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To digital and beyond!

August 28, 2012

Consumers’ demand for high-speed data rates has pressured cable operators to increase performance and deliver higher-quality services. Consequently, cable operators continuously look for new technologies that will help them address today’s upstream demands and future-proof their networks for tomorrow’s needs. One such technology that has become widely adopted as the optimum approach is digital return.

Vecima to explore strategic alternatives

August 22, 2012

Vecima Networks Inc., which offers products for hybrid fiber/coax and wireless broadband applications, has hired Stifel Nicolaus & Co. as its financial advisor as it explores strategic alternatives that will boost its value to the company shareholders.

GPON leads access market growth through 2016, says Dell'Oro Group

August 16, 2012

A new five-year forecast by Dell’Oro Group predicts increased sales of GPON optical line terminals (OLTs), DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS and VDSL infrastructure equipment through 2016. Driven by growing bandwidth requirements, the report say that GPON will show the fastest growth, followed by CMTS and VDSL, offsetting a trend of declining revenue for slower-speed ADSL equipment.

Comcast counters Verizon with 305-Mbps broadband plans

July 25, 2012

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) has seen Verizon’s 300-Mbps broadband service offering and plans to raise it 5. The cable MSO revealed that it will offer 305-Mbps downstream services in certain Northeast markets as part of its upcoming Xfinity Platinum Internet package.

Infonetics: Latin America is cable broadband market to watch

July 18, 2012

While North America was the only CMTS and edge QAM market to show sequential growth in the first quarter of 2012, market research firm Infonetics Research suggests equipment vendors should keep their eyes on Latin America.

Sunrise Telecom offers AT2500Plus spectrum analyzer for cable operators

July 12, 2012

Sunrise Telecom Inc. (OTC: SRTI) says the new addition to its family of CATV spectrum analyzers, the AT2500Plus, enables comprehensive digital and analog test automation to ensure that networks meet the technical parameters required by FCC and SCTE-40. Thus, the AT2500Plus helps operators to eliminate problems in the network before they affect the end-customer experience.

Troy Cable chooses ADTRAN for SmartBand BTOP middle mile project

July 9, 2012

Alabama’s Troy Cable has chosen ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) to deliver carrier access and enterprise equipment for the cable operator’s SmartBand Project, according to the systems house. Troy Cable is using funding from the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) to deploy a 595-mile fiber-optic middle-mile network across southeast Alabama to connect approximately 150 anchor institutions and 4,000 businesses.

ABI Research: Cable to account for 25% of fixed broadband subscribers by 2017

July 5, 2012

Cable digitization efforts in developing economies will be a key driver for cable broadband penetration worldwide, driving service revenues to the $50 billion mark in 2017, according to the latest market analysis from ABI Research.

Comcast in San Mateo business broadband partnership

July 2, 2012

The San Mateo Chamber of Commerce and Comcast have partnered to provide high-speed broadband services to businesses in the downtown area. The services become available after Comcast and the city worked together to upgrade the broadband network in San Mateo's downtown underground utility district.

Andorra Telecom deploys Trident7 for FTTH network

June 28, 2012

Andorra Telecom has deployed the Trident7 PON system from Aurora Networks in a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network that supports 52,000 subscribers.