DOCSIS 3.1 Paving The Way For Next-gen TV and Internet In 4k


DOCSIS 3.1 what is it, why do i care and why are you talking about it? Let me tell you why.

DOCSIS 3.1 technology includes the latest and greatest of digital communication technologies such as LDPC encoding, very high modulation orders (4096 QAM for example), more than 1 GHz of usable spectrum and support of QoS and low latencies. DOCSIS 3.1 technology delivers all of this while maintaining backward compatibility to DOCSIS 3.0 technology and the ability to deploy it on today’s HFC network without any requirement to upgrade today’s plants.

The Impact of DOCSIS 3.1 Technology


Support for up to 10 Gbps downstream and up to 1 Gbps upstream network capacity.


Utilizes Active Queue Management to significantly reduce network delay as data traffic grows in the home network, dramatically improving responsiveness for applications such as online gaming.


Enables a significant increase in network capacity with the ability to transmit up to 50 percent more data over the same spectrum, on existing HFC networks.


Enhancements to the DOCSIS protocols increase cable modem energy efficiency through advanced energy management protocols.

What Does This Mean For Me The Consumer?

It means more speed and more bandwidth for everyone involved and less congestions so no one will stop you on those Netflix binges and 4K will be a little bit easier to swallow for the pipes of the internet . To read more about it visit the link here.

Anthony Garera

Anthony is a 4th year student attending Western Carolina University studying Computer Information Systems with a passion for technology and being an early adopter, also an Android Enthusiast. Devices - Nexus 6P, Huawei Watch, Nexus 7(2013), 13' Retina Macbook Pro, NVIDIA SHIELD TV, Google ADT-1, and Nexus Player.

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