Expanded product lineup to be unveiled at NCTC’s Independent Show July 30-August 2

Jersey City, NJ; July 11, 2023 – OpenVault today announced the strategic acquisition of Nimble This and the naming of Nimble This founder Brady Volpe as Chief Product Officer. The move creates a broadband technology powerhouse that harnesses OpenVault’s industry leading Profile Management Application (PMA) and Nimble This’ proactive network maintenance (PNM) solutions to drive broadband success through improved operator profit margins, network capacity, and subscriber quality of experience (QoE).

The acquisition positions OpenVault as the unchallenged leader in broadband prescriptive optimization with automated PMA and PNM capabilities for HFC networks, and significantly expands OpenVault’s customer base – including the addition of multiple Tier 1 customers both domestically and internationally. Post-acquisition, OpenVault will provide best-in-class monitoring, diagnostics, maintenance, management, optimization, and other solutions to more than 80 operators around the world.

Volpe, a highly-regarded technologist whose 30-plus year broadband career has included positions with JDSU, Sunrise Telecom, C-COR and Filtronic Sigtek, founded Nimble This in 2013. The company has an extensive track record and a commitment to continuous innovation and product improvement. Its PNM platform uses DOCSIS standards such as pre-equalization, fullband capture, upstream spectrum analysis, and other data analytics technologies including machine learning to proactively identify, geographically pinpoint, and notify cable operators about impairments in the inside and outside plant, complementing OpenVault’s existing network performance, subscriber satisfaction and operational solutions for access networks and IP networks. 

“Brady Volpe’s expertise in troubleshooting of issues in RF and DOCSIS broadband networks has significantly helped the industry and cable operators deliver the superior subscriber QoE that consumers expect,” said Mark Trudeau, CEO and founder of OpenVault. “The combination of the Nimble This PNM product suite with PMA and OpenVault’s other proven market leading solutions gives cable operators a powerful arsenal – creation of up to 40% more usable bandwidth in most DOCSIS networks, vastly improved network resiliency and a sophisticated set of tools to help monetize the continued growth in subscriber data consumption and increased bandwidth requirements.” 

“The excellence in leadership that OpenVault and Mark Trudeau have brought to network management and insights for over a decade has made it possible for cable operators of all sizes to anticipate and accommodate the rapid growth in broadband consumption,” said Volpe. “Together, OpenVault and Nimble This can provide a holistic view of the cable operators network from an end to end prospective, RF to IP,” 

Nimble This is the second major acquisition by OpenVault within the past 18 months. The company’s acquisition of Velocidata at the end of 2021 significantly enriched OpenVault’s intellectual property portfolio, particularly in two key areas: the ability to quickly capture, enrich, and process large amounts of telemetry data, as well as technology that underpins OpenVault’s breakthrough productization of CableLabs’ Profile Management Application specification.

OpenVault will incorporate the full suite of Nimble This technologies and capabilities into its product lineup, including:

  • An Upstream Spectrum Analyzer that can give visibility into upstream RF noise for cable operators, even in distributed access architectures (DAA) with R-PHY nodes.
  • A Fullband Capture Analyzer (FBC) yielding 24×7 visibility into every RF signal in every subscribers home.
  • Pre-equalization analysis, the basis of PNM, that gives operators visibility into hidden impairments such as group delay and micro-reflections, thus drastically reducing unnecessary truck rolls and CSR calls.
  • Years of machine learning combined with expert RF knowledge creating correlations groups, also known as clusters, that identify modems having common upstream (pre-eq) and downstream (FBC) impairments, enabling cable operators to rapidly identify and squash outside plant impairments.
  • A user friendly mobile app which incorporates access to downstream and upstream spectral analysis, RxMER, cable modem installation, work orders, geo-coding of cable modems, cable modem look up using the devices built-in GPS and other mobile app features.

OpenVault will unveil its expanded product lineup July 30-August 2 at the NCTC Independent Show in Minneapolis. To schedule a meeting, contact OpenVault at sales@openvault.com

About Nimble This:

Nimble This, a leading provider of innovative software solutions for the cable industry, offers the PNM (Proactive Network Maintenance) platform and app, a comprehensive tool that enables service providers to proactively maintain and troubleshoot their networks. By collecting and analyzing various types of data, such as geospatial references, topology, and subscriber information, the PNM solution can detect, identify, and localize issues before they cause service interruptions, improving subscriber satisfaction. Custom-developed algorithms and machine learning algorithms ensure efficient impairment resolution, leading to fewer service calls and improved network reliability. The use of the DOCSIS standard, powered by CableLabs, ensures that the solution is reliable and compatible with various cable modems and CMTSs, making it a valuable asset for service providers seeking to reduce OpEx while maintaining a high level of network performance and subscriber satisfaction.The company is committed to its mission of helping cable operators stay ahead of the competition by developing cutting-edge technology that improves the subscriber experience and reduces operational costs. For more information, visit www.nimblethis.com

About OpenVault 

OpenVault and OpenVault Europe GmbH are market-leading sources of broadband technology solutions and data-driven insights into worldwide broadband consumption patterns. Using the companies’ cloud-based SaaS or on-premises solutions and tools, service providers can optimize network performance, increase revenue, and improve subscriber satisfaction. OpenVault and OpenVault Europe aggregate and analyze the resulting market data to provide unparalleled granular views of consumer usage that can be used to anticipate residential and business broadband trends resulting in tens of millions of dollars in newly realized revenue and cost savings.

For more information, please visit openvault.com.

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