Industry Voices—Heynen: Mediacom’s 10G smart home shows future speeds aren’t so far away
When it comes to delivering new speeds and services, cable operators tend to opt for conservative, incremental steps rather than wholesale upgrades and replacements. They often follow the path of least resistance and go with
Industry Voices — Heynen: Mixed messages in 1Q20 broadband equipment
The first quarter of the year saw service provider investments in broadband access equipment drop to $2.5 billion worldwide, down 15% both quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year. Notoriously slow to begin with after operators flush their budgets
Analyst Angle: CBRS investments accelerate in 1Q20–adds confidence to forecast
Preliminary estimates suggest 1Q20 CBRS RAN revenues were in line with expectations, accounting for 1% to 3% of the overall 1Q20 North American RAN market. Even if the regulatory process has taken significantly longer than
Cable gears up for DAA and Virtualization
2019 was not kind to traditional suppliers of DOCSIS infrastructure to the world’s largest cable operators. Significant year-over-year reductions in scalable infrastructure capex at some of the world’s largest cable operators, including Comcast, Charter, Liberty
Small Cells Are Growing Up
The RAN architecture has changed dramatically over the past couple of years as operators leverage all the tools at their disposal to navigate growing data traffic and changing end user dynamics. In parallel with macro
What’s next for cable broadband networks?
The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly turned our world upside-down, as it represents a human tragedy affecting millions around the world. There have been countless acts of selflessness on a global scale as we all work
Microwave Mobile Backhaul in A 5G World
The Microwave Transmission market, comprised of point-to-point systems, declined 5 percent in 2019, bringing the market revenue down to $3.2 billion—far smaller than the good days of rampant 4G build outs and upgrades that drove
Industry Voices — Pongratz: Virtualized and open RAN gain momentum
The shift from the traditional radio access network (RAN) architecture, using proprietary hardware and interfaces, toward virtualized (V-RAN) architectures with vendor-neutral hardware and software and open interfaces is gaining momentum.
Many factors will determine the size of the MEC market (Analyst Angle)
The size of the Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) Market depends on the goals trying to be achieved. Several factors need to be considered, such as the part of the edge and edge compute applications
Analyst Angle – Where to next on the road to 5G Standalone?
Now that more than 50 service providers on every continent have rolled out 5G, where are we with 5G? and where we are going? are timely questions. When will we get to 5G Standalone (5G