Cisco® today announced that Hanaro Telecom, Korea’s major broadband service provider, has chosen Cisco’s standards-based channel-bonding technology for the world’s largest deployment of 100-megabits-per-second broadband services, now reaching more 200,000 customers. The Cisco technology was designed based on the downstream channel-bonding specifications defined in CableLabs®’ Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS®) 3.0 specification. Demonstrating Cisco’s leadership in DOCSIS technology, Hanaro Telecom provides residential users with its 100Mbps broadband services over hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) networks.
Through Cisco’s multiservice cable broadband technology, Hanaro Telecom was able to deploy the 100Mbps wideband services market ahead of its competitors, resulting in an increase in customers signup and a reduction in customer churn. The deployment began in April 2007, and 200,000 homes have subscribed to Hanaro’s broadband services over the five months since the service was launched. Hanaro Telecom is currently the Korean market leader in high-speed HFC Internet services.