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Verizon and Consolidated top Q3 latency report

Along with availability and throughput, latency is one of the most important factors dictating network performance.

Wave signs on to Casa's C100G CCAP

Wave Broadband, which recently raised $130 million in financing to expand 1 Gbps fiber-based services across its 450,000-customer, Pacific Northwest footprint, has signed on to deploy Casa Systems' C100G converged cable access platform (CCAP).

Cablevision reportedly testing 1 Gbps services in New Jersey apartments

Cablevision has been quietly conducting trials of 1-gig Internet service in select New Jersey apartments, posters to DSLReports message boards indicate.

TV broadcasters might use ATSC 3.0 to steal some wireless business after FCC's incentive auction

What are the nation's TV broadcasters going to do after they give up some of their spectrum to wireless carriers in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction? Why, they might compete directly with those very same carriers, of course.

Harmonic Q3 revenue slides 19% on soft cable edge business

Harmonic continues to suffer from continuing softness in the cable edge market, with third-quarter revenue declining 19 percent sequentially to $83.3 million. The performance was in line with analysts' expectations of $82.23 million.

Hitachi Consulting brings network analytics platform to U.S. cable market

NEW ORLEANS-- After striking deals for its Hitachi Live Insight product with overseas operators like British Telecom, Hitachi says it is now targeting Tier 1 wireless and cable companies in the U.S. for its network analytics program.

Cisco's exec: DOCSIS 3.1's many 'knobs' create flexibility and potential trouble

NEW ORLEANS-- Vendors and operators alike have raved about the technological flexibility that the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard for cable networks affords cable operators. However, that level of control adds a level of complexity that could create challenges for engineers as they adapt to the new standard, said Ron Hranac, technical leader of Cisco Systems' cable access business unit.

Comcast's Werner: IoT services for aging Boomers will help drive cable network demand

NEW ORLEANS-- The growth of IoT devices will continue to place increasing demands on cable networks. Behind that growth will be a burgeoning array of connected monitoring, safety and security devices targeted to an aging Baby Boomer population.

Cox's Finkelstein: SDN, NFV only way to manage 53% annual growth rate of network demand

NEW ORLEANS-- Cox network architecture chief Jeff Finkelstein said demand growth on his MSO's network is increasing at an annual rate of 53 percent. The only way to manage that growth, he said, is to capitalize on technologies including software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV).

ACG: Worldwide video infrastructure market falls to $3.1B, set-top box market tumbles 17.1% year-over-year

According to ACG Research, the $3.1 billion worldwide market for video infrastructure declined year-over-year in the second quarter "because of a general slowdown in service providers' capital expenses, accelerated competition and companies moving toward the cloud platform." Specifically, the firm said the worldwide market for set-top boxes dropped 1.9 percent from the first quarter and 17.1 percent year over year. The firm said the market for video packet infrastructure grew around 7 percent over the first quarter but fell 1.3 percent year over year.