DOCSIS


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, […]

Arris expands DOCSIS 3.1 range

Cable technology provider Arris has expanded its range of DOCSIS 3.1 high-speed broadband devices and has launched a partner development programme to open up its Touchstone platform to software development partners.  Arris has expanded its range of DOCSIS 3.1 modems, broadband gateways, and telephony gateways with the addition of three new devcies. The Arris TG3442 […]

TDC taps Vlavi for DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade

Denmark’s TDC Group has tapped Vlavi – formerly JDSU – to provide field-testing equipment for the upgrade of its network to support DOCSIS 3.1 services. Vlavi will provide its OneExpert ONX-620 CATV signal analysis meter as the core of the field test platform to support a nationwide upgrade of TDC’s HFC cable network, which provides […]

Comcast begins trial of DOCSIS 3.1 in Chicago

US cable giant Comcast is to begin trialling 1Gbps internet services in the Chicago area using DOCSIS 3.1 technology. Comcast said that the introduction of DOCSIS 3.1 – the latest iteration of the DOCSIS standard for delivering data over hybrid fibre-coax cable networks – marks a major step forward in the delivery of ultra-fast broadband. […]

Cisco unveils Full Duplex DOCSIS reference design

Cisco has unveiled a reference design for Full Duplex DOCSIS, the latest iteration of the cable broadband technology that is designed to deliver fibre-type speeds over hybrid fibre-coax networks. Cisco says that the technology will enable cable operators to deliver multi-gigabit speeds over their HFC networks, enabling the deployment of new services such as 4K […]

DNA claims DOCSIS 3.1 speed record

Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA has claimed a European speed record for DOCSIS 3.1-based broadband as it launches the new platform. The operator said it achieved a speed of 3.055gbps at the launch of its next-generation DNA Valokuitu Plus fibre-rich cable network. DNA has said it will bring broadband speeds of up to 1Gpbs […]

CableLabs hails symmetrical multi-Gigabit DOCSIS development

Cable technology standards body CableLabs has begun work on a new technology initiative to support symmetrical multi-Gigabit services. CableLabs used last week’s winter conference in Orlando to unveil plans for a ‘Full Duplex’ DOCSIS technology, tapping techniques currently used by wireless networks to combine upstream and downstream bandwidth rather than having a dedicated upstream channel. […]