DOCSIS 3.0 vendors can test provisioning with Incognito
With vendors in the cable industry concentrating on preparing DOCSIS 3.0 hardware and software, Incognito Software is looking a step ahead at what happens once DOCSIS 3.0 gear starts infiltrating the field: how to provision DOCSIS 3.0 customers.
Incognito is inviting customer premise equipment (CPE) and cable modem termination system (CMTS) vendors to test their products in a multi-vendor, IPv6 environment, using Incognito’s provisioning and network resource management systems.
Unlike equipment conforming to prior versions of the DOCSIS standard, DOCSIS 3.0 relies on IPv6 addressing and DHCPv6 auto-configuration.
Incognito developed its Broadband Command Center solution for DOCSIS 3.0 with Motorola.
“Having been involved in the rollout of standards since 1992, we recognize that in the early stages of protocol adoption, the problem of provisioning the CPE often becomes a secondary consideration,” added Stephane Bourque, Incognito Software’s Co-Founder and CTO. “Interoperational planning leads to a standard approach to provisioning which allows operators to implement a more uniform solution. It’s that simple.”