Singapore’s doing it and the US isn’t too far behind. In a CED webcast this morning on DOCSIS 3.0 channel bonding, Motorola’s Mike Cookish and Starhub’s Thomas EE talked about how it’s possible to deliver bandwidth at 100 Mbps over a cable network. There’s no getting around the laws of physics to increase the bandwidth possible on a single channel, but it is possible to bond channels together to deliver more capacity to a home cable modem. This channel bonding is part of the final DOCSIS 3.0 spec, and CableLabs will start certifying equipment for DOCSIS 3.0 this October.
For operators wondering if they need 100 Mbps, Starhub says it has seen an increase in subscription data services as it has improved its bandwidth capacity.