About the Upcoming Diamonds 2011 Program

BTR’s Annual Diamond Technology Reviews (“the Diamonds”) have become the hallmark for excellence in the broadband cable communications community. Now in its seventh year, this prestigious program honors products, software and services that help network operators...

BTR’s Annual Diamond Technology Reviews (“the Diamonds”) have become the hallmark for excellence in the broadband cable communications community. Now in its seventh year, this prestigious program honors products, software and services that help network operators increase reliability, efficiency, capacity/delivery, profitability and customer satisfaction. These highly anticipated reviews are announced in the fall and showcased prominently throughout SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo, which is scheduled this year for November in Atlanta.

How It Works

Vendors submit written applications about their products/solutions, which are reviewed by an elite, independent panel of top-level broadband cable engineering experts from a variety of MSOs. Past judges have hailed from Charter, Comcast, Cox, Suddenlink, Sunflower Broadband, Time Warner Cable and other top operators. Note: BTR’s staff plays no role in the judging of the submitted products.

Scoring and Results



Panelists evaluate the entries and provide a score for each using a scale from 1 to 5 Diamonds. Final scores are determined by averaging all the scores submitted by judges. Panelists also offer unique insight and opinions about each product’s usefulness in today’s broadband engineering environment, and this information is used in the final article about the Diamonds, which highlights all solutions that averaged a 4-Diamond or above score. The feature is published via BTR’s e-letter, online and in a special print issue distributed at SCTE’s Expo.

Application and More Info



2011 Diamond applications will be available for download here in May.



For general information about the 2011 Diamonds, email VP/Director of Content Management Laura Hamilton at laura@broadbandtechreport.com.
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