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Altice Labs unveils raft of RDK gateways for DOCSIS and PON

Altice Labs, the technology development arm of the European service provider, has unveiled a portfolio of RDK broadband gateways. TheRDK-powered gateways include a GPON gateway and a DOCIS 3.1 gateway both with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capability. The line-up also includes and a DOCSIS 3.0 gateway with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) capability. According to the RDK organisation, […]

Vodafone Deutschland doubles number of 500Mbps homes

Vodafone Deutschland says it has doubled the number of homes that receive internet speeds of up to 500Mbps over the last year to 20.8 million. Of the total, Vodafone says that over half – 10.9 million, can receive speeds of 1Gbps or above. The milestone comes after Vodafone upgraded cable networks in 20 more cities […]

CommScope highlights low-latency DOCSIS and Soft FDD at ANGA COM

CommScope, now owner of TV and network technology company Arris, used the ANGA COM event in Cologne this week to demonstrate low-latency DOCSIS, software-configurable frequency-division duplex (Soft FDD) and its virtualised converged cable access platform. The company says that all three will be key to realizing the 10G network vision set forth recently by cable […]

Teleste: work still to be done to realise distributed access vision

Much work still has to be done to make cable operators ready to implement distributed access architectures (DAA), with attention turning to the complexity of interoperability of video and management systems, according Hanno Narjus, SVP of network products at broadband technology outfit Teleste. Speaking at a press event at ANGA COM in Germany, Narjus said […]

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 […]

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