Intel today previewed its first DOCSIS 3.0 cable gateway solution, capable of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps).
Intel's CableLab's Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) cable modem solution enables service providers to offer higher broadband speeds to more customers utilizing an existing cable network.
Using the technology of the DOCSIS 3.0 specification, multiple system operators (MSOs) can offer more users faster access to bandwidth-intensive experiences such as streaming video or online gaming using their existing network infrastructure and DOCSIS 3.0 equipment. The Intel Puma 6 gateway platform achieves the 1Gbps downstream speeds by bonding up to 24 DOCSIS channels (up from eight bonded channels in a typical deployment today). The platform has also an upload speed of up to 240Mps upstream, which is double current-generation DOCSIS modems.
Intel said that its Puma 6 gatewaysolution would be used in a test program by South Korea?s SKbroadband, which is targeting production deployment of 1Gbps in 2013.