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CableLabs releases spec for Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 in record time

A blog this week from Belal Hamzeh, CableLabs VP, R&D Development, Wireless Technologies, revealed that the specification has been completed for a Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1. This sounds technical, but Telcos have for quite a while now been focusing on their one advantage, that G.fast was a time division technology, so up and down speeds could be programmable. Prior DOCSIS specs have all been frequency division, meaning that the upstream broadband over DOCSIS 3.1 was limited to a fraction of the downlink speeds. A year ago CableLabs proposed to take a leaf out of the Telco G.fast book, and put out the idea of a DOCSIS where both ends were transmitting simultaneously across the entire spectrum, and each end cancelled…

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