Up to 33% of All Cable TV Locations Might be Able to Buy Access Exceeding 1 Gbps by 2017

It sometimes is hard to immediately grasp the importance of new protocols in the broader telecommunications business, and DOCSIS 3.1 is no different.

The latest generation of a standard used extensively by the global cable TV industry supports access bandwidth up to 10 Gbps over standard hybrid fiber coax networks used by cable operators.

New research by IHS Infonetics suggests cable operators globally will have at least 33 percent of residential subscribers able to use by DOCSIS 3.1-enabled headends by April 2017.

That means an ability to provider bandwidth exceeding a gigabit, where the headend deployments are matched by modems supporting the standard, and where sufficient bandwidth is available to do so.
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