Light Reading
Nearly 73% of all cable homes will be passed with Docsis 3.0 by the end of 2012, according to Heavy Reading's new forecast

MSOs Poised to Pass 100M Homes With Docsis 3.0

Jeff Baumgartner
LR Cable News Analysis
Jeff Baumgartner
3/20/2012
50%
50%

DENVER -- Cable Next-Gen Broadband Strategies -- North American cable operators will have Docsis 3.0 deployed to 100 million homes, equal to about 73 percent of all cable homes passed, by the end of 2012, according to Heavy Reading 's latest forecast.

Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Alan Breznick presented his latest forecast here on Tuesday morning, predicting that the same group of MSOs will have D3 in front of 115 million homes, or 80.2 percent of homes passed, by the end of 2015. After a slow start in 2008, cable's deployment of Docsis 3.0 surged in 2009 and 2010, and is now starting to see smaller, incremental gains each year as MSOs such as Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and RCN Corp. complete their rollouts. (See Comcast 'Completes' Docsis 3.0 Rollout.)



Cable operators have primarily used Docsis 3.0 to deliver downstream bursts of 100 Mbit/s or more to counter fiber-to-the-home competition and to serve small and mid-sized businesses. In the U.S., Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)'s FiOS currently tops out with a tier that offers 150 Mbit/s downstream and 35 Mbit/s upstream.

Touting speeds will still remain a component of cable's Docsis 3.0 game plan, but, with much of the initial buildout of wideband complete, Breznick now expects MSOs to begin to apply more focus on new applications and services that take advantage of those speeds.

He believes some of that focus will be on new IP video services, enhanced business-class services, and new revenue drivers such as home security and monitoring. He also believes MSOs will rely more heavily on Docsis 3.0-capable Wi-Fi access points to backhaul traffic on their hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) networks.

More to come
What's next for Docsis 3.0 is just one topic our panel of experts will be discussing today. Please be sure to check back, as we'll have much more coverage of the event, including updates on cable's IPv6 and IP video migrations, the industry's shift into wireless broadband, and what's on the horizon for the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) and a budding Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) standard called EPON Over Coax (EPoC).

Marwan Fawaz, a founding principal at Sarepta Advisors and the former CTO of Charter Communications Inc. , will also offer his insights on the broadband opportunities and challenges that cable operators face today.

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable



(0)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Flash Poll
From The Founder
It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
LRTV Interviews
The New Wave of IP + Optical Integration

11|21|14   |   04:29   |   (7) comments


At the Alcatel-Lucent Technology Symposium, Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how SDN has reshaped the discussion around packet and optical integration.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Highlights at BBWF 2014

11|20|14   |   3:40   |   (1) comment


Broadband World Forum is one of the world's largest telecoms, media and technology events with over 7,800 senior executives from across the globe converging on Amsterdam every year to identify the Next Big Thing. BBWF is an exciting place to meet the entire industry under one roof and identify the latest in network innovation, service optimization and customer ...
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
How Will BCMS Stimulate Margin for Broadband Operators?

11|19|14   |   6:52   |   (0) comments


In BBWF 2014, Liu Shuqing emphasizes the value of FMC 2.0 based full service experience by throwing light on the BCMS solution. The underlying principle of this innovative technique is to create network robustness and driving network from connection oriented to ACE – BAND oriented infrastructure, in which applications, cloud, and user experiences will be an asset ...
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
SingleFAN3.0: Better Connected Experience

11|19|14   |   3:06   |   (1) comment


At the BBWF 2014, David Hu, the VP of Huawei Access Network Product Line, talked about the future of access networks – SingleFAN3.0: faster broadband, wider coverage, and smarter connection.
LRTV Interviews
Basil Alwan Interview: The Road to Cloud

11|19|14   |   09:09   |   (0) comments


Alcatel-Lucent's head of IP and Transport talks about the migration towards a web-like networking environment, the impact of the cloud, SDN and NFV, and the yet-to-be-announced FP4 chip.
LRTV Documentaries
FairPoint Makes a Fair Point About Analytics

11|19|14   |   1:56   |   (1) comment


The US-based communication service provider gets to grips with advanced analytics, tackling data and breaking down the silos within its own business.
LRTV Documentaries
Analytics Lets C Spire Get to Know Subs

11|19|14   |   3:01   |   (2) comments


It's all about the data for US operator C Spire as it uses analytics to personalize its customer service down to individual subscribers.
LRTV Interviews
Nuage Branches Out With SDN: CEO Interview

11|17|14   |   9:32   |   (0) comments


Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's SDN-focused unit Nuage Networks, talks about the opportunities and challenges of breaking out of the data center into wide-area networks.
Light Reedy
Telecom Analytics Grows Up

11|14|14   |   1:15   |   (4) comments


The big data analytics debate has moved on from a year ago, with some experts suggesting it's no longer a technology challenge.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Compass

11|14|14   |   3:17   |   (1) comment


At OpenStack Summit 2014, Shuo Yang, Huawei Principal Cloud Infrastructure Architect introduced Huawei Compass, the software tool for solving customers' problems on the journey of OpenStack Cloud.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Cloud Strategy in European Region

11|14|14   |   2:56   |   (1) comment


At OpenStack Summit 2014, Dr. Gotz, CTO of Huawei IT in European Region introduced Huawei's cloud strategy in European region.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Contribution on OpenStack

11|14|14   |   5:58   |   (0) comments


At OpenStack Summit 2014, Dennis Gu, Huawei Chief Architect of Cloud Computing introduced the relationship between OpenStack and cloud computing, and Huawei's contribution on OpenStack.
Upcoming Live Events
December 2, 2014, New York City
December 3, 2014, New York City
December 8-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
February 12, 2015, Atlanta, GA
April 14, 2015, New York City, NY
May 6, 2015, McCormick Convention Center, Chicago, IL
May 13-14, 2015, The Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
Infographics
Irish Telecom outlines the rise of VoIP technology, including its adoption within businesses and their perception of its quality.
Hot Topics
Bell Labs Chief Slams 'Toy' Networks
Robert Clark, 11/19/2014
$38.3M: Ain't That a Kik in the SMS
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 11/20/2014
Do You Have a 2020 Vision?
Dennis Mendyk, Vice President of Research, Heavy Reading, 11/21/2014
Google, AT&T, BT Unite on Network Data Models
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/20/2014
The New Wave of IP + Optical Integration
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/21/2014
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed