Almost all of our daily life activities are now connected to the internet. But slow, standard internet is no longer enough. Fast Internet, better connectivity, and high-quality bandwidth are the key things to consider. Recently, a company named Cable Labs has declared that it is going to achieve an internet speed of up to 10 gigabits per second, which is enormous, but it would require support from the industry to expand it all across the board. “Expansion of a high-capacity network outside of cities or highly populated areas is not so much dependent on the selection of a certain technology or vendor. It is, first and foremost, a commercial issue, “as stated by Starman, the largest cable operator in the Baltic States.”
Through the use of DOCSIS 4.0 and the already existent hybrid fiber-coaxial cable, the internet would be able to attain ultra-high-speed for everyone across the world. For this reason, “Cable Labs” is utilizing its full potential by collaborating with various internet vendors to achieve this speed and reliability, which, according to the company, is a bit difficult to achieve without taking aid from industry personnel. As per Cable Labs, “During a live test last year, one of its members, Comcast, delivered 4Gbps upload and download speeds, while another member, Charter Communications, was able to attain rates of up to 8.5Gbps during downloads and 6Gbps during uploads on an HFC.” Thus, it will be the next big thing in the coming decade. “With higher symmetrical speeds, reduced latency increased dependability, and improved security,” said Cable Labs president and CEO Phil McKinney, “the developing 10G network will really fuel the next wave of innovation.”
Shifting towards a new and advanced technology requires continuous effort, cooperation, and training for operators to effectively adapt to the automation. Thus, to assist operators in this new venture, Cable Labs has developed a new device called the “Coherent Termination Device (CTD)” that works to ensure the efficiency and reliability of the current optical fiber networks by combining them with “Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM),” thus consequently escalating the rate of data transference.