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Certification

Working in cooperation with cable operators and cable equipment manufacturers, CableLabs has developed various specifications to facilitate the manufacture of interoperable cable devices, including cable modems, set top boxes, digital televisions, and telephony . “CableLabs Certified®” or “CableLabs Qualified” means that the device has passed a series of tests for compliance with the applicable Specification, and has thus demonstrated interoperable functionality with other CableLabs certified devices. Interoperable devices based on common specifications facilitate consumer choice, wide spread deployment of new technologies, and lower costs to both cable operators and consumers.

CableLabs Certified/Qualified Products

How to Participate in Certification

Following are the steps to participate in CableLabs’ Certification Program:

  1. Sign and return the Non-Disclosure Agreement
  2. Request a CableLabs Login to gain access to drafts of specifications.
  3. Refer to the CableLabs Security Documents for information regarding the timeline and process for obtaining digital certificates and manufacturers CVCs required for certification.
  4. Download and review these resource documents:
    1. Specifications
    2. Test Plans (ATPs, CTPs, etc as appropriate)
    3. Test Requirements (Protocol [or Profile]) Implementation Conformance Statements (PICS) or Specification Requirements (REQs)
    4. Test Platform (Test Execution Packages (TEPs), test tools, test scripts, etc as appropriate)
    5. Additionally, please review the Certification, Qualification, Verification Definitions

Wave Schedules

Certification Requirements and Guidelines

 

