The Next Big Thing

You have to admit that you’ve got at least one thing in mind when going to an industry trade show. You want to find out what’s happening out there and what’s cool. You wonder: “What’s The Next Big Thing?”

Is Network Virtualization Right for You?

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is gaining momentum throughout the cable industry, but the long-term implications of this trend are yet to be seen. Though modern physical infrastructure equivalents are currently the most efficient way of provisioning and optimizing singular services, these hardware-based environments lack opportunities for service providers to customize their networks and address the … Continue reading “Is Network Virtualization Right for You?”

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014 – ISBE, RDK, and SEMI

Denver had its first broadcast of Ed Sullivan’s ‘Toast of the Town’ on the corner of 6th and Sherman. A little over 60 years later, Denver was host to hundreds of service providers and vendors for this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, only a few blocks away at the convention center; raising the bar and surpassing … Continue reading “SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014 – ISBE, RDK, and SEMI”

Virtualizing the Cable Network

Virtualization was a key topic at the recent CableLabs Winter Conference and is one that isn’t likely to go away soon. It seems that everyone is interested in seeing whether cloud-based solutions will work, both hypothetically and in practice. This includes CMTS units, cable modems, and services.

By Stephane Bourque on March 25, 2014

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.