Hitron Deploys Industry’s First Gigabit DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modems

  • First to Be Commercially Deployed in North America, the Modems Deliver Speeds Up to One Gbps, Giving Operators the Ability to Deploy Next-Generation Interactive Services Without Costly Network infrastructure Upgrades

Hitron Technologies Inc., the global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of innovative high-performance DOCSIS products for Multiple-System Operators (MSOs) worldwide, today announced the launch of the Gigabit Cable Modem (CDA3-35), the industry’s first DOCSIS 3.0 32×8 channel bonding modem to be commercially deployed in Northern America.

The new CDA3-35, which delivers speeds of up to 1 Gbps with 32 bonded downstream channels over its DOCSIS interface, enables cable operators to deliver up to one gigabit speeds to their customers in support of high-bandwidth Internet applications such as telecommuting, HD and UHD video-on-demand, high-speed residential Internet access, and interactive multimedia services. GCI and Suddenlink are the first MSOs to deploy the CDA3-35 and provide their residential and small office/home office (SOHO) customers with the nation’s fastest cable Internet speeds. Hitron ships over three million DOCSIS units annually worldwide.

“The rollout of gigabit cable modems into the home will enable the adoption of advanced applications such as high-definition streaming content, interactive services, home security and other next-generation connected home technologies that rely on fast, reliable broadband connectivity to the Internet,” explained Jeff Heynen, Research Director, Broadband Access and Pay TV at IHS. “For cable operators, the availability of gigabit technology over their existing cable plant will enable them to quickly compete with fiber-based services at an affordable price point.”

“True to Hitron fashion, we’re the first to put the ultra-fast DOCSIS 3.0 compliant 32×8 modem technology in the hands of cable operators and in the homes of their subscribers in North America,” explained Todd Babic, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Hitron Technologies Americas. “The CDA3-35 provides the fast Internet connectivity speeds that will allow MSOs to deploy next-generation interactive services to their subscribers and support the increasingly advanced applications and devices in the Connected Home.”

The CDA3-35 delivers up to one gigabit speeds by utilizing Intel’s Puma™ 6-MG DOCSIS processor and MaxLinear’s 32-channel MxL268 tuner, which are drop-in and software compatible upgrades to prior 16- and 24-channel solutions. This cost effective design approach with flexible and world-class leading software allows Hitron to quickly deliver a gigabit cable modem that is simple to deploy, monitor and manage. Once connected, the built-in TFTP client automatically retrieves the IP address and configuration data from the network. A browser-based utility allows convenient viewing of key network statistics and SNMP support provides total remote control over the device.

For more information on Hitron Technologies Inc. and its families of DOCSIS-based products for residential and commercial environments, visit www.hitron-americas.com.

About Hitron Technologies Inc.

Hitron Technologies Inc., the parent company of Hitron Technologies Americas Inc., has delivered over one million DOCSIS products annually to MSOs worldwide, which support both residential and business class applications.

At Hitron Technologies Americas Inc., our unique business model enables our customers to succeed through first-to-market delivery while maintaining high quality standards in a cost effective manner. We take pride in our flexibility, responsiveness and capacity to support our customers’ evolving business demands. Since our inception, we have operated with an unwavering commitment to delivering excellence in all we do, and this will continue to define our future and ensure our customers’ success.

For more information about Hitron Technologies Inc., visit www.hitron-americas.com.

About MaxLinear, Inc.

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) is a provider of integrated, radio frequency, and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications and data center, metro, and long-haul transport network applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit www.maxlinear.com.

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