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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 […]

SCTE targets DOCSIS 3.1-MoCA 2.0 interoperability

The SCTE has announced a new standards practice, designed to ensure interoperability between MoCA 2.0 and the cable industry’s new DOCSIS 3.1 specification. The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), its global arm the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), and the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) jointly announced SCTE 235, ‘Operational Practice for the Coexistence of […]

Focusing on FTTP will set back EU Gigabit goals, says Liberty Global report

Focusing exclusively on fibre-to-the-premises is likely to be counter-productive in enabling Europe to reach the Gigabit Society goals set by the European Commission, according to a report commissioned by cable group Liberty Global. The report argues that a range of technologies currently considered “very high-capacity” by the Commission, including G.Fast close to the end user, […]

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