DOCSIS 3.1 - A New Generation of Cable Technology
DOCSIS 3.1 technology will enable a new generation of cable services and help operators continue to meet consumer demand for high-speed connections and sophisticated applications, positioning them to be the providers of choice in their markets.
In late October, CableLabs announced the availability of the DOCSIS 3.1 PHY (physical layer) and MULPI (MAC and Upper Layer Protocol) specifications. The specifications represent the combined work of a large consortium of cable industry stakeholders.
According to a new study from Moody’s, cable operators will start serving more broadband customers than video customers as early as 2015. Moody’s estimates that subscribers to cable broadband and video services pulled even at about 50 million apiece at the beginning of 2014. For more on the study and an analysis, check out this FierceCable story.
A new study from the NPD Group predicts that connected TV devices in U.S. homes will double by 2017, reaching to over 204 million. These “connected devices” encompass everything from Roku players and Chromecasts to Smart TVs and video game consoles. More on the study from FierceCable.