Tag: HFC evolution

Veteran MSO Engineer offers Insights on Navigating the Journey to DOCSIS 4.0

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | “There’s still a long way to go but it’s a relatively straight-forward chain of events that we’ve been through many times,” said Tee Harton, Senior Director of OSP Engineering at Cox Communications, describing the industry’s eventual adoption of the extended spectrum version of DOCSIS 4.0 at this month’s [...]

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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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