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Full Duplex DOCSIS®, European perspective, Part 1

Studies covering possibilities of the FDX DOCSIS technology are available but focus on network architectures and needs of North American cable operators [1, 2]. While networks and needs of European cable operators are in many ways similar to their American... Continue Reading →

How to craft an award-winning innovation?

CATV networks are a solid part of telecommunication infrastructure and evolve much slower than e.g. software based web applications. There is, however, a constant stream of innovations in CATV network equipment, but rolling these innovations out in the network takes... Continue Reading →

The cable industry’s energy challenge and what we can do about it

Last April, SCTE-ISBE hooked up with Comcast and Liberty Global to set-up a contest aiming to address the ‘elephant in the room’, energy consumption in broadband and especially in Hybrid Fibre Cable (HFC) networks. The contest was set to collect... Continue Reading →

The shift to distributed access: The challenges of video delivery

The advent of Anga 2018 has kept us busy. Besides practical arrangements, we wanted to create material for operators who are eager to take a quantum leap and shift to distributed access architectures. Our target was to answer the question:... Continue Reading →

Use of Net Promoter Score® in the cable television industry – placebo, off-label or remedy

Many cable television executives have embraced NPS, but how many have thoroughly read the original research paper [1] authored by Reichheld? How many know that the research paper says: ‘Although the “would recommend” question generally proved to be the most... Continue Reading →

Churn: What can be done before revenues are impaired?

Many organisations have optimised their processes in an effort to find new customers. But as markets reach a mature state, customer retention becomes a pivotal strategic challenge for such organisations.  Churn is commonly defined as the actions whereby customers discard... Continue Reading →

Implementing DOCSIS within the Hospitality Industry

In the industry today, hospitality providers are under pressure to supply users with access to high-speed internet, IPTV and WIFI services. Unfortunately, older properties do not have the correct infrastructure needed for adequate network access, with the only option for... Continue Reading →

Great field technicians – What are they made of?

As we already live in the midst of the networked society with broadband, mobile, cloud, applications and services connecting us, let’s turn focus on the a group of professionals whose everyday work makes it all possible: the field technicians. They... Continue Reading →

Noise Figure in full digital transmission, useful or dangerous?

Take your favourite CD and switch on your CD player. Connect it directly to your audio amplifier and turn up the volume to its maximum. Everything works if the audio level in the amplifier input is relatively low but not... Continue Reading →

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