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Where to Get Broadband Speeds Up to 150 Mbps


Linux World isn’t the only conference going on this week, though you’re forgiven for not knowing about today’s event hosted by the Brazil Pay-TV Association (ABTA). (Oh yeah, and I hear there’s an Apple event going on too… <smirk>) Among the activities going on at the ABTA conference, Brazilian operator NET Serviços is demonstrating Motorola’s channel-bonding technology that could put Brazil on par with the likes of Singapore for broadband throughput.

I have to admit that I don’t tend to think of Brazil as a broadband leader, but why not? Cable operators everywhere are jumping on the channel-bonding wagon, even before it’s solidified as part of the new DOCSIS 3.0 specification. Motorola is a major contributor to the channel bonding spec and wholeheartedly supports the technology as a way for cable operators to compete with their high-bandwidth telecom brethren. A few salient facts:

  1. Motorola is the first company to commercialize channel bonding (Starhub implementation)
  2. Motorola can deliver channel bonding on existing BSR 64000 CMTS equipment
  3. Motorola provides not just the technology, but the end-to-end services required to migrate operators to DOCSIS 3.0

Maybe we should start a map with pinpoints illustrating where in the world channel bonding has made an appearance. Brazil gets included now, but Starhub still wins the gold star for actual deployments.

Side note- if anyone wants the actual Motorola press release (not on the US wire), drop me a line at marisilbey at comcast dot net.

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