View current Certification & Qualification Fees

DOCSIS CPE Devices
DOCSIS 3.1
PACKETCABLE 1.5
FLEX SUBMISSION RECERTIFICATION FEE OEM / PAPER SUBMISSION DEVICE UPDATE
DOCSIS® 3.1 Cable Modem (optionally w/DSG) $120,000 $60,000 $20,000 $0
Embedded Cable Modem Module $120,000 $60,000 $20,000 $0
Embedded Cable Modem Module-Based Device* $50,000 $30,000 $20,000 $0
* eCMM-Based Device fees already include add-ons
Add-Ons: (In addition to base fees for DOCSIS)
DOCSIS® Backwards Compatibility Combo D3.0/ED3.0 $35,000 $20,000 $0 $0
PacketCableTM 1.5 EMTA $30,000 $10,000 $0 $0
Euro PacketCableTM 1.5 EMTA Call for Info Call for Info Call for Info Call for Info
L2VPN $20,000 $8,000 $0 $8,000
Cable Gateway $30,000 $12,500 $0 $12,500
DOCSIS 2.0  / 3.0
PACKETCABLE 1.5
CERTIFICATION / VERIFICATION / PRACTICE WAVE FLEX SUBMISSION RECERTIFICATION FEE OEM / PAPER SUBMISSION DEVICE UPDATE
DOCSIS® 3.0/2.0 Cable Modem (May include DSG) $75,000 $95,000 $40,000 $10,000 $15,000
Embedded Cable Modem Module $75,000 $95,000 $40,000 $10,000 $15,000
Embedded Cable Modem Module-Based Device* $30,000 $30,000 $15,000 $10,000 N/A
* eCMM-Based Device fees already include add-ons
Add-Ons: (In addition to base fees for DOCSIS):
PacketCableTM 1.5 EMTA $25,000 $30,000 $10,000 $0 $15,000
L2VPN € 20,000 € 20,000 € 8,000 $0 € 8,000
Cable Gateway $30,000 $30,000 $12,500 $0 $12,500
EURO DOCSIS Devices
EURODOCSIS 3.0 CERTIFICATION FLEX SUBMISSION RE-CERTIFICATION / RE-SUBMISSION OEM / PAPER SUBMISSION DEVICE UPDATE
EUROPACKETCABLE 1.0/1.5
EuroDOCSIS € 79,500.00 € 91,250.00 € 43,750.00 € 15,000 € 25,000
EuroPacketCable (including EuroDOCSIS) € 116,875.00 € 132,500.00 € 49,125.00 € 15,000 € 30,000
EURODOCSIS 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 CERTIFICATION FLEX SUBMISSION RE-CERTIFICATION / RE-SUBMISSION OEM / PAPER SUBMISSION DEVICE UPDATE
EUROPACKETCABLE 1.0/1.5
EuroDOCSIS € 65,000.00 € 73,375.00 € 35,000.00 € 15,000 € 25,000
EuroPacketCable (including EuroDOCSIS) € 100,000.00 € 113,125.00 € 50,000.00 € 15,000 € 30,000
ADD-ON (In addition to base fees for DOCSIS): SUBMISSION FEE FLEX SUBMISSION RE-SUBMISSION FEE
L2VPN € 20,000 € 20,000 € 8,000
Cable Gateway € 30,000 € 30,000 € 12,500
Other CPE DEVICES
Other CPE DEVICES CERTIFICATION OR PRACTICE WAVE FLEX SUBMISSION RECERTIFICATION FEE OEM / PAPER SUBMISSION DEVICE UPDATE
DPoE 1.0 ONU $25,000 $25,000 $15,000 $10,000 $7,500
Multi-Stream Card $50,000 $50,000 $15,000 N/A N/A
OCUR $75,000 $75,000 $15,000 $10,000 N/A
Tuning Adapter $20,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 N/A
UDCP FEES
UDCP TESTING FEES CERTIFICATION OR PRACTICE WAVE
Verification $30,000
Practice Run $20,000
Digital Output and Recording Technology Review $35,000
Appeal Fee $10,000
DOCSIS 3.1 HEADEND FEES
CMTS Feature Set Testing Units Fees
1 Test Unit $25,000
5 Test Units $75,000
10 Test Units $125,000
20 Test Units $200,000
D3.1 CMTS FEATURE SET # OF UNITS
Minimum CORE functionality as defined in the D3.1 CMTS Checklist document (includes D3.0 MAC Base & Provisioning) JL -Note verify in checklist 5
Downstream PHY & DSCB (D3.0 & D3.1) 2
Upstream PHY & USCB (D3.0 & D3.1) 2
Advanced QoS 2
Dynamic Operations (includes Profile changes, DBC, DCC, DPD Change, DSX, UCD Change) 2
Multicast 2
Security (D3.0 & D3.1) 2
EM (includes EM1x1 & DLS) 2
OSS 2
Fault Conditions (includes CM-STATUS) 2
PNM 2
Profile testing & Probing 2
PacketCable Feature Set # OF UNITS
PC-DQoS 2
PC-SEC 2
PCMM 2
DOCSIS version Independent # OF UNITS
L2VPN 1
DSG 1
Modular Headend Architecture # OF UNITS
VSI 1
DTI 1
DEPI 1
DOCSIS 3.0 HEADEND FEES
CMTS Feature Set Testing Units Fees
1 Test Unit $25,000
5 Test Units $75,000
10 Test Units $125,000
20 Test Units $200,000
D3.0 CMTS FEATURE SET # OF UNITS
DOCSIS 2.0
D2.0 (without SCDMA) 4
DOCSIS 3.0 # OF UNITS
D3.0_MAC_Base 2
PHY 1
DRFI 1
Provisioning (IPv4 & IPv6) 1
DSCB 1
USCB 1
Advanced QoS 1
Dynamic Operations 1
Security 1
SCDMA 1
Multicast 1
EM1x1 1
OSS 1
Optional Features 1
PacketCable Feature Set # OF UNITS
PC-DQoS 1
PC-SEC 1
PCMM 1
DOCSIS version Independent # OF UNITS
L2VPN 1
DSG 1
Modular Headend Architecture # OF UNITS
VSI 1
DTI 1
DEPI 1
OTHER HEADEND EQUIPMENT
OTHER HEADEND EQUIPMENT QUALIFICATION OR PRACTICE WAVE REQUALIFICATION OEM SUBMISSION
DPoE 1.0 System $75,000 $40,000 $35,000
DOCSIS® EQAM $70,000 $40,000 $35,000
EURODOCSIS 3.0
EUROPACKETCABLE 1.0/1.5
EUROPACKETCABLE MULTIMEDIA
QUALIFICATION REQUALIFICATION
HEADEND
CMTS: Full Profile for EuroDOCSIS only (without LI) € 174,700.00 € 104,825.00
CMTS: Full EuroDOCSIS + EuroPacketCable € 210,837.50 € 126,500.00
CMTS: Full EuroDOCSIS + EuroPacketCable Multimedia € 210,837.50 € 126,500.00
CMTS: Full EuroDOCSIS + EuroPacketCable + EuroPacketCable Multimedia € 234,937.50 € 140,962.50
FEATURE BASED EURODOCSIS 3.0 CMTS SUBMISSIONS
EUROPACKETCABLE 1.0/1.5
EUROPACKETCABLE MULTIMEDIA FEES
Basic (always mandatory) € 105,000.00
UCB € 11,000.00
DBC € 9,000.00
IPv6 € 9,000.00
Multicast € 9,000.00
Security € 9,000.00
S-CDMA € 9,000.00
OSS € 9,000.00
LI € 9,000.00
SUM (if submitted for all feature sets) € 179,000.00
EuroPacketCable € 37,500.00
EuroPacketCable MM € 37,500.00
EuroPacketCable + EuroPacketCable MM € 62,500.00
Re-verification for a passed feature set (within next 4 waves) 0.6 x fee feature set

