Light Reading

2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Cable)

Jeff Baumgartner
The Bauminator
Jeff Baumgartner
10/24/2012
50%
50%

Hitron's 's CGNV Docsis 3.0 (24x8) Voice Gateway/CVE-32372 (European version)
Hitron Technologies Inc. is applying pressure on all cable modem and gateway vendors by being first out the chute with a new breed of Docsis 3.0 gear that gets North American cable operators within shouting distance of a 1-Gbit/s downstream, and well past that mark in EuroDocsis systems that use 8MHz-wide channels. The company's latest wares will also fill an important gap on the high end as the industry gets to work on the new Docsis 3.1 platform.

Hitron's new line of gear is expected to play a key role with some sizable MSOs as they embark on IP video migrations that will deliver on-demand and linear TV over the Docsis platform. And Hitron evidently is pretty far along, expecting to submit its first 1-Gig gateway product for certification testing at CableLabs in November 2012.



Intel Corp.'s Puma 6
But Hitron could not get so far along if it was not for the emergence of the Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) Puma 6, a new Docsis 3.0 chip family that comes in two flavors -- one that bonds 16 downstream channels and four upstream channels, and a media gateway configuration that ramps things up to 24 x 8. While the Puma 6 has attracted early adoption by some top cable modem manufacturers, we are hearing that none other than Comcast is already starting to standardize on Puma 6 technology as it pursues a faster class of data and voice gateways and, down the road, more advanced video gateways.

And Intel appears to be well ahead of the competition as the next phase of Docsis 3.0 takes hold, and we're still more than a year away from seeing Docsis 3.1 CPE see the light of day. Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM) still has not come out with a product that succeeds its current 8x4 Docsis 3.0 silicon, and STMicroelectronics NV (NYSE: STM)} is just now entering the Docsis 3.0 market.



Motorola Mobility Inc.'s APEX3000 High Density Universal Edge QAM
Until CCAP gear is ready to roll out in earnest, cable operators still face the significant issue of cramped headend space and the need for dense edge QAMs that can support legacy services such as video-on-demand, switched digital video and their digital broadcast video tiers.

Motorola's answer to that challenge is the APEX3000, a low-power edge device that can be packed with up to 1,536 QAM channels that essentially offers cable operators a bridge to a full CCAP down the road.



RGB's TransAct Packager with Just-in-Time-Packaging
RGB Networks Inc. has put its 2010 acquisition of RipCode Inc. to work by introducing a feature that makes it easier for cable operators to deploy TV Everywhere services while also offering significant savings on storage and bandwidth costs.

The new "just-in-time packaging" (JITP) feature lets those operators stream video on-the-fly in the proper format and at the right bit rate (for an Xbox, iPad, iPhone or Roku Inc. box, for example) without having to pre-encode that content and waste storage space. While that doesn't sound like a big deal, it is when content libraries continue to broaden and expand to support more than 150,000 hours of video. Another potentially cool application for this is for network DVRs that can deliver recorded content not just to the set-top box, but to mobile devices, too.



— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable



(0)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
< Previous Page 2 / 2
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
More Blogs from The Bauminator
Don't expect anything more to pop for a while, but one analyst sees John Malone & Co. as the 'logical, ultimate acquirer of Ziggo' if the price is right
Cable operators will need to free up at least 24MHz of spectrum for Docsis 3.1. But why is that the magic number?
Liberty Media's rumored plan to snag a 25% stake in Charter for $2.5B could aid the MSO's M&A strategy
Top US cable operators lost 1.41 million video subs in 2012, but the bleeding continues to show signs of slowing in a saturated pay-TV market
Aereo streams its 'no cable required' tagline into the video world. Will consumers tune in to the message?
Flash Poll
From The Founder
Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Intros Smart Device for eLTE

3|30|15   |   05:25   |   (0) comments


Huawei has developed a secure, location-aware multimedia smartphone for its eLTE trunked radio solution, says Huawei's Norman Frisch.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Win Video, Win All

3|30|15   |   06:44   |   (0) comments


Video is going to be the next main source of revenue for operators. Operators have big opportunities and advantages to monetize video services. Globally, Huawei has helped more than 70 operators achieve over 30 million video subscribers. Watch this video for more.
LRTV Custom TV
The Benefits of HyperScale Clouds for NFV

3|27|15   |   01:50   |   (0) comments


Hyperscale cloud has been developed by the Internet giants to support the creation and delivery of software-based services at blistering speeds, and at the lowest possible cost. The original ETSI NFV vision was to adopt hyperscale cloud architecture and practices. This vision has become somewhat obscured along the way, due to misunderstandings about the hyperscale ...
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

3|26|15   |   4:45   |   (0) comments


Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

3|26|15   |   5:56   |   (0) comments


Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
LRTV Custom TV
JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

3|26|15   |   5:59   |   (0) comments


Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
LRTV Custom TV
Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

3|25|15   |   03:11   |   (0) comments


David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
Between the CEOs
Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

3|24|15   |   13:53   |   (0) comments


LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

3|24|15   |   6:23   |   (0) comments


Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

3|24|15   |   7:51   |   (0) comments


More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
LRTV Documentaries
The Rise of Industry 4.0

3|24|15   |   02:26   |   (9) comments


Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Getting Connected With eLTE

3|23|15   |   06:04   |   (0) comments


Trunked radio communications have entered the 4G LTE world, and with Huawei's eLTE solution, can now deliver a full range of data and video services as well as push-to-talk voice, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
Upcoming Live Events
April 14, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City, NY
May 5, 2015, Hyatt McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
May 6, 2015, Georgia World Congress, Atlanta, GA
May 12, 2015, Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO
May 13-14, 2015, The Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
June 8, 2015, Chicago, IL
June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
June 9, 2015, Chicago, IL
June 10, 2015, Chicago, IL
September 29-30, 2015, The Westin Grand Müchen, Munich, Germany
All Upcoming Live Events
Hot Topics
AT&T Woos SMBs With Small-Scale WiFi
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/26/2015
Just Don't Say IBM Is 'Relaunching' Networking Business
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 3/26/2015
TV Everywhere Nears Mainstream Adoption
Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 3/27/2015
Carriers Are Bright Spot in BlackBerry Q4
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/27/2015
Comcast Says TWC Deal Will Close Later
Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 3/26/2015
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed
Webinar Archive
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures.
Chattanooga’s EPB publicly owned utility comms company has become a poster child for how to enable a local economy using next-gen networking technology. Steve Saunders, Founder of Light Reading, sits down with Harold DePriest, president and CEO of EPB, to learn how EPB is bringing big time tech to small town America.