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Introducing GigaXtend Orchestrator: The Abracadabra App

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By Joe McGarvey, Marketing Director | If the vice president of engineering at a major MSO — make that any MSO, really — stumbled across a dusty lantern of ancient origins, does anyone doubt what his or her first wish would be? If your immediate response isn’t a cavalry of trained technicians, you’re probably not [...]

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Will 10G be Enough for Everybody?

By Joe McGarvey, Marketing Director | A hallmark of any technology industry, as well as the advanced-degree-laden engineers and other technologists who invigorate that industry with innovation, is a healthy obsession over what comes next. At any given time, a more-than-trivial percentage of research and development is being devoted to answering questions that are a [...]

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MSOs must Execute Next-Phase of HFC Evolution with Timing and Precision to Maintain Broadband Leadership

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By Joe McGarvey, Marketing Director | Whether the final destination is DOCSIS® 4.0 or optimizing DOCSIS 3.1 for all its worth, MSOs need to continue to evolve their networks to keep pace with subscriber demand and fend off competitors, including FTTH providers offering multigigabit symmetrical services. But MSOs can’t afford to focus on speed and [...]

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Survey Says: MSOs Enter 2024 Weighing Network Upgrade Options

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By Joe McGarvey, Marketing Director | The results of the 2024 Edition of ATX’s annual HFC evolution survey, conducted at the beginning of this year, indicate that some MSOs, faced with an unprecedented flurry of technology options, may be recalculating the tactics and timeline for upgrading their networks. That conclusion can be drawn from soon [...]

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Take the Finding Your Next-Gen Node Platform Quiz

By Joe McGarvey, Marketing Director | If a move to DOCSIS 4.0 is potentially in your future — whether that’s tomorrow or in five years — there’s no better time than now to start mapping out a strategy for migrating the nodes in your HFC network to support 1.8GHz, DAA and third-party access technologies. The [...]

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How Areca Hybrid Supercapacitors Can Help Communications Providers Accelerate their Energy Efficiency Goals

By Joe McGarvey, Marketing Director | Nearly all the world’s communications service providers have pledged to improve the energy efficiency of their businesses, setting goals and milestones and then publishing annual reports chronicling the progress they are making toward meeting those efforts. Comcast, for example, unveiled in March of 2023 that it had increased energy [...]

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Delivering Affordable Broadband Everywhere

ATX CEO Dan Whalen maps out the company’s shared mission with MSOs to bring robust, sustainable and affordable broadband to the masses, narrowing the Digital Divide along the way. A 2024 Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies keynoter, Whalen details how ATX is assisting its customers in elevating the end-user experience while contributing to the greening [...]

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Should DOCSIS 3.1E Impact Your Next HFC Amplifier Purchase?

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By Joe McGarvey, Marketing Director | Much attention in recent months has been focused on MSOs acquiring next-generation cable modems that support additional channel capacity in DOCSIS® 3.1 architectures, enabling cable operators to increase downstream capacity before moving to a full-blown DOCSIS 4.0, 1.8GHz-capable network. The DOCSIS 3.1 extension, which has been anointed with a [...]

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ATX’s 2024 Technology Predictions: Doubling Down on 2023

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By Joe McGarvey, Marketing Director | ‘Tis the season for prognostication. About this time every year, technology companies and pundits offer up their best estimates of how the trends and business dynamics shaping the industry will play out in the coming year. Almost always missing from this annual ritual is accountability. Like meteorologists who miss [...]

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Why it will Take More than Technology to Close the Digital Divide

By Dan Whalen, ATX CEO | I had the privilege of participating in the recently completed Broadband Equity Challenge, an interactive case competition among teams of university graduates focused on closing the Digital Divide and reducing digital disparity across demographic groups. While my role for the event’s finale was to help select a winning presentation, [...]

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