Arris Tests 800 Mbps Cable Modem [Broadband Reports]
Recently, Arris partnered with South Korea’s largest ISP, SK Broadband, to test super-high speeds capable through a cable modem. The two companies bonded a total of 16 downstream channels and successfully reached speeds as high as 800 Mbps in laboratory settings. The tests used one of SK Broadband’s 16x4 modems.
Unfortunately, the report did not include upstream speed tests. Arris has announced previously that they have conducted upstream tests with another South Korean operator, HCN, but no speeds have been reported.
A few months ago, it was reported that German operator, Kabel Deutschland successfully achieved cable downstream speeds reaching 1 Gbps using Cisco products.
Though these are merely tests, it’s a positive sign that faster and faster speeds are being achieved on the HFC platform which already is universally deployed to over 95% of the nation. For consumers, that means they are more likely to see faster future speeds more quickly and more affordably than if building fiber to every home was the only way to deliver it.