A technical perspective of the European and specifically the Dutch cable networks
European cable networks have played an important role in the development of broadcast television and broadband services. The delivery of Gigabit broadband services is considered to be the next access network challenge in the development of broadband services. In this whitepaper TNO has studied and analysed the technical capabilities of cable networks to deliver Gigabit broadband services.
This whitepaper comprises in-depth information regarding cable technology and cable network upgrading. To complement the knowledge that is readily available from earlier TNO cable research projects and assignments, public sources from the internet and conferences have been consulted and three players with an interest in the development of cable access technologies have been interviewed: Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei and Cable Europe Labs.