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Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies
March 12-13, 2024
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center, Denver, CO
March 12-13, 2024
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center, Denver, CO


The home of on-trend news stories, articles and reports focused around cable technology.


Next-gen DOCSIS over HFC or all-in on Fiber? The strategic decisions facing cable operators

Facing ever-mounting competition from fiber, fixed wireless, 5G, and other rival broadband service providers, as well as quarterly broadband subscriber losses for the first time in its history, the cable industry now finds itself standing at a crossroads.

Cable industry puts its weight behind Internet routing security

CableLabs, NCTA and cable ops are promoting a new framework profile aimed at beefing up Internet routing security. They intend to engage with other organizations outside cable to enhance it and spur broader adoption.

CES 2024: Building the glue that holds the smart home together

AI was everywhere at CES 2024, but so was connectivity and a multitude of IoT products. Amid the noise, OliverIQ is on a path to supplying a smart home-as-a-service offering for ISPs that can hold it all together.

Cable pitches suggestions as FCC plows ahead on net neutrality rules

With the FCC's new net neutrality rules expected to sail through a vote, cable orgs argue that the rules should allow for 'reasonable network management,' avoid a ban on data caps and refrain from giving a free pass to 5G network slicing.

Looking ahead: Next-gen broadband networks aim for speed with DOCSIS 4.0 and PON

DOCSIS 4.0 networks and 'extended' DOCSIS 3.1 upgrades will come into focus in 2024. Meanwhile, telcos and some cable ops will pursue new generations of PON and the use of speedy Ethernet-powered fiber tech.

Cable's '10G' journey makes progress… with a few bumps along the way

The cable industry unfurled its '10G' initiative five years ago at CES. CableLabs is touting some cable milestones achieved since, but the industry's 10G journey hasn't always been smooth sailing.

All roads won't lead to DOCSIS 4.0

Progress on DOCSIS 4.0 tech and deployments is happening, but operators are growing more interested in an 'extended' form of DOCSIS 3.1 that can deliver symmetrical gigabit speeds without expensive network upgrades.

Cable’s in hot pursuit of PON

Omdia survey finds that 35% of cable operator respondents have already deployed PON in their networks and nearly half expect to do so within 12 months. Meanwhile, EPB is already experimenting with quantum computing.

Cable broadband faces a pricing problem – study

An analysis of Net Promoter Score data shows that pricing and support issues, rather than the core product, are stymying cable broadband. That's a fixable problem, reckons New Street Research.

Cable snared nearly half of US mobile line adds in Q3 – analyst

US cable represented 49.2% of all mobile net additions in Q3, by far the highest level ever for the period, according to MoffettNathanson. And there's still room to grow.

Cable suppliers hit with operator spending slowdown

Future HFC network upgrades are a reason for optimism for cable tech suppliers. However, operators have dialed back spending in the near term, and most suppliers don't expect spending to rebound until the second half of 2024.

Comcast lights up DOCSIS 4.0 in Atlanta

Following an initial launch in Colorado Springs, Comcast has introduced symmetrical speeds up to 2 Gbit/s in 'select neighborhoods' in Atlanta over its new DOCSIS 4.0 network.

The ongoing debate around MVNOs, cable and arbitrage

As more and more cable companies enter the US wireless industry, there's an ongoing debate over how this trend will ultimately play out.

The financial analysts at Moffett Nathanson and Doug Dawson of CCG Consulting both discuss arbitrage in relation to cable's mobile opportunity. But they have different viewpoints.

BAIS Podcast: Omdia's Stephen Wilson on Cable Operator Technology Trends

Stephen Wilson and Jaimie Lenderman discuss cable operators and their technology and service upgrade strategies.

DOCSIS spending climbs as network upgrades accelerate

DOCSIS-related network upgrade spending was a bright spot in a second quarter of 2023 in which overall broadband access equipment spending dipped about 3%, according to a new data from Dell'Oro Group.

CableLabs kicks off DOCSIS 4.0 modem certification program

Cable modem vendors can submit DOCSIS 4.0-based products to CableLabs starting June 26. With fees starting at $209,000, CableLabs is prepared to test modems supporting the FDD and FDX options of the specs.

March 12-13, 2024
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