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How a Passive MoCA Portal can make installs quick and easy

Posted by David Barany

Ease of use is a major contributing factor when it comes to the efficiency, integrity and cost-effectiveness of Passive MoCA Portal device installations.

If a MoCA passive unit's design is overly complicated, it can result in costly and time-consuming complications for installers and subscribers.

Topics: Design and Install, MoCA

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PPC showcases broadband connectivity solutions at SCaTINDIA 2018

Posted by Krista Tysco

SCaTINDIA marked its 27th year of operation this October 2018 with a three-day cable industry exhibition at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Mumbai, India.

The annual event is billed as the largest exhibition created exclusively for the Indian satellite and cable TV industry. It provides a showcase for products and innovations of specific relevance to cable networks and multiple cable television system operators (MSOs).

Topics: Broadband, Fiber innovations, exhibitions

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Cable-Tec Expo 2018 announces 10-year project

Posted by Krista Tysco

Fiber and broadband experts from PPC Broadband were among hundreds of industry leaders who attended the recent SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta, Georgia this October 22 to 25, 2018.

Day One of the event, we saw the organizers take the opportunity to announce the launch of an ambitious 10-year project which aims to encourage even greater participation by Multiple System Operators (MSOs) and strengthen partnerships with cable operators and industry associations.

Topics: Broadband, Fiber innovations, exhibitions

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PPC Broadband confirmed as silver sponsor of INCA Conference 2018

Posted by Paul Ekpenyong

PPC Broadband is proud to be a silver sponsor of this year's  INCA (Independent Networks Cooperative Association) Conference - 'Full Fibre & 5G The Road Ahead' - taking place in London, United Kingdom, on November 5th and 6th, 2018.

In addition to participating in the conference's diverse program of workshops, panels and sessions, representatives from PPC will also be exhibiting a range of fiber and broadband solutions. Our table display will include QuikPush® customer drop, multi-fiber MDU solution set, QuikPass™ products and our innovative new aerial enclosure.

Topics: Broadband, exhibitions

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PPC Broadband gears up for cable industry exhibition SCaTINDIA 2018 (Booth A3)

Posted by Lucas Schacht

SCaTINDIA will mark its 27th year of operation this October 2018 with its annual three-day cable industry exhibition at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Mumbai, India.

This year's event is on track to attract in excess of 19,000 visitors and will feature products from more than 300 global cable professionals from throughout India, China, U.S. and Europe.

Topics: Fiber to the home, Broadband, Coax, exhibitions

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The importance of quality testing of coaxial cable

Posted by Krista Tysco

For broadband service providers and operators, the pressure is on to bring new, enhanced and high-quality products to market for quicker download speeds and improved picture and voice quality for subscribers.

Keeping pace relies on continuing innovation, a commitment to rigid quality standards and an appreciation that products must work in the real world, not just in the confines of a controlled testing laboratory.

Topics: Coax

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PPC Broadband to join industry experts at Cable-Tec Expo (Booth 644)

Posted by Lucas Schacht

Representatives from PPC Broadband will be joining industry leaders at the upcoming SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta, Georgia this October 22 to October 25, 2018.

The Expo is North America's largest cable telecom event, offering the opportunity for cable professionals to share technical knowledge and see first-hand demonstrations of state-of-the-art technology solutions.

Topics: Fiber to the premises, Design and Install, Fiber to the home, Pushable Fiber, Broadband, Coax, Fiber innovations

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Over 250,000 African FTTH customers connected with Miniflex® fiber

Posted by Simon Roberts

Since Dark Fiber Africa (DFA) first hand-pushed a pre-terminated Miniflex® fiber optic 240m from an existing manhole, through a standard 8/5mm duct and connected a 100Mbps business customer in July 2012, Miniflex has grown to become Africa’s drop cable of choice for all leading FTTH (Fiber to the Home) providers.

PPC Broadband has deployed Miniflex in more than 12 countries across the continent and recently passed 250,000 FTTH customer connected. The PPC Miniflex fiber optic cable has withstood all obstacles in its path, standing head-and-shoulders against any other product available in the market today and continually evolves in design to address customer requirements as their networks organically grow more complicated.

Topics: Fiber to the home

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How optical passives optimize fiber deep networks

Posted by Mark Howard

As operators drive fiber deeper into their networks for increased speed and capacity, tolerances become tighter and margin for error becomes lower. That means quality is critical and every component in the network needs to perform better.

This blog post explores the purpose and function of PPC's new product category of fiber optical passives and splitters to help service providers gain speed and bandwidth, and the crucial role these devices play in enhancing the transmission of high-quality, ultra-high-speed broadband to multiple subscribers.

Topics: Fiber to the premises, Fiber to the home, MDU, Broadband

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PPC announces acquisition of optical fiber solutions provider NT2

Posted by Krista Tysco

PPC Broadband, Inc. has acquired the Nebraskan-based fiber provider, Net-Tech Technology (NT2) - a move that will add a range of innovative optical passives products to PPC's fiber business unit.

"Broadband providers are driving fiber deeper into their networks, increasing speed and capacity to meet subscriber demand," says PPC President Dave Jackson. "The year-over-year spend continues to increase and we believe this trend will continue well into the future." 

Topics: Headend, Fiber innovations

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