Hitron Deploys 'Gigabit' DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modems
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Hitron Technologies Inc., the global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of innovative high-performance DOCSIS products for Multiple-System Operators (MSOs) worldwide, today announced the launch of the Gigabit Cable Modem (CDA3-35), the industry’s first DOCSIS 3.0 32x8 channel bonding modem to be commercially deployed in Northern America.
The new CDA3-35, which delivers speeds of up to 1 Gbps with 32 bonded downstream channels over its DOCSIS interface, enables cable operators to deliver up to one gigabit speeds to their customers in support of high-bandwidth Internet applications such as telecommuting, HD and UHD video-on-demand, high-speed residential Internet access, and interactive multimedia services. GCI and Suddenlink are the first MSOs to deploy the CDA3-35 and provide their residential and small office/home office (SOHO) customers with the nation’s fastest cable Internet speeds. Hitron ships over three million DOCSIS units annually worldwide.
“The rollout of gigabit cable modems into the home will enable the adoption of advanced applications such as high-definition streaming content, interactive services, home security and other next-generation connected home technologies that rely on fast, reliable broadband connectivity to the Internet,” explained Jeff Heynen, Research Director, Broadband Access and Pay TV at IHS. “For cable operators, the availability of gigabit technology over their existing cable plant will enable them to quickly compete with fiber-based services at an affordable price point.”