DOCSIS 3.0 will top 200 Mbps down/100 Mbps up

Posted on Wednesday, November 03 2004 @ 11:18 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
DOCSIS 3.0, which would likely require a silicon change at the modem and at the CMTS, could offer downstream bandwidth of 200 Mbps per channel, and 100 Mbps per channel upstream. Today, DOCSIS 2.0 delivers up to 40 Mbps down/30 Mbps up. The 3.0 version would give operators enough bandwidth to offer a wide range of IP-based, entertainment-quality media services.

The faster pipe could also help cable operators stay a step ahead of DSL in the Internet data service speed race.

“Three Mbps is something that helps differentiate our services [today],” noted Tom Cullen, Charter Communications’ senior vice president of advanced services. “Is there room to grow? Absolutely.”

More info at CED Magazine

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