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.
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Don Clarke, Principal Architect of Network Technologies at CableLabs and editor of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) white paper covering network functions virtualization, reflected on the four past years of work. Full details are available in a Light Reading article.
The Congressional Blockchain Caucus debuted with two members this week, a bipartisan duo who seek to shape policies on cryptocurrencies – technology that is already being evaluated within the cable and media businesses for payments and other secure financial transactions. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) want to educate colleagues as the long-simmering digital currency attracts greater public attention. Multichannel News…