September 28, 2016


If Video Monitoring & the CCAP Transition Are On Your Cable-Tec Expo Shopping List…

By Daniel Etman, Director of Product Management, Cable Access Business, Cisco We go into this year’s SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo with considerable momentum in the industrial transition to CCAP (or, the Converged Cable Access Platform) — and as trials and deployments get underway, we continue to build-in the features our customers tell us they want. Chief […]

September 27, 2016


Why Ron Hranac is the Standard of Excellence

By Sean Welch, vice president and general manager, Cable Access BU, Cisco It wouldn’t be a Cable-Tec Expo without our own Ron Hranac parading a convention badge with a trail of award ribbons cascading nearly to his knees. After all, he’s been a (very) active SCTE member since 1979, and is a self-diagnosed RF junkie. […]

September 22, 2016


Full Duplex DOCSIS®: Near Fiber Optic Capacity with Coax Cable

Some people think coax cable is past its prime and can’t keep up with fiber, but that’s not true. This past August at the CableLabs Summer Conference, Cisco unveiled a new silicon reference design for Full Duplex DOCSIS® technology which can deliver near fiber optic capacity over an existing cable plant infrastructure. And we’re not […]

September 19, 2016


Cisco @ SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016: Get Your Philly of Gigabit Broadband, Cloud Video, Virtual Video Distribution, And Mor …

By Daniel Etman It’s that time of the year where pundits from the cable and broadband industry gather at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016. This year we will be in the historic and largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. While many of us are looking forward Philly Cheesesteaks, we are also looking forward to […]

Upskill U on Designing Dynamic Video Delivery

Submitted by Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, the Editor of Upskill U at Light Reading. As more OTT players emerge and consumers demand for mobile video increases, service providers are tasked with rethinking their content delivery infrastructure strategies to ensure quality of experience, performance and reduce latency. The emergence of 5G promises to increase network capacity to […]

Cisco Service Quality Management for Cable and Media

By Jan Bogaert, BDM, Service Provider Cable and Media, Cisco Services Two important consumer trends that have a high impact on the way Content and Service Providers and Cable MSO’s...

Cisco at ANGA 2016

By Yves Padrines, VP, Global Service Provider EMEAR, Cisco Broadband meets content meets transformation through innovation at this year’s ANGA COM gathering, scheduled to run three days from June 7-9 in Cologne, Germany. ANGA COM is one of my favorites in the trade show cycle, because it’s such a focused marketplace for network operators, content […]

INTX 2016: Our “Giga Baby” Is a Year Old and Already Runs So Fast! 700 Mbps, Upstream

By Todd McCrum, Sr. Director, Strategy & Product Management, Cable Access BU It was at last year’s INTX, in Chicago, that we launched the cBR-8 (remember the “Giga-Baby”?) as a way to help our cable service provider customers affordably and quickly offer faster broadband speeds, with converged equipment. And here we are, 12 fast months […]

Good People Goodness: A Toast to Kanouff, Clemson, and Raman!

By Marc Aldrich, SVP, Global Service Provider, Cisco We hereby interrupt this helter-skelter year in news, workload and general busy-ness to offer a moment of Zen, in the form of appreciating three trailblazers in our midst. By “trailblazers” I’m talking about Yvette Kanouff, Conrad Clemson, and Rajeev Raman, who, by their own respective merits, earned […]