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October 20, 2007  1:32 AM

Comcast admits P2P interference

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cabling, IP services, Peer2Peer

Comcast has finally admitted to taking steps under its usage agreement to block or interfere with P2P traffic, at least that of BitTorrent. This is perhaps the first instance of a large access provider using their UA this way, but as we have noted before, it is inevitable that access carriers take...

October 12, 2007  8:58 PM

New Spec for Voice over Cable

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cabling, voice, Wireless broadband

CableLabs is releasing a new version of the PacketCable specification used for voice services over cable. The 2.0 release will include support for business features and also support for IMS-based FMC, presumably to support either a cable company push into wireless or an MVNO relationship with a...

October 11, 2007  8:58 PM

Cable/Telco Competition Rests on ARPU

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cabling, Triple play services, voice

Business Week and S&P are now publishing reasonable analysis of the cable/telco competition. The recent work concedes that cable will likely take some market share from the telcos in voice services, but that telcos will take share in both data and video services. As we've said many...

October 2, 2007  10:42 PM

Cable research misses the mark

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cabling, IP services, Video Adapter

Pyramid Research has released a report that indicates that cable companies enjoy more synergy in triple- and quad-play services and as a result, telcos are losing margin in their multi-tiered services. While we agree with some of this, we think it misses some key points. First, the best competitive...

September 26, 2007  9:42 PM

Cable companies driving WiMAX and WiFI

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cabling, Wi-Fi, WiMAX

September 26 2007: The cable companies, in a number of geographies, are deploying both WiMAX and WiFi services with some indication of success, in contrast to the apparent difficulties being experienced by municipal WiFi networks. The success here, we believe, is likely due to...

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