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.
Two surveys show that the vast majority of TV viewers still prefer to watch content as it’s scheduled on their TV, as opposed to mobile or other streaming devices. While the numbers vary by region and demographic, they overwhelmingly tilt towards a preference towards linear (scheduled) TV. More on the two surveys from FierceCable.
According to a study released by Incognito Software, most wired and wireless network operators have IPv6 transition plans underway, but just a small percentage of them are IPv6-ready. Incognito polled 51 cable, wireless and wireline operators from around the globe for its “IPv6 Readiness” survey, finding that about three quarters of the group are planning or actively transitioning to IPv6 as the pool of…