ETSI - EN 302 878-4
Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Third Generation Transmission Systems for Interactive Cable Television Services - IP Cable Modems; Part 4: MAC and Upper Layer Protocols; DOCSIS 3.0
|Publication Date:||1 September 2011|
Introduction and Purpose
The present document is part of a series of specifications that define the third generation of high-speed data-over-cable systems. This series was developed for the benefit of the cable industry and includes contributions by operators and vendors from North America, Europe and other regions.
The present document defines the Media Access Control (MAC) layer protocols of DOCSIS 3.0 as well as requirements for upper layer protocols (e.g. IP, DHCP, etc.). DOCSIS 3.0 introduces new MAC layer features beyond what were present in earlier versions of DOCSIS.