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What's the Story? Broadcom, MaxLinear give DOCSIS 3.1 a facelift

Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner discusses new developments by chipmakers Broadcom and MaxLinear and how their new DOCSIS 3.1 chips might impact the cable industry.

At a Glance

  • Improvements to DOCSIS 3.1 (00:49)
  • A look at previous versions of DOCSIS (04:06)
  • Broadcom's new DOCSIS 3.1 chip (06:38)

Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner joins the podcast to discuss what's next for DOCSIS 3.1 and how improvements to the technology might obviate the need for DOCSIS 4.0 in some cases. We also discuss new developments by chipmakers Broadcom and MaxLinear and how their new DOCSIS 3.1 chips might impact the cable industry. 

For a lightly edited transcript, please click the caption button in the video toolbar. 

Here are a few topics we cover:

  • Improvements to DOCSIS 3.1 (00:49)

  • A look at previous versions of DOCSIS (04:06)

  • Broadcom's new DOCSIS 3.1 chip (06:38)

  • Cable technology upgrades in Europe versus North America (09:03)

About the Author(s)

Kelsey Ziser

Senior Editor, Light Reading

Kelsey is a senior editor at Light Reading, co-host of the Light Reading podcast, and host of the "What's the story?" podcast.

Her interest in the telecom world started with a PR position at Connect2 Communications, which led to a communications role at the FREEDM Systems Center, a smart grid research lab at N.C. State University. There, she orchestrated their webinar program across college campuses and covered research projects such as the center's smart solid-state transformer.

Kelsey enjoys reading four (or 12) books at once, watching movies about space travel, crafting and (hoarding) houseplants.

Kelsey is based in Raleigh, N.C.

Jeff Baumgartner

Senior Editor, Light Reading

Jeff Baumgartner is a Senior Editor for Light Reading and is responsible for the day-to-day news coverage and analysis of the cable and video sectors. Follow him on X and LinkedIn.

Baumgartner also served as Site Editor for Light Reading Cable from 2007-2013. In between his two stints at Light Reading, he led tech coverage for Multichannel News and was a regular contributor to Broadcasting + Cable. Baumgartner was named to the 2018 class of the Cable TV Pioneers.

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