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  • Procuring smart home management and the great hardware versus software debate

    Procuring smart home management and the great hardware versus software debate

    In the third of a five-part blog series helping network service providers to avoid costly procurement mistakes, we consider the relative benefits of software and hardware-based solutions for smart...

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  • The Cable Haunt vulnerability: A wake-up call to all broadband providers

    The Cable Haunt vulnerability: A wake-up call to all broadband providers

    If early January is any guide, 2020 should be the year when network service providers finally get serious about router security. The year had barely begun when researchers revealed a new critical...

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  • IoT Fingerprinting and the value of insight on the smart home experience

    IoT Fingerprinting and the value of insight on the smart home experience

    Selecting a smart home management system is a high-stakes process for ISPs, so it is important to ask the right procurement questions. IoT Fingerprinting should be at the heart of any management...

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  • How to solve the Smart TV challenge for OTT

    How to solve the Smart TV challenge for OTT

    Disney+ and Netflix have both been criticized for failing to support some Smart TVs. If these big budget players can't achieve full device reach, what hope is there for smaller operators? How can...

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  • Five questions every ISP should ask before procuring a smart home management system

    Five questions every ISP should ask before procuring a smart home management system

    With an increasingly crowded field of vendors for smart home management systems, how can ISPs be sure they choose wisely? In my list of key areas to investigate during procurement, security is...

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  • Has piracy really burst the TV sports rights bubble?

    Has piracy really burst the TV sports rights bubble?

    Global online piracy has created a crisis for the pay TV industry that could completely rewrite the industry’s economic model, with major impacts on sports rights. But could it also have some...

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  • Lessons from the Disney+ Launch: How OTT operators can survive the streaming wars

    Lessons from the Disney+ Launch: How OTT operators can survive the streaming wars

    Disney+ is finally here! But the OTT market is already crowded and there are more high-profile launches due in 2020. How can all these OTT services survive when consumer budgets and viewing time...

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  • Stopping credential sharing – limit devices or streams?

    Stopping credential sharing – limit devices or streams?

    Credential sharing is becoming a major problem hurting operators’ growth. In the US, it is estimated that 34% of 18 to 34-year-olds are sharing their credentials to watch streaming content.

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  • Wi-Fi is “more important than chocolate”: Why ISPs are getting serious about the smart home experience

    Wi-Fi is “more important than chocolate”: Why ISPs are getting serious about the smart home experience

    A recent survey of 8,000 Europeans found quality broadband and Wi-Fi in our homes is now more valuable to consumers than sex, holidays, their favorite TV channels or chocolate.

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  • IBC 2019 Shows the Velocity of Live

    IBC 2019 Shows the Velocity of Live

    IBC 2019 may go down as one in which live IP video came of age. However, with the rise of live and cutting of latency, this does not make any difference to the security requirements as premium OTT...

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  • OTT’s burgeoning health can’t avoid piracy alert

    OTT’s burgeoning health can’t avoid piracy alert

    The OTT landscape is about to go into overdrive. These are high stakes with billions of dollars on the table which presents an unprecedented challenge to the industry’s attempts at security – and...

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  • Smart CSPs can deliver the Trusted Home

    Smart CSPs can deliver the Trusted Home

    Some 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be sold in the next few years, a large proportion of which will be to augment the smart home for everything from heating, ventilation and...

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  • Managing piracy and malware – the twin threats to open platforms

    Managing piracy and malware – the twin threats to open platforms

    The wave of pay TV operators buying into Android TV has turned into an unstoppable tide, but it carries a security risk that pay TV operators have never had to deal with before – malicious apps...

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  • Countdown to IBC 2019: A preview from Irdeto’s VP Business Development, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

    Countdown to IBC 2019: A preview from Irdeto’s VP Business Development, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

    Happy Fall, Back to School and IBC month everyone! In 2017, IBC celebrated its 50th year and now, this September, Irdeto is proud to be celebrating its 50-year anniversary! If your team is...

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  • GAME OVER – GDC 2019

    GAME OVER – GDC 2019

    This year GDC was not shy of announcements – the arrival of cloud gaming, the unstoppable rise of e-sports, the importance of indie studios for the industry or how important the community is for...

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  • How to protect your service & maintenance revenue in the age of hyper-connectivity.

    How to protect your service & maintenance revenue in the age of hyper-connectivity.

    Hang on. Isn’t hyper-connectivity meant to be boosting service revenue? Why are we talking about protecting revenue? Mark Hearn explains more...

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  • The Key to New Business Models in Connected Mobility Fleet? Digital Keyless Entry

    The Key to New Business Models in Connected Mobility Fleet? Digital Keyless Entry

    Forgive the slight sense of irony in the title, but the point of this post is clear; the automotive fleet industry is going through a rapid evolution, and must establish new business models,...

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  • Knowledge is Anti-Piracy Power: CABSAT 2019 Review

    Knowledge is Anti-Piracy Power: CABSAT 2019 Review

    Irdeto joined the world’s leading broadcast, satellite, content delivery, digital media, film, and audio entertainment specialists at the 2019 CABSAT conference, and its clear piracy is still a...

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  • CMAF may be ready, but are you ready for CMAF

    CMAF may be ready, but are you ready for CMAF

    Common Media Application Format (CMAF) offers many advantages and simplifies OTT content protection. And in the last 18 months, the industry has progressed to make CMAF “ready” for deployment. But...

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  • The world is scary right now.

    The world is scary right now.

    Healthcare is one of the largest and most innovative industries, yet its spending level in cybersecurity is alarmingly lagging compared to others. When you think of it, it really is staggering!...

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