Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 28-09-2011

Chinese networking solutions provider UTStarcom has launched a DOCSIS-EOC application (EOC application), which is a standard connection product based on coaxial cable and designed for the final 100 metres of connection between fibre optic cables and users' terminals, such as set-top boxes, telephones and PCs.

The EOC application follows the Homeplug AV EOC standard and integrates the connection feature of China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT)'s coaxial cable to provide a superior quality connection. DOCSIS-EOC allows for 500 unique access points and provides 800Mbps broad width at the low end and 160Mbps broad width at the high end.

The EOC application is a component of UTStarcom's EPON solution, which helps operators construct a sophisticated network as the industry enters an era of smart grid digitalisation. UTStarcom was among the first companies to execute large-scale deployment of EPON, and has already deployed its EPON solution in 30 Chinese provinces.

SARFT is in the process of digitalising and automating the state grid network in order to facilitate the triple network convergence, which serves a total of 187 million cable TV users in China. As such, TV operators are competing to update their networks and are looking for reliable, cost-saving, and adaptable technical solutions.

UTStarcom's EOC application allows operators to provide faster and smoother video and voice information to end users through wider bandwidth capabilities. In addition, the EOC application is adaptable to the current TV grid standard allowing operators to avoid the hassle of changing existing ports.