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Comcast could spark FDX Amplifier trials in 2022, deployments in 2023

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.

Comcast forges 'network to modem' DOCSIS 4.0 connection

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.

DOCSIS 4.0 puzzle starting to come together

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.

Cable network set to become 'predictive and more proactive,' Cox CTO 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.

Remote MACPHY gaining steam with cable ops, CommScope says

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.

Harmonic: Let's put the MAC here, there... anywhere

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.

LR staging three digital forums at Cable-Tec Expo

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.

Vecima touts 'breakout year' as DAA deployments start to flourish

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 extends finish line for Home Networks spin-off

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.

Harmonic poised to pass Cisco in CMTS market share, CEO says

Fueled by expanding deployments of its cloud native 'CableOS' platform, Harmonic believes it will soon only trail CommScope in the CMTS market.

Consolidated expands fiber and gigabit rollout

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.

Comcast hints at accelerated DOCSIS 4.0 rollout as it rakes in more broadband subs in Q2

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.

Comcast taps long-haul tech to monitor expanding fiber access network

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.

Rogers continues COVID recovery

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.

Adtran confirms Combo PON progress

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.

Altice USA will slash upstream speeds for new broadband subs

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.

CableLabs continues to court coherent optics

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.

New CableLabs specs to drive access network optionality

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.

CNG Europe Preview: From Dodgy to DOCSIS

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.

There are many paths to the promised land of '10G'

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.

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