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
CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney announced an SDN/NFV interoperability laboratory will open to all network operators and equipment vendors, not just cable companies and their suppliers. The NFV Interoperability Lab will be operated by Kyrio, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CableLabs. Wylie Nelson, VP of Wireless & Testing at Kyrio, blogged about the details.
Although the business opportunities laying ahead are enormous, 5G is probably 5-7 years away from a mass market consumer experience. Read the full article courtesy of 5G World News.