Motorola reveals next generation DOCSIS

By Julian Clover
October 27, 2009 16.21 UK

Motorola has unveiled the latest extension to its generation SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 modems. The next generation platform is twice the speed of previously announced DOCSIS 3.0 product.

The range of standards-based and remotely manageable gateways supports high-bandwidth Gigabit Ethernet (GiGe) home networking and channel bonding of up to eight downstream and four upstream channels. The increased 8 x 4 throughput support enables operators to offer its customers advanced multimedia services with data rates up to 300 Mbps downstream and more than 100 Mbps upstream, in line with the current ambitions of European operators.

The new SURFboard all-in-one integrated gateways also are equipped with a four-port GiGe switch and integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi® access point. A number of security features, such as a built in firewall, are also included. A visitor feature set allows authorised “guests” to be added to the network.