The article on DOCSIS 3.0 reverse path design (story here ) has two companion pieces, also from author
• Part 2: Reverse Path Design for DOCSIS 3.0 and Beyond – Optical Link Dynamic Range 
• Part 3: Reverse Path Design for DOCSIS 3.0 and Beyond – Link Budget and System Set-Up 
The digital transition might cause only minimal disruption for pay TV service providers, but it’s still an opportunity to shore up operations. In The Centralization of Decentralization: Increase Profitability While Preparing for Digital Conversion , Art Smuck, ATC Logistics & Electronics’ VP and GM of operations, argues that there’s money to be saved in reorganizing the supply chain leading in advance of the digital transition.
Be Our Guest: In DPI Platforms: Next Pot Of Gold For Telecommunications , Manish Singh, VP of product line management at Continuous Computing, argues that deep packet inspection (DPI) is going to be a critical enabler of traffic management, quality of service, tiered bandwidth allocation, tiered service level agreements, unified threat management, intrusion detection, prevention systems, and more.
• Alcatel-Lucent: Please join us on Dec. 11 for Enabling Profitable Business Services Evolution .
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• BigBand Networks: Paths to Personalization.  BigBand’s Biren Sood compares and contrasts the economics associated with a suite of technological options for personalization of video services, including switched digital video and IPTV. Listen to the archived broadcast.
• Juniper Networks: Bringing Intelligence to the Services Edge . Juniper’s Mike Sheehan discusses how to make the network do the work of figuring out how to dedicate the appropriate resources to each customer. Listen to the archived broadcast.