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Survey: DOCSIS 4.0 Gaining Traction with Cable Ops

A graph showing interest in DOCSIS 4.0 deployment

Light Reading – With access to a variety of options, cable operators are choosing their own adventure on access network upgrades. Some are biting the bullet and overlaying their networks with all-fiber PON technologies. Many others intend to squeeze all they can out of their widely deployed hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) networks by enhancing their existing DOCSIS 3.1 networks or by upgrading to DOCSIS 4.0.

But it’s becoming increasingly clear that a sizable group of cable operators, particularly those concentrated in North America, plan to pivot to DOCSIS 4.0. Examples of large and midsized operators already plowing ahead with D4.0 or placing it on their roadmaps in some shape or form include Comcast, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Rogers Communications, Cable One and Mediacom Communications.

And that activity and interest is clearly reflected in a new industry survey from ATX Networks finding that nearly half (48%) of all respondents intend to activate DOCSIS 4.0 in their HFC networks before the end of 2025. Just 15% said they had no plans to pull the trigger on DOCSIS 4.0 […]