CableLabs opens up DOCSIS 3.1 certification

CableLabs, the US-based cable industry standards body, has opened product certification for DOCSIS 3.1 equipment. “We expect to see produdct submissions for certification in the near future,” said Belal Hamzeh, director of broadband evolution at CableLabs, in a blog posting. Hamzeh said that CableLabs had seen four interoperability test events successfully completed since the first […]

Fries outlines Project Lightning steps, DOCSIS 3.1 plan

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media plans to ramp up its investment in its network in the UK through Project Lightning, and Liberty will begin trials of DOCSIS 3.1 in key markets next, year according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking on an analyst call after the group’s quarterly results, Fries said that early results from […]

STMicroelectronics unveils DOCSIS 3.1 chipset

STMicroelectronics has unveiled its DOCSIS 3.1 chipset for cable modems, EMTAs, gateways and advanced set-tops at the CableLabs summer conference in Keystone, Colorado. The STMicroeletronics STiD325 chip, codenamed Barcelona, supports two 196MHz OFDM downstream channels, 32 single-carrier DOCSIS 3.0 QAM downstream channels, two 96MHz OFDM-A upstream channels and eight single-carrier DOCSIS 3.0 QAM upstream channels. […]

Dutch Delta taps Teleste for DOCSIS 3.1 deployment

Dutch energy company Delta has tapped broadband cable technology provider Teleste to supply a DOCSIS 3.1-based optical broadband network.  The system has been ordered as a turnkey project, including product delivery, installation and commissioning of the network, according to Teleste. Delta provides cable based services including television, broadband internet and fixed line telephony. The value of […]

TDC and Huawei complete DOCSIS 3.1 tests

Danish telco and cable operator TDC and Huawei have completed early field test of DOCSIS 3.1, achieving transmission speeds of 840Mbps, the companies have revealed. Huawei and TDC announced the successful completion of the trials at ANGA COM last week. Huawei supplied its distributed CCAP platform along with consumer premises equipment based on the ST […]

Harmonic and WISI partner on cable access solutions

Video infrastructure firm Harmonic and TV and broadband technology firm WISI Communications are partnering to provide “next-generation cable access solutions.” The deal will see the firms develop products that let cable operators to keep pace with business and industry requirements like CCAP, DOCSIS 3.1 and Distributed Access Architecture with digital fibre transport. The pair said […]

Teleste addresses DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade challenges

Cable operators face a long and challenging road to upgrade their networks to deliver the full promise of DOCSIS 3.1, according to network infrastructure equipment supplier Teleste. Providing an update on network upgrades and migration to DOCSIS 3.1 at ANGA COM, Teleste’s SVP, video and broadband solutions, Hanno Narjus, said that DOCSIS 3.1, which is […]

Broadcom unveils multi-gigabit STB design

Set-top box chipset manufacturer Broadcom has unveiled what it claims is the first DOCSIS 3.1 cable set-top box (STB) reference design. Broadcom’s BCM93390VMS52, which is being demoed at ANGA COM this week, combines combines data delivery at speeds of up to five gigabits per second (Gbps), support for 4K, Ultra HD video decoding and multi-gigabit […]

Comcast unveils DOCSIS 3.1 gateway with advanced capabilities

US cable giant Comcast has unveiled its own home-built DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem and said it will go into production this year ahead of deployment in 2016. Comcast, which has been a driving force behind development of a number of the cable industry’s next-generation technologies, including the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) and the RDK […]

Cisco launches CCAP platform, names Altice as key customer

Cisco has begun commercialising its new cBR-8 CCAP-based, DOCSIS 3.1-ready cable platform and has revealed that Altice and Comcast are among the first customers for the product.  According to Cisco, the cBR-8, which it describes as a hub-in-a-box, integrates previously standalone functions required in a cable hub. The company claims the product could enable savings […]