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As cable operators upgrade their network infrastructure to meet the rising capacity demands, there are opportunities to bring more intelligence into networks as well. With large-scale distributed access deployments gradually growing, now is the perfect time to focus on what it would mean to make cable networks intelligent.

In short, Intelligent Networks comprises advanced optical nodes and amplifiers in a cable access network. Traditionally, these network elements have been aligned manually, meaning that a technician visits the site with a measurement device and a bunch of plugin equalisers and attenuators to manually align the signal levels as needed for the optimal network performance. With Intelligent Networks, all that can be automated.

Hanno Narjus, CEO of Teleste Intercept, was interviewed by Stephen Hardy from Broadband Technology Report about Intelligent Networks. In the video below, Hanno explains the benefits of operating an Intelligent Network.