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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: Premises, Coaxial

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The importance of quality testing of coaxial cable

Posted by Krista Thresh

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: Industry, Coaxial

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How to maintain the quality of in-home network performance

Posted by Noah Montena

As homeowners consume more and more content online, the efficiency of the in-home network becomes increasingly important.

However, the ability of a network to carry a data signal will only ever be as good as the integrity of its individual parts.

It comes as no surprise that in-home network radio frequency (RF) performance has a vital role to play in delivering services that meet consumers’ increasing demands for performance quality while also enabling operators to maintain control of costs.

Topics: Premises, Coaxial

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How quality connectivity solutions optimize home network performance

Posted by Amos McKinnon

The ever-increasing consumer demand for faster download speeds, and improved picture and voice quality means connections throughout the home network must perform perfectly.

Today’s coaxial connectors have to provide flawless signal transmission, able to accommodate the vast amounts of traffic traveling back and forth between provider and user. To be sure a coaxial connector is up for the task, it's important for service providers to choose connectors that have been through vigorous testing and can prove their effectiveness, especially when the connection is less than finger-tight.

Topics: Premises, Coaxial

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Balancing the price of network components with total cost of ownership

Posted by Krista Thresh

Balancing the price of network components against the lifetime cost is an ongoing challenge for broadband service providers as they strive to consistently deliver high-quality service that meets customers’ expectations.

While it’s vital to manage the level of capital cost for components, the use of cheaper or sub-standard materials is directly linked to poorer performance profiles which in turn can lead to a higher frequency of service calls, reduced customer satisfaction and the inevitable issue of customer churn.

Topics: Industry, Coaxial

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Shining the spotlight on ultra-fast broadband solutions

Posted by Krista Thresh

The rapid development of ultra broadband (UBB) connectivity (defined as provision of downstream data rates of 100 Mbits per second over any type of fixed network connection) is shaping up to promise some significant changes within fixed broadband networks over the next five years, according to the latest Telecoms Annual Industry Survey 2017.

Topics: Fiber, Industry, Coaxial

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The importance of training for problem-free network installation

Posted by Esther Wise

Studies have shown that 40% of all cable broadband service calls are related to issues with the drop network.

So if you’re looking to ensure better quality home network installations and reduce the number of service calls for your technicians, a customized, hands-on training program is an obvious first step.

Topics: Fiber, Industry, Coaxial

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Which products are essential for a MoCA home network?

Posted by Krista Thresh

Increasing numbers of cable providers are incorporating MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) technology in their home installations to help deliver an even better connection.

MoCA has been designed and developed to make use of a household’s existing coaxial cable, which means it can transfer data quickly and efficiently throughout the home.

Topics: Premises, Coaxial

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Global fixed broadband roundup- December 2017

Posted by Krista Thresh

The continuing evolution of the internet, and the ever-increasing consumer demand for quality, capacity and speed, means broadband service providers and operators need to be continually looking for ways to improve the customer experience.

In this blog, we provide a roundup of the latest news, innovations and achievements in the provision of fixed and mobile broadband from around the world.

Topics: Fiber, Industry, Coaxial

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Back to basics: 5 tips for hardline coax connector installation

Posted by Eric Purdy

Hardline coax connectors are some of the most important pieces to delivering service to a subscriber’s home network, so making sure the connectors and cables are prepped and installed properly is vital to network performance.

Hardline cable is used from the headend through the trunk and feeder lines, to the subscriber’s home, and there are many connectors used at the fiber node, amplifiers, line extenders and multitaps.

Topics: Outside Plant, Coaxial

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