Getting Your Network Ready for the OTT Flood
Finley Engineering’s broadband clients are well aware of the impact OTT video traffic has on their networks. This growing traffic impacts both broadband access networks to the home and transport networks. But the reality of the OTT video traffic trend is, it’s only going to get worse, and quickly. Read more...
ACSI: Pay-TV Customer Satisfaction Drops, Internet Customer Satisfaction Shows No Gains
On average, Americans are more satisfied with their landline phone service than they are with subscription TV or Internet service – but they’re not tremendously happy with any of those services, according to recent research from ACSI (American Customer Satisfaction Index). Read more...
Fiber Optic Transmission Range Could See a Big Boost
A potentially big breakthrough for optical networking comes from the University of California at San Diego, where photonics researchers have raised the maximum power at which optical signals can be sent over fiber, thereby extending transmission range. Read more...
Thread Protocol Targets Internet of Things for the Connected Home
The Internet of Things could get a boost from a new protocol recently released by The Thread Group. The protocol, also named Thread, is based in part on IPv6 and 6LoWPAN, is intended for use by group members and others aiming to develop low-power connected products for smart homes. Read more...
Rice Researchers Transmit "TV White Space" Wireless Data Without Interference
It’s good to see researchers exploring ways to get more use out of existing spectrum, now that mobile and Wi-Fi data usage is climbing steeply. Some particularly interesting activity has occurred at Rice University, where researchers say that for the first time ever they have successfully demonstrated a wireless system that transmits data over "TV white spaces” without interfering with active television broadcasts. Read more...
ITU Internet of Things Forecast: 25 Billion Devices by 2020
With mobile phones reaching a saturation point in developed markets, carriers are looking to the Internet of Things as an important growth engine moving forward – and the International Telecommunications Union has some good news on that front, as well as some interesting data about social media and Big Data. Read more...
Finley Engineering experts will be attending the following upcoming events. We hope to see you there!
Kansas City, MO
August 9 - 12
September 2 - 3
San Diego, CA
September 9 - 11