Get Tests 1.4-Gig Speeds
The company also mentioned in passing that it's already conducted tests producing data speeds of more than 1.4 Gbit/s. We've asked Get to shed more detail on how it achieved those speeds, but they would appear to be the fastest tested so far involving Docsis 3.0, outpacing the 1.17 Gbit/s (down) achieved by Kabel Deutschland GmbH and Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), which hit that mark by bonding 24 8MHz-wide channels. (See KDG, Cisco Hit 1Gig Cable Modem Speeds .)
And Get's trial revelation is the latest example just this week with respect to MSOs testing the limits of D3 technology. Yesterday, Korean ISP SK Broadband and Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) announced they hit speed bursts of 800 Mbit/s in the lab by bonding 16 downstream channels. (See Korean ISP Bonds With 800-Meg D3 Test.)
But, alas, they are just trials. Cable modem customers probably won't see speeds of that nature for quite a while.
As today goes, Get introduced its two fastest 100-meg and 200-meg tiers in limited areas -- including Romerike, a district located northeast of Oslo -- but expects to launch it in all its other systems before the summer.
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable