— Test-solutions manufacturer Averna just wrapped a design-validation partnership with Pace to help gain SCTE-40 certification on various CPE for the cable and broadband industry. Pace selected Averna’s DOCSIS Channel Emulator (DCE) to test 8-bonded downstream channels simultaneously “with all necessary impairments” to complete the kinds of performance and resilience tests required by MSOs. The DCE simulates a real-time cable network between the CMTS and the CPE. The DCE’s FPGA-based design is powered by National Instruments’ vector signal transceiver that expands test coverage, lowers latency, extends bandwidth and frequency range, and helps to minimize the DCE hardware footprint.
 
— Three new subcommittees – 400 GbE, Access Networking and Roadmap – formed by the Ethernet Alliance are a reflection of changes taking place within the global Ethernet ecosystem, the group says. 400 GbE will support the definition and development of the next speed of Ethernet through consensus building around standardization requirements and efforts; Access Networking will focus on new developments in Extended EPON and EPoC; and Roadmap will act as a platform for building consensus on the past, present, and future of Ethernet, delivering “actionable roadmaps” for future projects and technologies.
 
Sprint CloudCompute, the carrier’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) product that integrates CSC’s virtualized, utility-based cloud computing solution with Sprint’s cloud-aware global MPLS network, provides secure, private network access while connecting the subscriber’s business to the IaaS environment. It also offers on-demand provisioning and management capabilities via a Web portal along with a single account team (one contract and one invoice for all services).

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Broadband Labels Legislation Revived

Rep Angie Craig (D-MN) introduced legislation Thursday that would provide consumers with transparent information on broadband services available in their area. The Broadband Consumer Transparency Act of 2021

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