Aricent teams with CableLabs for open source NFV project

Design and engineering company Aricent has teamed up with cable industry technology organization CableLabs for an open source project to create what it describes as a self-managed and optimised virtual infrastructure platform on the Kubernetes and Docker container model. Aricent cited a recent report by Dell’Oro Group as evidence that the adoption of containers and […]

Harmonic secures virtualised cable access patent

Technology outfit Harmonic has secured what it describes as a key patent for its CableOS virtualised cable access technology. Harmonic has been awarded Patent Number 10,020,962 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the Virtual Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) Core. The patent describes virtualisation of the traditionally hardware-based CCAP technology that is key […]

Mobile execs mull future of 5G at MWC

Mobile technology executives used a wide-ranging conference session on 5G at Mobile World Congress to spell out radically divergent visions of the future of the technology and its prospects. The views ranged from 5G having little chance of success in the current framework of its evolution, to predictions that 5G represents the future of fixed […]