DOCSIS codeword errors are the most effective metric to determine if a data issue, like slow web pages, slow gaming, poor voice quality, etc., is an RF plant problem or if it is a data network problem.
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
ZCorum, a leading provider of managed broadband services and diagnostics for cable, telco, wireless and fiber broadband providers, today announced the release of a white paper on Codeword Errors written by industry thought leader Brady Volpe of The Volpe Firm, Inc. The Volpe Firm provides technology consulting services and products to cable and telecom operators and vendors around the world.
Entitled "DOCSIS Codeword Errors and Their Effect on RF Impairments", the white paper explains codeword errors, the use of monitoring to determine the source of RF impairments and the effect codeword errors can have on the subscriber’s broadband.
When asked about the importance of codeword errors, Volpe explained, “DOCSIS codeword errors are the most effective metric to determine if a data issue, like slow web pages, slow gaming, poor voice quality, etc., is an RF plant problem or if it is a data network problem. If you work in the field you know how critical this information can be."
The causes and recommendations set forth by the paper are detailed under the following sections:
- What are DOCSIS Codeword Errors?
- How To See DOCSIS Codeword Errors
- Sources of Codeword Errors
- RF Levels at the Cable Modem that are too High or too Low
The publication of the white paper is sponsored by ZCorum’s broadband management product development team and is available free of charge in pdf format. To download the full white paper, please visit the ZCorum's Business of Broadband Blog.
Ask a Broadband Expert to Feature Brady Volpe
In conjunction with the release of the white paper, ZCorum has announced a related event, Ask a Broadband Expert, a new recurring blog feature to be held on the first Tuesday of each month beginning today. Broadband experts throughout the broadband industry will be featured and will answer broadband questions from readers. Brady Volpe will be this month’s featured expert and questions to Brady are welcomed on the site. The new blog feature is available at here.
ZCorum provides broadband Internet and communication solutions to telcos, cable companies, utilities and municipalities, assisting in all facets of broadband implementation, integration, engineering and consulting, network monitoring and diagnostics. ZCorum also offers wholesale, private-labeled Internet services, including data and VoIP provisioning, email, Web hosting, and 24x7 support for end-users, enabling service providers to compete effectively in their local rural and suburban markets. ZCorum is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. For more information, please visit http://www.ZCorum.com.
About Brady Volpe
Brady Volpe is the President and Founder of The Volpe Firm, Inc. The Volpe Firm, Inc. provides technology consulting services and products to cable and telecom operators and vendors around the world. Mr. Volpe is frequently invited to present at industry trade shows, conferences, and regional seminars. Mr. Volpe has published numerous articles in worldwide trade journals and authored several white papers. Due to his expertise in the broadband industry, Mr. Volpe is often sought out as an authority on DOCSIS, PacketCable, and VoIP. For more information, visit http://volpefirm.com/