ETSI - TS 103 311-3
Integrated broadband cable telecommunication networks (CABLE); Fourth Generation Transmission Systems for Interactive Cable Television Services - IP Cable Modems; Part 3: MAC and Upper Layer Protocols Interface; DOCSIS 3.1
|Publication Date:||1 February 2017|
The present document is part 3 of a multi-part deliverable that define the fourth generation of high-speed data-over_cable systems, commonly referred to as the DOCSIS® 3.1 specifications. This specification was developed for the benefit of the cable industry, and includes contributions by operators and vendors from North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
This generation of the DOCSIS® specifications builds upon the previous generations of DOCSIS® specifications (commonly referred to as the DOCSIS® 3.0 and earlier specifications), leveraging the existing Media Access Control (MAC) and Physical (PHY) layers, but with the addition of a new PHY layer designed to improve spectral efficiency and provide better scaling for larger bandwidths (and appropriate updates to the MAC and management layers to support the new PHY layer). It includes backward compatibility for the existing PHY layers in order to enable a seamless migration to the new technology.