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As demonstrated during our interop event , Remote PHY Devices (RPD) are reaching maturity. Contrary to other MSO (operator) core equipment, an RPD may be installed in an untrusted part of the MSO’s network. This requires special attention from a security point of view. This blogpost explains how to update the RPD’s software in a secure way.
The Remote PHY architecture helps cable operators meet the soaring demand for bandwidth and IP video while making networks less complex. Here’s how.
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I often get asked the question: “I’m having my HFC network upgraded for DOCSIS 3.1, what KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) should I put in my contract?” My first reply typically is: “Who pays the bill?” I do know it's the operator who will be paying the bill, but as always in technology, the right answer depends on many factors. In this blog I will clarify how some of the factors play an important role.
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ByteBlower exists 10 years! Well, actually even a little longer...
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DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems are expected to be backwards compatible. From the title of this post you will already expect this is not fully the case. Let’s go over some important topics to be aware of when using DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems on pre-DOCSIS 3.1 CMTSs!
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We need Wi-Fi everywhere! People are expecting whole-home coverage and if new features like fancy antennas or beamforming technology don't cut it, strategically placing additional Wi-Fi gear in a home should increase the coverage area. However, after setting it all up, these secondary access points, repeaters and other equipment should play nice and act as one big happy network that we can use throughout the home. To help realize this, the Wi-Fi standard provides the Wi-Fi seamless roaming functionality. Let's find out the do's and don'ts in this blogpost.
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