SCTE creates DOCSIS 3.1 working group

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The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers said Thursday that formed a working group focused on helping cable operators and technology vendors deploy products that support a new DOCSIS 3.1 standard that could allow for the delivery of ultrafast broadband products.

The working group will be chaired by Jack Moran, a fellow of the technical staff for Motorola Mobility's home division. SCTE said the working group will be responsible for "creating recommendations for cable operators as they transition HFC networks to higher capacity at the same or higher levels of network availability."

Most major MSOs have upgraded their networks to the DOCSIS 3.0 standard, which allows them to offer customers download speeds of up to 100 Mbps. DOCSIS 3.1 may allow operators to one day offer download speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second.

SCTE announced the formation of the working group at the Cable-Tec Expo in Orlando on Thursday.

"With intelligent and proactive RF plant maintenance techniques, as well as advancements in higher-power laser technology and enhanced RF spectrum, cable operators will be extremely well-positioned to keep up with Nielsen's Law growth in demand for speed and services," Moran said in a statement.

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