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There are 9 blogs written by Jason Rupe.

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10G, Reliably

July 31, 2019

The 10g platform is going to provide reliable service. As the cable industry embarks on the development of 10G services, there is a lot of work ahead, but we already have a strong foundation of experience and technology to build upon. The 10 Gbps goal is about performance. But it must come with low cost, […]

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Cable Network Reliability: ProOps Platform for PNM and More!

July 23, 2019

Cable network reliability has many important dimensions, but operators are all too familiar with the significant cost of maintenance and repair, and some with the advantages of Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM). But not everyone has taken full advantage of PNM. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons for that, and what CableLabs is […]

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Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM): Cable Modem Validation Application(s)

April 10, 2019

Sometimes, two apps are better than one. We now have two versions of the Cable Modem Validation Application (CMVA) available for download and use: a new lab automation version, and a data exploration version. Thing One and Thing Two Lab automation and certification have unique requirements, but investigation and invention require flexibility. Because the CMVA […]

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Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM): Are You InGeNeOS?

February 19, 2019

I love a good acronym! InGeNeOS™ is an acronym built from Intelligent General Next Operations Systems. It’s the name of a CableLabs working group that solves Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) issues for the cable industry, and it might be for you. What’s So InGeNeOS about PNM? The InGeNeOS group focuses on discussing, inventing, building and […]

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Proactive Network Maintenance: Where Is Common Data Collection Going Next?

January 22, 2019

Welcome to 2019, and the future of Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM)! As CableLabs’ PNM solutions mature, we look toward developing a framework for PNM that everybody can use. On December 21, 2018, CableLabs released the Combined Common Collection Framework (XCCF) version 2.0. This new version includes several enhancements, including refactoring to make it easier to […]

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Come Along for the Ride: Innovation Boot Camp

July 18, 2018

Innovation is difficult. A full 95 percent of consumer products fail. Plus, the innovation process is highly unreliable, so we need every advantage we can get. In just three and a half days at the CableLabs Innovation Boot Camp, my team and I found a way to change all that. Yes, they were long days, and […]

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Inform[ED] Video: Cable Modem Validation Application

May 9, 2018

Ever-present communication is an important part of life these days. Cable technology provides connectivity for homes and businesses, providing entertainment, information and increasingly important functions for life. As we rely more on all forms of communications access, we rely on our cable modems to help keep services running their best. Cable modems have therefore become […]

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Validating Cable Modems for DOCSIS® 3.1 PNM Deployment

April 18, 2018

The cable industry is always trying to find ways to improve service. When the cable industry made proactive network maintenance (PNM) a part of the DOCSIS® specifications, we showed great commitment to service. CableLabs supports that commitment through its work in specifications, and particularly through its PNM project. This blog entry in our PNM series focuses […]

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