Originally Posted by Verizon
Personally I can't see SDV being deployed to homes for many years yet, why would they need to? VM have huge capacity and with upgrades to existing technologies (docsis3/mpeg4/dvb-c2) vm can increase capacity to a much greater magnitude without deploying sdv to the front end.
The Edge QAMs that are going in as part of the IPTV project are SDV capable and all that's needed for the STBs is software. Tad more viable than replacing every set top with one that can do MP4 / dvb-c2 don't you think?
DOCSIS 3 doesn't address the issue of RF networks being under stress - US companies that already run SDV aren't going to 1GHz networks for their health.
I believe you are wrong about the masses of capacity. There's still a not inconsiderable part of the network which runs on 550MHz networks which are rather full and will need either SDV or plant upgrade in the not hugely distant future.