Folks who have been hanging around the telecommunications and IT industries for long enough probably are getting a bit tired of hearing about IPv6. The drumbeat — that ruin awaits organizations that don’t move to the new protocol — has been loud and steady for a few years now.Continue reading
One of the big milestones on the way to implementation of IPv6 – the protocol that is replacing the rapidly disappearing stock of IPv4 Internet addresses – is fast approaching. (Podcast time: 11:03)Continue reading
Marv Nelson, a fixture at the SCTE for nearly 20 years, will leave the Society at the end of the month. Nelson, whose career has spanned virtually all areas of the SCTE, is expected to pursue opportunities to leverage his … Continue reading
The cable industry’s commercial services initiatives, which remain healthy revenue generators, are evolving toward bigger — but not the biggest — customers.
Last week, Comcast announced that its Ethernet services is targeting organizations with as many as 500 employees, which is a shift upward from its previous sweet spot of 20 or fewer employees. Kevin O’Toole, the senior vice president of product management and strategy for Comcast Business Services, says the announcement was intended to call attention to change that has been in the field for some time.
The cable industry has long been a significant player in the commercial services business, and Ethernet-based services are an element of those initiatives. According to Vertical Systems Group, last year Cox was the fourth largest and Time Warner Cable the seventh largest domestic provider of business Ethernet services.Continue reading
The Internet Society is coordinating a 24-hour test of IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol, on World IPv6 Day, June 8. Entities around the world will test the compatibility of web sites and associated networking technologies with IPv6. Cable operators have … Continue reading
Alpha Technologies recently announced the introduction of the FlexPoint 1207-F (FPR1207-F), a telecommunications grade optical network terminal power supply. The UPS provides 7 W of 12 VDC primary and battery standby power for FTTH RFoG applications. The FlexPoint is an … Continue reading
At the CANITEC Expo in Mexico this week, RGB Networks will demonstrate products to deliver advanced multi-screen video services and advertising to TV sets, PCs, tablets and other mobile devices. The demos will be powered by RGB’s Video Multiprocesing Gateway … Continue reading
In its ongoing efforts to support the growth of the enhanced TV (ETV) interactive TV platform, CableLabs hosted another Interoperability Lab Event during the week of May 2-6. Participants were able to run their ETV applications across 12 user agents. … Continue reading
At the CANITEC Expo in Mexico this week, Aurora Networks released its chassis-based OLT GE3424M module. The module complements the company’s Node PON solution and is designed to expand operators’ bandwidth capacity. It supports DPoE and is intended for serving … Continue reading
Harris Broadcast Communications is set to unveil its latest media software for the cable industry at the CableLabs Interoperability Event on Advanced Advertising this week and at The Cable Show in Chicago, where the company will exhibit in the CableNET … Continue reading
Clearfield is extending its CraftSmart product line to include Fiber Protection Boxes (FPB). Similar to the company’s CraftSmart vaults and pedestals, the boxes are designed to meet a broad range of fiber, coax, and copper needs. The FPBs provide a … Continue reading
BigBand Networks introduced new releases of its Converged Video Exchange (CVEx) video control plane and Switched Video Analysis (SVA) software solutions. The CVEx 2.5 is intended for new services such as additional channels, non-linear service offerings and multi-screen video solutions. … Continue reading
Sunrise Telecom announced the appointment of Helmut Berg to the company’s board of directors. Berg has more than 20 years of technical and executive management experience in the telecommunications test and measurement and industrial automation industries. He most recently served … Continue reading