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.
Engadget’s Roberto Baldwin wrote about how the set-top box might serve as a protocol agnostic gateway to the otherwise myriad of IoT hubs. CableLabs’ staff member Clarke Stevens’ blogpost was highlighted in this article.
CableLabs and Jones/NCTI have struck a partnership to provide training and course content for DOCSIS 3.1. More details are available in this MultiChannel News article.