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Harmonic ready to teach old Cisco nodes some new tricks

Harmonic has released an upgrade kit that enables Cisco GS7000 nodes to support the distributed access architecture and DOCSIS 4.0 as the widely-deployed Cisco equipment nears its end-of-life.

DOCSIS 4.0 revenues a couple years out, Casa CEO says

Meanwhile, the supplier is seeing 'high-split' trials and deployments perk up as cable operators seek ways to expand upstream capacity on DOCSIS 3.1 networks.

Supply chain constraints cloud Casa's vision

Fresh off a big 5G core deal with Verizon, the cable and wireless supplier is forced to suspend 2022 guidance as visibility is being obstructed by persistent component shortages and general supply chain issues.

Standardized 'GAP' node makes appearance at CableLabs 10G event

Charter, a champion of the 'Generic Access Platform' initiative, showed off a standards-based node capable of supporting DOCSIS, PON and even wireless service modules. Deployments could get underway in 2023.

Harmonic sees 'fiber islands' surface among cable ops

Harmonic's cable access revenues almost doubled in Q1 as CableOS deployments grew to 6.1 million, with 77 operators signed up to their virtualized access network platform.

Remote OLT sales activity spotlights cable's growing focus on fiber

Revenues for remote OLTs surged to $10 million in 2021, compared to just $300,000 in 2020, and are poised to more than double in 2022, according to Dell'Oro Group.

How Comcast is paving the road to 10G

Elad Nafshi, Comcast's chief network officer, details how the operator will roll out DOCSIS 4.0 over a virtualized platform that will also support targeted deployments of FTTP.

DOCSIS 3.1 has lots of gas left in the tank

Industry experts believe DOCSIS 3.1 can keep pace with today's fiber competition by pairing a 1.2GHz upgrade with an upstream-expanding 'high-split.' But emergence of new PON technologies could limit the role of DOCSIS 4.0.

Is cable going to the dickens?

As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will stage the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies conference as a free digital event over two half-days next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Casa CEO: No cable revenue growth in 2022

CEO Jerry Guo said supply chain issues are holding the company back. He billed 2022 as a 'transition year' as Casa focuses on cloud software and scales back lower-margin hardware products.

DOCSIS pioneer Tom Cloonan retires as big changes at CommScope continue

Cloonan, who most recently served as interim CTO at CommScope, is a cable industry engineering exec who has played a key role in the evolution of DOCSIS – from 1.0 to 4.0.

CommScope delays Home Networks spin-off as supply chain constraints linger

Company is also reorganizing its remaining 'core' business into four divisions, including a new Access Network Solutions unit led by cable industry vet Guy Sucharczuk.

GCI taps Harmonic's 'CableOS' amid 2-Gig push

Alaskan operator is also deploying a distributed access architecture as GCI presses ahead with a plan to bring 2-Gig speeds to 77% of the state in 2022.

Vecima rides record revenues but grapples with the supply chain

Revenues related to the distributed access architecture, a prerequisite for DOCSIS 4.0, stayed solid, but growth was constricted by ongoing supply chain issues.

Vecima tucks DAA controller into the AWS cloud

Proof-of-concept test with Bluepeak tapped the AWS cloud in Ohio to control a Vecima remote MACPHY node located about 1,000 miles away in South Dakota.

Cable Next-Gen event goes online again

As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will stage the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies conference as a free digital event over two half-days in mid-March.

Harmonic sees growth ahead despite supply chain headwinds

Supplier says deployments of its 'CableOS' virtualization platform have reached 73 service providers worldwide and now serve 4.8 million modems.

Cable network spending a mixed bag in Q3 – Dell'Oro Group

Revenues in the cable concentrator market dipped year-over-year in Q3 2021, but accelerated on a sequential basis as operators bulked up on network hardware and deployed capacity-enhancing node splits.

Harmonic adds Rogers as another CableOS win

Canadian cable op will tap Harmonic's virtual CCAP and DAA gear as part of a plan to support multi-gigabit services, shift to an all-IP services platform, and cut a 'clear path to DOCSIS 4.0.'

CommScope gears up for XGS-PON

DOCSIS and advanced HFC technologies will remain key areas for CommScope, but the vendor is set to launch a new XGS-PON platform in the coming months amid a broader, companywide transformation initiative.

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