30 Nov '16, 5am

Altice USA to Skip DOCSIS 3.1, Roll Out All-Fiber Network - via @MultiNews

Altice USA to Skip DOCSIS 3.1, Roll Out All-Fiber Network - via @MultiNews

Because across-the-board FTTP upgrades are generally considered by the vast majority of MSOs as too expensive to deploy for the payback given, most cable operators are instead looking to drive toward gigabit-class speeds on their widely deployed HFC networks through a more iterative process – by splitting nodes, deploying fiber closer (but not all the way) to the home, and rolling out DOCSIS 3.1, a CableLabs-specified platform that delivers multi-gigabit capabilities to HFC. Last August, Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries estimated that the MSO would be able to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 and deliver 1-gig speeds for about €20 (US $24.96) per home, a cost that excludes the consumer premises equipment/modem.

Full article: http://www.multichannel.com/news/distribution/altice-usa-...

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