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BigBand and NETGEAR bond on DOCSIS 3.0

Tue, 05/16/2006 - 8:31am
CED staff

BigBand Networks and NETGEAR Inc. have secured an integration deal that aims to comply with DOCSIS 3.0, a developing CableLabs spec that will enlist channel bonding and product speeds in excess of 100 Mbps.

The integration will team the NETGEAR Channel Bonding Cable Modem (model CM232) with a modular cable modem termination system (M-CMTS) from BigBand that features the company's Cuda CMTS and BME (Broadband Multimedia-Service Edge) products.

The deal also teams a traditional broadband vendor with a company with direct ties to the consumer electronics ecosystem.

"Service providers desire open, multi-vendor solutions with timely delivery, making NETGEAR and BigBand Networks natural partners to achieve end-to-end integration such as our channel bonding collaboration," said John Connelly, BigBand's executive VP of marketing and business development, in a statement.

"NETGEAR believes in partnering with companies such as BigBand Networks that share our focus on openness and innovation, allowing each of us to leverage our expertise in elevating consumer experiences and service provider operations," added David James, director of broadband service provider products for NETGEAR.

Note: NETGEAR and BigBand are underwriting a Webcast ("Speed Thrills - Paving the Path Toward DOCSIS 3.0"), scheduled for Thursday, May 18, 2006. Registration is free.

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