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CableLabs' Kyrio unit sets sights on network convergence

Kyrio's new software-powered Adaptive Route Control (ARC) system enables fixed and mobile operators to route customer traffic to the best available network on an application-by-application basis.

Supply-chain woes cost Adtran $9M, but supplier reports 'record demand' for Q3

'Although our revenue growth and profitability in the near-term are impacted by the supply chain issues, our long-term outlook continues to strengthen,' says Adtran CEO Tom Stanton.

Vecima leaps into cable's 'GAP'

The supplier said the Entra EN9000, a node based on SCTE standards for the Generic Access Platform (GAP), will be available for lab tests in the first half of 2022. Expect Charter to be among the first in line.

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.

FCC vacancies threaten to derail US broadband plans

Without a permanent chair or adequate staff, and at risk of losing its Democratic majority, the FCC will fail to make meaningful progress on crucial broadband programs, a former agency official warns.

WiCipedia: The 'broken rungs' of women's careers

This week in our WiC roundup: Women get short shrift when it comes to promotions; workplace harassment is as pervasive as ever; telecom steps into the 21st century; and more.

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.

Fresh funding will fuel some M&A, Plume CEO says

Armed with a $300 million from an 'F' round led by Japan's SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Plume intends to target companies that can broaden the smart home software specialist's cloud, data and AI capabilities, Plume CEO Fahri Diner 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.

Charter's mobile chief credits convergence for price cuts

Network convergence 'is a significant part of our strategy,' Charter's chief mobile officer, Danny Bowman, explained. 'That's what it's all about.'

Comcast 'making a lot of good progress' with DOCSIS 4.0

Integration is a big near-term focus, but Comcast's virtual CMTS now 'speaks' DOCSIS 4.0, and the MSO is also pushing ahead with deployments of a distributed access architecture, says Comcast's Rob Howald.

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.

CSG deals for DGIT Systems

CSG says the deal will enable it to tie in third-party services that can take advantage of emerging 5G network slicing capabilities and help CSG's partners extend to markets such as connected healthcare and manufacturing.

DZS pact with Plume to extend its cloud to the home network

DZS says the Plume deal paves a path to more recurring revenue and establishes a way for it to manage and orchestrate the core, access and in-home networks, and provide partners with a new option for premium whole-home services.

Cox MVNO with Verizon tripped up by T-Mobile

Cable company Cox had hoped to launch mobile services via an MVNO with Verizon sometime this month. But a lawsuit filed by T-Mobile appears to have thrown that plan into chaos.

FCC releases another wave of RDOF cash

FCC has authorized another $163M for RDOF covering 42 providers, and vows that a 'clean up' of the process is moving ahead as dozens of winning bidders opt not to pursue buildouts in 5,000-plus census blocks.

Andromeda auction: As bids rise above $1B, it's too early to call

'It will all come down to whether bidders will hold on as prices rise, with activity likely to begin heating up next week,' analysts at New Street Research wrote.

Deutsche Telekom goes RDK's way

DT is tapping the open source Reference Design Kit as its global software platform for broadband gateways.

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