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Broadband Infrastructure Playbook Updated

Cartesian - July 12, 2022 - The Broadband Infrastructure Playbook has been updated with content from the NTIA NOFO. The Playbook is a comprehensive guide designed to assist state broadband offices to best leverage federal funds available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

iQIYI completes Cartesian Security Audit

iQIYI - March 4, 2022 - iQIYI, an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, announced on Mar.4 that DRM-S, iQIYI’s software Digital Rights Management solution, has successfully completed a security review by Cartesian, an independent expert specialized in content security-related issues for the digital entertainment and media industries.

Broadband Infrastructure Playbook Launch

Cartesian - March 4, 2022 - Today marks the launch of the Broadband Infrastructure Playbook, a comprehensive guide designed to assist state broadband offices to best leverage federal funds available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

Irdeto Tracemark Original Watermark completes Cartesian robustness test

Irdeto - February 3, 2022 - The Farncombe Security Audit is recognized by studios and sports right holders worldwide as a measure of a solution’s suitability to protect premium content.

Broadband Infrastructure Playbook Research Project Underway

Fiber Broadband Association - December 15, 2021 - The FBA and NTCA commissioned Cartesian, a global telecom, media and technology consulting firm, to conduct the research for the Broadband Infrastructure Playbook. Highlights from the playbook will be presented during a webinar in early 2022.

Synamedia takes Cartesian’s watermarking security tests

Synamedia - September 7, 2021 - Customers often ask how we can prove how robust our security solutions are.

NCTA – New Study Examines Internet Traffic Patterns and Bandwidth Requirements

NCTA - July 15, 2021 - A new report by Cartesian, a consulting group with expertise in telecommunications, shines some light on how traffic flows over the network, how much bandwidth popular applications utilize, and how multi-person household needs vary depending on usage patterns.

Cartesian opens new Wi-Fi test house in UK

The latest Wi-Fi test house offers increased testing configurations and enhanced real-world scenarios

Press release: US can address pressing broadband needs with proposed infrastructure funds, report shows

ACA Connects and Cartesian develop detailed analyses to help policymakers prioritize broadband infrastructure funding

Company News: castLabs completes Cartesian security audit and CyberGRX risk assessment

Via castLabs - 21 May 2021 - Security is of utmost importance to us and the services we provide. For this reason we made sure to update our Farncombe Security Audit® for all of our solutions including DRMtoday, PRESTOplay, and Video Toolkit.

Press release: New Research Highlights Concerns Whether Starlink™ Will Meet Federal Broadband Capacity Requirements

Via Business Wire - 8 February 2021 - The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) and NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today submitted to the FCC a technical assessment and model to aid the agency’s efforts to scrutinize the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) long-form applications for Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) Satellite broadband networks.

Cartesian: Geo-Filtering Testing and Watermarking are Key Ways to Mitigate Risks

Via CDSA Online - 12 November 2020 - Geo-filtering circumvention testing, watermarking and credential sharing analytics are three key ways in which media and entertainment companies can keep their content secure, according to Lee Kent, the company’s head of content security.

Sigma DRM by Thu Do Multimedia completes Cartesian’s Farncombe Security Audit®

Via Thu Do Multimedia – 13 March 2020 – Thu Do Multimedia – The provider of OTT/IPTV solution and content copyright protection (DRM), officially announces its Sigma DRM solution has completed the rigorous evaluation by Cartesian, a specialist in content security, to meet strict industry security standards.

CryptoGuard Advanced Security CAS completes Cartesian’s Farncombe Security Audit

Via CryptoGuard – 25 November 2019 – CrytoGuard, a global provider of CAS/DRM Content protection and IPTV/OTT solutions, announces that its Advanced Security CAS has successfully completed a rigorous review by Cartesian, a specialist in security auditing service.

Ars Technica – 50% of US homes still won’t have fiber broadband by 2025, study says

Via Ars Technica – 18 September 2019 – Fiber broadband is now available to more than 30% of households across the US, and fiber networks should reach 50% of homes by 2025, a new study says…

FierceTelecom – All-fiber deployments to 90% of U.S. households achievable by 2029 – report

Via FierceTelecom – 16 September 2019 – The Fiber Broadband Association released a study that said all-fiber deployments were on pace to hit about 50% of U.S. households by 2025.

