1. DOCSIS 3.1
  2. All about speed
  3. Make sure your test set can keep up

DOCSIS 3.1-powered broadband services present many challenges. Service providers face huge deadlines to deploy capable infrastructure, technicians are intimidated by the technology and complexity of services to be tested, and demanding customers expect better than a satisfactory experience.

Special Report: Ready for DOCSIS 3.1?

After a fast-tracked specification development process, multiple interops, and several product announcements, DOCSIS 3.1 appears ready for its debut. But while momentum continues to build toward first deployments, a few I’s still need to be dotted and T’s crossed before cable operators can feel confident in the technology.

This Special Report offers insights from network planners and technology developers on the current state of DOCSIS 3.1 and what still needs to happen before deployments can begin in earnest. It also covers how to integrate DOCSIS 3.1 and 3.0 for a smooth transition.

DOCSIS 3.1: Cable Tackles the Gigabit Challenge

This white paper explores the significance of this groundbreaking technology and how forward-thinking professionals are using DOCSIS 3.1 knowledge to take their companies and their careers to the next level.

Prepared by Alan Breznick, Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading, it covers topics such as:

  • Cable's Buildup to DOCSIS 3.1
  • DOCSIS 3.1's Main Benefits
  • Key Challenges of Deploying DOCSIS 3.1 and how to over come them

DOCSIS 3.1 Cable's Gigabit Gambit | WATCH VIDEO >

With CableLabs preparing to approve the first DOCSIS 3.1 equipment and cable operators preparing to start deploying the new broadband spec, the cable industry is poised to storm into the Gigabit Era. DOCSIS 3.1 offers the tantalizing promise of data downstream speeds as fast as 10 Gbit/s and upstream speeds of 1 Gbit/s or more, along with higher bandwidth capacity for other new IP services, greater operational efficiencies, improved quality control and lower costs. But cable operators also face some daunting challenges in rolling out D3.1, including the adoption of new technologies, new equipment, new procedures, and new testing and monitoring tools, as well as the need for extensive staff training. In this special SCTE-backed webinar, we will evaluate both the opportunities and challenges that cable operators face in bringing the industry’s new spec to market.


Test and Measurement maintains its status as mission-critical to cable operators. In fact, since the advent of triple play in the early 2000’s, test and measurement’s importance has grown. With the emergence of DOCSIS 3.1, a whole new generation of broadband test and measurement equipment is on the horizon. Watch the video to learn about the latest solutions from VeEX.

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VeEX offers the CX380s-D3.1 and CX350s-D3.1 DOCSIS Analyzers. Equipped with a DOCSIS 3.1 modem, a powerful system architecture and an arsenal of automated test features, technicians have the necessary functionality at their fingertips.

Key D3.1 OFDM metrics, modem emulation and multi-Gigabit throughput speeds can easily be verified. Next generation Sweep capabilities and expanded Spectrum Analysis on the CX380s-D3.1 pushes cable verification to new limits, guaranteeing the aging HFC network is able to deliver.