Cox Communications says it's ready to move forward with DOCSIS network technology in field trials in 2016, with deployment coming in 2017.
Ony Anglade, Cox's senior manager of access sustaining engineering, outlined the privately held cable company's DOCSIS 3.1 strategy at a CableLabs gathering in Colorado earlier this week. The event was covered by Multichannel News.
Anglade said Cox will begin rolling out DOCSIS 3.1-based CPE to customers in its footprint. He said that because these devices will support DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 IP traffic, the service provider will be able to roll out gigabit broadband services over its existing HFC plant "in widespread fashion." Article