Fiber Broadband Association – New Study Finds All-Fiber Deployments to 90% of Households Achievable in Next Decade

Via Fiber Broadband Association – 10 September 2019 – Today, the Fiber Broadband Association and strategy consulting firm Cartesian released a study that explores the costs associated with deploying all-fiber networks to all households across the entire United States.

C-SPAN – 5G Networks and Rural Broadband

Via C-SPAN – 4 September 2019 – Telecommunications industry leaders and wireless technology experts held a briefing regarding the deployment of 5G networks. They also discussed rural broadband access, rural fiber connectivity, and Federal Communications Commission wireless spectrum auctions.

Light Reading – C-Band Proposal Fixates on Fiber

Via Light Reading – 15 July 2019 – While the winners and losers of the battle over the coveted C-Band are yet to be determined as the FCC continues to weigh the options, one proposal being made by a group with some cable industry backing could be a boon for the nation's fiber network and data center providers.

Cablefax – ACA Connects Says Study Proves C-Band Plan Would Work

Via Cablefax – 10 July 2019 – ACA Connects has offered up evidence to the FCC that it is possible to free up at least 370MHz of C-band spectrum in all urban markets in 18 months through its joint plan with Competitive Carriers Association and Charter. That’s nearly twice the amount capable of being freed through the proposal offered up by the C-Band Alliance…

Fiber Broadband Association – New Study Explores Cost of Fiber Deployment in Rural Areas

Via Fiber Broadband Association – 4 June 2019 – Engaged by the Fiber Broadband Association, strategy consulting firm Cartesian conducted a study to explore the costs associated with deploying all-fiber networks to all homes across the entire United States.

Total Telecom – 2018 Year-End Review and Industry Predictions for 2019

Via Total Telecom – 25 January 2018 – History scholars will no doubt look back on 2018 as a turbulent year in international politics. For those of us that obsessively follow the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) industries, it has been a long time since geopolitics had such an impact on our sector.

Videonet – Cartesian claims service providers are missing out on streaming subscribers by ignoring credential sharing

Via Videonet – 11 January 2019 - New research by the specialist consulting firm Cartesian, based on a survey of nearly 1,200 American consumers in November, reveals that 27% of consumers access streaming video content using account credentials borrowed or stolen from someone they do not live with.

4rfv – Cartesian release report – How consumers access streaming video: The risks of credential sharing

Via 4rfv – 21 December 2018 – Credential sharing is costing video providers millions in lost revenue New research from Cartesian shows streaming video providers miss out on subscribers by ignoring credential sharing.

Rapid TV News – Credential sharing costing video providers millions in lost revenue

Via Rapid TV News – 21 December 2018 – More evidence has emerged from specialist consulting firm Cartesian of the potentially huge costs associated with the concept of password sharing for subscription services.

Total Telecom – Credential sharing is costing video providers millions in lost revenue

Via Total Telecom – 20 December 2018 – What has been an effective strategy for OTT video providers to win new subscribers appears to be backfiring.

Broadband TV News – Providers miss out by ignoring credential sharing

Via Broadband TV News – 20 December 2018 – What has been an effective strategy for OTT video providers to win new subscribers appears to be backfiring.

Advanced Television – Research: Credential sharing costs millions in revenue

Via Advanced Television – 20 December 2018 – What has been an effective strategy for OTT video providers to win new subscribers appears to be backfiring, according to research by specialist consulting firm, Cartesian, which reveals that 27 per cent of consumers access streaming video content using account credentials borrowed or stolen from someone they don’t live with.

StreamingMedia.com – Credential sharing is costing video providers millions in lost revenue

Via StreamingMedia.com – 20 December 2018 – New research from Cartesian shows streaming video providers miss out on subscribers by ignoring credential sharing.

TV Tech News – Providers miss out by ignoring credential sharing

Via TV Tech Industry News - 20 December 2018 - What has been an effective strategy for OTT video providers to win new subscribers appears to be backfiring.

Cartesian releases report “How Consumers Access Streaming Video: The Risks of Credential Sharing”

Cartesian’s survey report, "How Consumers Access Streaming Video: The Risks of Credential Sharing", references findings from recent consumer research to highlight growing content security concerns for content owners and service providers.

