When Wi-Fi technology first started taking off, people were connecting one or two devices to their Wi-Fi network. Today it’s a WiFi party with most households having at least four connected devices and planning to add more. In addition to desktop [...]
In this edition of Ask a Broadband Expert we provide insight into why a telco or DSL operator should migrate to DHCP from PPPoE or PPPoA. And, if you are a broadband operator looking for a help with the provisioning of your CPE, don't forget to [...]
In late July the CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), the numbering authority that hands out Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, announced that it may be only a few weeks from depleting their remaining IPv4 address blocks. That [...]
If you read last week’s Part 1 in our DOCSIS series and the white paper on the Evolution of DOCSIS, you now have a better understanding of why we have specifications, what those specifications can do for the cable operator’s business and what the [...]
Gigabit-class broadband is capturing the imagination of Internet users throughout the country. With Google and other companies bringing fiber-based services that deliver a gigabit of data each second to the home, subscribers are accelerating their [...]
So now 3.1...
Seven years down the road from DOCSIS 3.0 the increasing subscriber demand for bandwidth intensive content and the competition from FTTH providers like Google are raising the bar for cable technology developers to provide operators [...]
DOCSIS Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) allows cable operators to leverage existing technology to troubleshoot and maintain their network more efficiently. Steve Harris, Senior Director of Advanced Network Technologies, Education and Engineering [...]
The major problems that operators are having with the upstream path have to do primarily with ingress and noise. Aggravating the troubleshooting process is that often the interfering ingress problems are intermittent. Just as a tech gets close to [...]
One of the big questions being asked by providers is how do I handle ingress encountered in the reverse path? To their exasperation, many are finding that there’s not an easy solution to this question. Different types of spectrum analyzers [...]
Locating impairments getting spooky? Who you gonna call?
Plant impairments come in all shapes and sizes. Gremlins chew on your cables, monsters loosen your fittings and ghosts haunt your field techs. Take Marty Carollo, Network Manager of [...]