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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

September 22, 2015

News from the DOCSIS 3.1 Interop:

The superfast, multi-gigabit Internet speeds Comcast and other cable TV companies have promised will be reality next year, and the technology was on display at CableLabs.  Read the full article from The Denver Business Journal. CableLabs held court at its headquarters on September 21 to show that DOCSIS 3.1, cable’s multi-gigabit platform for HFC networks, is ready to go as operators prepare to test and…

September 9, 2015

The Cable Industry Moves to DOCSIS 3.1 and 1 Gbps Speeds

Almost three years ago, Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt announced that the company’s Google Fiber effort — which provides fiber-based 1 Gbps Internet speeds — was a real thing. “It’s actually not an experiment. We’re actually running it as a business,” he said at a conference in December 2012. That’s almost exactly the same time that CableLabs began to work on the…