Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Docsis 3.0 Coming Sooner

CableLabs has created a plan that will make Docsis 3.0 cable modems available in the second quarter of 2008 rather than late 2008 or 2009. Apparently, CableLabs is doing this as a result from the cable companies to accelerate Docsis 3.0 deployment as a response to Verizon's FiOS FTTP deployment and ATT's Project Lightspeed VDSL deployment.

The telcos have been signing up more broadband subscribers than the cable modem services. Docsis 3.0 will be a powerful tool for reversing this trend and putting the cable modem service back in the lead in North America. This is a significant threat to the Telcos and especially to ATT.

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