Arris and Motorola DOCSIS® 3.0 Devices Also Are Certified for PacketCable™
Louisville, Colorado, June 9, 2008—CableLabs® announced today that it has awarded certified status to Arris and Motorola for devices that have integrated DOCSIS® 3.0 with the ability to deliver cable digital voice. This milestone event is the industry-first certification for PacketCable™ Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapters (EMTAs) which also incorporate the high-speed, channel bonding technology of DOCSIS 3.0. The announcement followed testing that concluded recently.
What this means is that cable operators now have available integrated approaches for customer premises gear to deploy in cable systems where they seek to deliver digital voice communications, as well as data at high downstream data rates. DOCSIS 3.0 specifications enable downstream data rates of 160 Mbps or higher and upstream data rates of 120 Mbps or higher.
"This is a significant step forward that demonstrates very rapid progress by our suppliers in integrating these two broadband technologies," said Ed Miller, Senior Vice President of Broadband Network Services. "The availability of integrated components could lead to less capital expense for consumers and our members as they purchase and deploy these modems for voice and data services. Congratulations to Arris and Motorola on their achievement."
As an example of the ever increasing pace of technology integration in the cable industry, certification of EMTAs with DOCSIS 1.1 lagged data modem certification by more than a year; this shrank to half a year with DOCSIS 2.0 and to only a few weeks in the case of DOCSIS 3.0. "This trend highlights advances in cable technology and points to even more rapid innovation for cable going forward," said CableLabs CTO Ralph Brown.
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