Centina Perspectives

It’s oh so quiet: How Cable operators can take back control of the passive network

October 5, 2016

It’s oh so quiet: How Cable operators can take back control of the passive network Multiple-System Operators, or MSOs, deliver voice, video and internet access services to their customer’s homes using their cable infrastructure. A major part of their infrastructure is the Passive Optical Network, or PON. The PON connects the Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTSs) to the Set Top boxes in the customer’s house. But the passive network is just that, it’s passive. It doesn’t tell you anything when... View Blog


SLA reporting for Ethernet Services: How to get from ‘It’s Complicated’ to ‘In a Relationship.’

August 26, 2016

SLA reporting for Ethernet Services: How to get from ‘It’s Complicated’ to ‘In a Relationship.’ Ethernet services are more popular than ever and it’s not hard to see why. They offer a simple method of presentation to the customer, can provide a guaranteed quality of service and can easily be wrapped up in Service Level Agreements (SLAs). It is thought that by 2017, 75% of the world’s business bandwidth will be over Ethernet. From a service provider’s perspective Ethernet services... View Blog