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Introduction

CableLabs recently announced the 10G Platform, a marketing campaign aimed at US cable operators as they make next-gen network plans.

Highlights

  • Minimal upstream bandwidth for residential broadband consumers is becoming a threat to cable companies and their position in the marketplace.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the current state of bandwidth demand in the US and the present network problems US cable operators are facing.
  • Assesses the business opportunities become available to operators in relation to forthcoming consumer applications.

Key questions answered

  • What is driving or not driving the need for 10G cable networks?
  • What are examples of business opportunities related to upstream-heavy consumer applications?
  • What are examples of forthcoming upstream-heavy consumer applications?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Huge hype for 10G, but 1G take-up rates remain lackluster
  • Next-gen consumer applications rely on both downstream and upstream bandwidth capacity
  • US cable operators need to focus on increasing upstream offerings

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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