Tag: Outside Plant

Why I’m a Proud Follower of the Cult of Coax

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | I got nothing against fiber. As far as broadband media goes, fiber’s got a lot going for it. That’s why it’s the go-to choice among broadband service providers, including cable operators, for extending their services to new areas and regions. Nobody is knocking fiber. But I must admit [...]

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Why Your HFC Evolution Strategy Requires Frequent Refreshing

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Most cable technologists and engineers tend to think and plan in increments of about five years or so. And for good reason: technology evolves at such a rapid rate that today’s cutting-edge equipment, and the adoption assumptions it is based on, could be outdated, or even obsolete, within [...]

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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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ATX GainMaker-Compatible Amplifiers: Accept no Substitutes

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | The English language is rife with idioms about authenticity. Advertisers scream at us daily to “accept no imitations” or “purchase no substitutes.” Even common surnames, like “McCoy,” have morphed into catchphrases to distinguish the “real” from the wannabe. Why the obsession with originality? One reason might be as [...]

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ATX and AOI Enter Technology and Manufacturing Partnership

Complementary relationship designed to accelerate and strengthen ATX’s expanding HFC portfolio DALLAS AND SUGAR LAND, TX, April 22, 2020 ATX Networks, a global leader in broadband access and media distribution solutions, and Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI), a leading provider of fiber-optic and cable broadband access equipment, have entered into a technology and manufacturing agreement. [...]

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Start Building the HFC Network of the Future – Today

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Futurists, looking ahead to the technology landscape of the year 2050, envision a communications environment that looks like something out of a science-fiction movie. Think holodecks and other deeply immersive experiences that blur the boundaries between humans and machines. Nobody, of course, can predict with any accuracy what [...]

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ATX Introduces Family of Extended-Bandwidth, Low-Loss Taps and Passives

New GigaXtend outside plant technology extends bandwidth, capacity and reach of HFC networks DALLAS, May 21, 2019 – ATX Networks, disrupting the future of broadband access, introduced the GigaXtend™ family of taps, power inserters, couplers and splitters. The company’s latest innovation in next-generation outside plant equipment is designed to inject immediate cost and performance benefits [...]

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