Cable & Telecom

New DOCSIS 3.0 specs boost downstream to 160 Mbps

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – CableLabs issued a series of specifications this week in advance of its summer conference which will, when deployed, enable cable operators to offer downstream data rates of 160 Mbps or higher and upstream data rates of 120 Mbps or higher. (The specifications, called Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) 3.0, are available here.) To get to these higher data rates, DOCSIS 3.0 describes a methodology for channel bonding in both the upstream and downstream directions. DOCSIS 3.0 also incorporates support for the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). IPv6 is the next generation of the Internet Protocol and greatly...

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.