Shaw to Roll Out DOCSIS 2.0


In a drive to boost capacity and data capabilities, Canada’s Shaw
Cablesystems G.P. will roll out Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification
2.0-based modems in Calgary and Vancouver beginning this fall.

The Calgary-based MSO will begin selecting cable-modem-termination systems
and modems for the deployment in the coming months.

DOCSIS 2.0 uses advanced-physical-layer technology to boost the upstream
bandwidth of cable-data systems, and it filters out common noise in the upstream

"This next generation of cable-modem technology will give us the ability to
offer our consumer and business customers a whole new spectrum of advanced
IP-based [Internet protocol] cable services such as dedicated bandwidth,
guaranteed levels of services, peer-to-peer communications and videoconferencing
applications," said Michael D'Avella, Shaw’s senior vice president of planning,
in a release.

"We will be the first Canadian cable provider to adopt this leading-edge
technology and develop new services on this platform," he