Tag: HFC evolution

Welcome to the Golden Age of Broadband

By Dan Whalen, ATX President & CEO | The last 18 months have been absolutely insane with the COVID and supply pandemics, and it had been a while since I came up for air. And a thought dawned on me: With everything going on, have we overlooked how much the broadband industry has impacted the [...]

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Are Cable Operators as Concerned About FTTH Providers as They Should be?

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | At the beginning of 2021, we asked a universe of roughly 100 cable industry professionals who took the ATX HFC network evolution survey to express their concern level over the long-term competitive threat posed by Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) broadband providers. Nearly 45% of survey takers considered the challenge from [...]

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Catching up with SCTE 1.8GHz Actives Working Group Co-author Mike Whitley

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Standards are essential to the cable industry. Without them, innovation slows and the cost of building out networks capable of delivering world-class speed and bandwidth to millions of subscribers soars. Not surprisingly, standards development is a significant contributor to the cable industry’s longtime success in delivering unmatched broadband [...]

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Cable Operators Weigh Upstream Bandwidth Expansion Options

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Surfing the Internet has long been a heavily asymmetrical activity, with end users receiving magnitudes more data than they send back toward the headend. But the disproportion between downstream and return-path traffic payloads is beginning to dissipate. Increases in the sophistication of online gaming, an uptick in the [...]

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Why the Unification of CableLabs and SCTE is a Big Deal

By Dan Whalen, ATX President & CEO | CableLabs and SCTE-ISBE this week made official their recently announced merger plans with the successful conclusion of a vote by SCTE members to make their organization a subsidiary of CableLabs, effective Jan. 1, 2021. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that neither side [...]

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Why Upgrading Your GainMaker Amplifiers is as Easy as 1-2-3

By Joe McGarvey, Director, Marketing | Earlier this year, ATX Networks completed a technology licensing agreement with Cisco® that effectively extended the life and evolutionary path of the venerable GainMaker® amplifier product family. Ever since, we’ve been working tirelessly to make it as easy and seamless as possible for current GainMaker customers to protect and [...]

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When will 10G of Bandwidth Not be Enough?

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | OK, so that’s a trick question. Nobody, short of Nostradamus or even Achilles the Cat, can predict with any certainty when a 10Gbps pipe will lack the heft that subscribers will require to effectively participate in the digital environments they desire. What’s certain, though, is that a 10Gbps [...]

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