Tuesday, June 20, 2006

BigBand and Netgear Partner on DOCSIS Channel Bonding

BigBand Networks and NETGEAR demonstrated DOCSIS channel bonding capable of delivering downlink speeds of 100 Mbps or more.

Based on emerging DOCSIS standards from CableLabs, channel bonding practices have potential to increase broadband subscribers' downstream access speeds by factors ranging from 2 to 20 or more.

The companies have integrated the NETGEAR CM232 Channel Bonding Cable Modem with the BigBand Cuda CMTS and BigBand BME (Broadband Multimedia-Service Edge). The modular CMTS approach is designed to enhance cost effectiveness, density and performance in the headend by dissociating DOCSIS MAC (media access control) functionality on a CMTS platform from physical QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) functionality on an edge platform.