Bright House Networks is opening a Lightning 90 plan to subscribers in Tampa and Central Florida. The new DOCSIS 3.0-based tier offers up to 90 Mbps on the downstream and 10 Mbps upstream. Those already using Lightning 60 can upgrade for an extra $15 a month.
Incognito Software has announced that its Broadband Command Center 5.5 now supports CableLab's DOCSIS 3.0 standard. The company said that its product now could generate configuration files for DOCSIS 3.0 modems, helping to increase upstream and downstream transmission speeds.
Cisco Systems completed interoperability tests at CableLabs to prove that its uBR10012 Cable Modem Termination System is forward-compatible with Texas Instruments' Puma 5 DOCSIS 3.0 CPE development platform. The tests showed that Cisco's CMTS system will accommodate downstream channel bonding as early as this year and upstream bonding in the future.
Texas Instruments has unveiled a DOCSIS 3.0-based cable modem chipset, dubbed Puma 5, which according to the company will be used by a minimum of three cable modem brands for the CableLabs' Certification Wave 56.
To move DOCSIS 3.0 development into high gear, CableLabs has announced tiered testing for cable modem termination system vendors. CMTS heavyweights Cisco and Motorola will try for the bronze tier in a certification wave later this year and could be joined by Arris Group and BigBand Networks as well.