Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO EMEA, ARRIS

Arris’s Cornel Ciocirlan talks about what the cable industry needs to do to plan for and implement Gigabit and multi-Gigabit services and in-home connectivity, and the applications that are feeding demand for additional broadband capacity.

Matthias Greve, Founder & CEO, ABOX42

Matthias Greve, founder and CEO, ABOX42, talks about the opportunities and challenges facing service providers in delivering smart home services, and how they can differentiate their offering from competitors in this space.

Oz Yildirim, Chief Marketing Officer, AirTies

AirTies’ Oz Yildirim talks about the growing challenges operators face in delivering in-home WiFi connectivity, the solutions available and the impact on customer churn.

Charlie Johnson: The use of IP geo-location technology

Charlie Johnson, VP of Digital Element, explains why the use of IP geo-location technology can deliver big benefits to media companies, and addresses the new security threats facing content rights-holders.

Schwab: connecting startups with cable

Lisa Schwab, programme marketing director, UpRamp, explained to DTVE at the recent Cable Congress how the UpRamp accelerator programme works. The programme aims to find companies that are doing innovative things in Blockchain, AI, machine learning and other cutting edge areas that can solve “some of the pain points” experienced by operators.

Ponnet: scale key for operators looking to commission content

Platform operators are showing a lot of interest in commissioning content, according to Wim Ponnet, chief strategy and commercial officer, Endemol Shine Group, but smaller operators are still challenged to deliver original content. “It all boils down to budgets. Operators are interested. Content is costly, but I think operators are definitely waking up to the […]

De Kloet: CEE operators need scale

Lack of scale is the biggest challenge facing cable operators in CEE, according to Frans-Willem de Kloet, outgoing MD and CEO, UPC Poland. De Kloet told DTVE at the recent Cable Congress that the biggest challenge facing operators in the CEE region is their footprint. He said that operators had looked at this over the […]

Kohnstamm: cable requires national scale

Cable operators require national scale so consolidation makes sense, but consolidation between operators and content providers in Europe is less compelling according to Manuel Kohnstamm SVP, Liberty Global and president, Cable Europe. There will be “more incursions” by operators into the content space but the lack of a Europe-wide media player means that the type […]

Lammers: cable is ready for symmetrical services

DOCSIS 3.1 is already capable of enabling cable operators to delivery symmetrical bandwidth ahead of Full Duplex DOCSIS becoming available according to Chris Lammers, COO of CableLabs. Full Duplex DOCSIS is part of the DOCSIS 3.1 specification and can “allow cable operators to…increase upstream capability to be full symmetrical” with 10Mbps, services, Lammers told DTVE […]

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