Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed – Week of July 13, 2015

17 Jul 2015

Top Ten Reviews recently reviewed and ranked the ARRIS SURFboard® SB6141 #1 in a cable modem lineup, and it earned a Top Ten Reviews Gold Award. The SURFboard SB6121 cable modem ranked #2.

The 13th Annual CSI Awards shortlist was also announced this week with ARRIS being nominated in three different categories: best digital video processing technology for the ME-7000 Converged Video Compression Platform, best cable or fibre contribution solution for the AgileMax™ RFoG Optical Distribution, and best customer premise technology for the VIP4000 and VIP5000 Series of Set-Tops.

On Monday, SNL Kagan analyst, JP O’Sullivan, spoke at the Connected TV Summit in London. According to Video Net, O’Sullivan said electronic sell-through (EST) is a small yet flourishing market that can best be exploited through pay-TV operators.

Ooyala and Vindicia’s new research study, conducted by London MTM, claims that OTT service revenues could potentially double or triple from $4 billion in 2014 to anywhere from $8-12 billion in 2018. Fierce Cable reported that this increase is due to “consumer’s growing increasingly comfortable with OTT services.”

Lastly, the Wi-Fi™ Alliance is hoping to make devices more aware of green initiatives. Wireless Week covered the Wi-Fi Alliance’s launch of Wi-Fi Aware™—a new certification program aimed at energy efficient connectivity.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. 2015 Best Cable Modems Review, Top Ten Reviews: From televisions to computers, speakers and gaming consoles, electronic products increasingly dominate our lives. Whether you’re shopping for a gaming PC or some new headphones, we evaluate the best electronics available and present top choices to make your buying decision easier.
  2. CSI-Awards – Shortlist  2015 (July 15, 2015) , CSI Magazine: The CSI Awards are one of the most comprehensive and competitive technology awards anywhere in the world, designed to reward technical and product marketing excellence in the cable, satellite, terrestrial broadcasting, mobile and IPTV sectors.
  3. SNL Kagan: Pay-TV Has ‘Competitive Advantage’ With EST (June 13, 2015) By Barry Flynn, VideoNet: Electronic sell-through (EST) is a small but growing sector, according to consultants SNL Kagan, and pay-tv operators are best-placed to exploit it.
  4. Revenues from OTT services could triple to $12B by 2018, Ooyala-Vindicia report says (July 14, 2015) By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable: Revenue from "premium" U.S. OTT services will grow from $4 billion in 2014 to somewhere between $8 billion to $12 billion in 2018, according to a study conducted by London's MTM and commissioned by online video service providers Ooyala and Vindicia.
  5. New Wi-Fi Aware Technology Adds Context to Connections (July 15, 2015) By Andrew Berg, Wireless Week: The Wi-Fi Alliance is hoping to make Wi-Fi devices more aware of the world around them.
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