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The DOC(SIS) 3.1 is in: German and Spanish operators move forward with cable Gigabit broadband service

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Published: 2018-07-12

InfoCom observed that DOCSIS 3.0 is still the dominantly-used high-speed broadband platform (i.e. DOCSIS, VDSL and FTTP) within the EU5 markets (i.e. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK) as of end-2017. However, its share has started to slowly decline due to the increasing take-up of VDSL and FTTP (FTTH + FTTB) services in these markets. Among the markets covered, both Germany and the UK have the highest shares of DOCSIS 3.0 relative to other high-speed broadband connections, as operators continued to deploy cable broadband networks - some of which have announced trials or even commercially-launch DOCSIS 3.1 already. For instance, in May 2018, German cable operator Unitymedia has officially launched its 1 Gbps broadband service based on DOCSIS 3.1 platform. The said offer, known as "2play FLY 100" tariff, is only available to around 90% of the town of Bochum (around 170k HH) for a standard price of EUR 109.99 per month. Among the operators in the EU5 markets, Unitymedia is the first operator we have noted so far to have commercially launch DOCSIS 3.1.

Published: 2018-07-12





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