Cable & Telecom

TECHNOLOGY: Still more questions than answers with network management

SAN FRANCISCO - Network "management" in cable is relative - we’re moving from a world where we were previously informed by our subscribers when the TV went off, to a more proactive, communications-centric environment where we need to instead predict when service will degrade and apply appropriate attention to the pressure points before they affect the overall subscriber experience. Last week's SCTE Network Management Symposium at the Golden Gateway Holiday Inn left attendees with more questions than answers. It wasn’t the fault of the organizers, of course, rather a statement regarding the state of the industry, however. The symposium attempted...