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The term broadband refers to the wide bandwidth characteristics of a transmission medium and its ability to transport multiple signals and traffic types simultaneously. The medium can be coax, optical fiber, twisted pair or wireless. In contrast, baseband, describes a communication system in which information is transported across a single channel.
Prior to the invention of home broadband, dial-up Internet access was the only means by which one could access the Internet and download fil...

Consumption Of Nomadic Online Video To Outpace Home & Mobile Users

Consumption Of Nomadic Online Video To Outpace Home & Mobile Users

The NPD Group, who I like for their monthly video game sales charts, have thrown their hat into the online video research arena. They've just released a new report called Broadband Video: On Demand, On the Go, and On the Rise in conjunction with Connected ...

Nielsen Reports Video Viewing Up On All Platforms, Cord-Cutting Not Happening

Nielsen Reports Video Viewing Up On All Platforms, Cord Cutting Not Happening

So Nielsen put out the Cross-Platform Report and it shows that video viewing is up on all three screens - TV, Mobile and Internet (PC). Time-shifted video also saw a boost in the latest report as well which they stated was due to further market ...

The Rise Of Online Video Will Break The Internet

The Rise Of Online Video Will Break The Internet

Sometimes we get so used to talking about how popular video is, and how fast it's growing online, that we actually lose perspective a bit on exactly how rapidly it's moving. You might even say we've been taking the Internet for granted a bit. Because, ...

The Growth Of Netflix Will Be Used To Throttle Your Internet Access

The Growth Of Netflix Will Be Used To Throttle Your Internet Access

So everyone's talking about this new Spring 2011 Global Internet Phenomena Report from Sandvine—a self-described "leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators." The big, gaudy stat everyone's running in their headline is that Netflix makes up 30% of U.S. Internet ...

Time Warner Cable Seeks Judgment on TWCableTV iPad App Legality

Time Warner Cable Seeks Judgment on TWCableTV iPad App Legality

Time Warner, who I wrote about earlier in the week when they hit a snag with their TWCableTV iPad App, has sought a legal judgment on the matter. The Southern District of New York was petitioned by the cable operator about the legality of the ...

2010 IPTV Worldwide Report: 34.6% Growth, 45.4M Subscribers

2010 IPTV Worldwide Report: 34.6% Growth, 45.4M Subscribers

Broadband Forum put out its 2010 numbers last week along with Point Topic and it looks like it was a pretty strong year all around. A good amount of growth, 34.6% in the year in IPTV subscriptions coupled with further penetration in the broadband adoption ...

Reel Quick Clips: Mid-Week Online Video Industry News

Reel Quick Clips: Mid Week Online Video Industry News

Another week is rapidly slipping past. While I planned on doing this on Wednesday, I didn't manage it. So here's a quick look at some online video stories I have been tracking but didn't really think merited a full blown article: Google TV and CNN ...

India Watched 1.7B Online Videos in January, UK Leads in Time Per Viewer

India Watched 1.7B Online Videos in January, UK Leads in Time Per Viewer

While there are only 30.2 million Indian Internet users who are watching videos, yet they are watching astounding numbers of videos. They are consuming on average 58 videos each totaling about 5 hours per month. Sure, it's not the 178M, 14.6 hours in the US ...

AT&T DSL, U-Verse Bandwidth Cap Detrimental to Online Video?

AT&T DSL, U Verse Bandwidth Cap Detrimental to Online Video?

AT&T has announced that they will begin capping the bandwidth on DSL and U-Verse accounts starting in May. The limits will be 150GB (landline DSL) and 250GB (U-Verse), per month. Considering they claim download speeds of up to 24Mbps that's a reduction in bandwidth of ...

DirecTV Heads into Streaming Internet Video, Broadband, LTE

DirecTV Heads into Streaming Internet Video, Broadband, LTE

It seems that DirecTV sees the end of satellite and the continuation of more terrestrial operations. Or they are just trying to expand their offerings. Expanding into a subscription-based premium movie service would put them in direcT competition with Netflix and several other studios who ...

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