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  1. DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Comes to Michigan's UP

    Packerland Broadband has deployed gigabit Internet service based on DOCSIS 3.1 in Crystal Falls, MI, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Packerland worked with systems integrator CCI Systems to design and deploy the gigabit service, dubbed UltraConnect. The service uses Cisco's (NASDAQ:CSCO) cBR-8 CCAP and Technicolor's TC4400 modems. The companies say the DOCSIS 3.1 service in Crystal Falls, population 1,432, is the first in the region. "DOCSIS 3.1 wasn't necessary; they could have gone with DOCSIS 3.0 and been just as well off. We chose 3.1 to prepare for the future needs of Packerland's subscribers," said CCI Director of Access and Media Solutions Todd Gingrass, who led the solution design at CCI. "Using DOCSIS 3.1 technology, and building it on Cisco's cBR-8 platform, helped save money and set them up for future Remote PHY Distributed Access expansions. The most valuable part of an operator's network today is the RF spectrum, so being efficient with its use is paramount for not only today but a successful future. DOCSIS 3.1 is a technology that allows more speed to be delivered in the same amount of spectrum. It can be easily delivered without a costly upgrade to the network, again saving capital that can be spent elsewhere and faster time to revenue for the operator." Packerland Vice President Cory Heigl said: "We wanted to future-proof the Crystal Falls community, to be ready for a world where advancements in bandwidth hungry applications in the realms of 4K video, virtual reality, telemedicine, online education, and the Internet of Things are possible. This community is ready." Iron Mountain, MI-based Packerland provides data, voice and video services to more than 6,700 subscribers in 55 rural communities throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Since beginning operations in 2007, the company has been buying and upgrading coaxial systems and building more than 1,200 miles of fiber-optic transport.

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    Fri, 10 Feb 2017

  2. Saguna, Vimmi Partner on Mobile Video Delivery

    Saguna and Vimmi are partnering on a video content delivery solution for mobile operators based on the Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) ...

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    Tue, 7 Feb 2017

  3. Cisco: 7-Fold Increase in Mobile Data Traffic by 2021

    According to Cisco's (NASDAQ:CSCO) 11th annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2016 to 2021), by 2021 ...

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    Tue, 7 Feb 2017

  4. Qwilt Takes the Cloud to the Edge

    Qwilt has launched its Open Edge Cloud platform, a service provider content and application delivery platform for streaming at scale through a ...

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    Tue, 7 Feb 2017

  1. Technetix Adds Canadian Reseller

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    Wed, 1 Feb 2017

  2. Big Quarter for Comcast; Rumors around Charter

    While not all cable operators have released their fourth-quarter financials yet, those we've seen so far - particularly Comcast's - look pretty promising. Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) doesn't release its  ...

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    Tue, 31 Jan 2017

  3. MSO Internet Infrastructure Trends for 2017

    The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to remain a hot topic of conversation in 2017, and its impact on network technology and deployment decisions undoubtedly will prove significant. CommScope Senior Director, Service Provider Solutions Mark Alrutz talked recently with BTR about what to expect in ...

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    Wed, 18 Jan 2017

  4. Kudelski Buys U.S. Cybersecurity Outfit

    The Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) announced the acquisition of Dallas-based M&S Technologies, a specialist provider of cyber and network ...

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  5. The Best of the Weird from CES

    If you're looking for weird things, Las Vegas is a pretty good place to find them, particularly when the International CES is in town. In an age when pretty much everything with a power cord (and some without) is ...

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  6. The Smart Money's on Smart Home

    The rise of smart home technologies and their adoption is one of the safer bets to come out of the CES show floor in Las Vegas last week. Let's take a look at some of the smart home-related news that ...

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    Tue, 10 Jan 2017

  7. CES Video Trends: Wheat vs. Chaff

    As the 2017 International CES wraps up in Las Vegas, it's time to sort the wheat from the chaff. Amongst the Internet-connected scarves and WiFi hair brushes (I am not making this up), a number of interesting ...

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

  8. Comcast Aims to Make Smart Homes Smarter, Greener

    At the Smart Home Marketplace at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced a partnership between Xfinity Home and ...

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

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