TR-069 is a standard developed by the Broadband Forum that allows the remote management and configuration of a broadband modem. It was once the domain of DSL modems. But developments like the recent one from Clear Access now extend the capability to cable modems.

ClearAccess has extended its ClearVision Management and Applications Platform with the introduction of new client management software that enables cable MSOs using Broadcom’s DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem gateway platform to better deploy and manage broadband applications, the Vancouver, Washington-based company announced Wednesday.

“We believe advanced TR-069 manageability will change the way cable MSOs manage and deliver a rich new set of applications to their subscribers,” Brian Wheeler, Broadcom’s senior product line manager, was quoted as saying in the news release. “The software enables cable MSOs to better manage and support the subscriber experience, as well as deploy new applications such as managed Wi-Fi and firewall, whole-home parental controls, and home network bandwidth optimization.”

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ClearAccess is looking to piggyback off the success of Broadcom’s “system-on-a-chip” solutions, which are now being taken up by cable MSOs with hybrid fiber-coaxial cable as well as DSL and fiber network service providers as cable system operators look to leverage their investments in DOCSIS 3.0 to deliver higher-bandwidth Internet applications and services to subscribers.

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