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.
In the News
The Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group has expressed its concern that IoT devices have created a new type of customer. As such, an increased level of responsibility from device suppliers is essential. The Register elaborates more on the activities of this advisory group. The BITAG report is available here.
CableLabs is actively working toward solutions for handling both the heterogeneous security models of existing devices through advanced networking technologies and in future devices through standard bodies and industry coalitions in security considerations. More elaboration is available in this CableFAX article.