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Seven Reasons Why all Future Outside Plant Purchases Should be 1.8GHz-Capable

Nodes, amplifiers, taps and passives designed to support 1.8GHz have benefited significantly from recent innovations in design and performance. The new class of outside plant equipment, in fact, has so far surpassed the capabilities of the previous generation that it now makes both economic and competitive sense to deploy 1.8GHz-capable equipment in all situations — [...]

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The 2050 Project Survey Report: 2024 Edition

Charting the HFC Evolution The fourth and most recent edition of the 2050 Project Survey Report reflects the opinions of nearly 150 cable professionals, the biggest universe of participants in the survey’s history. This year’s report, similar to previous editions, contains more than 30 charts that document how MSO attitudes and deployment plans have changed [...]

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Ultimate Guidebook for Finding Your Next-Gen Node Platform

Is your current node platform built for the future? A significant portion of the installed base of HFC nodes was not designed with the future in mind, and MSOs planning to evolve their networks to support the FDD, or Extended Spectrum, version of the DOCSIS 4.0 specifications need to start figuring out how, or even [...]

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The Definitive Guide to Evolving Your HFC Network

Redefining the Broadband Experience Cable operators now face unprecedented challenges in their decades-long reign as the preeminent supplier of broadband services, placing existential importance on their ability to near-flawlessly evolve their networks without falling behind the competitive curve. With so much on the line, it’s imperative that MSOs exercise precision in the planning and execution [...]

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The 2050 Project: Survey Report 2023 Edition

The ATX 2050 Project is now in its third year of uncovering industry insights on the HFC evolution. The 2023 Edition of the 2050 Project Survey Report, like the prior surveys from 2021 and 2022, provides MSOs with a moment-in-time snapshot of the attitudes and opinions of HFC network operators of all sizes as they [...]

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The Future of Energy Storage and Backup Power Operations

How to Improve Reliability, Reduce Costs & Achieve Sustainability Goals Most broadband service providers still rely on energy storage technology that is unreliable, dangerous to the environment, limited in its application and requires frequent replacement. The good news is that a new form of energy storage technology, which overcomes these shortcomings and holds the potential [...]

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Top Things to Consider when Building (or Buying) a Smart Amp

Every product upgrade cycle offers the opportunity to introduce new capabilities and features with primary goals often being to reduce operational costs, complexity and improve the overall performance and efficiency of the network. Industry momentum around increasing the monitoring and control intelligence in next-generation HFC amplifiers, those capable of supporting DOCSIS® specifications, is a textbook [...]

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The 2050 Project Survey Report 2022 Edition-Results & Analysis of HFC Evolution Survey

ATX launched the 2050 Project HFC evolution survey in 2021 to provide insight into current cable operator thinking about how costs, competitive factors and other variables are impacting the long-term evolution of outside plants. A major objective of the survey is to deliver cable industry professionals an invaluable view of the network transformation plans of [...]

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Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Extending Broadband Services to Rural Communities

The incentives for extending broadband services to rural communities have never been more compelling. In addition to tens of billions of dollars in public financing being made available over the next few years to broadband-enable unserved or underserved communities, cable operators and other service providers now recognize that remotely located homes and businesses represent new [...]

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Secure and Enhance the In-Room Video Experience in Seconds

Introducing the Pro:Idiom-compatible Visium Set-Back Box After a down year for the ages in 2020, the travel and leisure industry is on track for a Post-COVID rebound. One way for hotels and other hospitality venues to win back business is delivering an upgraded video experience capable of meeting their guests’ newly elevated expectations. This just-released [...]

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The ATX Maintenance Mode Taps & Passives Replacement Model

If DOCSIS® 4.0 Extended Spectrum is in your future — even your distant future — it makes sense to start deploying next-generation taps and passives capable of supporting a frequency of 1.8GHz in your network beginning today. That’s the major finding of a recently conducted cost analysis study comparing two maintenance mode replacement models for [...]

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The 2050 Project Survey Report: Results & Analysis of HFC Evolution Survey

ATX conducted the 2050 Project Survey to provide insight into what cable operators are currently thinking about the long-term evolution of their outside plants, delivering industry professionals an invaluable view of the network transformation plans of their peers. The survey was designed to uncover cable operators’ most recent attitudes toward the adoption of new technologies, [...]

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The 2050 Project: Part II Building the HFC Network of the Future – Starting Today

ATX’s 2050 Project is designed to assist MSOs in navigating the next phase of the evolution of their outside plants in the most cost-effective manner possible, and without deviating from their inevitable migration to an all-fiber infrastructure. Part I of this series provides a detailed exploration of the 2050 Project, as well as an analysis [...]

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The 2050 Project: Part I — An Era of Outside Plant Evolution

The Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial (HFC) network is a cable industry success story nearly 30 years in the making. It has provided the foundation for a continuous flow of innovation and bandwidth expansion that has helped make cable operators the world’s preeminent providers of broadband services. But what about the next 30 years? The 2050 Project is [...]

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Exploring the Benefits of High-Bandwidth, Low-Loss Taps and Passives

Nearly all MSOs are busy adopting or evaluating multiple technologies and architectures designed to provide both the agility and capacity to keep up with customer demand and stave off increased competition. In pursuit of futureproofing their networks, MSOs must be careful not to overlook the disposition of their outside plants. Download this document to discover [...]

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Take Your Commercial Video Business to the Next Level

PayTV operators for decades have been faithfully serving commercial markets, including Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs,) hotels, sports venues and other hospitality businesses, with little to show for it in the way of profit. Getting in the way of real revenue generation has been inefficient and inflexible technology solutions for the bulk delivery of video services. But [...]

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Welcome to The Gigabit Generation

The digital evolution is about to shift into high gear. The nexus of mass-market gigabit broadband, big data and AI will bring to the digital realm a combination of speed and intelligence that will reshape entire industries and redefine human interaction – as well as significantly accelerate the demand for even faster digital connectivity. Download [...]

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