Netgear this week began offering a new DOCSIS 3.1 modem capable of delivering speeds of up to 2 Gbit/s to residential, or small and midsized offices.
OTT services and high-speed broadband are driving consumer demand for faster, more feature-filled modems, rather than relying on rented units from cable operators. Therefore, modem leases, a long-time source of revenue for operators, are under attack from some consumers -- especially cord-cutters -- who want to be more self-sufficient and reduce their costs.
Netgear's Nighthawk Multi-Gig Speed Cable Modem (CM1200) appears directed at consumers seeking gigabit Internet for their homes, IoT devices or offices. The D3.1 device is designed for 4K and 8K streaming, according to the vendor, as well as online gaming. It also is fully compatible with previous cable standards and is ready for today’s service plans as well as future upgrades.
The ongoing debate around GPON vs EPON can get as heated as discussions around politics and religion, but both technologies offer some advantages over the other depending on the needs your network is servicing.
In this webinar, we will focus on the facts around the GPON vs EPON debate and how that technological decision is almost always made based on factors outside the technology itself.
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.