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.
A new report forecasts that IPTV subscribers will reach 191 million worldwide by the end of 2020, which would be more than double the 90 million recorded at the end of 2013. CableLabs continues to research technology that will aid MSOs in the transition to all IP. More on the report from FierceCable.
CableLabs will be well represented at the DOCSIS/Wireless symposium hosted by SCTE just ahead of the Cable-Tec Expo. The symposium will be held on Monday, Sept. 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Topics will include everything form Carrier Grade Wi-Fi to a host of DOCSIS deep dives. Check out MultiChannel’s article for the full lineup.