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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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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evolves at such a rapid rate that today’s cutting-edge equipment, and the adoption assumptions it is based on, could be outdated, or even obsolete, within [...]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 Time to Futureproof your Network is Now

By Dan Whalen, ATX President & CEO | Regrettable spend, roughly defined as technology investments with short lifespans or absorbing unnecessary operational costs to retread the same ground, keeps cable execs and engineers up at night as much as anything else. Some potential bad news for cable operators is that they may be losing more [...]

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Prepping Your HFC Network for DOCSIS 4.0 – Part II

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | A blog published earlier this month tackled the topic of DOCSIS 4.0 readiness from the perspective of MSOs considering deploying the Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) flavor of the recently published CableLabs specifications. This article covers what MSOs need to know to prep their HFC plants for DOCSIS 4.0 [...]

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Prepping Your HFC Network for DOCSIS 4.0 – Part I

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Despite being virtual, the 2020 edition of the Cable-Tec Expo more than lived up to historical standards for showcasing the latest technologies and trends shaping the future direction of the cable industry. This month’s expo featured dozens of presentations and papers capturing the most forward-looking research and education [...]

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How Next-Gen Taps & Passives Can Help Tune Your Network to Perfection

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Like nearly everyone these days, I can fit what amounts to all of my music-playing equipment, along with my entire music collection, into my back pocket. That wasn’t always the case, of course. Not that long ago, I could easily consume an entire wall of a good-size room [...]

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ATX to Showcase Agile Innovation Solutions at ANGA COM 2019

Next-gen taps and passives product launch and latest access networking and media distribution solutions headline event DALLAS, May 23, 2019 – ATX Networks, disrupting the future of broadband access, will be showcasing a variety of innovative and forward-looking access networking and media distribution solutions at ANGA COM 2019, taking place June 4-6 in Cologne, Germany. [...]

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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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