CABLE/MSO

As cable-TV service providers have evolved to multiple systems operators (MSOs), they now rely on fiber optics to deliver broadband voice, video, and data services. Cable MSOs have increasingly embraced FTTH, whether PON, Active Ethernet, or RF over glass (RFoG). Cable MSO long-haul links incorporate DWDM and now ROADM systems as well.

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Cable/MSO NEWS & PRODUCTS

Coriant upgrades 6350 Switch Node multiservice transport platform

09/18/2014 Optical transport systems provider Coriant has unveiled what it terms “a significant capacity upg...

Telefonica links with Cisco for SDN/NFV in converged IP/optical networks

09/17/2014 Telefonica, which appears to be leaving no stone unturned in its quest for the optimal applicatio...

OIF, ONF reveal vendor participants in SDN interoperability demo

09/17/2014 Having already revealed the carrier roster for their ongoing software-defined networking (SDN) in...

Connecticut communities combine for gigabit broadband RFQ

09/15/2014 The mayors of New Haven, Stamford, and West Hartford, CT, along with state officials, have announ...

Cyan upgrades Z-Series platforms, adds SDN APIs to Blue Planet

09/09/2014 Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) has announced a series of enhancements for its Z-Series packet-optical transpor...

SCTE launches international training resource

09/09/2014 The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has created the International Society of...

Calix GigaCenters enable carrier-class home Wi-Fi

09/03/2014 Broadband access network equipment provider Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) has unveiled the GigaCenter ...

Telenet plans gigabit upgrade to Belgian cable network

09/02/2014 Belgian cable operator Telenet says it plans to invest €500 million over five years to upgrade it...

OIF, ONF offer Transport SDN demo details

08/26/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) have released de...

Russia's Akado Telecom upgrades backbone with Infinera DTN-X

08/25/2014 Russian cable MSO Akado Telecom, the trademark of KOMKOR, OJSC, has upgraded its Moscow fiber-opt...

Comcast Business expands New York fiber-optic network

08/25/2014 Comcast Business has expanded the footprint of its fiber-optic network in New York. The business ...

Comcast climbs on Vertical Systems Group’s U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

08/25/2014 Cable MSO Comcast has risen two spots, to sixth, on Vertical Systems Group's U.S. Carrier Etherne...

FTTH Council's Gigabit Highway runs through Minneapolis

08/11/2014 The FTTH Council America’s will hold the latest in its Gigabit Highway series of regional meeting...

Vyve Broadband tucks in Oklahoma acquisitions

08/07/2014 Vyve Broadband says it recently completed "tuck-in" acquisitions of certain assets of R...

OIF touts optical SDN role

08/04/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) believes it can take a lead role in helping to define the...

Cable/MSO Featured Articles

Digging deep: The secrets behind successful fiber-optic project management

By Allen Powell, S&N Communications -- This article will focus on what actions you, as a muni...

Surviving disasters with fast shared mesh protection

A new class of network resiliency technology, called Shared Mesh Protection, is emerging to take ...

Optical transport vendors prep for SDN

The Open Networking Foundation is still prepping its vision of how software-defined networking co...

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