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:
- Motorola is the first company to commercialize channel bonding (Starhub implementation)
- Motorola can deliver channel bonding on existing BSR 64000 CMTS equipment
- 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.