Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Cisco readying 320Mbps cable modem with VoIP

updated 02:55 pm EST, Tue January 13, 2009

Cisco 320Mbps Cable Modem

Network hardware producer Cisco hopes to up-end the home Internet business with word that the company is developing a 320Mbps cable modem. The DPC3212 is one of the first cable modems using the DOCSIS 3.0 standard to crack the 300Mbps mark and does so through a new Broadcom chip that bonds eight cable channels together instead of four to reach the peak speed.

The modem also manages 120Mbps upstream and also lets Internet providers ramp up speeds more gradually by using only some of the channels until the network can handle the load. It additionally carries space for two lines on cable providers with VoIP service.

Cisco plans to submit the DPC3212 to CableLabs for approval before the end of the winter but doesn't expect it to be shipping to providers until mid-2010.

The technology points to increased speeds for DOCSIS 3 services, which are mostly available in the US through Comcast. Its service currently tops out at 50Mbps but is eventually expected to peak at 160Mbps through upgrades that hinge both on new modems and an improved network. [via Ars Technica]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Epson WorkForce DS-40 scanner

In this day and age, there's a significant amount of pressure to go paperless, and downsize the amount of things that one collects ove ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News