Total Telecom: Culture – not technology – is the key to digital transformation for telcos

Via Total Telecom – 1 November 2018 – Operators’ Digital Transformation strategies will only be effective if they place employees at the heart of programmes and ensure a cultural shift, as a well as a technical one. This was the resounding message delivered during a Corporate Transformation panel at Total Telecom Congress 2018.

Digital TV Europe – Advances in advertising

Via Digital TV Europe – August/September 2018 – As consumers fragment across platforms, how can advertisers be sure of the value of their investment? Adrian Pennington investigates. In the article, Tim Jacks, Principal, discusses data gathering, audience measurement and analytics insight. Read the article on pages 28-30 of DTVE’s August/September 2018 issue.

BBWF – Your Role in 5G: What it means for you

Via Broadband World Forum – 3 September 2018 – Trying to digest the vast amounts of information related to 5G is like drinking from a fire hydrant, which is why we’ve created this report ahead of Broadband World Forum 2018. In this report, Adrian Pennington asks is 5G the Holy Grail for operators it seems to be and what will its impact be on different types of operator.

Telecoms.com – Roaming for MVNOs: Opportunities and Strategies

Via Telecoms.com – 17 August 2018 – The ‘roam like at home’ regulation has been a boon for European consumers, who can now use their phones without extra charges when visiting EU countries. But it poses challenges for MVNOs, which must pay wholesale rates in order for their customers to roam.

Digital TV Europe – WiFi & Multiscreen: Home truths

Via Digital TV Europe – 25 July 2018 – Whole-home connectivity presents both a challenge and an opportunity to service providers. It is a clear pain point for the customer but it is technically difficult to solve and risks creating a huge support challenge.

Capacity Media – Bridging the work skills gap

Via Capacity Media – 20 July 2018 – Capacity speaks to Cartesian's Massimo Fatato on the cultural shift the wholesale industry greatly needs and how employee evolution is key to virtualisation.

Bdaily – Living in a hybrid world- The challenges of integrating legacy architectures with virtualized networks

Via Bdaily – 18 July 2018 – Communications Service Providers (CSPs) today are being presented with several opportunities to accelerate their digitalization journeys. However, as the progress behind network virtualization continues to gather momentum, operators and CSPs are quickly realising that there are several challenges along the way.

IBC – European broadcasters unite to fight FAANG

Via IBC – 13 July 2018 – After years of false starts, national broadcasters are now racing to create joint streaming platforms. But are they too late to take on Netflix and Amazon?

Business Chief Europe – Insight: Realising the business need for virtualisation

Via Business Chief Europe – 6 July 2018 – While there are more opportunities than ever before, there is also more competition, coming from both traditional and Over-the-Top (OTT) services, which have changed the rules of the telecom game forever.

Vanilla Plus – The future calls: Realising the business need for virtualisation

Via VanillaPlus – 4 July 2018 – Anyone familiar with the industry will know that it’s currently an interesting time to be a Communication Service Provider (CSP). But, as with most sectors, it’s also a very tricky time.

Telecoms.com – Three steps to network virtualization

Via Telecoms.com – 3 July 2018 – Despite the hype around network virtualization, the road to transformation is proving to be a complex one to navigate. This is something operators and Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are quickly discovering as they start rolling out new systems and services…

Viaccess-Orca – Viaccess-Orca Connected Sentinel DRM Solution Completes Cartesian’s Farncombe Security Audit™

Via Viaccess-Orca – 28 Jun 2018 –  Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that its Connected SentinelDRM solution has completed a rigorous review by Cartesian, an independent consultancy company for the communications and digital media industries.

Friend MTS – AsiD watermarking completes rigorous robustness tests performed by Cartesian

Via Friend MTS – 20 Jun 2018 – Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, today announced that its ASiD subscriber watermarking has completed rigorous robustness tests that were performed by Cartesian, the independent security consultancy.

