RESEARCH PAPER: Cable Network Transformation

By Will Townsend, Patrick Moorhead - November 5, 2018
The cable industry faces threats on a number of fronts. With the proliferation of smartphone and tablet devices, subscribers want to “cut the cord” and consume content on-the-go. This trend will certainly accelerate as wireless wide area networks (WWAN) transition from 4G LTE to next generation 5G infrastructure. 5G threatens to provide a viable connectivity alternative to cable with blazing fast throughput and ultra-low latency for both fixed and mobile deployments. Case in point, Verizon recently announced it will launch a 5G home service in four cities, which will utilize pre-5G New Radio (NR) fixedwireless equipment from Samsung based on Verizon’s 5GTF standard. Beyond WWAN, fiber optic and satellite also contribute to the mounting competitive pressure on cable. You can download the paper here:

Table Of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • The Cable Industry Today
  • Cable Network Transformation Considerations
  • Why Consider Intel For Cable Network Transformation?
  • Call To Action

Companies Cited:

  • Altice
  • Amazon Prime
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Charter
  • Comcast
  • Cox
  • Intel
  • HBO
  • Hulu
  • Liberty Global
  • Netflix
  • Samsung
  • SlingTV
  • Time Warner
  • Verizon
  • YouTube
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Will Townsend manages the networking and security practices for Moor Insights & Strategy focused on carrier infrastructure providers, carrier services, enterprise networking and security. He brings over 30 years of technology industry experience in a variety of product, marketing, channel, business development and sales roles to his advisory position.

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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.