Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, CableLabs and Cable Europe introduced the cable industry’s vision for delivering 10 gigabit networks, or 10G – 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.
To support the rollout, Intel will deliver 10 gigabit ready technology from the network infrastructure to home gateways. Cable operators in the U.S., whose networks currently pass 85% of U.S. 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, according to NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell.
He adds that the foundation of 10G is already proven with cable networks offering 1 gigabit service today across 80% of the U.S., up from just 5% in 2016. Similar gigabit services are available by cable operators across the world. Ultimately, 10G will deliver symmetrical speeds that are up to 10 times faster than today’s fastest networks, according to Powell. For more info on the cable industry’s 10G platform, go to https://www.10Gplatform.com.