CableLabs Remote MACPHY Project Launches
Last month, we announced the launch of the Remote MACPHY working group. As part of our Distributed CCAP Architecture program (DCA), the Remote MACPHY working group is comprised of operators, equipment manufacturers, and CableLabs’ engineers that help cable operators distribute their access networks. The charter is to develop one or more specifications that allow vendors’ Remote MACPHY solutions to interoperate when deployed.
Remote MACPHY Background
The cable industry has been working on replacing the old Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTSs) with a Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) for some time. CCAP hardware simplifies the network by putting ports for both data and cable video on a single device, saving space and power. Now that operators have transitioned to CCAP, there has been a movement to distribute those functions out of the headened, closer to the edge of the network. This is being done through Remote MACPHY and Remote PHY. These Distributed Access Architectures provide several key benefits to the Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) networks that deliver cable TV and broadband and we highlight Remote MACPHY in our video below.
Watch now to learn more about Remote MACPHY technology and its benefits.
For more information or to join the Remote MACPHY working group contact Jon Schnoor. Participants must sign a DOCSIS non-disclosure agreement and a DOCSIS IP right agreement. Don't forget to subscribe to our blog to stay current on our work in Remote MACPHY.