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NFV: How MSO's Can Benefit from Network Function Virtualization

By Scott Helms | November 4th, 2015 |Categories: Blog, Hot Topics, Technology, network function virtualization, NFV

Network functions have traditionally been delivered using proprietary hardware, where hardware was built for the delivery of that service/function. This purpose-built hardware is designed to meet the performance and service required of a specific [...]

Why Should I Move From PPPoA or PPPoE to DHCP?

By Marsha Hemmerich | September 20th, 2015 |Categories: Ask an Expert, ask a broadband expert, dhcp, free download, pppoa, pppoe, scott helms

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 [...]

Getting to Know DOCSIS Codeword Errors

By Sheenika Wilson | September 15th, 2015 |Categories: Codeword Errors, Blog, Technology, correctable codeword errors, DOCSIS, TruVizion, uncorrectable codeword errors

When it's time for cable operators to dig deep into their networks to find out what's causing impairments, DOCSIS codeword errors can be a key indicator of where to begin when trying to resolve those issues. Making use of data provided from [...]

Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6: Conservation and Migration Strategies Webinar

By Marsha Hemmerich | September 3rd, 2015 |Categories: Blog, Hot Topics, Technology, IPv4, IPv6, IPv6 migration, IPv6 Transition Plan

 

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. [...]

DOCSIS 3.1 Series: PNM - A 3-Step Plan for Success Part Three

By Sheenika Wilson | July 22nd, 2015 |Categories: Blog, Technology, case study, DOCSIS, Fidelity Communications, PNM, proactive network maintenance

The days of using the "break/fix" method of troubleshooting cable plant issues are quickly fading, and cable operators have DOCSIS Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) to thank for that. With PNM in use, operators are able to identify network [...]

DOCSIS 3.1 Series: DOCSIS 3.1 and the PNM Toolbox Part Two

By Marsha Hemmerich | July 15th, 2015 |Categories: Blog, Technology, DOCSIS 3.1, DOCSIS, PNM, proactive network maintenance

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 [...]

DOCSIS 3.1 Series: The DOCSIS Evolution Part One

By Marsha Hemmerich | July 9th, 2015 |Categories: Blog, Technology

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 [...]

Kevin Mitchell on Digital Voice Opportunities

By Rick Yuzzi | June 9th, 2015 |Categories: Ask an Expert, Blog

 

Voice communications remain essential to individuals and businesses. This presents great digital voice opportunities for broadband service providers, who can offer an additional service over their broadband connection and gain some significant [...]

What's Coming with DOCSIS 3.1 and What You Need to Know Today

By Marsha Hemmerich | May 12th, 2015 |Categories: Blog, Hot Topics, Technology, DOCSIS 3.1

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 [...]

SCTE's Steve Harris on DOCSIS PNM Training

By Marsha Hemmerich | April 20th, 2015 |Categories: Ask an Expert, Blog

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 [...]