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Advantages of DOCSIS Provisioning of EPoN and GPoN

By Rick Yuzzi | August 9th, 2017 |Categories: Blog, Technology, DPoE, DPoG, EPoN, GPoN

As costs for fiber equipment and installation have come down, many Cable Operators are considering deploying fiber to offer the increased speeds their subscribers are looking for rather than DOCSIS 3.1. One of the challenges for a cable operator [...]

Tracking Down Ingress in Your Return Path

By Rick Yuzzi | April 27th, 2016 |Categories: Technology, DOCSIS, ingress, return path, Upstream Analyzer

Every cable operator has a constant struggle with ingress. As external RF signals leak into the return path from various sources, that noise accumulates and funnels upstream to the CMTS. This cumulative effect can cause a significant impact on [...]

WiFi Connections Gone Wild - Is Your Customer’s WiFi on Spring Break?

By Marsha Hemmerich | April 12th, 2016 |Categories: Blog, Technology

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 [...]

Up Next for Virtualization: Virtual CPE

By Sheenika Wilson | November 24th, 2015 |Categories: Hot Topics, Technology

What is Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and how can MSOs can benefit from this technology. Branching off NFV, we’re seeing the emergence of Virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE), which allows operators to streamline and simplify [...]

Revenue Opportunities with Commercial Voice

By Sheenika Wilson | November 13th, 2015 |Categories: Blog, Hot Topics, Technology, commercial VoIP, commercial VoIP revenue, VoIP, VoIP revenue, cloud-based VoIP

 

With a slight decline in revenue streams for cable operators, being able to focus on lucrative opportunities with commercial customers is likely at the top of the operators' to-do lists. For those who offer voice services and even those who [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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