Switched IP Video Solves DOCSIS Expansion Challenges
Independent cable operators are increasingly challenged in offering equal or better Internet speeds than their larger cable and telco counterparts. “Video bandwidth sprawl” limits their DOCSIS expansion abilities; many find themselves dedicating 75% to 85% of existing bandwidth to video services, despite the fact that video represents only 30% of their gross margin at best. Bandwidth reclamation efforts such as digital-to-analog adapter (DTA) deployments, MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 conversions, and HFC plant upgrades ultimately represent “band-aid” solutions that alleviate bandwidth issues only temporarily. With UHD/4K video and streaming services disrupting and changing conventional business models, a permanent and affordable solution to bandwidth management is vital to operators.
Switched IP Video: Cable’s Fast-track to Infinite HD and IPTV, March 18, 2014
BigBand Networks – Switched Infinity: Supporting an infinite HD lineup with SDV
Cisco’s Visual Networking Index
Networks are an essential part of business, education, government, and home communications. Many residential, business, and mobile IP networking trends are being driven largely by a combination of video, social networking and advanced collaboration applications, termed “visual networking.
The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) is the company's ongoing effort to forecast and analyze the growth and use of IP networks worldwide.
A Game-Changer for CableTV Service Providers, June 19, 2012
NCTC - National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc.
ACA – American Cable Association
CCSA – Canadian Cable Systems Alliance