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.
Cable operators prioritized near-term capacity upgrades and enhancements to legacy centralized infrastructure in 2020, slowing the drive toward a future that will feature distributed access networks.
After a stint as chief product officer at Adtran, the cable and telecom industry vet is taking a hiatus for family reasons and to spend some time weighing his next industry move.
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.
Once a shop focused primarily on the cable access network, Casa's Q2 results indicate that the vendor is starting to find its groove in the wireless and fixed telecom markets.
Vodafone is using Harmonic's virtualization software, remote PHY devices and cloud-based management system for its DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit rollout in Germany.
Vecima is poised to raise its profile and accelerate its next-gen cable network roadmap by acquiring Nokia's DOCSIS distributed access product line and its EPON and DOCSIS provisioning over EPON portfolios.
Instead of staging our usual in-person conference in Denver, we will now conduct a free, digital event over two full days in late August.
More 'light touch' automation techniques will be implemented as cable operators determine new ways to add and adjust capacity to address rising and fluctuating demands on the network.
For Denmark's Stofa, a move to DOCSIS 3.1 and a distributed access architecture have produced operational benefits but have not yet translated into a big boost in customer satisfaction.
Meanwhile, cable access revenues declined 22% even as shipments of DOCSIS 3.1 CPE accelerated.
But, thanks partly to the current COVID-19 hit, the market won't approach its previous heights until at least the middle of the decade when next-gen access technologies finally kick in.
Instead of staging a live conference in London next month as previously planned, Light Reading will now run a free, digital event over two afternoons in mid-June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New remote PHY 'shelf' running Harmonic's CableOS software enables MSOs to quickly add upstream and downstream capacity without the troubles typically associated with traditional node splits, company claims.
Vendor has seen an uptick in CCAP software licenses and node splits that help MSOs add capacity to keep up with traffic demands. However, the impact of COVID-19 has caused sales to slump across the board.
CEO says cable revenues rose in Q1 as operators upgraded software licenses and also bought a greater mix of network hardware.
Video losses also climbed during the pandemic, and the company expects mobile sub volumes to slow as most retail stores remain closed.
Harmonic ends Q1 with 27 commercial deployments covering 1.3 million modems for its software-powered, virtualized cable access platform, but rollout pace has decelerated during the pandemic.
Cable and wireless tech supplier says manufacturing is fully operational and seeing increased customer demand. Meanwhile, CommScope says it's also seeing cable operator spending tick up.