The SCTE/ISBE has created a Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) Working Group within the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program.
The PNM Working Group has been created in alignment with CableLabs to provide operational practices, guidelines, and training in collaboration with industry PNM initiatives for monitoring network health. Part of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Network Operations Subcommittee, the new working group is intended to standardize new PNM technology for operations and in the field, including:
- A holistic PNM solution that focuses across all types of access and in-home networks, including DOCSIS, wireless, optical, and in-home wired, such as MoCA
- Consistent guidelines and tools across all networks
- A common framework and architecture for operational use of PNM metrics
Larry Wolcott, Fellow and Distinguished Engineer for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), has been appointed chairman of the group. The first meeting of the PNM Working Group will be May 9.
"CableLabs has been developing and testing new PNM technologies and use cases," said Chris Bastian, senior vice president and CTO of SCTE/ISBE. "Our new PNM Working Group will expedite the introduction of these new PNM solutions that improve employee and customer experiences, as well as the performance, functionality and economics of all types of MSO access and in-home networks."
The SCTE/ISBE Standards Program is the only ANSI-accredited forum for the development of technical specifications supporting cable communications. Corporate membership in the program is open to any organization.