Principles for Interoperability in the IoT

By Clarke Stevens — A big problem with the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) is the number of standards and proprietary systems. Apple, Google and Amazon each have proprietary approaches. IoT-related standards are available from IEEE, IETF, W3C, ISO/IEC and virtually every other standards body. Even organizations trying to comply with standards are forced to choose between incompatible options.

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Future-Proofing Cable Access Networks

By Marty Glapa — We are wirelessly connected nearly all the time via mobile phones, smart devices, PCs, or smart TVs, terminating on technology-specific wireless access nodes. We are also frequently hardwire connected via devices such as phones, TVs or PCs, through various copper, fiber, or coax technologies terminating on technology-specific wireline access network nodes. And, we are often simultaneously using wireless and wireline services.

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Blockchain Enters the Cable Industry

By Steve Goeringer — Blockchain is one of today’s most discussed and visible technologies. Some technologists consider blockchain to be the most significant technological innovation since the dawn of the Internet. Many researchers have begun to see blockchain applied to Internet of Things (IoT) security, providing better consumer control and transparency of privacy rights and options, private and public sector voting, and more. And yet, to a significant segment of the population, blockchain remains a mystery. What is it? And how can it apply to the cable industry?

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