As cable communications systems have evolved from solo headends to master headend and hub configurations and then to regional super headends, the concept of the local emergency override seems to have gotten lost in the complexity of it all.
For several years now, the FCC has been pursuing the possibility of allowing unlicensed data transceivers on TV frequencies, in the channels that aren’t being used, also known as “white spaces.”
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Enabling Tuner Technology For All-Digital Cable TV Networks - By Cliff Anderson, Cable Marketing Manager, Microtune®, Inc.
An operations support system (OSS) and a business support system (BSS), in combination with other back office software, is the foundation that a service provider builds a new product upon. After all, there’s no point in having a product you can’t provision, or bill for, or manage.
An understanding of the wireless 2G/3G standards, cell site capacity requirements, and performance metrics (latency, jitter, availability) will ensure cable operators choose the right technology, network, and architecture to implement a successful wireless backhaul business strategy.
As the deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 picks up steam, the dramatic increase in data transfer speeds of the new specification have garnered the headlines. However, it may end up being the little considered benefits of DOCSIS 3.0 that have the most important impact...
Cable operators have been striving to fix their collective reputation for miserable customer service, but they have a limited ability to do anything about installations performed by contractors.
In September 2006, the U.S. led China by 5.9 million broadband subscribers. By September 2007, the U.S. lead was cut to only 2.4 million (65.5 million to China’s 63.1 million). China is expected to pass the U.S. in 2008.
Today, a company can earn respect for innovation, skill, or acumen, but companies are no longer admired as paragons of Yankee know-how, repositories of the can-do spirit, or the vehicles of Progress.
With prosperity rising, developers developing, cars becoming more affordable and roads becoming more accessible, the percentage of U.S. citizens who changed residences after the end of WWII did what most elements of the post-War U.S. economy did: It grew.
It’s hard to believe, but video display technologies continue to accelerate. It’s time again to visit the consumer electronics store and see what’s available and try to figure out what that means for cable.
The FCC issued a Public Notice on January 13, asking for comments, and held a public hearing near Boston. I took a look at the FCC’s docket file – it had more than 28,000 comments submitted!