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
Like their counterparts in North America, European cable operators are starting to embrace DOCSIS 3.1 for the multi-gigabit speeds that it promises to deliver. Light Reading covered the discussions at the ANGA COM conference held recently in Cologne, Germany.
The cable industry is enthused about network functions virtualization for its potential of improving network security. CableLabs is involved in several organizations, detailed in this Light Reading article.