Cable Modem

A data modem used in a cable MSO network, currently using DOCSIS technology.

Cable Operator

Provider of cable services, including voice, video, and data, and sometimes mobile as an MVNO.

Cable System

A system for delivering video and data, using RF technology transmitted through coaxial cable.


Non-profit organization founded by cable operators to provide innovation and research and development for the cable MSO industry.

Capacity Planning/Auto-Scaling

A trend in network and application performance to target the number of networking resources needed, with a focus on how to be cost-efficient during network upgrades. Network organizations should start by defining a capacity planning and performance management service that includes what aspects of the service they can currently provide and what is required for the future.