As cable ops size up their next move, CableLabs is pulling together a group to focus on test plans for products based on new specs that will pump up the capacity of cable's widely deployed HFC networks.
The new specs will add capacity, tack on new advanced capabilities and, more generally, extend the life of the cable network for years, but the DOCSIS 4.0 era will likely take several years to fully unfold.
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.
We now plan to hold our Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver on August 25-27 after postponing it earlier this month because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
OpenVault sees big jumps in upstream and downstream usage, Verizon reports surge in online gaming, and Plume finds a significant rise in devices being connected to home networks.
Meanwhile, closer to home, Comcast expands and enhances Internet Essentials, AT&T suspends data caps, and Charter declares its network ready to manage expected data wave in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
With public health concerns about the spread of COVID-19 mounting, Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event will be postponed until sometime in late August.
Culprits include slowdown in capacity purchases, next-gen network indecision and a lack of broadband competition. Meanwhile, DOCSIS 3.1 CPE shipments made a big jump.
Multi-service offering developing after operator ended 2019 with more than 600,000 service-ready FTTP homes in its Optimum footprint in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
However, CPE biz remains an important cash generator and a strategic piece of the portfolio that pulls through other products with different margin profiles, CFO says.
Despite concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event is still a go for Denver in two weeks.
Fixed wireless broadband represents the 'most important threat' to cable broadband and new satellite-based options are also worth a wary eye, Craig Moffett concludes in a report sizing up the state of US broadband.
Vendor intros 4K set-tops, smart speakers and DOCSIS and GPON gateways based on an open source platform managed by Comcast, Charter and Liberty Global.
Meanwhile, wireless revenues derived from Casa's acquisition of NetComm are starting to help the network gear and software company diversify its business.
ATX is set to build Cisco GainMaker-compatible amps and take over a key piece of the cable access market as Cisco puts more focus on software and remote PHY devices for cable's pivot to distributed and virtualized networks.
Qualcomm and MediaTek have also held talks about the Intel unit, which makes DOCSIS silicon and chips for WiFi and smart home products, industry sources said.
Fourth-largest US cable op enjoys first big wireless quarter and swings deal for smaller New Jersey cableco while rolling out 1-Gig service and reports otherwise mixed Q4 results.
The vendor said it struck deals with two more international tier 1 cable operators for its virtualized cable access platform, and has commercial deployments of CableOS underway with 23 operators in all.
Sector set to see a 2% drop in revenues through 2024 amid a decline in revenues for a broader broadband access equipment market that includes DSL and FTTP, Dell'Oro predicts.
Charter hauls in 288,000 Spectrum Mobile lines in Q4, extending its total past 1 million. Cable op also lost 101,000 video subs and added 339,000 broadband customers in the period.