Net Brazil aims for 150 Mbps over Cable

[qi:051] DOCSIS 3.0, the next-generation cable broadband standard, has been the subject of much debate here in the U.S., with Comcast (CMCSA) Chief Executive Brian Roberts doing most of the talking, and promising speeds of up to 160 megabits per second. NET Brazil demoed a system based on DOCSIS 3.0 using Motorola (MOT)technology/equipment at the ABTA conference in Brazil.

The DOCSIS 3.0-based cable broadband systems are gaining traction in the international markets such as Singapore, where Starhub has already started to make the transition. There are two likely reasons for the overseas popularity: one, the absence of legacy systems, and two, smaller-sized networks as compared with gigantic networks in the U.S. that would have to be upgraded. (via)


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