Nokia Bell Labs demos 10Gbps symmetrical over DOCSIS 3.1

Nokia Bell Labs has achieved what it says is the world’s first 10Gbps symmetrical data speed over a traditional cable access network using DOCSIS 3.1 technology. The company said that the proof of concept of the technology, dubbed XG-CABLE, demonstrates feasibility of Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 laid out by CableLabs. The XG-CABLE test used point-to-point […]

CableLabs hails symmetrical multi-Gigabit DOCSIS development

Cable technology standards body CableLabs has begun work on a new technology initiative to support symmetrical multi-Gigabit services. CableLabs used last week’s winter conference in Orlando to unveil plans for a ‘Full Duplex’ DOCSIS technology, tapping techniques currently used by wireless networks to combine upstream and downstream bandwidth rather than having a dedicated upstream channel. […]

CableLabs and Cisco unveil open-source project for Remote PHY

Cable standards body CableLabs and Cisco have teamed up to unveil a new open-source software project to drive forward the Remote PHY architecture. Remote PHY is a modular cable headend architecture that converts the IP signal to RF closer to the  edge of the network by distributing edgeQAM functionality rather than performing this at a […]

‘CableLabs 2.0’ to focus on long-term innovation

Non-profit research and development body, CableLabs, has announced plans to focus more on longer-term innovation projects. In a blog post titled ‘CableLabs 2.0’ the US-based consortium’s president and CEO Phil McKinney said that “now is the time to significantly increase the funding in innovation.” He said this “transformation” would see CableLabs prioritise “game-changing innovations” with […]

CableLabs opens up DOCSIS 3.1 certification

CableLabs, the US-based cable industry standards body, has opened product certification for DOCSIS 3.1 equipment. “We expect to see produdct submissions for certification in the near future,” said Belal Hamzeh, director of broadband evolution at CableLabs, in a blog posting. Hamzeh said that CableLabs had seen four interoperability test events successfully completed since the first […]

STMicroelectronics unveils DOCSIS 3.1 chipset

STMicroelectronics has unveiled its DOCSIS 3.1 chipset for cable modems, EMTAs, gateways and advanced set-tops at the CableLabs summer conference in Keystone, Colorado. The STMicroeletronics STiD325 chip, codenamed Barcelona, supports two 196MHz OFDM downstream channels, 32 single-carrier DOCSIS 3.0 QAM downstream channels, two 96MHz OFDM-A upstream channels and eight single-carrier DOCSIS 3.0 QAM upstream channels. […]

Cablelabs to release new distributed DOCSIS specs

Cable standards organisation Cablelabs is to release new specifications for distributed DOCSIS implementations over the summer, according to Karthik Sundaresan, principal architect. In a blog posting, Sundaresan said that Cablelabs plans to release technical reports and specifications for different distributed CCAP architectures including Remote PHY and Remote MAC-PHY over the coming weeks. Cablelabs has already […]

8K to go commercial in 2020, says CableLabs CEO

8K is “on track to go commercial in 2020,” according to CableLabs president and CEO, Phil McKinney. Speaking at Cable Congress in Brussels this week, McKinney said that J:COM (Jupiter Telecommunications), CableLabs’ biggest member in Japan, is on course to support 8K as part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “8K has some unique characteristics, because […]

SCTE Benelux Group lecture to address range of issues

The Benelux Group of the UK-based Society for Broadband Professionals (SCTE) is to hold its next Benelux lecture during the IBC. The lecture will be held at 14:00 on Monday September 15 in Room E102 of the Rai on the topic of In-Home Archtecture Issues. The session is sponsored by Arris and is free to […]

CableLabs joins MoCA

Non-profit research and development body CableLabs has joined MoCA, the standard for home entertainment networking, as its latest contributor member. CableLabs said it has been working with MoCA for years as part of a technical liaison relationship, and that its membership will allow it to provide more input and direction early in the specification development […]