Top 5 Tech Articles You Might Have Missed – Week Ending October 9, 2015

09 Oct 2015

This week, Gaming Illustrated published a review of the ARRIS SURFboard® SB6141 modem. The reviewer Ryan Bloom concluded that the SB6141 “is the perfect modem for most internet consumers.”

Broadband Technology Report shared its top picks of cable tech trends heading into the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo next week: Gigabit, DOCSIS® 3.1, CCAP, virtualization, and industry consolidation. The article also highlighted a number of other topics that will be top of mind, such as Wi-Fi™, multiscreen video, advanced user interfaces (UIs), and improved video search and recommendations.

Recent data by eMarketer revealed just how mainstream an activity OTT video has become, with nearly three-quarters of US Internet users watching OTT video, according to Rapid TV News.

Broadband Technology Report discussed the opportunity for service providers to go after the OTT video market by offering services that can aggregate the content OTT viewers actually watch in one convenient place.

Finally, a new report from Digital TV Research showed that pay TV subscriptions for 338 operators across 89 countries will increase by 200 million, from a collective 704 million in 2014 to 904 million by 2020.

  1. ARRIS Surfboard SB6141 Modem Review (October 6, 2015) by Ryan Bloom, Gaming Illustrated: Available at around $89.99, the ARRIS Surfboard SB6141 is an affordable way to boost your internet setup at home.
  2. BTR'S Top 5 (or so) Expo Tech Trends (October 7, 2015) by Ron Hendrickson, Broadband Technology Report: If you're looking for cable technology trends, the SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo is the one-stop shop. Now in its 33rd year, Expo is the venue to see what's hot in cable now and - more importantly - what's coming next.
  3. Nearly three-quarters of US Internet users watch OTT video (October 6, 2015) By Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News: The analyst calculates, in its forecast of OTT video viewership, that by the end of 2015, 181 million people in the US will have watched video via an app or website that provides streaming content over the Internet and bypasses traditional distribution.
  4. The future is here, and it’s OTT (October 5, 2015) By Ron Hendrickson, Broadband Technology Report: OK, that over-the-top (OTT) appears to be the future of video isn't really news any more. What is news is that it's accelerating, and in places you wouldn't necessarily expect.
  5. Global Pay TV Operator Forecasts (October 2015) Digital TV Research: Pay TV subscriptions for 338 operators across 89 countries will increase by 200 million from a collective 704 million in 2014 to 904 million by 2020, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
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