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Euro-DOCSIS board certifies modem, two CMTSs

Wed, 10/30/2002 - 7:00pm
Susan Rush

Philips Semiconductors' CME2010 has become the second cable modem to be awarded Euro-DOCSIS 1.1 certification by the Euro-DOCSIS Certification Board.

The board also granted Euro-DOCSIS qualification status to Juniper's G10 cable modem termination systems (CMTS) and Scientific Atlanta's Prisma CMTS.

The Euro-DOCSIS board certified its first 1.1 cable modem in July. Euro-DOCSIS 1.1 certification to Toshiba's PCX2500 cable modem and Euro-DOCSIS 1.1 qualification status were awarded to the Arris Cadant C4 CMTS.

The Euro-DOCSIS Certification Board consists of representatives of European cable operators Casema, NetCologne, NTL, Telenet, Telewest and UPC.

The DOCSIS 2.0 specification was finalized in January. Earlier this month, CableLabs began accepting product submissions to be tested for DOCSIS 2.0 certification. DOCSIS 2.0 is an advanced physical layer addition to modem functions. The spec can increase upstream bandwidth for cable modems to 30 megabits per second — three times that of DOCSIS 1.1 units.

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