Cable & Telecom

CABLE-TEC 2013: Look for more apps on cable boxes as U.S. MSOs standardize on RDK

ATLANTA - It looks like other major North American and international cable operators may soon join Comcast in deploying new cable boxes outfitted with standardized software for IP video set-tops and gateways. In fact, at least three other large MSOs -- Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Liberty Global  –  either have already committed to rolling out cable boxes equipped with the new Reference Design Kit (RDK) software bundle or are strongly considering doing so over the next year. Speaking at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Show here earlier this week, leading technologists from all three cable companies expressed great interest...