I’ve written before about how cable providers are preparing DOCSIS 3.1, but this isn’t the only new standard that will apply to MSOs. A relatively new standard, DOCSIS Provisioning over EPON (DPoE), is an access technology that gives cable operators the opportunity to deploy DOCSIS over fiber by simplifying integration with existing back end systems.
The Caribbean cable and telecommunications industry may not be large, but it is an important and fast-growing region. The recent Caribbean Cable & Telecommunications Association (CCTA) Annual Meeting in Puerto Rico threw the spotlight on this slice of paradise and I was there to catch up on some of the trends emerging for the year ahead. Continue Reading
The cable industry is experiencing an exciting period of change. Last year CableLabs revealed the new DOCSIS 3.1 specification, calling it a roadmap for “a new generation of DOCSIS technology”. The quick development from concept to reality has meant that we can expect to see prototypes ready for testing this year. Continue Reading
Hong Kong is a world unto itself in many ways. Although it was transferred to Chinese rule in 1997, the city-state has remained distinctly its own. One of Hong Kong’s unique features is its expansive skyline and with it, a high population density.
The population density has had an interesting effect on broadband, among other things. In one of the most expensive real estate markets, broadband costs next to nothing. Continue Reading
Compared to my home town in Eastern Canada, the city of Vancouver has very mild winters. Because of the small amount of snow we get, even a sprinkling of the stuff is enough to send the city into a panic. To adapt to the changing environment, drivers change their driving habits; they slow down, re-route or take the bus. They may curse the weather, but unless they move to California, they know they need to adapt to survive. Continue Reading