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There are 12 blogs written by Matt Schmitt.

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Rise of Cloud Gaming – Meeting the Challenges for ISPs

August 26, 2020

Light Reading recently posted an article titled “Operators need to prepare for the game-streaming tsunami” which talks about a new wave of game streaming services (aka cloud gaming services) that are on the way. The article points out that the network demands these services require are completely different from anything cable operators have had to […]

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The 10G Converged Optical Network

March 5, 2020

Those of you who’ve heard me speak on the topic of Point-to-Point (P2P) Coherent Optics have probably noticed that I’ve placed this technology in the context of the cable industry’s move to Distributed Access Architectures, and as a result, the dramatic change in the way networks are architected. It’s a change that I would argue […]

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Moving Closer to Reality: CableLabs Holds Second Interop•Labs Point-to-Point Coherent Optics Event

June 6, 2019

Not every time can be the first time:  there can only be one first interop, or first spec release, or first technology demo. Saying you’ve done something for the second time doesn’t carry the same excitement or cachet as saying you did it for the first. And yet, the first time at anything is rarely […]

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OFC: A Third of a Mile of Next-Gen Optics

April 23, 2019

0.0000026 seconds. For the more technically inclined, that’s 2.6 microseconds. Which is how long it would take light to travel a third of a mile through fiber optic cable. It was also the length of the show floor at OFC: The Optical Networking and Communications Conference and Exhibition, held in March in San Diego, California. […]

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The P2P Coherent Optics Specification of the Future, Available Today

March 12, 2019

Today, CableLabs is announcing another addition to our family of Point-to-Point Coherent Optics specifications:  The Physical Layer 2.0 (PHYv2.0) specification. This new specification defines interoperable point-to-point (P2P) coherent optics links running at 200 Gbps (200G) on a single wavelength. Just 9 months ago, in July of 2018, CableLabs announced the release of the P2P Coherent […]

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Something Old, Something New: CableLabs Holds First P2P Coherent Optics Interop

December 19, 2018

No, it wasn’t a wedding—but it was a major gathering of great importance! Nine prominent manufacturers participated in the very first CableLabs Point-to-Point (P2P) Coherent Optics Interoperability Event. The highly successful Interop·Labs event took place at the CableLabs offices in Louisville, Colorado, December 4–6. Participants included nine manufacturers from the coherent optics space, including both […]

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First Light for CableLabs® Point-to-Point Coherent Optics Specifications

July 2, 2018

On June 29th, CableLabs publicly unveiled for the first time two new specifications: P2P Coherent Optics Architecture Specification P2P Coherent Optics Physical Layer v1.0 Specification These two new specifications are the result of a focused effort by CableLabs, our members, and our manufacturer partners to develop Coherent Optics technology for the access network and bring […]

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3 Tips on How to Make CableLabs Certification/Qualification Testing as Painless as Possible

June 21, 2018

In the previous two blog posts in this series, we talked about what CableLabs Certification and Qualification are, as well as what they mean to both cable operators and manufacturers. In this post, we pose the question: How does a manufacturer ensure that it can get through this process successfully? In a word: preparation. Although […]

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