BTR's top 10 of 2018: Boosting network capacity

Dec. 21, 2018
Here are Broadband Technology Report's top 10 stories of 2018, as chosen by you, our readers. Besides being the most-viewed stories on our site this year, they also indicate what was most important and/or ...

Here are Broadband Technology Report's top 10 stories of 2018, as chosen by you, our readers. Besides being the most-viewed stories on our site this year, they also indicate what was most important and/or interesting to cable's tech community in 2018.

This year's top 10s were a mix of feature stories, news items and our perennially popular Diamond Technology Reviews. Network technologies focused on increasing broadband speeds dominated this year's list, particularly DOCSIS 3.1. Oddly enough, "Time for a Metric Calendar" (which was written in 2015 as a joke) made the list again this year. Clearly we need to think about writing more geek humor.

The Top 10:

MoCA vs. DOCSIS 3.1: Whose Spectrum Is It?

'Altice-in-One'

Fixed Wireless: The Answer for Rural Broadband?

DOCSIS 3.1: Comcast Makes a Big Push

Growing the HFC pipe to 10 Gbps

Progress report: Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1

Time for a Metric Calendar

Comcast Network Scout Flux

Diamond Technology Reviews 2018

Calix Intros 10G EPON for Cable

Honorable Mentions

These honorable mentions just barely missed the top 10, but all are important topics in their own right. They range from feature stories to news and products highlighted in our Diamond Technology Reviews program, as well as the video of our tech breakfast at Cable-Tec Expo on "Managing DOCSIS Disruption." WiFi dominates this year's honorable mentions.

ZTE halts major operations after ban on access to U.S. components

ARRIS Touchstone DG3450 Cable Gateway

MoCA Tests WiFi Mesh vs. Wired Backhaul

AirTies Air 4920 WiFi Mesh Access Point

Managing DOCSIS Disruption

And that's it for this year. Here's wishing you all a happy and prosperous 2019.

About the Author

Ron Hendrickson | Contributing Editor

As BTR's managing editor, Ron keeps the editorial wheels from coming off. He gathers and posts daily news, interviews cable's movers and shakers, and generally keeps his finger on the pulse of the industry. He joined BTR in 2010 and got his start in cable in 1998.

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