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RE: [EFM] EFM / DOCSIS comparison

"With all due respect to those that have worked (and are still working) on
getting certifiable DOCSIS 1.1 products, DOCSIS 1.1 is not a proven protocol
in real operation. It is still being "adjusted" in the labs. It may well
turn out just as Roy has said other attempts in the past have. Reinventing
DOCSIS is NOT what those trying to maintain a simple TDMA scheme seek".

Ramu, with no offence, its true that no DOCSIS 1.1 products have been
certified yet but I consider DOCSIS 1.1 as an advanced technology being
developed ahead of its time to cater for the future. It is nothing but
DOCSIS 1.0 with enhancements on the QoS and security side. Its only a matter
of time before they would get introduced. 

"It is also possible that those who have spent years buried in cable modems
are not "thinking outside the box" with respect to EFM and optical fiber.
There are some very dis-similar attributes. DOCSIS required a
conservationist view, as do all copper media."

No offense again, but I think they are not following the motto - do an easy
job now and rethink later.

"But, isn't it telling that EFM-over-fiber can WASTE more bandwidth across
16-32 users than DOCSIS has in total for 1000, and still outperform DOCSIS
by orders of magnitude?"

The planned split is 16 or 32 currently - who knows what the future may hold
- maybe 512 splits, maybe even 1024. The envisioned implementation will not
scale, so the 20% bandwidth boost due to DBA can certainly help in this