Cable & Telecom

DOCSIS 3.0 gets serious upstream boost, IP video improvements

DENVER – Upstream channel bonding – meaning far faster uploads – is coming to cable.With DOCSIS 3.0 now passing an estimated 75 million homes in North America and set to pass another 10 million households by the end of the year, U.S. and Canadian cable operators have been steadily offering higher downstream data speeds to broadband subscribers. Thanks to the wideband spec’s channel-bonding capabilities, at least six North American MSOs offer peak downstream speeds of at least 100 Mbps today, including Videotron and Shaw Communications.Upstream data speeds have lagged behind, though, due to a lack of upstream channel-bonding. As a...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.