Wi-Fi, 5G remain highlights during cable industry's INTX show

The cable industry's NCTA trade group held its annual INTX show in Boston last week, and wireless -- from Wi-Fi to 5G -- stood as a top theme.

Some companies even offered insight into exactly how big the wireless opportunity is: For example, Comcast's Cole Reinwand said that the operator recorded fully 445.8 million GB (or 445.8 Petabytes) of traffic on its Xfinity Wi-Fi network last year.

Comcast wasn't alone in its focus on Wi-Fi. Other companies discussed the major opportunity presented by Wi-Fi: Technicolor executives, for example, said that their operator customers are nearing major orders for Wi-Fi repeaters and other equipment designed to improve Wi-Fi performance in users' homes.

For more on the INTX show, check out this FierceCable special report: The best and worst of INTX 2016: VR, HDR, the FCC and more