Cable & Telecom

Vendor collaboration, innovation needed to drive energy efficiency: SCTE

HERNDON, VA - The greatest opportunity for energy cost avoidance in cable system networks is in the HFC plant from the headend or hub to the home, according to a report from a SCTE Energy 2020 session Tuesday.Between 73% and 83% of cable’s overall energy consumption is by hubs and headends, as well as the access network power supplies powering the active equipment on the HFC network, according to a detailed SCTE analysis of energy usage of a cross section of major operators.  The report was presented to more than 80 operator and vendor representatives.“While devices in the edge facilities...