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Siticable opts docsis 3.0 for internet service

Docsis 3.0 is a key component of the cisco IP next generation network (NGN) architecture. It can deliver download speeds of up to 300 MBPSper subscriber compared with 24 MBPS for the prevalent ADSL2+ technology. It also increases the upload capacity up to 100 MBPS compared to 1 MBPS provided by ADSL2+.

last month announced that Siti Cable,one of India’s leading cable TV multiplesystemoperators (MSO), has selected CiscoDOCSIS 3.0 technology for the introductionof next-generation cable broadband servicesin the country. With DOCSIS 3.0 technology,Siti Cable will be offering its subscribersInternet speeds of up to 100 Mbps, as well ashigh speed data networks and access to morecontent online compared with that offeredby existing telecom Internet service providers(ISPs).

DOCSIS 3.0 is a key component of the CiscoIP next generation network (NGN) architecture. It can deliverdownload speedsof up to 300 Mbps per subscriber comparedwith 24 Mbps for the prevalent ADSL2+technology. DOCSIS 3.0 also increases theupload capacity up to 100 Mbps comparedwith 1 Mbps provided by ADSL2+, enablingconsumers to share content seamlessly andenjoy uninterrupted HD video calls acrossthe globe.

SITI Cable is already providing Internetservices in the eastern part of India and hasnow launched them in Delhi and NCR onthe DOCSIS 3.0 platform. The company has4.3 million digital cable TV subscribers andprovides cable TV services in India’s 100+cities and adjoining areas, reaching out toover 10 million viewers. It plans to roll outbroadband services in other cities in thenear future.

With a population of 1.27 billion, Indiacurrently has only 74 million broadbandsubscribers (wired and wireless) as perTelecom Subscription Data, 31 August2014, released by the Telecom RegulatoryAuthority of India.

“It is an absolute pleasure to beintroducing our broadband service.We plan to accelerate the deploymentto capitalize on the enormous businesspotential this market currently holds. Withthe deployment of this technology, we areuniquely positioned to offer superior Internetbrowsing, video streaming, videosurveillance and rich media content onthe same coaxial cable that delivers highqualitydigital cable TV signals. We will offermuch higher speed at highly competitiveprice. We are confident that Cisco’s technologicalexpertise will help us in the achievementof this goal,” said VD Wadhwa, CEO,Siti Cable.

Sanjay Kaul, managing director, serviceprovider sales, Cisco India & SAARC said: “Itis commendable to see Cisco’s vision, to bethe leading enabler of ICT (Information andCommunications Technology) and broadbandacceleration in India, coming closer toreality. We believe that the cable TV industryhas the potential to transform the broadbandindustry in India and would like to congratulateSITI Cable for marking an importantmilestone on this roadmap.”

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