Cable operators are poised to double the number of 6MHz downstream channels they use for Docsis -- from four-to-six to eight-to-12 -- in 2012, Moto Mobility Director of Cable Modem Termination System Product Marketing Jeff Walker predicts on the company blog. He says such an increase would address cable's need to boost overall broadband capacity while supporting faster cable modem tiers enabled by Docsis 3.0 channel bonding.
re: Time Warner Cable Splashes Out $3B for Insight
SNL Kagan just put out some additional points on the TWC-Insight deal:
- price equates to about $4,414/basic sub... but Insight was looking for a bit more when it was trying to attract bids up to $4B.
- It makes a bit more geographic sense for TWC than the MSOs that actually put in bids. SNL Kagan points out that TWC is in Insight's largest sub cluster (Louisville, Ky., with more than 325K subs), and that TWC also has strong presence in or near Insight's larger systems in Lexington, Ky.; Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.