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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 Schedule

Certification Requirements and Guidelines

 


Certification & Qualification Fees

Effective CW119

DOCSIS BASED CPE DEVICES

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 Cable Modem  $75,000.00  $15,000.00  $95,000.00  N/A
EuroDOCSIS® 3.0 Cable Modem  $85,000.00  $26,000.00  $100,000.00  N/A
DOCSIS 2.0/EuroDOCSIS 2.0/1.1/1.0 Cable Modem  $75,000.00  $15,000.00  $95,000.00  N/A
Add-Ons Initial Submission (In addition to base fees): Any Submission Device Update Units Required
Dual D3.0/ED3.0 Backward Compatibility  $35,000.00  $17,500.00 8
PacketCable™ 1.5 or EuroPacketCable™ 1.5  $40,000.00  $20,000.00 15
L2VPN  $22,000.00  $9,000.00 5
Cable Gateway  $33,000.00  $14,000.00 8
Subsequent Submission (including ECMM-Based) Recertification Submission Units Required for Recertification OEM / Paper Submissions Units Required for OEM/Paper
DOCSIS® 3.1 Cable Modem  $60,000.00 15  $20,000.00 5
DOCSIS® 3.0 Cable Modem  $40,000.00 15  $15,000.00 5
EuroDOCSIS® 3.0 Cable Modem  $40,000.00 20  $15,000.00 5
DOCSIS® 2.0/EuroDOCSIS 2.0/1.1/1.0 Cable Modem  $40,000.00 18  $15,000.00 5
Add-Ons  Subsequent Submission (In addition to base fees): Recertification Submission Units Required for Recertification OEM / Paper Submissions Units Required for OEM/Paper
Dual D3.0/ED3.0 Backward Compatibility  $17,500.00 8  No additional Fee 5
PacketCable™ 1.5 or EuroPacketCable™ 1.5  $20,000.00 15  No additional Fee 5
L2VPN  $9,000.00 5  No additional Fee 5
Cable Gateway  $14,000.00 8  No additional Fee 5

UDCP FEES

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

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 Resolver  $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 Resolver  $15,000.00  $10,000.00

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 TEST UNITS
D3.1 Base 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

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 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

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 HEADEND EQUIPMENT

EUROPACKETCABLE 1.0/1.5
EUROPACKETCABLE MULTIMEDIA
QUALIFICATION REQUALIFICATION
HEADEND
CMTS: Full Profile for EuroDOCSIS only (without LI) $192,170.00 $115,307.50
CMTS: Full EuroDOCSIS + EuroPacketCable $231,921.25 $139,150.00
CMTS: Full EuroDOCSIS + EuroPacketCable Multimedia $231,921.25 $139,150.00
CMTS: Full EuroDOCSIS + EuroPacketCable + EuroPacketCable Multimedia $258,431.25 $155,058.75
FEATURE BASED EURODOCSIS 3.0 CMTS SUBMISSIONS
EUROPACKETCABLE 1.0/1.5
EUROPACKETCABLE MULTIMEDIA FEES
Basic (always mandatory) $115,500.00
UCB $12,100.00
DBC $9,900.00
IPv6 $9,900.00
Multicast $9,900.00
Security $9,900.00
S-CDMA $9,900.00
OSS $9,900.00
LI $9,900.00
SUM (if submitted for all feature sets) $196,900.00
EuroPacketCable $41,250.00
EuroPacketCable MM $41,250.00
EuroPacketCable + EuroPacketCable MM $68,750.00
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.


Digital Certificate and DFAST Licensing Fees

Please contact CableLabs at Security@cablelabs.com for fee information.

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