March 17, 2022 | 11:00 AM ET
Following years of trials and tribulations, cable operators and vendors are increasingly rolling out distributed access architecture (DAA) technology to shift key functions and equipment from the cable headend to the HFC access network, thereby expanding the network's capacity to deliver new, more advanced services and operate more efficiently and effectively. Now, thanks to CableLabs' new Flexible MAC Architecture (FMA) spec, industry technologists can freely choose among Remote PHY, Remote MAC/PHY, virtual CMTS and other DAA variants to meet their customer needs.
September 15, 2022 | 11:00 AM ET
Few things are hotter in today's tech world than edge computing, as companies of all shapes, sizes and stripes seek to bring powerful Internet functionality as close as possible to users at the tip of their service networks. Accordingly, cable operators and tech vendors are now exploring edge compute's potential as they aim to develop and deliver next-gen, low-latency connectivity services such as augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), cloud gaming, holographic video, light-field displays, smart homes, 5G mobile, autonomous vehicles, healthcare sensors, surveillance and facial recognition.
November 17, 2022 | 11:00 AM ET
With work-from-home collaboration tools emerging as critical during the pandemic and consumers increasingly using bandwidth-eating applications like video conferencing and multi-player online gaming, cable operators and vendors are looking to lower network latency levels to improve the quality-of-experience (QoE) for subscribers. As a result, cable technologists are now working hard on ways to do just that.
July 21, 2022 | 11:00 AM ET
Facing the prospect of competition from 5G-enabled broadband services, the cable industry is ardently pursuing an ambitious 10G (as in 10 Gbps) initiative to develop its multi-gigabit broadband prowess over a mix of HFC, fiber and wireless networks. But, even with the release of CableLabs' new DOCSIS 4.0 spec last year, it's not clear that the industry is ready to make that next great leap to symmetrical 10 Gbps service.