Telenet rolls out the new Docsis 3.1 modem this fall

Mechelen, 26 September 2019 - Telenet will start rolling out a new version of its modem this fall. This will support the latest Docsis 3.1 technology.

Together with the announcement that it will increase the speeds in its network to 1 gigabit per second, Telenet has also announced that it will start rolling out Docsis 3.1. This is the newest standard, which allows broadband Internet to be offered through coaxial cable. In theory, version 3.1 can handle speeds of up to 10 Gbps downstream.

Telenet will roll out two versions of the modem: with and without Wi-Fi. In many houses, the modem is installed in the basement or in the garage. From there, the signal is often insufficient to reach areas such as the living room or the kitchen, where it is more often needed. In such situations, Access Points or Powerlines are used to provide Wi-Fi where necessary. The Wi-Fi standard (802.11ac) is unchanged.

The new modem is not a requirement to reach the speeds of 1 gigabit per second. Customers who take the Giga Speedboost will also be able to achieve their speeds with the white Docsis 3.0 modem. They will be contacted with a request to exchange their modem for the latest model, because this allows Telenet to use the available spectrum more efficiently.

Furthermore, the new modems will, as always, be rolled out gradually to customers.

 

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Under the brand name BASE, it supplies mobile telephony in Belgium. The Telenet Business department serves the business market in Belgium and Luxembourg with connectivity, hosting and security solutions. More than 3,000 employees have one aim in mind: making living and working easier and more pleasant.

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