C-DOCSIS may be attractive to emerging cable markets

C-DOCSIS, the low-cost cable architecture intended for high-density apartment buildings and other multi-dwelling units, may play a significant role in emerging cable markets around the globe. In a Multichannel News article, Jeff Heynen, an Infonetics analyst, said cable operators in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe are testing the technology.

According to Heynen, C-DOCSIS could be an inexpensive solution for companies that need to provide data services in areas where they have not been before. He added that C-DOCSIS will work well in fiber-deep networks that rely on EPON or GPON to the multi-dwelling unit.

C-DOCSIS started out as a Broadcom project but is now integrated into CableLabs specifications. The technology uses traditional DOCSIS 2.0 and DOCSIS 3.0 certified cable modems, but the cable media converter is a low-cost version of the cable modem termination system used in today's networks.

Pursuing the C-DOCSIS standard is one of several initiatives that was a result of CableLabs' decision to absorb Cable Europe Labs technology consortium and become a global R&D entity.

For more:
- see this Multichannel News article

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