Time Warner Cable has officially joined the process of developing a 1 gigabit-per-second-capable broadband network for Los Angeles residents, businesses and government, responding to a request for information (RFI) put out by the city.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and CableLabs have teamed up to form a one-day pre-conference symposium on Wi-Fi services and DOCSIS 3.1 on Sept. 22, a day ahead of, and in conjunction with, the SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo in Denver.
Cable's top technical chiefs compared notes on Wi-Fi, DOCSIS 3.1. and 4K, during a panel discussion at the 2014 Cable Show that drew a standing room-only crowd.
A pair of cable MVPDs plan to hike broadband speeds to meet customer demand and negate advances by competitors such as Google Fiber, AT&T GigaPower and CenturyLink.
Clearing a path for distributors to develop broadband services offering speeds of up to 10 Gbps, CableLabs released its DOCSIS 3.1 PHY (physical layer) specs on Wednesday.
While stopping short of announcing a merger, two of the cable industry's top technology trade groups said they agreed to integrate and align their work on standards and training programs.
Cable engineers will look at ways to speed the adoption of the new DOCSIS 3.1 services at an event the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and CableLabs plan to hold in October, the groups said earlier this week.
FierceCable 's list of the top cable technologies of 2013 leads with a look at the video gateways--or "super DVRs"--that Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other major MSOs will deploy this year as they attempt to stave off competition from products such as DirecTV's Genie and Dish Network's Hopper multiroom DVRs.
No one really came out and said it at last week's SCTE Cable Tec Expo in Orlando--at least not publicly--but cable's move to DOCSIS 3.1 while the DOCSIS 3.0 rollout is still nascent could happen only because the competition has either given up or gone away.
The cable industry has a good thing going with the combination of its hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) network infrastructure and Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) high-speed data platform, so it was only a slight surprise that a panel of high-powered industry executivesThursday laid out a DOCSIS 3.1 plan, even as DOCSIS 3.0 has just barely begun.