First times are always fun. Mixed with the expectations and unknowns, there is no experience as exhilarating as having the chance to learn something new – which is, I guess, one of the reasons why I have always been drawn to technology and engineering in general. Continue Reading
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?” Continue Reading
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 dynamic and fluctuating bandwidth requirements brought on by booming multimedia services like OTT and P2P content. Continue Reading
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.
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. Continue Reading
At the beginning of this year I outlined what I saw as the top three issues for 2013: TR-069, bandwidth monitoring, and changes to the CMTS platform. So, was I on the money? Continue Reading
As a product manager and engineer, I really enjoy attending the technology-oriented SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. It has a stronger technology focus than many other industry trade shows and it’s always a good opportunity to talk to the engineering teams from all of the operators and vendors in attendance. Our booth was very busy over the show’s three days, which was a direct reflection on the increased attendance levels at this year’s show. Continue Reading
We’ve just wrapped up Incognito’s fourth year of participation in the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in Amsterdam. BBWF is the world’s largest broadband event, attracting thousands of decision makers from around the globe.
Originally published in Billing & OSS World
Software-defined networking (SDN) is a term that’s gaining traction in the tech world, and with good reason — it’s essentially a whole new way to define router operations on your network. SDN puts control into the hands of network engineers and administrators by letting them respond to changing business requirements in real-time. Essentially, in a SDN network, control is directly programmable and gives administrators more functionality than ever before. This is a giant leap forward from today’s static routing, which is not application-dependent and can be nearly impossible to change. Continue Reading
I am somewhat of an atypical CEO. I come from an engineering background, and I’m a geek at heart. In the past, I’ve written a lot of code and developed some hardware gizmos. When any cool new technology comes out, I can’t help but get excited. Recently, I’ve been trying to spread the word about OpenFlow. This new development follows the software-defined network (SDN) movement that might worry some hardware manufacturers. Continue Reading