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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 in my recap of the event, here’s a sampler of things to reflect on from the expo: Continue Reading

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IoT Has a New Friend — 802.11ah

Throughout the last year, enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) is a topic that has risen to the forefront for many communication service providers. Even people outside of the broadband industry understand the importance of connected devices, because the reliance on IoT is growing every day. We now have Internet-enabled light bulbs, dead bolts, smoke detectors, refrigerators, mirrors, and yes, even toothbrushes. Continue Reading

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Professional Services: Committed to Your Success

Key industry trends — like SDN, NFV, vCPEs, CCAP, TR-069, bandwidth congestion management, and converged service orchestration — are set to change the way communication service providers maintain operations throughout the world. With such constant change, keeping up-to-date and understanding all the latest innovations is starting to become a full-time job. And let’s be honest — introducing next-generation multi-service, multi-device hardware and software systems into existing operations is a confusing and cumbersome task. Continue Reading

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Riding the Waves of the Future

Yes, that was the theme of this year’s Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Association (CCTA) conference. This annual event was held in sunny Montego Bay, Jamaica, over the first week of February.

The warmth of the people and the optimistic attitude is contagious, and the intimate ‘up close and personal’ style has always been the hallmark of the conference. For that, one has to applaud the fine work that CCTA puts into the event, drawing together operators, vendors, programmers, solution providers, marketers, and technologists alike — and this year, over 270 attendees and 80-some exhibitors. Continue Reading

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Delivering “The Connected Home”

Remote security and home monitoring systems have seen enormous growth over the last year. In 2013, sales of wireless embedded smart home monitoring devices, including motion sensors, smart thermostats, and smart plugs, grew to 17.23 million — nearly doubling 2012 shipments. Based on these trends, ABI research estimates that more than half a billion wireless smart home monitoring devices will be installed worldwide by 2018. But this is just one of the ways providers are delivering “the connected home”. Continue Reading

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