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Key developments related to the deployment of WiFi technology by cable operators.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 10/24/2014
Continuing to battle the tide in the pay-TV market, Comcast cut its video subscriber losses steeply in the third quarter as it accelerated rollout of its next-gen ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 10/13/2014
Seeking to expand its influence in the North American cable equipment market, Pace is jumping into the broadband data space with three new DOCSIS 3.0-powered wireless ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 10/8/2014
WiFi networks aren't carrier-class, but they're getting closer. The Wi-Fi Alliance announced today that it has added several new features to the Passpoint standard, ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/24/2014
DENVER -- With cable operators rapidly rolling out WiFi throughout the world, US MSOs stand poised to reach a major deployment milestone by the beginning of next ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 9/24/2014
DENVER -- While Comcast has significantly expanded the reach of its WiFi footprint through the use of home-based hotspots, its proposed merger partner, Time Warner ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 9/23/2014
DENVER -- WiFi networks take a lot of abuse now that everyone expects to be connected 24/7, and WiFi management techniques haven't kept up with consumer performance ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/19/2014
Seeking to make up for lost ground with its larger wireless rivals, T-Mobile has signed up its first US LTE roaming partner, striking a deal with Alaskan cable and ...
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By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 9/11/2014
In a landmark pact, Comcast and Liberty Global are extending their respective WiFi networks across the pond, in a new deal that will let subscribers of each service ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 9/4/2014
Calix is trying to give service providers more ability to extend gigabit services into customers' homes with the introduction of a new line of access devices.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/29/2014
Belgian cable operator Telenet has unveiled plans to invest 500 million (US$830 million) over the next five years in a massive network upgrade that will enable it to ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/13/2014
SDN cast a glimmer of good news on a financial quarter in which Cisco continued to struggle, announcing plans for up to 6,000 layoffs amid steeply declining carrier ...
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Juniper Plans More Job Cuts
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/24/2014
Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that means more ...
Global Reach Helps Ericsson Grow in Q3
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/24/2014
Sales in North America are down as the telcos conserve cash, but other markets ...
Juniper Plans More Job Cuts
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/24/2014
Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that means more ...
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Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/24/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Q3; BT shares down following ...
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2014
Apple and low-cost rivals put pressure on Samsung's smartphone business, but the ...
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Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

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Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments


ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

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SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

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ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

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SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

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Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

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Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

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SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

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Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

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Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

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Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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