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Re: [url correction] Cable networks RE: best effort has economic problems, maybe OT
- From: frank
- Date: Mon May 31 16:00:35 2004
Correcting a previous url error on my part.
Narad's site is at:
Sorry 'bout that, folks.
On Mon, 31 May 2004 11:30 , <firstname.lastname@example.org> sent:
>Agree, this is a great discussion, akin to a recent Cook Report accounting of
>effort considerations. Several startups (now going into year two) have addressed
>the cable-HF/C constraints you've mentioned. You may be interested in perusing
>Another, Rainmaker Technologies...
>.... appears to have fallen on hard times while seeking later round funding. Not
>sure of their disposition at this time, but doing googles on their name reveal
>some good articles on their approach to using wavelets to improve bit gain over
>black coax/fiber systems to homes and businesses.
>Metcalfe has financial backing hooks and input into Narad, and Mark E. Laubach of
>COM21 fame (ATM over HF/C) heads up (headed up?) Rainmaker's technical pursuits.
>[[As an aside, I'm finding increased interest in corporate parks (especially
>that are boondocks-bound) where MSO fiber-based offerings are being seriously
>considered for WAN access, both of the type discussed above and enterprise-
>tailored rings coming off local head-ends.]]
>On Sun, 30 May 2004 08:47 , 'Christopher J. Wolff' email@example.com> sent:
>>This is a great discussion. I'm interested in understanding these types of
>>limitations in the context of HFC cable networks. In my opinion, HDTV
>>channel bandwidth (30mhz?) , increased demand for voip, and growing demand
>>for IP connectivity is going to stress the cable network model as well,
>>forcing cable operators to convert everything to IP before going out across
>>the wire. Any input is appreciated.