For EuroDOCSIS 2.0 and earlier CMTS submissions, please contact us at labs@cablelabs.com to receive details on pricing, etc.



Certification & Qualification Fees

Effective CW119

Initial Submission (May include VFI and/or ECMM) Wave Submission Device Update Flex Submission Flex/Success  Submission
DOCSIS® 3.1 Cable Modem   $120,000.00  $30,000.00  N/A   $150,000.00
DOCSIS® 3.0/2.0 Cable Modem   $75,000.00  $15,000.00  $95,000.00  N/A 
EuroDOCSIS® 3.0 Cable Modem  $85,000.00  Call for Info   $100,000.00  N/A 
EuroDOCSIS 2.0/1.1/1.0 Cable Modem  $70,000.00  Call for Info   $80,000.00  N/A 
EuroDOCSIS 2.0 Quick/STB  $20,000.00  Call for Info   $25,000.00  N/A 
Add-Ons Initial Submission (In addition to base fees): Any Submission Device Update
Dual D3.0/ED3.0 Backward Compatibility  $35,000.00  Call for Info 
PacketCable™ 1.5 or EuroPacketCable™ 1.5  $40,000.00  $20,000.00
L2VPN  $22,000.00  $9,000.00
Cable Gateway  $33,000.00  $14,000.00
Subsequent Submission (including ECMM-Based) Recertification Submission OEM / Paper Submissions
DOCSIS® 3.1 Cable Modem  $60,000.00  $20,000.00
DOCSIS® 3.0/2.0 Cable Modem   $40,000.00  $15,000.00
EuroDOCSIS® 3.0 Cable Modem  $40,000.00  $15,000.00
EuroDOCSIS 2.0/1.1/1.0 Cable Modem   $40,000.00  $15,000.00
Add-Ons  Subsequent Submission (In addition to base fees): Recertification Submission OEM / Paper Submissions
Dual D3.0/ED3.0 Backward Compatibility  Call for Info   No additional Fee 
PacketCable™ 1.5 or EuroPacketCable™ 1.5  $20,000.00  No additional Fee 
L2VPN  $9,000.00  No additional Fee 
Cable Gateway  $14,000.00  No additional Fee 

UDCP TESTING FEES CERTIFICATION OR PRACTICE WAVE
 Verification   $30,000.00
 Practice Run   $20,000.00
 Digital Output and Recording Technology Review   $35,000.00
 Appeal Fee   $10,000.00

Other CPE DEVICES First Submission FLEX SUBMISSION DEVICE UPDATE
 DPoE 1.0 ONU   $25,000.00  $7,500.00
 Multi-Stream Card   $50,000.00  N/A 
 OCUR   $75,000.00  N/A 
 Tuning Adapter   $20,000.00  N/A 
Other CPE DEVICES Subsequent Submission RECERTIFICATION FEE OEM / PAPER SUBMISSION
 DPoE 1.0 ONU   $15,000.00  $10,000.00
 Multi-Stream Card   $15,000.00  N/A 
 OCUR   $15,000.00  $10,000.00
 Tuning Adapter   $15,000.00  $10,000.00

