In my last two posts of the Technical Guide to DOCSIS 3.1, we explored both the bandwidth capacity increases, and the technical advantages enabled by DOCSIS 3.1. Over the next few years, we will start to see wide-scale commercial adoption of DOCSIS 3.1. But what happens next? DOCSIS 3.1 still has some faults that will need to be explored to further advance the communications industry. Continue Reading
New Orleans played host to the 2015 SCTE EXPO – an annual cable telecommunications conference promoting technical knowledge in the industry. We stopped by to learn and engage with other peers in the industry. New Orleans is famous for many dishes like gumbo and jambalaya. For convenience sake you can usually order a sampler. So in my recap of the event, here’s a sampler of things to reflect on from the expo: Continue Reading
In my last post, we found that DOCSIS 3.1 has the potential to enable a 10x capacity increase over DOCSIS 3.0. Let’s look at the technical details how that is achieved, the challenges in upgrading and some of the solutions for supporting a heterogeneous deployment. If that in itself isn’t reason enough for your business to consider an upgrade, here’s a list of the technical advantages enabled by DOCSIS 3.1: Continue Reading
It has been 10 years since the DOCSIS 3.0 specification was released, and in those 10 years bandwidth demand has continued to grow unabated. Butter’s Law states that optical transmission speeds are doubling every nine months. But how does that compare to the latest specification of DOCSIS? Continue Reading
Cable operators are slowly introducing newer, more sophisticated gateways, with support for TR-069, MOCA, and DOCSIS — but what can be done with all those old gateways? They’re still working, but how do you manage their firmware and ensure that you don’t end up overloading your CMTS or provisioning stack during a mass upgrade, or worse yet, end up bricking the population? Continue Reading
Cable providers are facing challenging times — and there’s no quick fix in sight. The surging popularity of over-the-top (OTT) content is one of the biggest sources of additional bandwidth, with Netflix now accounting for more than one third of all downstream Internet traffic during peak hours in North America. It’s no wonder, then, that bottlenecks form during evening hours and deteriorate service quality.
Communication Service Providers (CSPs) have been driving the industry to develop agile solutions that abstract physical hardware from their solution platforms. With this technology, they hope to commoditize service functions to increase service agility and reduce the capital required to achieve better and more efficient service. Continue Reading
With both the Caribbean Cable and Telecommunication Association and National Cable Television Cooperative Winter Educational Conferences behind us, March is shaping up to be a busy month of tradeshows.
So where can you expect to find our team and learn about the latest Incognito Software Systems solutions over the month of March?
Check out our tradeshow schedule below, and contact us now if you want to meetup and discuss how Incognito solutions can work to help you meet the needs of modern subscribers. Continue Reading
This weekend, broadband operators enter uncharted territory: an 11-hour bandwidth-streaming extravaganza in celebration of one of America’s favourite pastimes — Super Bowl Sunday.
For the first time ever, the big game will not only be available to cable TV subscribers. It will be streamed live on NBC’s website for anyone in the U.S. who tunes in, regardless of whether they pay for monthly services or not. Even outside of the U.S., Internet viewers can still tune in by paying $9.99 to stream the game from NBC.
Have you ever wondered what other operators are planning to do with network function virtualization? How about CCAP or DOCSIS 3.1? These are some of the questions I’ve been hearing lately, because people always want to know what the best industry practices are when it comes to new technology. And that’s exactly what they can expect to find out at Incognito Community Exchange (ICE). Continue Reading