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Record broadband speed for DOCSIS

May 9, 2016

A record speed of 3.055 Gbit/s went live in an actual production network for the first time in Europe. The top speed was achieved using the latest Docsis 3.1 network technology. Finnish telco DNA broke the 3.055 Gbit/s speed record in the launch event of its new-generation “DNA Valokuitu Plus” (DNA Fibre Optic Plus) cable network on May 9th.

This year, the network will enable broadband speeds of up to a Gigabit per second for over a half a million households without any changes to the housing company’s internal network.

“DNA Valokuitu Plus is the first step in making top broadband speeds easily available to hundreds of thousands of people in Finland. The network utilises Docsis 3.0 technology. The speed record was broken with the next-generation Docsis 3.1 technology. In a few years, connection speeds of up to ten Gigabits, as seen in the speed record event, will be available to all households connected to our cable network,” says DNA’s head of product development Ville Partanen.

In Europe, no other operator has provided broadband speeds of 3.055 Gbit/s in live environment, i.e. in a broadband network accessed by customers under normal conditions. Speed records are much easier to break in test environments.

DNA’s partners in the speed record demonstration were network technology company Casa Systems and modem manufacturer Sagemcom. For the new Docsis 3.1 technology to work, both the network and the modem must be compatible.

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