Tele Columbus begins DOCSIS 3.1 rollout

German cable operator Tele Columbus has begun a nationwide upgrade of its network to DOCSIS 3.1, which it said would give the vast majority of its 2.4 million homes served access to gigabit broadband. Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has thus far offered broadband speeds of up to 400Mbps across its network. […]

Arris chief Bruce McClelland out as CommScope posts reduced revenue

CommScope has eliminated ex-Arris chief executive Bruce McClelland’s COO role within the company and passed his responsibilities on to CommScope CEO Eddie Edwards and other members of its management team. The decision to let McClelland go comes only four months after CommScope acquired Arris for US$7.4 billion. In a short statement, CommScope said that it […]

Telenet taps Teleste for network upgrade

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has signed up Finnish technology outfit Teleste to supply optical network products as part of an upgrade project to install 1.2GHz capable equipment in the optical section of the access network. Under the agreement Teleste will supply optical transmitters from its HDO product range and optical nodes from its […]

VodafoneZiggo pilots 1Gbps over DOCSIS 3.1

Liberty Global and Vodafone Dutch joint venture VodafoneZiggo is trialing a 1Gbps service in the Utrecht district. The pilot will be based on DOCSIS 3.1. Some 20 households and companies in the Oog district of Utrecht will test the high-speed service via the VodafoneZiggo cable network over the next few months. The operator has set […]

Com Hem launches 1.2Gbps broadband

Swedish cable operator Com Hem is launching a 1,200Mbps broadband service today. The service will initially be rolled out to 600,000 households in Stockholm, Borås, Falun, Gothenburg, Gävle, Jönköping, Linköping, Malmö and Uppsala. New towns and regions will be added on a regular basis, according to the operator. Com Hem is currently upgrading its HFC […]

Australia’s NBN begins enabling DOCSIS 3.1 with Arris

Australian national broadband network provider NBN has started enabling DOCSIS 3.1 on its hybrid fibre coax network. NBN said the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1 would double the downstream capacity on the HFC network, which will serve around three million premises across the country by 2020. The company said that adding to capacity through the user […]

Unitymedia launches 1 Gbps broadband in Germany

Unitymedia has started to roll out 1 Gbps broadband in Germany, launching the 1,000 megabits per-second fibre connections in Bochum, a city in the west of the country. Unitymedia said that the launch establishes Bochum as “the first major German city to enter the gigabit era,” with launches in more cities in the planning stages. […]

Com Hem to test symmetrical 1.2Gbps broadband ahead of commercial launch

Swedish cable operator Com Hem is testing 1.2Gbps symmetrical broadband in Stockholm ahead of a planned commercial launch next year. Com Hem’s test of ultra-fast symmetrical broadband is being conducted as part of an upgrade of its network to support DOCSIS 3.1. The company has already replaced electronics and optics in the most important nodes […]

MoCA Access promises low-cost alternative to DOCSIS 3.1

Home networking technology group the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) has turned its attention to the network access market with the launch of MoCA Access. The industry group is pitching the new specification as a “fibre extension technology” and as a potential low-cost complement or alternative to DOCSIS 3.1 – or G.Fast – in cases […]

DOCSIS 3.1 on the agenda for ISBE/ANGA breakfast

The business impact of DOCSIS 3.1 and a live provisioning demo of the new specification will be on the agenda at the ISBE/ANGA International Breakfast at ANGA COM. The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), its global arm the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE) and ANGA COM will co-host the breakfast on Wednesday May […]

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