More new products conforming to the EuroDOCSIS cable modem standards have been certified by Cable Europe Labs. The Brussels-based organisation has ended the year with approvals for Motorola, Cisco, Humax and Thomson, underlining cable’s part in the continuing improvement in broadband speeds. The testing took place at Excentis in Ghent, Belgium.
“We’re happy to end the year on another high note with this new wave of certifications. What you’re seeing here is evidence of a continued flow of new products that help cable stay ahead in the speed race,” said Cable Europe Labs Managing Director, Malcolm Taylor. “We keep on repeating that having speeds that are 2-6 faster than ADSL offerings require large and continued investments in the latest technology. The certification process is precisely that nexus where the cable providers meet the hardware providers. Speed and scale are outputs of this interaction that translate into high performance.”
According to Cable Europe between 2003 and 2008, cable operators invested more than €22bn in the upgrade and build-out of networks and the introduction of new product platforms.
The products certified by Cable Europe Labs include the following:
* Motorola SB6180E Cable Modem
* Motorola SBG6580E Cable Modem
* EuroDOCSIS 3.0 and EuroPacketCable 1.5
* Cisco EPC3925 EMTA
* Motorola SBV6180E EMTA
* Humax HDPVR9000C Cable Modem in DVB-C STB
* Motorola SBG941UE Cable Modem
* Thomson DCI8x31 Cable Modem in DVB-C STB