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telcodad

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Re: Dream Modem - 24x8

Broadcom is now launching their new line of DOCSIS 3.0 chipsets that can bond up to 24 downstream channels, matching the capabilities of Intel's Puma 6 ones:

Broadcom Matches Intel With 1-Gig D3 Chipset
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - January 8, 2013
»www.lightreading.com/docsis/broa···40145750

and

CES: Broadcom Debuts Chips for 1-Gig Cable Modems, Ultra HD Set-Tops
By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News - January 8, 2013
»www.multichannel.com/broadband/c···s/141088



Chris 313
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Very interesting. A modem with one of these chips would do Comcast's current fiber 305 service easily.

Think this would be what they need to bring it to the masses outside of the Metro-E area?



telcodad

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I don't think Comcast will ever offer 305Mbps service using DOCSIS 3.0. If they ever do offer such speeds over their HFC network, it would probably be by using equipment built to the new, currently-under-development DOCSIS 3.1 specs (see: »Re: Dream Modem - 24x8).

Also see Jeff Baumgartner's blog item today about all this:

Will Broadcom Go for More Than 1-Gig?
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - January 8, 2013
»www.lightreading.com/blog/docsis···40145759



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Yeah, I did some reading on it and you're probably right. I do find it funny though. I just got the D3 upgrade here about 3 weeks ago, after 5 years of waiting. Docsis 3.1's first products aren't due until some time next year. Wonder how long it'll take to get me that upgrade?

Keep up the goodies. I'm drooling over here.


34764170

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said by Chris 313:

Very interesting. A modem with one of these chips would do Comcast's current fiber 305 service easily.

Except that would require upgrades to all of the cable nodes where they would provide this service via DOCSIS. It is easier going the FTTH route for these speed tiers.


telcodad

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An article on the Light Reading Cable site with the latest status on the new DOCSIS 3.1 specifications:

Docsis 3.1 Stays on a Fast Track
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - March 19, 2013
»www.lightreading.com/docsis/docs···40151188