November 23, 2006

100mbps cable internet in Korea, 2007 through 2011 rollout for USA

Some South Korean cable Internet subscribers are now able to get 100Mbps connections thanks to deployment of pre-DOCSIS 3.0 hardware by cable operator ARRIS. With pre-DOCSIS 3.0 hardware reliably delivering speeds in excess of 100Mbps, it bodes well for the introduction of fully-compliant hardware in the latter part of 2007. Once the hardware becomes widely available, US cable companies will begin upgrading their networks to support 3.0. ABI Research estimates that just shy of 40 percent of cable customers will have DOCSIS 3.0 equipment in their homes by 2011, which means that those 100Mbps connections are still a ways off in North America.