CMTS Feature Set Testing Units Fees
1 Test Unit $25,000
5 Test Units $75,000
10 Test Units $125,000
20 Test Units $200,000
D3.1 CMTS FEATURE SET # OF TEST UNITS
Minimum CORE functionality as defined in the D3.1 CMTS Checklist document (includes D3.0 MAC Base & Provisioning) JL -Note verify in checklist 5
Downstream PHY & DSCB (D3.0 & D3.1) 2
Upstream PHY & USCB (D3.0 & D3.1) 2
Advanced QoS  2
Dynamic Operations (includes Profile changes, DBC, DCC, DPD Change, DSX, UCD Change) 2
Multicast 2
Security (D3.0 & D3.1) 2
EM (includes EM1x1 & DLS) 2
OSS 2
Fault Conditions (includes CM-STATUS) 2
PNM 2
Profile testing & Probing 2
PacketCable Feature Set # OF TEST UNITS
PC-DQoS 2
PC-SEC 2
PCMM 2
DOCSIS version Independent # OF TEST UNITS
L2VPN 1
DSG 1

CMTS Feature Set Testing Units Fees
1 Test Unit $25,000
5 Test Units $75,000
10 Test Units $125,000
20 Test Units $200,000
D3.0 CMTS FEATURE SET # OF TEST UNITS
DOCSIS 2.0
D2.0 (without SCDMA) 4
DOCSIS 3.0 # OF TEST UNITS
D3.0_MAC_Base 2
PHY 1
DRFI 1
Provisioning (IPv4 & IPv6) 1
DSCB  1
USCB 1
Advanced QoS 1
Dynamic Operations 1
Security 1
SCDMA 1
Multicast 1
EM1x1 1
OSS 1
Optional Features 1
PacketCable Feature Set # OF TEST UNITS
PC-DQoS 1
PC-SEC 1
PCMM


1
DOCSIS version Independent # OF TEST UNITS
L2VPN 1
DSG 1

OTHER HEADEND EQUIPMENT QUALIFICATION OR PRACTICE WAVE REQUALIFICATION OEM SUBMISSION
DPoE 1.0 System $75,000 $40,000 $35,000
DOCSIS® EQAM $70,000 $40,000 $35,000

EUROPACKETCABLE 1.0/1.5 
EUROPACKETCABLE MULTIMEDIA
QUALIFICATION REQUALIFICATION
HEADEND    
CMTS: Full Profile for EuroDOCSIS only (without LI) € 174,700.00 € 104,825.00
CMTS: Full EuroDOCSIS + EuroPacketCable € 210,837.50 € 126,500.00
CMTS: Full EuroDOCSIS + EuroPacketCable Multimedia € 210,837.50 € 126,500.00
CMTS: Full EuroDOCSIS + EuroPacketCable + EuroPacketCable Multimedia € 234,937.50 € 140,962.50
FEATURE BASED EURODOCSIS 3.0 CMTS SUBMISSIONS
EUROPACKETCABLE 1.0/1.5  
EUROPACKETCABLE MULTIMEDIA FEES
Basic (always mandatory) € 105,000.00
UCB € 11,000.00
DBC € 9,000.00
IPv6 € 9,000.00
Multicast € 9,000.00
Security € 9,000.00
S-CDMA € 9,000.00
OSS € 9,000.00
LI € 9,000.00
   
SUM (if submitted for all feature sets) € 179,000.00
EuroPacketCable € 37,500.00
EuroPacketCable MM € 37,500.00
EuroPacketCable + EuroPacketCable MM € 62,500.00
Re-verification for a passed feature set (within next 4 waves) 0.6 x fee feature set

For EuroDOCSIS 2.0 and earlier CMTS submissions, please contact us at labs@cablelabs.com to receive details on pricing, etc.


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