The idea of using small, distributed booster amplifiers to overcome the power issues presented by 1.8GHz upgrades is gaining traction, but remains a topic that's ripe for debate.
'Today's cable operators are becoming tomorrow's mobile operators,' Cisco's John Chapman says.
Commscope cuts off a piece of Comcast's next-gen network biz while Vecima and Technetix connect on a product/sales deal focused on distributed access architectures.
Show demo provides a glimpse of how emerging bandwidth-eating apps will take advantage of the multi-gig network.
Mid-split and high-split upgrades will beef up HFC's upstream, but fiber competition is pushing the MSO to give a closer look at DOCSIS 4.0 and the industry's broader '10G' initiative.
Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner recap the highlights from last week's Cable Next-Gen Digital Symposium.
Futuristic demonstration at virtual Cable-Tec Expo will represent 'a next generation of science' and provide a 'real statement for the industry,' says Mark Dzuban.
Crossing milestones on the path to '10G,' Comcast says the trial is running on a live production, 'all digital' HFC network in Jacksonville using remote PHY digital nodes and a virtualized CMTS.
CommScope's new 'migratable' distributed access device can operate in both remote PHY and remote MACPHY configurations as cable operators continue to explore what path their future HFC networks will take.
New Flexible MAC architecture specs will give cable operators options as they disaggregate elements of next-gen networks that will pump out multi-gig speeds and support low latencies and enhanced security.
Growing Canadian cable and video equipment vendor racks up big revenue and income gains in its fiscal Q4, after closing deal to buy the bulk of Nokia's cable access product portfolio early last month.
The demo in Ames, Iowa, features an enhanced DOCSIS 3.1 network feeding 8K video and more than 70 connected devices, along with an eye-popping show of emerging bandwidth-eating light field display technology.
In a move that could accelerate cable upstream upgrades and DOCSIS 4.0 development, Google Fiber will soon launch 2-Gig service in Nashville and Huntsville for $100 per month, and expand it to most markets by early 2021.
Broadband Success Partners' Jack Burton argues that 5G is not the competitive threat to cable that many once thought it would be.
Specific product timelines are up to vendors, but CableLabs is preparing to be in position to start certification testing in early 2022, exec says.
The process will be evolutionary, but CableLabs and its members are working to define a cohesive framework for converged, wireless/wireline networks underpinned by virtualization, CableLabs' Mariam Sorond says.
Emerging standard for interoperable, modular nodes will help cable operators bring unity to a multitude of access network technologies, including PON, LTE, Wi-Fi and future 5G deployments.
Video vendor says work stemming from SES partnership focused on reclaiming C-band spectrum for 5G will drive material revenues as early as Q4.
Digicomm deal provides continuity as ATX prepares to sell GainMaker-compatible products along with a mix of its own next-gen cable access network products.
As Light Reading prepares for the digital version of Cable Next-Gen next month, Tien Fu and Alan Breznick discuss how they are coping with COVID-19... and without each other.