Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/18/2021
Vecima Networks claims to be the first out of the chute with a commercially ready node that's built upon the SCTE's recently released Generic Access Platform (GAP) standards.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/14/2021
Comcast is laying claim to a "10G" milestone with word that it has completed a "network to modem" connection of DOCSIS 4.0 technology. That connection, made via a live lab trial, was the result of Comcast's virtual cable modem termination system (vCMTS) speaking to DOCSIS cable modems configured to operate in the Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) band.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/12/2021
SCTE CABLE-TEC EXPO 2021 - The cable industry's DOCSIS 4.0 era is in its early stages, but Comcast is "making a lot of good progress" with the technology in the lab as the operator also plows ahead with deployments of a distributed access architecture (DAA), a top engineering exec at the cable operator said.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 10/7/2021
While it's well known that the digital divide is a significant problem in rural communities across the US, new research demonstrates how much greater those disparities are for Black residents in those areas than for white residents.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/30/2021
Full, traditional DOCSIS certification testing isn't fading into the distance anytime soon, but Kyrio, the CableLabs unit that runs those tests, is broadening its options.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/28/2021
The highly anticipated 2Africa subsea cable system has announced yet another addition which will stretch to the Arabian Gulf and South Asia making the cable the longest in the world.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/21/2021
Taking a step toward network and service convergence, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) recently approved two standards for the Generic Access Platform (GAP), an initiative focused on the development of standardized nodes for access networks.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 9/16/2021
Just as COVID-19 ushered in an acceptance that broadband is essential, the concurrent era of a worsening climate crisis is also making clear just how vulnerable that critical infrastructure is.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/14/2021
Comcast shares closed down 7.3% Tuesday after company CFO Mike Cavanagh warned that subscriber growth in broadband, now considered the cornerstone of Comcast's cable business, is showing signs of slowing when compared to pre-pandemic levels.
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Heather Gate, Vice President, Digital Inclusion, Connected Nation and CN Texas, , 5/6/2021
For most Texans, life without Internet access is unimaginable. The Internet has become embedded in every aspect of our daily lives - from streaming movies, working, running small businesses, attending virtual classrooms and taking part in telehealth visits. It has become impossible to efficiently access economic opportunity and basic resources without ...
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