Cable Operators are companies that provide a cable service. According to the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, the ten most popular U.S. cable operators by number of subscribers include: Comcast Corporation, DirecTV, Dish Network Corporation, Time Warner Cable, Inc., Cox Communications, Inc., Charter Communications, Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., Cablevision Systems Corporation, AT&T, Inc., and Bright House Networks LLC. The NCTA reported that Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, had over 22.9 million basic video subscribers in 2010. Of those listed, DirecTV and Dish Network are satellite operators, rather than traditional cable operators. In 2011, Hulu was in talks to become the world’s first Web cable operator.

 
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Cable operators shake up special access market long dominated by telcos

Telcos AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink have owned the wholesale special access market for decades. But cable operators have emerged to shake up this moribund market, giving competitive local exchange operators a bit of choice in their ability to connect their multi-site business customers in rural areas.

Cable becomes emerging special access source for CLECs, but trails AT&T and CenturyLink's ubiquity

Cable operators are in an interesting position to drive new competition in the wholesale special access market, giving CLECs the ability to connect their multi-site business customers in areas where they can't economically reach with their own facilities today.

Broadcom rolls out new 4K and 5G chipsets, diagnostic analyzer tech

Broadcom is using the occasion of the CableLabs Winter Conference in Orlando, Fla., to roll out a new 4K set-top chip for set-tops, new diagnostic analyzers for cable operators, and a 5G Wi-Fi combo chip.

Mavenir aims to exploit cable Wi-Fi craze with VoWi-Fi calling solution

With cable companies increasingly focused on developing products and services to monetize their fast-growing Wi-Fi networks, Mavenir Systems is introducing a voice-over-Wi-Fi calling solution targeted to MSOs.

Mediacom loses 10K video subs in Q4, concentrates on broadband services growth

Mediacom Communications reported 10,000 lost video subscriptions in the fourth quarter across its two operating units, with the MSO finishing the full 2014 with 890,000 pay-TV service customers, down from 945,000 at the end of 2013.

Could Wi-Fi be cable's next revenue savior?

Cable operators have come to a crossroad. The growing popularity of online video services continues to erode their bread-and-butter video base, but Wi-Fi has emerged as a new revenue source.

Netflix to push integration onto the set-tops of top pay-TV services in 2015, report says

While it has negotiated deals to get its app integrated into the program guides of smaller cable operators like Atlantic Broadband, RCN and Suddenlink, Netflix has been largely shut out from the set-tops of the larger pay-TV operators.

Infonetics: Cable MSO high bandwidth service deployments drive up DOCSIS 3.0 shipments 95%

Cable operators' ongoing investments to support higher bandwidth services such as IP video has helped to drive up global shipments of DOCSIS 3.0 equipment 95 percent year-over-year.

Mobile operators made 'gigantic blunder' by ceding Wi-Fi to cable, analyst says

Deployment of carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks by cable companies will far surpass the rollout of small cells by telecommunications companies, according to U.K. analyst Joe Madden of Mobile Experts, who also says telcos missed a huge opportunity to capitalize on Wi-Fi

Madden: How Wi-Fi is driving new competition in the mobile market

Over the past four years we have seen little investment in Wi-Fi networks by American mobile operators. It's different internationally, with millions of APs at China Mobile, KDDI, SKT, Telefonica, and others, but a close examination of Verizon Wireless and AT&T reveals that they have deployed very few Wi-Fi access points.