Comcast announced that it has successfully tested a prototype 10G modem using core technology that will bring multi-gigabit speeds to tens of millions of homes.
In the world’s first lab test, Broadcom’s Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0 system-on-chip (SoC) cable modem achieved download and upload speeds in excess of 4 gigabits per second (Gbps) using 10G network technology.
Today’s announcement is the latest in a series of 10G milestones from Comcast. In October 2021, the company announced the successful testing of a full 10G connection using a virtualized cable modem terminal system (vCMTS) based on DOCSIS 4.0 technology.
This announcement follows major 10G milestones in April 2021, the first-ever live lab testing of a 10G system-on-a-chip (SOC) and in October 2020, a trial delivery.
10G technology builds on the work Comcast has done over the past few years to create a smarter and more virtualized network. In addition to providing access to multi-gigabit download and upload speeds at scale, 10G upgrades will bring short-term benefits to customers in the form of increased reliability, performance and lower latency.