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Broadcom introduces DOCSIS EoC for EPON product portfolio in support of China's network convergence
Press release, staff reporter, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Thursday 28 October 2010]

Broadcom Corporation has introduced a customized, highly integrated and cost-efficient DOCSIS Ethernet over Coax (EoC) for Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) solution in support of China's Next Generation Broadcast (NGB) initiative that will help to drive the convergence of telecommunications, Internet and cable television networks in China.

With a portfolio of high performance DOCSIS 2.0 and 3.0 cable modem, coax media converter (CMC), EPON and set-top box (STB) technologies, Broadcom is playing a key role in enabling the convergence of voice, video and data services in China and will be demonstrating these industry-leading solutions at this week's International Coverage and Transmission (ICTC) Conference in Beijing, booth #203.

China's State Council has designated accelerated triple network convergence as an important policy in 2010, and local scholars estimate that triple network convergence will induce investment and consumption of 700 billion yuan (about $103 billion), Broadcom cited Digitimes Research as indicating.

To help advance China's network convergence, DOCSIS provides a standardized technology for triple play services over cable networks with interoperability and powerful quality of service (QoS) methods that ensure a high-quality TV, broadband and telephone experience.

Before the introduction of Broadcom's DOCSIS EOC for EPON solution, DOCSIS was considered too expensive to deploy in China's multi-dwelling units (MDUs).

However, leveraging already deployed and successful EPON technology in China, Broadcom has developed a highly integrated DOCSIS EoC for EPON solution that will allow Chinese cable operators to take advantage of the benefits of DOCSIS while providing an economical architecture for implementing triple play services to MDUs throughout the country.

The Broadcom DOCSIS EoC for EPON solution is a family of products that includes CMC, DOCSIS 2.0 and 3.0 cable modem and STB system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions. The solution's CMC transitions DOCSIS customer premises equipment (CPE) from the MDU coaxial network to the EPON fiber network. It features Broadcom's TurboQAM technology that supports downstream speeds up to 400 Mbps, which is a 25% improvement, and upstream speeds up to 160 Mbps, which is a 33% improvement over downstream and upstream speeds in support of the DOCSIS 3.0 standard.

The solution also provides advanced ingress and impulse noise mitigation technologies for S-CDMA (synchronous code division multiple access) transmission mode. Broadcom's S-CDMA Ingress Noise Cancellation or SINC technology allows operators to maximize use of the reverse path bandwidth for DOCSIS EoC applications for delivering fast, reliable and interactive services.

By leveraging EPON standards and customizing DOCSIS as a cable access solution, Broadcom's complete EoC for EPON chipset and software solutions specifically meets the low cost infrastructure requirements for deploying triple play services to MDUs in China.

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