CableLabs and the Cloud

CableLabs Winter Conference — one of the cable industry’s biggest events in North America — is over for another year. While a number of topics dominated the event, this year the biggest eye-opener for me was the prevalence of “the cloud” in vendor discussions. 

Manage Devices with TR-069

I’ve spoken before about how the Connected Home is slowly becoming a reality. In less than 10 years, it’s predicted that households will have more than 50 Internet-connected devices — how will that affect your networks?

Broadband World Forum and the Connected Home

We’ve just wrapped up Incognito’s fourth year of participation in the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in Amsterdam. BBWF is the world’s largest broadband event, attracting thousands of decision makers from around the globe.

What’s Standard about TR-069? (Part 2)

When I started Incognito 20 years ago, I simply wanted to build applications that followed the standards defined in the Internet Engineering Task Force documents called Request for Comments (RFCs). These documents detail how Internet protocols are supposed to work. Back then, there were less than 2,000 RFCs, but nowadays, there are more than 7,000, … Continue reading “What’s Standard about TR-069? (Part 2)”

By Stephane Bourque on February 19, 2013

What to look for in an ACS?

An auto configuration server (ACS) offers the activation and management of TR-069 enabled devices. By automating the device provisioning process, an ACS allows you to improve customer support, reduce operational costs, and increase network visibility. To help you filter through the plethora of ACSs currently in the marketplace, here’s my pick of the top three … Continue reading “What to look for in an ACS?”

By Stephane Bourque on January 10, 2013

Looking Back on 2012: What’s in our Rearview Mirror?

Well, 2012 is almost over, and we can now reflect on the major events that hit our industry this year. If I had to choose the top three trends from the past 12 months, they would have to be: Over-the-top (OTT) services IPv6 deployments (finally!) TR-069 adoption Let’s examine each of these in more detail: