Monday, May 7, 2007

Motorola Enables DOCSIS 3.0 Channel Bonding for 145 Mbps Downlinks

Motorola is integrating support for DOCSIS 3.0 channel bonding into its Motorola Broadband Services Router (BSR) 64000 cable modem termination system (CMTS) as part of its 4.4 software release. The software upgrade enables cable operators to deliver more than 145 Mbps to a single DOCSIS cable modem and more than 200 Mbps to a single EuroDOCSIS cable modem without the need for additional hardware.

Motorola said the new 4.4 software offers all existing BSR 64000 customers with 2:8 CMTS Modules the ability to leverage standards-based, downstream channel bonding with a software install. The BSR 64000 configured with existing 2:8 CMTS Modules is designed to allow cable operators to bond up to four physical channels into a single logical channel for delivering targeted bandwidth. Through Dynamic Load Balancing, the Motorola software solution also helps enable legacy cable modems to share the same bandwidth as bonded, DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems.

"Our goal has always been to give our customers a viable route toward the delivery of Ultra-Broadband services, and our intensive development work on the DOCSIS 3.0 standard was conducted specifically with that goal in mind," said Kevin Keefe, vice president marketing, Motorola Connected Home Solutions.

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