At the Cable Show in Boston, Intel Corp. previewed its first DOCSIS 3.0 cable gateway solution reportedly capable of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps).

Intel says it was the first to deploy DOCSIS 3.0 technology with Intel Puma 5, and more than 20 million DOCSIS 3.0 systems have shipped According to Intel, its Puma 6 gets to 1Gbps downstream speeds by bonding as many as 24 DOCSIS channels (up from eight bonded channels in a typical deployment today, it adds). It features an upload speed reportedly double that of current-generation DOCSIS modems.

The solution is being tested by South Korea’s SKbroadband, and production deployment of 1Gbps could happen next year.??

“SKbroadband is proud to lead the world in piloting a 1 gigabit Internet experience,” notes Dae Chul Noh, team leader of SKbroadband’s Network Division. “Our customers use these lightning-fast Internet speeds for high-definition TV, multi-player gaming, video conferencing and more.”

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