Topway Collaborates With Broadcom to Launch Network Trials in China Using the DOCSIS®-Based EoC Technology

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
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Broadcom’s Innovative, Standards-Based Cable Technology Accelerates China’s Three Network Convergence

BEIJING — CCBN 2011– Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Topway has selected its DOCSIS®-based Ethernet over Coax (EoC) cable architecture to launch their network trials next month in Shenzhen. Broadcom’s customized, highly integrated and cost-efficient DOCSIS-based EoC solution supports China’s Next Generation Broadcast (NGB) initiative enabling the convergence of telecommunications, internet and cable television networks in China.

Broadcom’s DOCSIS-based EoC technology is integrated into ZTE’s OLT ZXA10 C300 Coaxial Media Converter (CMC) system. Broadcom DOCSIS-based EoC technology features standardized quality of service (QoS) and interoperability that includes powerful Ethernet passive optical network (EPON) methods that have already been successfully deployed in China. The CMC transitions the DOCSIS-based customer premise equipment (CPE) from a multi-dwelling unit (MDU) coaxial network to an EPON fiber network. As a result, Topway can take advantage of a number of the benefits of a DOCSIS- based network while providing an economical architecture to implement triple-play services to MDUs in China.

Playing a key role in driving China’s NGB initiative, Broadcom will be demonstrating its innovative DOCSIS-based EoC cable infrastructure solution at this week’s China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) Exhibition located at the China International Exhibition Center (CIEC), booth #3501, Beijing, China.

Highlights/ Key Facts:

  • China’s State Council listed accelerated triple network convergence as an important policy in 2010, and local scholars estimate that triple network convergence will induce investment and consumption to the tune of 700 billion yuan (about US$103 billion) in the next three years, according to DigiTimes Research.
  • Topway develops, operates, manages and provides infrastructure for the delivery and transmission of digital TV services in Shenzhen, and is the exclusive digital TV service provider in the region (this is a special economic zone in China).
    • ZTE is a world leader of telecommunications equipment and Fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) network solution provider.
  • Leveraging existing EPON standards and customizing DOCSIS technology as a ‘final 100 meter’ solution, Broadcom’s DOCSIS-based EoC cable architecture is a complete chipset and software solution that includes CMC, DOCSIS 2.0 and 3.0 cable modem and STB system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions.
    • Features TurboQAM® technology that provides a 33 percent improvement over reverse path speeds and a 25 percent improvement over downstream speeds in support of the DOCSIS 3.0 specification.
    • Provides advanced ingress and impulse noise mitigation technologies for S-CDMA (synchronous code division multiple access) transmission mode. Broadcom’s S-CDMA Ingress Noise Cancellation or SINC technology allows operators to maximize use of the reverse path bandwidth for C-DOCSIS-based applications to deliver reliable, fast interactive services.
    • With the addition of DOCSIS-based EoC to Broadcom’s DOCSIS-based Mediation Layer (MLTM) software suite, Chinese service providers can leverage existing and widely available back office systems and tools to rapidly deploy NGB services.
  • Broadcom’s DOCSIS-based EoC cable architecture is shipping to customers.