A Technical Guide to DOCSIS 3.1 and Beyond – Part. 3: The Future of DOCSIS

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 … Continue reading “A Technical Guide to DOCSIS 3.1 and Beyond – Part. 3: The Future of DOCSIS”

2015 SCTE EXPO Recap: An Increase-of-Things

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 … Continue reading “2015 SCTE EXPO Recap: An Increase-of-Things”

A Technical Guide to DOCSIS 3.1 and Beyond – Part. 2: Technical Advantages

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 … Continue reading “A Technical Guide to DOCSIS 3.1 and Beyond – Part. 2: Technical Advantages”

Manage What You Measure with IPDR

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 … Continue reading “Manage What You Measure with IPDR”

The 4 Major Drivers for Investment in NFV

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.

Tradeshows: Where in the World is Incognito Software Systems?

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 … Continue reading “Tradeshows: Where in the World is Incognito Software Systems?”

Super Stream Sunday: Are Operators Ready?

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 … Continue reading “Super Stream Sunday: Are Operators Ready?”

Video: What to Expect from ICE 2015

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 … Continue reading “Video: What to Expect from ICE 2015”