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CommScope's set-top spin-out: How did we get here?

The story is not done playing out, but the road leading to CommScope's decision to spin out its Home Networks division has taken many twists and turns, crossing the paths of Digeo, Motorola and Google along the way.

CommScope open to other alternatives for Home Networks unit

Board would consider other options if they created value that extends beyond the current plan to spin off a Home Business unit that will be led by cable and telecom industry veteran Joe Chow.

CommScope nearing transaction centered on CPE biz – sources

But the form of such a transaction remains hazy, as it could involve an outright sale or the formation of a joint venture designed to improve product margins and get the CPE business off of CommScope's books.

Minim first to get CableLabs stamp for low-latency DOCSIS 3.1 device

The Motorola MG8725 gateway is also the first in an anticipated lineup of Minim products to be outfitted with Wi-Fi 6 technology.

WOW to unleash data caps in June, starting in Chicago

WOW's new policy, which includes a $30 unlimited option for 1-Gig customers, arrives amid a 'broadband-first' posture and a steering of high-speed Internet customers to OTT-TV options such as YouTube TV and Philo.

Prepping for PON and puns at Cable Next-Gen

Alan Breznick and Tien Fu trade their absolutely worst puns about cable as Light Reading gears up for our 14th edition of Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies later this month.

The nature of upstream network usage has likely changed forever, OpenVault says

Upstream traffic surged 63% in 2020 during a pandemic-marked year that forced people to work and study from home and altered the period of the day that saw peak network usage.

Shaw deal would make Rogers king of Canadian cable/broadband

Proposed $20.8 billion deal to buy fellow cableco Shaw Communications would cement Rogers' position as the Comcast of the Great White North, with far more cable and broadband subscribers than any other Canadian provider.

Cable upstream channel purchases almost doubled in Q4 2020 – Dell'Oro

The surge reflects rising activity around 'mid-split' and 'high-split' upgrades, but it does not necessarily mean that such upgrades are going gangbusters yet, says analyst Jeff Heynen.

Podcast: Which DOCSIS are we on anyway?

Alan Breznick joins the podcast to discuss which topics will be covered during the Cable Next-Gen event and provide insight into challenges and business opportunities facing the cable industry.

Comcast downstream upgrade shifts 1-Gig to 1.2 Gbit/s

Speed boosts for select tiers were activated March 9 in MSO's Central Division, with East and West on deck. Comcast has also goosed the downstream speeds of its Prepaid Internet and Internet Essentials products nationwide.

Why Remote MACPHY makes sense in APAC

SPONSORED: As service providers in the Asia-Pacific region seek to ramp up capacity to meet traffic surges during the COVID-19 pandemic, they should consider upgrading their networks to a remote MACPHY architecture.

Comcast's next-gen network activity didn't slow down in 2020, exec says

Comcast's work tied to network virtualization and its use of AI and machine learning kept pace in a pandemic-fueled year that saw peak Internet traffic surge more than 50% in some markets.

Cable One must become an 'acquisition machine' – analyst

MSO needs to buy more smaller operators and apply a model that de-emphasizes video and pushes broadband penetration if Cable One is to 'sustain its stratospheric value,' MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett says.

Net neutrality rules ready to roll in California

Judge's ruling in California could clear way for other states to follow suit ahead of expectations that the FCC will pursue new rules that were rolled back during the Trump administration.

Wireless speeds into the lead at Casa Systems

Some 42% of Q4 revenues came from Casa's wireless business, outpacing its legacy cable business and its budding telco wireline business.

Cable networks are set for a much-needed upstream boost

A more efficient modulation scheme, OFDMA, is expected to play a bigger role as cable operators start to embark on upgrades that dedicate more spectrum to the upstream.

CommScope to evaluate its full portfolio of products and businesses

Evaluation ties into 'CommScope Next,' a broader initiative kicked off in January under new CEO Chuck Treadway.

Liberty Global looks chained and parochial

Eye-watering debts, catch-up mergers and network projects that are way off target – welcome to Liberty Global.

Vecima sees DAA sales perk up

A sizable chunk of the Vecima's Entra-brand distributed access architecture products came way of the company's recent acquisition of Nokia's cable access business.

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