Vanilla Plus – Living in a hybrid world: The challenges of integrating legacy architectures with virtualised networks

Via Vanilla Plus – 8 Jun 2018 – Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are being presented with several opportunities to accelerate their digitalisation journeys. However, as the progress behind network virtualisation continues to gather momentum, operators and CSPs are quickly realising that there are several challenges along the way, says Massimo Fatato, managing partner at Cartesian…

AltiCast – Alticast’s security platform completes Cartesian’s rigorous Farncombe Security Audit

Via Alticast – 30 May 2018 – Alticast has announced that its security platform, AltiProtect™ CAS and DRM, has successfully completed a third-party security review process after undergoing a rigorous audit by Cartesian, a recognized leader in security benchmarking for premium Hollywood content that is trusted and recommended by major Hollywood studios…

ITProPortal – Living in a hybrid world: The challenges of integrating legacy architectures with virtualised networks

Via ITProPortal – 10 May 2018 – Communications Service Providers (CSPs) today are being presented with several opportunities to accelerate their digitalisation journeys. However, as the progress behind network virtualisation continues to gather momentum, operators and CSPs are quickly realising that there are several challenges along the way…

ContentArmor – ContentArmor is the First Watermark Vendor to Complete Cartesian’s Robustness Tests

Via ContentArmor – 9 Jan 2018 – ContentArmor is announcing that its video watermarking solution is the first one to complete Cartesian’s robustness evaluation. Cartesian’s thorough set of robustness tests has been defined in collaboration with content owners including major studios to benchmark watermarking solutions against common practices of pirates…

ITProPortal – Skills gaps and culture clashes: Why people problems are holding back virtual network deployments

Via ITProPortal – 4 Jan 2018 – Network virtualization is currently garnering plenty of interest and excitement as the future for the communications sector, with Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) being seen as key to tackling a range of issues…

VanillaPlus – Skills shortages and culture conflicts hinder the world of virtual networks

Via VanillaPlus – 5 Dec 2017 – As the demands facing network operators and communication service providers (CSPs) have increased, network virtualisation has garnered plenty of interest and excitement as the future for the communications sector, writes Steve Upton, the senior vice president of Networks and Operations Consulting at Cartesian…

Mobile World Live – Blog: Have operators been misled over NFV?

Via Mobile World Live – 27 Nov 2017 – …Recent research by consultancy Cartesian revealed many operators believe progress towards NFV is being hampered by a lack of technical maturity and the intricacy of operational changes required to virtualise networks.

NetworkingPlus – Virtualisation deployment “lagging” as industry faces new roadblocks

Via NetworkingPlus – 20 Nov 2017 – Despite a clear desire to virtualise networks and shift to cloud-based technology, communication service Providers (CSPs) are facing serious roadblocks along the way. Specialist consulting firm Cartesian says progress is being “hampered by a lack of technical maturity and operational issues that have proven to be even harder than many expected...”

VanillaPlus – The future waits: Virtualisation deployment is lagging as the telecoms industry faces new roadblocks, says report

Via VanillaPlus – 20 Nov 2017 – Despite a clear desire to virtualise networks and shift to cloud-based technology, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are facing serious roadblocks along the way, according to new research from consulting firm Cartesian. Operational issues and technical complexities are, says the firm, impeding progress towards the next era of communications…

RCR Wireless News – Operational challenges encumbering NFV deployment, says report

Via RCR Wireless News – 17 Nov 2017 – Operational challenges and immature virtualized technologies are hindering NFV deployments among communications service providers (CSPs). That is at least the conclusion of a recent report titled “The Future of Networks: Dealing with transformation in a virtualised world” by specialist consultancy Cartesian…

Telemedia Online – Virtualization deployment lagging as telecoms industry faces new roadblocks

Via Telemedia Online – 17 Nov 2017 – Despite a clear desire for virtualization of networks and shift to cloud-based technology, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are facing serious roadblocks along the way, according to new research from specialist consulting firm Cartesian…

TelecomTV – Network Virtualisation is starting to overwhelm half the world’s CSPs

Via TelecomTV – 16 Nov 2017 – A new report entitled “The Future of Networks: Dealing with transformation in a virtualised world”, from the specialist consultancy and research house Cartesian, puts something of a damper on perceptions that network transformation is powering ahead at Communications Service providers (CSPs) all around the world…

ComputerWeekly – Operational issues are putting telcos off NFV, report claims

Via ComputerWeekly – 15 Nov 2017 – Telecoms operators and other communication service providers (CSPs) are holding back from deploying network functions virtualisation (NFV) because of mounting operational issues – despite a majority believing that those that do not virtualise their networks will struggle to compete in the future.

