Casa Systems has introduced a new DOCSIS 3.1-compliant module for its Converged Cable Access Platforms (CCAP) intended to enable cable operators to support downstream broadband speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
CableLabs said it has successfully completed four equipment interoperability events (interops) related to DOCSIS 3.1 and is now open to product certification submissions for the technology.
A top Comcast executive said the company is hoping to upgrade its entire cable network footprint with DOCSIS 3.1 technology within the next two years. The company plans to begin market trials of the technology, which can support maximum speeds of 10 Gpbs, later this year.
Liberty Global said that it is currently testing DOCSIS 3.1 in the lab and will be ready for live trials of the technology in early 2016. Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries made the comments about DOCSIS 3.1 during the company's earnings call last week. He also said that 80 percent of the company's cable footprint will have DOCSIS 3.1 in about three years.
As more traditional telcos upgrade their networks to support higher speed DSL and even 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services it is creating a potential revenue windfall for PON, DSL and cable vendors, says research firm Dell'Oro Group.
Pay-TV tech vendor Harmonic reported flat revenue totaling $103.1 million for the second quarter of 2015, down 1 percent from the comparable year-ago period.
Comcast will begin trials of DOCSIS 3.1 in unspecified markets in the fourth quarter of this year, the company said in its second-quarter earnings report.
Comcast has finally revealed promotional pricing for Gigabit Pro 2 Gbps in a number of its Central Division markets, where it will offer the service for $159 a month to customers who sign a three-year contract.
Time Warner Cable is confident that the advent of DOCSIS 3.1 technology will enable it to address Los Angeles' 1 Gbps desires that were set out in a recent request for participants (RFP) for its CityLinkLA project.
Chipmaker Broadcom unveiled a new reference design centered around CableLabs' new DOCSIS 3.1 standard that it says will enable cable operators to deliver to their customers downstream Internet speeds of around 2 Gbps later this year.