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.
John Berg of CableLabs participated in a panel discussion covering the reliability of IPv6. More information here.
In a bold joint venture, Canada’s two largest pay-TV providers — Rogers and Shaw — are teaming up to launch a subscription video-on-demand service that will compete with Netflix in the Canadian market. “Shomi” is the branded service. Read more.