4rfv.com – Cartesian, in collaboration with the Broadband Forum, releases The Future of Networks Report

Via 4rfv.com – 15 Nov 2017 – Despite a clear desire to virtualize networks and shift to cloud-based technology, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are facing serious roadblocks along the way, according to new research from specialist consulting firm Cartesian…

Cartesian, in collaboration with the Broadband Forum, releases “The Future of Networks” report

Cartesian’s report, "The Future of Networks", produced in collaboration with the Broadband Forum, distills the perspectives of senior business, technical, and operational executives from across the telecoms industry and reports on how companies are handling the biggest change the telecoms sector has seen in decades.

Rapid TV News – Cardless security pulls alongside smartcards for video content

Rapid TV News – 13 Sep 2017 – In its Future of Broadcast Cardless Security Revisited report, Cartesian predicts cardless and smartcard security would be equivalent in effectiveness by the end of 2017. Now...

Conax – Conax Core Access, a cardless client, completes rigorous Farncombe Security Audit

Conax – 13 Sep 2017 – Conax, part of the Kudelski Group and a leader in total content and service protection for digital entertainment services, today announced Conax Core Access completed Cartesian’s Farncombe Security Audit™...

Mobile Europe – Safe as houses? The role of Wi-Fi at home

Via Mobile Europe Wi-Fi Insight Report – Q3 2017 – For the consumer, home Wi-Fi is anything but simple. But therein lies an opportunity for operators, reports Sue Tabbitt.

GeoGuard – Cartesian’s testing demonstrates the effectiveness of the GeoGuard solution at detecting the use of VPNs and DNS proxies

GeoGuard – 21 Jun 2017 – Today, GeoGuard announced that the effectiveness of its enhanced geo-filtering solution GeoShield has been rigorously tested by Cartesian, the recognized leader for premium movie and sports content security solution auditing and anti-piracy consulting...

Cartesian, in collaboration with Mobile World Live, releases “The Future of Mobile Video” survey report

Cartesian releases “The Future of Mobile Video” survey report. The study was conducted in collaboration with Mobile World Live, GSMA’s online communications hub for the global mobile industry. The study surveyed players across the mobile ecosystem worldwide and provides an in-depth analysis into current and future smartphone video consumption trends.

Cartesian Introduces the Farncombe Security Audit™ Mark for Digital Media Content Systems

Overland Park, KS – September 1, 2016 – Cartesian® (NASDAQ: CRTN), a specialist provider of consulting services and managed solutions to the telecoms, digital media and technology sector, has introduced the Farncombe Security Audit™ Mark. The Mark signifies to operators and service providers that the digital media content system has undergone an extensive security review, and that a report is available on request.

Videonet – Cartesian: why it matters that churn is higher for OTT SVOD providers than for traditional Pay TV operators

Videonet – 24 Aug 2016 – Providers of OTT SVOD services generally design their business models such that: (a) the monthly subscription cost is significantly less than a traditional Pay TV provider’s; and (b) the contract does not involve a long-term commitment. Therefore...

Cartesian’s Farncombe Completes Security Assessment of New UHD Blu-rayTM Player for Global Provider of Consumer and Industrial Electronics

LONDON (February 4, 2016) — Cartesian, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRTN) wholly owned subsidiary, Farncombe, has completed its ARC security assessment for a leading global provider of consumer and industrial electronic equipment. The assessment

Farncombe Security Audit expands to review AACS2 implementation robustness for Ultra HD(TM) Blu-ray devices

LONDON (December 8, 2015)  – Cartesian, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRTN), today announced that Farncombe, its wholly owned subsidiary and a recognised leader in digital video, was appointed by AACS LA as the

Cartesian in the News: Falklands contracts strategic review of Telecommunications provision

The Falkland Islands Government have announced that Cartesian Ltd have recently been appointed to carry out a strategic review of Telecommunications Provision in the Falklands Islands. Cartesian will be starting work on the review immediately, with the first draft report due on 24th December.
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