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There are 3 blogs written by Curtis Knittle.

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Keeping Pace with Nielsen’s Law

September 15, 2016

by Curtis Knittle, VP of Wired Technologies, CableLabs – The telecommunications industry typically uses Nielsen’s Law of Internet Bandwidth to represent historical broadband Internet speeds and to forecast future broadband Internet speeds. Mr. Nielsen predicted many years ago the high-end user’s downstream connection speed grows by approximately 50% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). In reality, […]

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Passive Optical Networking – for the Next Generation

July 29, 2015

By Curtis Knittle, Director of Optical Technologies, CableLabs — Service providers invest billions of dollars in their access networks. Ideally, the deployed technology meets consumer demand for many years, allowing service providers to avoid costly upgrades before fully recovering their investments. In addition to technology longevity, service providers also like to see technology evolution, a […]

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OnePON™: Addressing the Alphabet Soup of PON

May 12, 2014

  By Curtis Knittle, Director of Optical Technologies, CableLabs – APON, BPON, EPON, GEPON, GPON, G.epon, NGPON1, XGPON1, XGPON2, NGEPON, NGPON2, TWDM-PON, WDMPON – did I leave any out? I’m sure I did. The alphabetical possibilities to represent different versions of passive optical networking (PON) technologies will soon be exhausted. I’m being overly dramatic, of course, […]

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