said by Maltz:
Increasing from 8 to 32 channels IS upgrading their infrastructure, at least in the context of node-level congestion.
no...Node level congestion is the maxing if the downstream carriers. adding more downstream carriers can alleviate because you are adding more channel capacity, or bandwidth per serving group.
In this instance, based on what was publicly stated at NCTA by Kevin Hart, Cox is going to be following the Comcast model of moving to all digital which will allow them to free up analog channels for use as DOCSIS carriers.
TWC's Mike Lajoi stated during the same panel session that Hart was on that they plan to implement 24ch downstreams everywhere...I expect that Cox is doing the same given Esser's statements. Since their Cisco CMTSs can support 24x8 serving groups today, this will give them 1Gig capabilities, at least in the downstream