Chinese telecommunications giant, Huawei confirmed on Tuesday that is has successfully carried out the first tests of DOCSIS 3.1 technology in Spain with a view to implementing the system in the near future.
The company also confirmed that it has developed an "innovative solution" named DCCAP to make it possible for cable and fiber-optic networks (FTTH) to co-exist on the same platforms.
DOCSIS is an acronym for 'Data over Cable Service Interface Specification' and is the international standard for transferring date over cable TV systems. The DOCSIS 3.1 system will be able to transfer data 50 percent more efficiently than current systems, allowing speeds of 2Gbps in uploading and 10Gbps in downloading data.
As such the system is vital for new television services, such as video on demand, or a la carte TV, the DOCSIS 3.1 system will allow Huawei to improve cable networks to cover the full needs of consumers, as well as being able to compete with fiber-optic networks.
Huawei informs that the DCCAP cable solution will allow ultra-wide bandwidth and be compatible with equipment already in use, while at the same time allowing traditional cable networks to undergo a transformation to digital and reducing analogue signals.
This should allow cable and fiber-optic networks to so-exist on unified digital TV platforms and improve data transfer speeds while reducing network costs.