It’s official. Motorola’s DOCSIS 3.0 modems are out – one data modem and two digital voice modems. They support downstream channel bonding, IPv4 and IPv6, and advanced encryption services, which in plain English basically means faster Internet that’s good for consumer and commercial services. If you want to play the speeds and feeds game, Motorola is delivering the “100-Megabit Home” with downstream channel bonding (160 Mbps at top throughput). Currently we’re talking Asia, but coming soon to a neighborhood near you.
One key point about Motorola’s DOCSIS 3.0 gear: it supports Motorola’s Service Assurance platform, which means operators can manage a lot of customer service needs remotely with a web-enabled device management system – something that’s common in the DSL world, but virtually unknown in the cable market.
For context on today’s announcement, Motorola has shipped more than 50 million cable modems including roughly 10 million digital voice modems. Not too shabby.