DOCSIS 3.1—A big lane for subscribers or a bane for the backbone?
Telecom Ramblings, Keao Caindec , Chief Commercial Officer, 365 Data Centers – 5/13/15
MSOs, broadband and content providers will face greater pressure to figure out how to reach consumers more cost effectively. These trends, coupled with the current centralized content delivery and cloud architectures that transport this expanding traffic will result in increasing stress on the Internet’s backbone as it tries to keep up with such rapid increases in edge access speeds. When multiplied by the millions of U.S. subscribers who will soon access the Internet via DOCSIS 3.1 modems, the WAN will be hard pressed to deliver rich content at these high speeds to the curb across the long haul.