ADC Telecommunications has launched a module for its flagship cable modem termination system (CMTS) based on Broadcom Corp. 's long-awaited DOCSIS 2.0-based chipset.
The module is outfitted for ADC's Cuda 12000, and will enable upstream line rates up to 40 Mbps and downstream rates as high as 100 Mbps. The combination will enable cable operators "to compete more effectively with existing providers to deliver symmetrical broadband applications such as business grade T-1 services and peer-to-peer functionality," ADC said. To date, the company has deployed about 800 Cuda 12000s.
The new DOCSIS 2.0-based module is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter. ADC also plans to submit the module for DOCSIS 2.0 qualification testing at CableLabs during wave 27, slated to start Sept. 2.
Thus far, just one vendor — Terayon Communication Systems — has managed to win DOCSIS 2.0 CMTS qualification. Terayon uses silicon from its in-house chipmaker, Imedia Semiconductor. Broadcom released its DOCSIS 2.0-based CMTS chipset in June.