Get Ready for Wireless Cable Broadband

by Dhiram Shah

Ireland-based Digiweb has started using a Wireless DOCSIS 2.0 technology, that allows consumers to get broadband at 3Mbps download and 512Kbps upload. Consumers can opt for higher speeds – 4Mbps service with 1Mbps upload or 6Mbps download, 2Mbps upload – if they are willing to pay a premium. The company is also planning to launch a full Digital TV service and home security range using the same platform during 2006. This is one of the first large scale commercial wireless DOCSIS deployment. Several smaller US cable operators are also experimenting with this technology.