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  1. SCTE OKs Modular Headend Standards

    The SCTE has approved six DOCSIS -based standards around modular CMTS and headend technologies. SCTE 137-2 2017, "Modular Head End Architecture Part 2: M-CMTS Downstream External PHY Interface," is part of the DOCSIS family of specifications, and in particular, is part of a series of specifications that define a modular cable modem termination system (M-CMTS) architecture for headend components that comply with DOCSIS. The specification includes contributions by operators and vendors from North America, Europe, and other regions. SCTE 137-3 2017, "Modular Headend Architecture Part 3: M-CMTS Operations Support System Interface," defines the network management requirements to support an M-CMTS for headend components compliant to DOCSIS. The purpose of the document is to define the management requirements for the M-CMTS architecture that enables effective operation of the M-CMTS components. SCTE 137-4 2017, "Edge Resource Manager Interface for Modular Cable Modem Termination Systems," specifies interfaces used by edge QAM devices, edge resource managers (ERMs) and M-CMTS cores within the context of an M-CMTS. SCTE 137-5 2017, "Modular Headend Architecture Part 5: Edge QAM Provisioning and Management Interface," is a component of the modular headend architecture; in particular it defines the provisioning and management requirements for the edge QAM device. SCTE 137-6 2017, "Modular Headend Architecture Part 6: Edge QAM Video Stream Interface," is a component of the modular headend architecture. In particular, it defines the data plane requirements for receiving, processing and transmitting MPEG transport streams in edge QAMs, compliant with the video edge QAM or universal edge QAM profiles described in the architectural overview of the modular headend architecture. SCTE 137-7 2017, "Modular Headend Architecture Part 7: EQAM Architectural Overview Technical Report," is intended to provide an introduction to the modular headend architecture, with particular emphasis on the edge QAM as a key component. The document describes the various architectural entities and the interfaces that connect them, provides an overview of the various profiles of edge QAM devices and their operations, and discusses the various specifications that contain normative requirements pertaining to the modular headend architecture. The standards are available at http://www.scte.org/SCTE/Standards/Download/SCTE/Standards/Download_SCTE_Standards.aspx .

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    Thu, 16 Feb 2017

  2. Ciena Debuts Network Management Software

    Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) is introducing Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP), software intended to unify network and service management ...

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    Thu, 9 Feb 2017

  3. ANSI OKs DOCSIS 3.1 Specs

    The American National Standards Institute has approved several SCTE standards relating to DOCSIS 3.1, including: ANSI/SCTE 220-1 2016 ...

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  4. SCTE Approves DOCSIS 3.1 Standards

    The SCTE has approved five standards that are part of the DOCSIS 3.1 set of specifications. SCTE 220-1 2016, "DOCSIS 3.1 Part 1: Physical ...

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    Fri, 15 Jul 2016

  1. Netcracker Acquires CoralTree Systems

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    Tue, 12 Jul 2016

  2. Liberty Going Mobile with Amdocs

    Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has launched MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) operations at UPC Austria and Virgin Media ...

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    Wed, 3 Feb 2016

  3. Calix Debuts Access Network SDN OS

    Calix (NYSE:CALX) announced AXOS, or Access eXtensible Operating System, a Linux-based network operating system and software ...

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    Tue, 27 Oct 2015

  4. aioTV Gets Video Metadata Patent

    UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) partner aioTV has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Patent 9,027,065 covers ...

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    Wed, 13 May 2015

  5. Cox Promotes Field Services VP

    Cox Communications has promoted Janice Roberts to senior vice president of field services. In her role, which was recently expanded ...

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015

  6. Amdocs Upgrades Back Office

    Amdocs (NASDAQ:DOX) announced Amdocs CES 9.2, the company's latest portfolio release, spanning business support systems (BSS) ...

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    Sun, 23 Nov 2014

  7. The Road to Gigabit Networks Accelerates

    Gigabit per second networking is moving from the land of press releases to real world deployments. A good example is Atlantic Broadband ...

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    Wed, 1 Oct 2014

  8. Big Data is a Big Priority

    As competition explodes, cable operators need to learn more about their subscribers and the performance of the networks that serve them ...

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    Wed, 11 Jun 2014

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