Chipmaker Broadcom unveiled a new reference design centered around CableLabs' new DOCSIS 3.1 standard that it says will enable cable operators to deliver to their customers downstream Internet speeds of around 2 Gbps later this year.
Research consortium CableLabs said that six vendors successfully completed its first DOCSIS 3.1 interoperability test, which took place Dec. 1-5.
Look for interoperability testing on the cable industry's emerging DOCSIS 3.1 platform to begin in late December, and CableLabs certification of products to start in second quarter of next year. That roadmap was outlined today by CableLabs CTO Ralph Brown during a BTR-hosted breakfast session on DOCSIS 3.1 held here at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014.
Among several new DOCSIS 3.1-related announcements Arris is set to make at Cable-Tec Expo in Denver this week, the manufacturer will show off a new device that it says eliminates the scourge of optical beat interference in RF over glass applications.
The physical deployment of CableLabs' new DOCSIS 3.1 standard is proceeding as scheduled and set to begin at the end of next year, with interops starting in the first half of 2015.
Suddenlink recently raised the eyebrows of cable tech heads when it announced plans to spend $250 million to deploy 1 Gbps downstream services to all of its 16-state footprint, with half of the deployment occurring before the end of 2016.
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.