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Tag – You’re It!  Signal Tags and Their Use in Cable Signal Leakage Detection Cable signal leakage technologies have been around for more than three decades, and while the underlying concept of detecting CATV signals leaking out of the network has not changed, the technologies to accomplish this have changed considerably.  Shortly after the first […]

Change Ahead – How Network Maintenance Practices Are Evolving With The Rapidly-Changing HFC The recent pace of change in HFC networks has been dizzying compared to our previous gradual evolutionary path, but fortunately plant maintenance practices including plant leakage detection have evolved to stay ahead of the curve.  The rapid expansion of FTTH offerings combined […]

Why Signal Leakage, Why Now? Ingress has been the single largest thorn in the side of cable operators since the advent of CATV plants, only to be aggravated by the introduction of two-way services.  Despite decades of innovation, the silver bullet solution to fully address this problem remains elusive. Why Ingress Is Such a Challenge: […]

Signal Leakage in Cable Networks, a Long and Winding Road Cable is a unique communications medium that has evolved from a rudimentary patchwork of transmission lines and components devised by an industrious group of technology pioneers decades ago into the leading broadband juggernaut that it is today.  The remnants of this journey are still evident […]

Fiber Deployment is on the rise (no shock there).  How do you transfer need-it-now, real experience to a new (and inexperienced) fiber tech? There are any number of things that you can point to to demonstrate what is driving growth in fiber deployment including regional FTTH/PON initiatives, national high-speed broadband growth, core 100/200G upgrades, or […]

Simplifying high-density fiber cable certification  The rise in fiber adoption by service providers is great for those who manufacture the cables, but it’s causing a headache for many who have to commission it. More and more, higher fiber-count cables are being laid, leading to a challenge for installers and contractors: how to manage, track and […]

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