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Virgin Media teams with Arris to trial 8.5Gbps broadband

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has teamed up with technology specialist Arris to launch an 8.5Gbps symmetrical broadband trial in Papworth, Cambridgeshire. The six-month trial to 50 homes in the town uses an existing fibre-to-the-premises connection, with data transferred using Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) technology. Virgin Media’s trial uses its existing fibre network in the […]

Stofa taps Arris for groundbreaking Remote-PHY deployment

Technology giant Arris and Danish cable operator Stofa are collaborating to deploy what they describe as one of the largest Remote-PHY (R-PHY) networks in the world in record time. The network upgrade leans on Arris R-PHY nodes to deliver Gigabit service across Stofa’s footprint in Aarhus, Denmark. According to Arris, its R-PHY technology enables Stofa […]

CableLabs unveils 10G vision at CES

Cable technology organisation CableLabs and US cable association the NCTA have used CES in Las Vegas to unveil their vision of the rollout of ultra high-speed broadband services and has trademarked the term ‘10G’ to communicate it. CableLabs said that US cable operators including Comcast, Charter, Cox, Mediacom, Midco and Cogeco, alongside international players such […]

Liberty Global’s access network roadmap revealed

Liberty Global senior technologists Mark Burns and Ade Brittain used a presentation at the Cable Next Gen Europe event in London yesterday to reveal details of the cable giant’s access network technology roadmap for the next few years. Mark Burns, HFC architect, who heads access network strategy roadmaps at Liberty Global, said that the company’s […]

WiFi key to delivering 1Gbps services, say cable technologists

Ensuring that in-home WiFi networks are optimally configured will be key to delivering meaningful 1Gpbs services, but providing 1Gbps will likely remain essentially a marketing tool rather than something consumers actually need for the foreseeable future, according to a panel of technologists at a cable technology event in London this morning. Speaking at the Cable […]

European cable ‘ahead of US’ in moving to distributed architecture

European cable operators are ahead of US operators in rolling out distributed architectures, according to Jeff Heynen, research director, technology, S&P Global Market Intelligence, with the investment being driven by competition from fibre. “There is a tremendous amount of capital going into fibre investments,” said Heynen, speaking at the Cable Next Gen Europe event in […]

Arris highlights new cable broadband technologies

Cable technology provider Arris has used the recent US SCTE Cable-Tec Expo to highlight two technologies that it believes could significantly enhance the capability of HFC cable operators to compete with fibre providers over the coming years. While Full Duplex DOCSIS, a version of the DOCSIS cable standard that provides symmetrical bandwidth over HFC infrastructure, […]

Cisco joins with partners to highlight Remote PHY

Cisco this week joined with partners to demonstrate cable broadband remote PHY architecture and the use of DOCSIS infrastructure for mobile backhaul. At the SCTE Cable-Tech Expo in Denver, Cisco demonstrated its Infinite Broadband Remote PHY solution (RPHY) for cable access networks, which it claims to be the industy’s only standards-based distributed access architecture (DAA) […]

Unitymedia to make Bochum first ‘Gigabit city’ with DOCSIS 3.1 rollout

Liberty Global’s German subsidiary Unitymedia is to roll out DOCSIS 3.1-based internet services in the city of Bochum in the Ruhr area of North-Rhine Westphalia. According to Unitymedia, the rollout will deliver Gigabit-speed internet to 95% of Bochum residents by the end of next year, with the first residents to be connected in the first […]

Cable industry set to benefit from new fibre tech, says CableLabs chief

‘Coherent optics’ – the new technology that enables the transmission of more data through a fibre – will enable the cable industry to delivery massively greater amounts of data at high-speed over its network without the need to lay down additional fibre, according to Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. “Part of the challenge with high-speed […]

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