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 study from the NPD Group predicts that connected TV devices in U.S. homes will double by 2017, reaching to over 204 million. These “connected devices” encompass everything from Roku players and Chromecasts to Smart TVs and video game consoles. More on the study from FierceCable.
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.