CableLabs® Issues RFP for VoIP Interface Equipment for Commercial Applications
Louisville, CO, July 12, 2004—Key cable operators aiming at offering voice services for small business and commercial customers joined with CableLabs today to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for Multi-Line multimedia terminal adapter (ML-MTA) equipment. RFP responses are due August 12th with the anticipation that equipment would be available for testing later this year.
CableLabs is working with its members to collect information from manufacturers regarding ML-MTA that comply with CableLabs� DOCSIS® 2.0 and PacketCable™ 1.0 specifications. Based on the current state of DOCSIS technology and the business needs of many cable operators, a minimum eight-line unit is specified.
By providing a common set of technical requirements for an ML-MTA for this emerging application, CableLabs anticipates that this may provide enough scale that it will enable suppliers to offer this product economically in a timely manner. Any questions or comments should be directed to Jerry Bennington via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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