Liberty Global’s Fries: fibre makes more sense than DOCSIS upgrades

Investing in fibre makes more sense across most of Europe than upgrading HFC networks to DOCSIS 4.0, according to Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. Speaking at the end of the Goldman Sachs European Communacopia virtual conference, Fries said that costs of building fibre in the UK, for example, were comparable to upgrading legacy infrastructure. “Fibre […]

Comcast passes 100k remote PHY nodes milestone as DOCSIS upgrade gathers pace

US cable giant Comcast says it has now passed the milestone of 100,000 remote PHY digital nodes deployed across its national network. Remote PHY nodes are seen as a critical element of the distributed access architecture (DAA) that is crucial to the upgrade of cable DOCSIS networks to deliver ultrafast broadband. The 100k milestone means […]

Comcast teams up with Apple and Nvidia for low-latency DOCSIS trial

Comcast has launched what it claims to be the industry’s first low latency DOCSIS (LLD) field trials in collaboration with Apple, Nvidia and Valve. The partnership with the three external companies, including consumer electronics giant Apple, is designed to demonstrate initial applications for consumers. Comcast is planning to make LLD available to customers by the […]

VodafoneZiggo completes ‘world first’ DOCSIS 4.0 test

VodafoneZiggo has staked its claim to be the first operator worldwide to conduct a test of DOCSIS 4.0 on its live network. The DOCSIS 4.0 test took place at the VodafoneZiggo TEC Campus in Amsterdam. The company said that while the DOCSIS 3.1 standard it has been rolling out step-by-step since 2019 is currently sufficient […]

Teleste: cable upgrade paths diverging in North America and Europe

As cable MSOs look to upgrade their networks to deliver 10G services on both sides of the Atlantic, the technologies deployed in practice are continuing to diverge, according to cable access technology specialist Teleste. Speaking to press at ANGA COM in Germany, Hanno Narjus, SVP at Teleste Broadband Networks, said that there have been significant […]

Comcast claims ‘world first’ Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0 10G connection

US cable giant Comcast says it has successfully completed what it describes as the world’s first live, multigigabit symmetrical Internet connection powered by 10G and Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0. For the live trial, Comcast connected a business location in the Philadelphia region to its live network including a DOCSIS 4.0-enabled 10G node and multiple cable […]

Comcast tests Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0 modem

Comcast says it has successfully tested a prototype ‘10G modem’ using Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0 technology. The lab test saw a Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0 system-on-chip cable modem built by Broadcom deliver upload and download speeds faster than 4Gbps, powered by what the US service provider describes as 10G network technology. The announcement is the […]

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. […]

Liberty Global will ‘continue to invest’ in HFC and DOCSIS 4.0, says Fries

Liberty Global will continue to invest in its HFC network including DOCSIS 4.0 and will only deploy full fibre-to-the-premises on a case-by-case basis for customers that require it, according to CEO Mike Fries. Speaking on a virtual Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecom conference, he said that HFC “has a rich history full of […]

CableLabs releases DOCSIS 4.0 specification

Cable industry standards body CableLabs has released the specifications for the next generation of data-over-cable technology DOCSIS. The DOCSIS 4.0 spec includes full duplex and extended spectrum capabilities to enable downstream speeds of 10Gbps, maximum that available via the DOCSIS 3.1 spec, which is currently being deployed by cable operators internationally. According to principal architect […]

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