Tag: DOCSIS

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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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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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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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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Cable-Tec Expo 2023 Sends Powerful Message to Fiber Community

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By Joe McGarvey, Marketing Director | In case you haven’t noticed, telecommunication companies and other FTTH service providers have taken to talking about MSOs, in their advertising and at industry events, as if they are obsolete, dismissing cable plants as legacy or dated. It’s difficult to decipher if this eulogizing of HFC is simply a [...]

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MSOs that Opted to Upgrade instead of Overbuild are Sitting Pretty

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | While the productivity of workers in the U.S. in general has risen by roughly 300% since 1950, productivity in the construction sector has trended in the opposite direction, according to a recently published report. Despite tremendous advances in machinery and technology, the availability of prefab materials and other [...]

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Setting the Record Straight: MSOs Love Fiber

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Is there anything more frustrating than someone picking a fight with you on a subject in which you’re in 100-percent agreement? Thousands of words have been devoted in just the first few weeks of this year alone to the fallacy that cable operators are anti-fiber. One recent online [...]

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How ATX is Helping Build a Broadband Cathedral

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | You don’t need to be an art historian to know that Europe is dotted with dozens of soaring stone cathedrals that date back to the 12th century. From an architecture-appreciation standpoint, it’s nearly impossible to stand before one of these majestic structures and not be awed by the [...]

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Will the HFC Network ever Get to 3GHz?

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Cable companies knew what they were doing more than a half century ago when they selected coaxial cable as their preferred medium. Estimates vary, but most cable technology experts calculate that modern coax cable is capable of supporting frequencies topping off between 6–10GHz, meaning that MSOs could theoretically [...]

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Why Cable Operators are in ‘Good Hands’ with DOCSIS

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Recent news cycles have been dedicated to the debate over whether cable operators should continue investment in their HFC networks or instead ditch their DOCSIS® ambitions in favor of some flavor of Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) technology. Any declaration of support for either approach, like this one, is treated as [...]

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