Telenet is currently testing the deployment of Docsis 4.0 in its Belgian network. In a test, the company achieved a download speed of 8.5 Gbit/s. In theory, Docsis 4.0 also allows for faster upload speeds, but Telenet hasn’t said anything about this yet.
With Docsis 4.0, Telenet expects to be able to guarantee a download speed of up to 8.5 Gbit/s to customers, write de find† Currently, Telenet has a maximum download speed of 1 Gbit/s and customers can upload at a maximum of 40 Mbit/s. The provider will soon provide 2.5 Gbit/s modems to customers. The company is now testing these modems “on a limited scale.”
Docsis 4.0 allows providers, as with Docsis 3.1, to Download at up to 10 Gbit/s† The difference between the specifications lies in the download speed. With Docsis 3.1 this is a maximum of 1 to 2 Gbit/s. In theory, the new specification allows customers to download a maximum of 6 Gbit/s. This provider must support the same. Telenet is not yet talking about faster upload speeds. It has a hybrid network, which consists of fiberglass even area tanks. The cable that reaches the front door of the customer is coaxial.
Dutch provider Ziggo, with a similar hybrid network, was announced earlier in May Also passed the Docsis 4.0 . test† Both providers face emerging competition from fiber optic networks, which promise faster and more consistent speeds. So He wants Proximus in Belgium by 2028 Provide 70 per cent of all buildings with a fiber optic connection. Speeds of 10 Gbit/s are possible on this network. With Docsis’ higher specs, persuasion providers hope to convince customers that their network is fast enough.
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