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Comcast Wins Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award

Philadelphia, PA

Comcast today announced that it received an Emmy® Award for Technology & Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for its work on virtualized Cable Modem Termination Systems (vCMTS).

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Network demand continues to grow as more video traffic transitions to IP delivery and video telecommunications remain critical to people’s lives. vCMTS technology is a key innovation in enabling Comcast to efficiently scale out networks to meet this demand.

“Connectivity is more important than ever, and customers expect, and deserve, a connected experience that will only continue to get smarter, faster, more reliable, and secure for future generations,” said Elad Nafshi, Chief Network Officer, Comcast Cable. “We are constantly working with partners to deliver network innovation that not only responds to, but anticipates, the future of customers’ needs. vCMTS is one such innovation.”

We are deeply grateful to the Academy for recognizing our network achievements with this Emmy® Award and are incredibly proud of our colleagues and partners for their work behalf of Comcast, our customers and our industry to provide the best connected experiences.
Elad Nafshi
Chief Network Officer, Comcast Cable

The award was for:

  • Pioneering Development and Deployment of Virtualized Cable Modem. Together with Intel and Harmonic, Comcast was recognized for its work on virtualized Cable Modem Termination Systems (vCMTS), which are transforming the broadband industry by enabling rapid scaling of access networks necessary for the delivery of IP-based video. This technology decreases the cost of delivering broadband service, enables flexible deployment of network changes and more efficient load balancing of broadband traffic to customers alleviating congestion, providing unprecedented real-time service visibility and ultimately improving the reliability and performance of broadband service.

Comcast was also recognized with Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for Sports Viewing Innovation. This year’s recipients will be honored at the 74th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards Ceremony scheduled for Sunday, April 16th at the Wynn Hotel.

Over the past several years, Comcast has won a number of Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards. In 2021, Comcast received four awards, including for large-scale deployment of server-side ad manipulation and/or playout for adaptive bitrate video distribution; development of the event signaling and management (ESAM) API standard; pioneering deployment of the event signaling and management (ESAM) API; and development and pioneering deployment of synchronized local DMA advertising capability for DBS MVPD’s. In 2018, Comcast received a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for Standardization of HTML5, Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) and Media Source Extensions (MSE) for a Full TV Experience and in 2017 was recognized for Contextual Voice Navigation for Discovering and Interacting with TV Content for the Xfinity X1 Voice Remote.