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Upgrade to 1.8GHz presents power challenge for cable ops

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.

Cable's evolutionary path leads to mobile, convergence

'Today's cable operators are becoming tomorrow's mobile operators,' Cisco's John Chapman says.

Cable DAA activity perks up

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.

Cable-Tec Expo: 10G-compatible network delivers holographic stream

Show demo provides a glimpse of how emerging bandwidth-eating apps will take advantage of the multi-gig network.

DOCSIS 3.1's runway is shorter in Europe, Liberty Global's CEO says

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.

No rest stops on the road to DOCSIS 4.0

Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner recap the highlights from last week's Cable Next-Gen Digital Symposium.

SCTE CEO: Secretive show demo to tout the promise of '10G'

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.

Comcast tests symmetrical 1.25-Gig on HFC

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 takes aim at HFC's flexible future

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.

CableLabs reaches key milestone on path to '10G'

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.

Vecima sees bright days ahead after Nokia deal

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.

Mediacom opens door to the '10G Smart Home'

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.

Google Fiber to unleash '2 Gig' service

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.

5G vs. cable: Hitting the millimeter-wave wall

Broadband Success Partners' Jack Burton argues that 5G is not the competitive threat to cable that many once thought it would be.

DOCSIS 4.0 prototypes could be here in less than a year

Specific product timelines are up to vendors, but CableLabs is preparing to be in position to start certification testing in early 2022, exec says.

CableLabs starts to connect on network convergence

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.

Cable's 'GAP' initiative feeds urge-to-converge network

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.

Harmonic set to cash in on process to reclaim C-band spectrum

Video vendor says work stemming from SES partnership focused on reclaiming C-band spectrum for 5G will drive material revenues as early as Q4.

ATX fills a gap as it takes over Cisco's cable amp biz

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.

Dickens, masks, meatballs and Cable Next-Gen

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.

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