Broadcom Corporation has introduced a customized DOCSIS Ethernet over Coax (EoC) for Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) solution in support of China’s Next Generation Broadcast (NGB) initiative that will help to drive the convergence of telecommunications, Internet and cable TV networks in China.?
China’s State Council has designated accelerated triple network convergence as an important policy in 2010, and local scholars estimate that triple network convergence will induce investment and consumption of 700 billion yuan (about $103 billion), according to Digitimes Research.
To help advance China’s network convergence, DOCSIS provides a standardized technology for triple play services over cable networks with interoperability and powerful quality of service methods that ensure a high-quality TV, broadband and telephone experience.
Before the introduction of Broadcom’s DOCSIS EOC for EPON solution, DOCSIS was considered too expensive to deploy in China’s multi-dwelling units (MDUs). However, leveraging already deployed and successful EPON technology in China, Broadcom has developed a highly integrated DOCSIS EoC for EPON solution that will allow Chinese cable operators to take advantage of the benefits of DOCSIS while providing an economical architecture for implementing triple play services to MDUs throughout the country.
The Broadcom DOCSIS EoC for EPON solution is a family of products that includes CMC, DOCSIS 2.0 and 3.0 cable modem and STB system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions. The solution’s CMC transitions DOCSIS customer premises equipment (CPE) from the MDU coaxial network to the EPON fiber network. The solution features Broadcom’s TurboQAM technology that supports downstream speeds up to 400 Mbps and upstream speeds up to 160 Mbps.?