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DOCSIS 3.1: Enter the Gigasphere

DOCSIS 3.1: Enter the Gigasphere

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There’s never been a networking need that couldn’t be satisfied with more bandwidth, and the cable industry is ready to oblige with gigabit fiber networks via a significant technology upgrade. This Report examines why DOCSIS 3.1 is the answer for truly widespread gigabit service.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • DOCSIS 3.1 solves the problem of increasing bandwidth without changing existing cable plants.
  • 2016 is the year DOCSIS 3.1 moves from standardization and development to certification and production.
  • DOCSIS 3.1 ensures that cable broadband remains an important weapon in the enterprise WAN arsenal.

About the Author

Kurt Marko is an IT industry analyst, consultant and regular contributor to a number of technology publications, pursuing his passion for communications after a varied career that has spanned virtually the entire high-tech food chain from chips to systems. Upon graduating from Stanford University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, Marko spent several years as a semiconductor device physicist, doing process design, modeling and testing. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a memory chip designer and CAD and simulation developer. Moving to Hewlett-Packard, he started in the laser printer R&D lab doing electrophotography development, for which he earned a patent, but his love of computers eventually led him to join HP’s nascent technical IT group. Marko spent 15 years as an IT engineer and was a lead architect for several enterprisewide infrastructure projects at HP, including the Windows domain infrastructure, remote access service, Exchange email infrastructure and managed Web services.


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