Swiss cable operator cablecom has achieved an Internet speed of 1.37 Gbps – over a conventional coaxial TV cable. cablecom worked closely with its partner, Cisco, on the performance test, creating a modem for tomorrow’s world with components that are all freely available today.

Existing modems and peripherals such as laptops and WLAN network elements are not yet equipped for such high bandwidths. The record attempt was therefore only possible thanks to the latest Cisco elements (CMTS uBR10012, uBR-MC3G60V).

cablecom’s Fiber Power Internet products already offer download speeds of 100 Mbps.

Eric Lennon, CTO of the European Broadband Operations of cablecom parent company Liberty Global said, in a statement: "This test shows that our HFC plant and cable technology is able to drive speeds beyond 1 Gbps. We are happy to work with our partners in the chip industry and with system vendors like Cisco to launch products based on these speeds."

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