Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) is an international telecommunications standard that allows the addition of high-bandwidth data transfer to an existing cable television system (CATV).

According to OECD more than 142 million connections are served by DOCSIS based networks worldwide. That represents roughly one third of all broadband connections.

As we can see DOCSIS is one of the three major technologies that are used to deliver fixed broadband around the world. By using DOCSIS technology to deliver TV, broadband and other services several companies have grown and developed to become industry giants.

To name just a few:

  • Comcast (USA)
  • Millicom (LATAM & Africa)
  • Liberty Global (LATAM)
  • Vodafone (Europe)
  • Cable&Wireless (LATAM)
  • Charter Communications (USA)
  • Rogers (Canada)
  • NBN (Australia)

Bottom line is, DOCSIS is, besides fiber, the only technology that can match today’s and tomorrow’s broadband needs. DSL is an outdated legacy tech that is being rendered obsolete and upgraded to different technologies when possible or feasible.

Upgrading DSL networks and deploying access networks in unserved or underserved areas can be awfully time consuming and costly. On the other hand, most fixed wireless systems that are a legitimate alternative have other drawbacks like limited throughput, reliability, services supported…

Globtel AIR solution utilizes all the standard DOCSIS equipment at the head end and the customer premises while retaining all the benefits and services that are being delivered to customers on cable networks.

There is one significant difference though – we do it without the cables! And at a lower cost!

Globtel AIR Fixed Wireless solution has joined the best from both worlds. Wireless and DOCSIS. With gigabit capacities on the base station and gigabit throughputs to the end-users, the Globtel AIR can support a massive number of residential clients as well as the enterprise segment with a higher demand for larger capacities in a very cost-efficient way.

With a capacity of up to 4.7 Gbps per sector without a physical limitation in the number of users connected it is suitable for both rural and urban markets and thus the perfect solution to replace legacy DSL networks or start serving underserved or unserved rural communities.

At the end of the day, short of fiber, everyone wants at least a fiber-like future proof connection. Without cables, the Globtel AIR FWA platform is the only alternative as other fixed wireless solutions lack capacity or feasibility.

With the “new normal” regarding work from home, schooling from home, doing business online, and so on, the need for data and high capacity access solutions is in high demand. Especially for very cost-efficient ones. Choose Globtel AIR and seize the opportunity!

For further details about the solution a white paper can be found HERE

 and a basic presentation of functionalities, reference deployments, etc. can be found HERE.

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