-25 in Denver.

Comcast to test Arris modems with RDK software stacks in Q4

Originally developed by a consortium of top cable operators just for set-top boxes, the Reference Design Kit is now moving into the broadband realm. Arris has announced that it is working with Comcast to integrate the open-source software stack into cable modems.

aioTV scores patent for unified guide that merges OTT and cable content

Middleware startup aioTV was awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that the company said covers, among other things, the method for culling together video channels from multiple different sources, such as OTT, cable and broadcast content. AoiTV currently offers a unified guide that distributors could use to launch virtual pay TV services or to add online video products to their current offerings.