CommScope’s Low Latency DOCSIS®
Delivering the best round-trip latency for delay sensitive apps
Network latency can frustrate users of delay sensitive applications, causing gaming lag, video buffering, and AR/VR experiences that are far from realistic. In addition, jitter, the variation in latency, adds to the problem by creating unpredictable response times for users.
Low Latency DOCSIS (LLD) creates a fast lane through the HFC network to significantly reduce latency and jitter, while providing network operators with a new revenue stream for high value, low latency services.
CommScope is ready with an end-to-end LLD solution that provides users with low latency performance from the home to the internet, and back.
Challenges and opportunities
Low latency, end-to-end
CommScope’s LLD solution is able to identify delay sensitive traffic, separating it and getting it onto the fast lane. This provides network operators with a powerful platform they can use to give subscribers the speed and responsiveness they need.
New service revenues
There are lots of gamers out there looking for the win. LLD gives them an advantage they’re willing to pay for—and provides network operators with a new revenue opportunity. LLD goes beyond gaming, creating opportunities for other latency sensitive applications like video conferencing, AR/VR, voice services, and more.
Lower latency, happier gamers
In gaming, you make a move and expect an immediate response—but latency can create lag and frustrate gamers. CommScope’s LLD solution addresses this by reducing round trip delay from hundreds of milliseconds to less than 15 ms. In addition, LLD reduces jitter for more predictable response times and a key competitive edge.
Industry’s first LLD solution
CommScope fills the gap between need and solution with the industry’s first end-to-end LLD system. The system extends the CableLabs LLD specification with an innovative means of identifying and getting low latency traffic onto the LLD fast lane—opening a whole new class of services.
When it comes to DOCSIS, you can trust CommScope for innovation and leadership. We have shipped over 200m DOCSIS devices and 10 thousand CMTS systems to network operators throughout the world.
Now meets next
CommScope continues to shape the network of the future. Our extensive portfolio, flexible architecture, and professional services capabilities enable service providers to continually evolve their broadband networks.
From material design to solving the most complex architecture or bandwidth challenges, our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, wired, and wireless infrastructure underpins the networks of today—and tomorrow. We’re always anticipating what’s next, to ensure you’re always ahead.
Building broadband for 2021 and beyond
There’s no doubt that communications networks are playing a greater role in our lives than ever. CommScope is the company to help you maximize your current network and invest in new solutions that can help you reduce latency, expand bandwidth, improve the upstream, and expand revenue opportunities for years to come.
Featured products for Low Latency DOCSIS
- E6000 Converged Edge Router
- DOCSIS 3.1 Gateways
- Network Insights
E6000 Converged Edge Router
The CommScope E6000® Converged Edge Router (CER) is the industry-leading CCAP. It provides cable service providers unprecedented advances in channel density, power efficiency, and cost savings in a redundant, integrated architecture that’s designed from the ground up for high availability. The platform also supports what’s next in broadband, such as LLD and Distributed Access Architecture (DAA).
CommScope DOCSIS 3.1 Gateways
CommScope’s DOCSIS 3.1 Gateways give you everything you want in a home network¬—multi-gigabit throughput for fast downloads, firewalls for tight security, ethernet switching for all those devices, and Wi-Fi 6 to extend high performance to every corner of the home. CommScope continues to enhance its gateways, including most recently with support for LLD.
Unleash the power of your network with CommScope’s Access Network Management solution—ServAssure NXT. This cloud-based platform provides end-to-end service delivery visibility across your network, helping you proactively identify issues before they become problems and tune your network performance to provide an outstanding end user experience.
Low Latency Service for Enhanced Broadband Services
In this paper, Ian Wheelock of the Home Networks CTO office describes the causes of network latency and its increasingly significant impact on end-user applications. He reviews the technology available to address it and how service providers can bring these techniques together to offer enhanced services.
Solving Network Latency—Game On
Network latency is painful for gamers. But with Low Latency DOCSIS (LLD), you can help them defeat it—and that’s a win-win. Find out how CommScope is giving network operators and their subscribers a competitive advantage with an end-to-end LLD solution that’s available today.
How Low-Latency DOCSIS Can Be a Game-Changer
In this webinar, the CommScope team will describe how network lag impacts Internet applications, show examples of typical network lag encountered over cable connections and describe the business impact associated with latency and jitter. This introduction is followed by a high-level overview of the LLD technology and a real-world gaming demo using an end-to-end CommScope LLD system that shows how Low Latency DOCSIS is indeed a game changer!
Light Reading article: CommScope says its Low Latency DOCSIS platform is tech-ready
Jeff Baumgartner’s, Senior Editor of Light Reading, article on the low-latency era of DOCSIS by CommScope.
Low Latency DOCSIS: Concept and Experimental Results
Can LLD live up to its promise of outstanding performance for delay-sensitive applications? In this blog, we present the key features that deliver game changing experiences for your subscribers. We also provide a link to the results of several experiments using LLD in a DOCSIS 3.1 network.
Low-Latency DOCSIS: Gaming and Beyond
In the world of professional eSports, a millisecond delay can mean the difference between victory and defeat, and amateur gamers are just as passionate about reducing lag. CommScope is bringing LLD to broadband networks around the world to give gamers the speed they need to compete—and win.