Cable multiple system operators (MSOs) have transitioned from a traditional cable TV business to a position of providing full range of services that include video, voice and data communication services. Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS®) are a key to making this transition happen.
DOCSIS® 3.0 is the latest standard developed by CableLabs that incorporates many enhancements compared to DOCSIS® 2.0, making it more than sufficient to compete with Digital Subscriber Line and Fiber to the Home services.
- Channel bonding provides MSOs with a flexible way to significantly increase speeds to customers, with compliant devices supporting up to several hundred megabits of bandwidth. This not only provides MSOs with a low-cost means of delivering IPTV services, but help MSOs sell into the small and medium-size enterprise market.
- IPv6 support helps MSOs seamlessly transition to IPv6 networks, solving the problem of designating IPv4 addresses that are already exhausted.
- Enhanced multicast capability allows for better integration with IPTV services.
- Enhanced MAC layer security mechanisms, including support for Advanced Encryption Standard, provide MSOs with better service protection.
EuroDOCSIS is a variation of DOCSIS standard applied for Europe. With more channels bonded, EuroDOCSIS permits more bandwidth to be allocated to the downstream data path toward the users.
Compliant with DOCSIS 3.0 and EuroDOCSIS, D-Link cable modems increase download speeds at up to eight times more than DOCSIS2.0 for the enjoyment of popular applications such as file sharing, audio and video streaming, website uploading and IPTV.
D-Link cable modems are DOCSIS CableLabs certified, which ensures compatibility with all DOCSIS compatible cable providers.