Certification verifies compliance to the specifications, interoperability among products and enables competition and choice in the marketplace.
The approvals represent the greatest number of products certified in the first certification wave for any DOCSIS specification.
“Today’s news marks a key milestone for CableLabs in technical leadership and time to market,” said Phil McKinney, President and CEO of CableLabs. “The DOCSIS 3.1 specifications assure the cable industry’s leadership in the delivery of broadband services. This represents the most rapid development and implementation cycle for a broadband technology development program ever delivered by CableLabs. Development of the initial DOCSIS 3.1 specifications to product certification has occurred in half the time of previous DOCSIS specifications.”
DOCSIS 3.1 enables operators to offer multi-gigabit speeds while maintaining backward compatibility with existing DOCSIS deployments.
Over the past 14 months, CableLabs has held 14 DOCSIS 3.1 interoperability and dry run testing events that provided manufacturers the opportunity to work together on interoperability, development and specification compliance supporting recently announced field trials and commercial deployments.