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Altice Cooks Up RDK-Powered Broadband Gateways

Altice Labs has introduced a family of broadband gateways for DOCSIS and FTTP networks that utilizes an open source software platform managed by a joint venture of Comcast, Liberty Global & Charter.

Comcast's Trojan Horse for Pay-TV

Xfinity Flex, now offered for free to broadband-only subs, provides streaming apps and smart home capabilities – but it's also something else.

Cox Also Flexing Its Streaming Muscles

Cable op has quietly launched the Contour Stream Player, Cox's twist on Comcast's Xfinity Flex video streaming product for broadband-only subs.

Comcast Offers 'Xfinity Flex' for Free to Broadband-Only Subs

Video streaming platform features a video client, voice remote and integration with Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and, soon, an upgrade path to Comcast's full pay-TV service.

Comcast Snares Set-Top App Specialist Metrological

Comcast pulls more engineering and software development expertise in-house for its X1 and Xfinity Flex video and smart home platforms.

Broadcom Tunes Up Video Play for RDK

Aiming to speed up service provider deployment cycles, Broadcom's new RDK-infused chips for video set-tops and gateways weave in new app framework and Metrological's App Store.

Videotron Pulls Out Comcast's Playbook

Canadian MSO debuts 'Helix' platform featuring broadband gateways, IP video clients, WiFi extenders and home networking management software originating from Videotron's X1 syndication deal with Comcast.

Charter Sets Employee Tests for 'Spectrum Connectivity Platform'

Software for broadband devices, believed to support OpenWRT, designed to help customers manage and optimize in-home WiFi, tweak router settings and pause Internet connectivity.

RDK JV Claims Gains With Service Providers, Device Footprint

Open software venture also developing software to work with consumer premises equipment for DSL and PON networks alongside its traditional focus on DOCSIS/HFC.

CableLabs Seeks to Supercharge WiFi

New open source project from CableLabs focuses on 'Dual Channel WiFi' technology that can set up dedicated channels for specific apps and traffic types such as streaming video and online gaming.

Charter in Talks About Licensing Comcast's X1 Platform

CEO Tom Rutledge confirms that Charter's had discussions, but company currently remains committed to its own, next-gen video platform and interface.

Cujo AI's Peiro: Locked In on Home Network & IoT Security Market

The startup, with Comcast and Charter in its corner, believes its AI and machine learning-driven analysis platform steers clear of data privacy concerns raised by those that rely on deep packet inspection tech.

Why Android TV Is Catching On With Pay-TV Operators

Enabling in-app upgrades and transactions without paying a tax to Google has made Android TV's 'Operator Tier' particularly attractive, industry sources say.

Virtualization Can Mine New Revenues From Gateways & Modems, Startup Says

Israel-based Inango claims its cloud/client 'Virtual Services' platform can enable service providers to layer on and sell additional services via memory-starved, in-home devices.

Charter Might Paint Its Home Gateways & Devices 'Prpl'

MSO said to be giving serious consideration to open source software stack amid discussions on how to establish a degree of coexistence between Prpl and RDK-B.

Five Signs That the US Cable Industry Is Fracturing

MSO-on-MSO competition, lawsuits, diverging network strategies, out-of-footprint OTT video threats... this is not your father's cable industry.

Will Plume's Open Source Plan Pay Off?

Comcast, Liberty Global, Bell Canada, Samsung and Sagemcom are on board with 'OpenSync,' as Plume seeks much more buy-in for its smart home software initiative.

What's Cable's Tech Game Plan in Europe?

Bracing for 5G, network upgrades and enhancements, and pay-TV's next chapter will be among the themes and topics for Tuesday's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in London.

Cisco Closes Sale of Video Software Unit to Permira

Synamedia declared 'open for business,' taps Dave Longaker to lead Americas region.

Comcast-Made Signal Meter Detects Signal Leak on Expo Floor

Oh, and did you know that Comcast makes its own portable signal level meters, equipped with RDK-B, for its field techs?

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