Cable Service Providers: Fiber optic network & communications for cable MSOs: Lightwave

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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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President Obama backs municipal broadband efforts

01/15/2015 At a speech in Cedar Falls, IA, President Barack Obama stated his support for the right of munici...

Integra adds Electric Lightwave, Integra Business fiber network units

01/13/2015 Fiber-optic network services provider Integra has announced the creation of a pair of new busines...

Kentucky launches private/public partnership for middle-mile network

01/05/2015 Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers announced on December 23 the selection o...

Broadband service providers battle customer expectations, regulatory uncertainty, says ACG

01/05/2015 In its report on the video infrastructure market's third quarter of 2014, ACG Research notes that...

Infinera ships Cloud Xpress platform

12/18/2014 Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) says it has shipped the Infinera Cloud Xpress for production deploy...

Cisco brings data analytics to network hardware

12/17/2014 Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) has unveiled its data and analytics strategy and product portfo...

DOCSIS 3.1 moves closer to deployment with interoperability exercise

12/16/2014 DOCSIS 3.1, the latest version of the operating system used by cable MSOs in the U.S. and elsewhe...

Comcast Business extends fiber to Salt Lake City's California Avenue

12/15/2014 Comcast Business, the business services unit of cable MSO Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), s...

ADVA offers access link monitoring for dark fiber networks

12/10/2014 Optical transport systems vendor ADVA Optical Networking has taken the wraps off the FSP 3000 Acc...

Comcast connects teleworkers with Ethernet @Home

12/09/2014 Comcast Business has unveiled a new business Ethernet service to provide employees working from h...

Ciena Agility Matrix offers online shopping for VNFs

12/04/2014 A bit late for Cyber Monday but early enough for Christmas, Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) has launched a soft...

Energy-efficient point-to-point optical transceiver, virtual home gateway are latest from GreenTouch Consortium

11/25/2014 GreenTouch, a global ICT consortium focused on improving the energy efficiency of communications ...

ECI Telcom adds three NPT platforms under SmartLight SDN umbrella

11/24/2014 ECI Telecom last week introduced three new platforms in its MEF-certified Carrier Ethernet 2.0 NP...

Comcast Business plans fiber-optic network expansion in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

11/20/2014 Comcast Business, the business services arm of cable MSO Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), sa...

ECI Telecom unveils SmartLight SDN framework

11/20/2014 Systems vendor ECI Telecom Ltd. has launched SmartLight, ECI's framework for deploying software-d...

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