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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Mobile operators are not the only ones taking advantage of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). CableLabs has been working on SDN and NFV since 2012 according to Phil McKinney, President and CEO of CableLabs. FierceWirelessTech provides a full article referencing a study estimating that the NFV market will hit $11.6B in 2019.
Representing the next step in the evolution of DOCSIS-powered cable broadband networks, CableLabs recently released a new family of specs that cover a range of “distributed” architectures for the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP), a high-density system that combines the functions of the cable modem termination system and the edge QAM and will play a key role in the industry’s all-IP transition. Read more…