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TelecomView Study Identifies New Strategies for U.S. Cable Companies
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 8, 2008–The U.S. cable companies are facing increased competition from both satellite TV and Telco IPTV companies. TelecomView’s new report U.S. Cable: New Strategies for a Competitive World investigates core strategies that cable companies should implement to address this competition and continue on their growth path.
“The U.S. cable companies have a broad set of technologies available to them that they can use to increase the capacity and efficiency of their networks”, stated Patrick Pfeffer, Contributing Analyst at TelecomView and co-author of the report. “These technologies will allow the cable companies to keep pace with their competition by offering new services such as HDTV and video on demand.”
This new report discusses technology options such as analog reclamation, switched digital video, node splitting, and MPEG-4. It also discusses business options such as improving cable broadband data and cable telephony services as well as providing communications services to businesses.
The report details the thorny issues surrounding the cable companies’ efforts to enter the wireless business.
“Becoming a mobile operator is the most important and the most difficult issue facing the U.S. cable industry today”, stated Bob Larribeau, Principal Analyst at TelecomView and the other co-author of the report. “The cable industry has several options for entering the wireless business and turning a disadvantage today into an important strategic weapon.”
The report analyses the pluses and minuses of key make, buy, and partnership options for entering the mobile business. It identifies the timescales and costs for these options and makes recommendations how to apply them.
This 65-page report addresses the issues that face the U.S. cable industry and provides the information and analysis that cable companies, system suppliers, and investors need to understand how the cable companies can address this new competition.
TelecomView provides strategic analysis of the telecommunications industry in its reports or through private consulting engagements. It focuses on the needs of service providers, manufacturers, and investors concerned about wireline and wireless access switching and routing technologies and markets. TelecomView was formed by Ian Cox and Bob Larribeau, prominent telecommunications industry analysts.