Channel Bonding : Technology increases broadband access speeds for data services and video content

BondingBigBand Networks and Pace Micro have collaborated on channel bonding interoperability. This technology, based on newly released DOCSIS 3.0 specifications, could be used to increase broadband access speeds. A demonstration consisting of the Cuda CMTS (cable modem termination system) and a prototype channel bonded DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem showed downstream rates in excess of 100 Mbps for the delivery of broadband data services and video content. Channel bonding is a tenet of DOCSIS 3.0 in which multiple downstream and upstream channels would be used together at the same time by a single subscriber. This could reduce the time required to download rich video files such as movies, or facilitate faster interactivity for intensive applications like multi-player games.

September 18, 2006 - FeedSee