Broadcom improves speed for DOCSIS-based EoC cable architecture solution

Telecom Lead America: Broadcom, a provider of
semiconductor solutions, announced its DOCSIS-based Ethernet over Coax
(EoC) cable architecture supports 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) broadband
speeds to deliver reliable, fast and interactive triple play services in China.


Broadband speeds to 1Gbps will drive next generation
applications such as TV video conferencing/chatting and IPTV.


“With top operator support in China, our
DOCSIS-based EoC technology pushes the envelope in speed and network capacity
to support demanding services like video chat,” said Dan Marotta, executive VP
and general manager, Broadband Communications Group at Broadcom.


With boosted broadband speeds to 1Gbps, Broadcom’s
DOCSIS-based EoC cable architecture supports China’s NGB initiative, led
by SARFT, the Chinese government agency overseeing broadcasting. 


“China’s NGB initiative will induce investment and
consumption of nearly 200 billion yuan (about $32 billion) in
the next 5 years. A major increase is expected in the nation’s digital cable
subscribers, and a massive overhaul is needed to support the network capacity
needed for NGB,” said Flora Wu, principal analyst, BDA.


Broadcom’s DOCSIS-based EoC cable architecture uses EPON
and GPON standards and employing DOCSIS technology as part of a customized
final 100 meter solution.


It is a complete chipset and software solution that
includes Coax Media Converter (CMC), DOCSIS 2.0 and 3.0 cable modem, and
set-top box (STB) SoC solutions. 


Broadcom’s technology offers more network capacity for
faster broadband and the performance required to offer new and advanced
bandwidth-intensive services like video conferencing.


Recently, Broadcom
introduced a new portfolio of Ethernet LOMs (LAN on motherboard) and
adapters for HP’s new ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers.


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