Cisco Pushes DOCSIS 3.0 Past 1.5 Gig [Multichannel News]
Cisco demonstrated another milestone in the DOCSIS 3.0 standard at the CableLabs Winter Conference recently. CableLabs is the research and development consortium for the cable industry which maintains the DOCSIS cable modem standard.
Using 48 bonded channels, Cisco was able to achieve a nearly 1.6 Gbps downstream broadband speed and 300 Mbps upstream at the conference. The demonstration was achieved with Cisco equipment that can bond up to 72 downstream and 60 upstream channels.
While we're still a number of years away from seeing these kind of speeds made available commercially, they're yet another testament to the scalability of DOCSIS 3.0 when it comes to delivering the fastest broadband speeds today and tomorrow.