The rise of this new class of product will put Comcast in position to deploy upstream-boosting Full Duplex DOCSIS technology to a large portion of its HFC network.
Cable op claims another '10G' milestone with Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) live lab trial that linked its virtual cable modem termination system to DOCSIS cable modems configured to operate in the FDX spectrum band.
Suppliers are making rapid process with network and CPE elements that will support the Extended Spectrum DOCSIS flavor of DOCSIS 4.0, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein says.
Going well beyond core speeds and feeds, the expanded use of artificial intelligence and machine learning will help cable operators stay a step ahead of anomalies and fix them before customers notice, says Cox's Kevin Hart.
Recent deployment deal with Alaska's GCI is indicative of a trend that is seeing cable operators shift more attention to remote MACPHY in their distributed access architecture (DAA) rollouts, CommScope's Tom Cloonan says.
Vendor says its 'MAC Anywhere' play fits with CableLabs' new Flexible MAC Architecture (FMA), and also opens the door to potential integrations with third-party cable network hardware suppliers.
Light Reading will run three one-hour digital forums on key tech topics as part of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo next week, including cable and 5G, DAA, network virtualization and more.
Video and broadband tech supplier posts best fiscal year in its 33-year history as cable operators start to make progress with next-gen network projects.
CommScope now expects to complete the spin-off of Home Networks, the unit that makes set-tops and gateways, into a separate, publicly traded company in Q2 2022 – roughly a quarter later than originally expected.
Fueled by expanding deployments of its cloud native 'CableOS' platform, Harmonic believes it will soon only trail CommScope in the CMTS market.
Competitive broadband provider extended fiber-fueled 1-Gig service to 122,000 more homes and small businesses in the first half of 2021 and plans to more than double its reach to 300,000 locations by year-end.
Broadband gains also fueled the addition of 280,000 mobile lines in Q2, a quarterly record that sent Xfinity Mobile's grand total past 3.38 million lines.
Venk Mutalik, a Comcast engineer, developed 'XMF,' a monitoring system powered by spectrum analyzer chips used in ROADMs. XFM reduces the time to pinpoint fiber cuts from two hours to about 90 seconds, Comcast says.
Big Toronto-based cable, wireless and media company saw overall revenues and net income rise in Q2 for the second straight quarter as COVID-19 restrictions gradually ease across Canada.
Broadband access vendor says more than 100 service providers globally have now adopted its Combo PON technology for fiber networks since the product's June 2020 launch.
Despite the risk of losing some subs, analyst says company's move is likely intended to push customers who need more bandwidth to higher, costlier tiers.
Organization has wrapped the specs for a 'Coherent Termination Device' that will help cable operators to mine more capacity out of the limited fibers available between the headend or hub and the fiber node.
Flexible Mac Architecture (FMA) will give operators the ability to stick with HFC and upgrade to DOCSIS 4.0, or pull fiber all the way to the home, and make those decisions on a granular, market-driven basis.
Alan Breznick and Tien Fu share bad British humor as they prep for LR's upcoming Cable Next-Gen Europe digital symposium on June 22 and 24.
Operators have multiple tech options, including HFC, PON and even wireless, to achieve the capacity, low latency and security goals of the cable industry's 10G initiative, execs at the Anga Com event say.