Global cable industry plans massive advancement in network capacity

The Internet & Television Association, CableLabs and Cable Europe have introduced the cable industry´s vision for delivering 10 gigabit networks, or 10Gâ„¢, a powerful, capital-efficient technology platform that will ramp up from the 1 gigabit offerings of today to speeds of 10 gigabits per second and beyond, to consumers in the United States and across the globe in the coming years, the companies said.

To support the rollout, Intel will deliver 10 gigabit ready technology from the network infrastructure to home gateways.

Cable operators in the US, whose networks currently pass 85 percent of US homes, including Comcast, Charter, Cox, Mediacom, Midco and others — plus international operators, including Rogers, Shaw Communications, Vodafone, Taiwan Broadband Communications, Telecom Argentina, Liberty Global and more, are implementing the new 10G initiative, with lab trials already underway, and field trials beginning in 2020.

NCTA — The Internet & Television Association represents network innovators and content creators that connect, entertain, inform and inspire consumers every day. NCTA´s members have invested USD 290 billion in private capital to build the world´s most powerful technology platform, reaching 93 percent of American homes and serving 66 million customers.

As the innovation and R&D lab for the cable industry, CableLabs creates global impact through its member companies around the world and its subsidiaries, Kyrio and UpRamp. For more information, visit https://www.cablelabs.com/.

Cable Europe is the trade association that connects broadband cable TV operators and their national trade associations throughout the European Union. The regulatory and public policy activities of Cable Europe aim to promote and defend the industry´s policies and business interests at European and international level. The European cable industry provides high speed broadband Internet, TV services, and telephony to more than 65.8 million homes in the European Union.