Cable & Telecom

INTX 2016: Comcast has outgrown its cable history

BOSTON – It wasn’t long ago where cable leaders like Comcast CEO Brian Roberts felt constrained by – and complained about – the slow pace of technological development in the industry.MSOs were once 100% tied to either the Motorola (formerly General Instrument) or Cisco (formerly Scientific-Atlanta) video platforms – and their development cycles – when it came to providing consumers with new in-home equipment like cable set top boxes. Development was slow and carriers bought gear optimized for the industry as a whole and not necessarily their own customers.Over the past five years or so, pressured by the intense competition...