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Juniper Does Docsis (Again)

Jeff Baumgartner
LR Cable News Analysis
Jeff Baumgartner
11/9/2009
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Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) has reentered the Docsis technology race after becoming the first vendor to obtain Docsis 3.0 certification for what's called an "embedded cable modem module," or eCMM.

CableLabs has Juniper's newly certified product listed as the "ECM3100-JU," one of seven Docsis 3.0 products to come out of the Louisville, Colo.-based R&D house with passing grades following Certification Wave 70.

Juniper was not available Friday to discuss its intentions for the wideband eCMM product. Generally speaking, eCMMs are embedded into another device such as an advanced digital set-top. Although it's possible Juniper may try to get its eCMM into a cable box, one industry insider speculated that the company may instead be interested in hooking it into network components that perform Docsis 3.0 test-and-measurement functions. A handful of other suppliers, including Maspro Denkoh Corp. , Tollgrade Communications Inc. , Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), ATI (now part of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD)), and Askey Inc. , have previously obtained certifications for their respective eCMMs, but those were all for Docsis 2.0.

The certification signals that Juniper's back in the Docsis game after a lengthy hiatus. In 2005, Juniper and Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced they would co-design a modular cable modem termination system (M-CMTS), but that partnership has since been scuttled. Earlier, in 2001, Juniper jumped into the CMTS game alone by buying Pacific Broadband Communications for $200 million, but shut down that product line roughly two years later. (See Motorola, Juniper Team on Modular CMTS and Juniper Buys Pacific Broadband .)

D-Link joins the wideband party
Among other items of interest to emerge from Cert Wave 70:

  • D-Link Systems Inc. came away with its first certification for a Docsis 3.0 modem, the DCM-301. [Ed. note: W're trying to track down the product specs.]

  • Ubee Interactive also won Docsis 3.0 certification for a new product, the DDW3610, which uses the Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM) chipset and is capable of bonding eight downstream channels and four upstream channels (the Docsis 3.0 specs call for modems to support a minimum of four downstream and four upstream channels). Ubee's latest entry also houses an 802.11n access point.

  • Thomson S.A. (NYSE: TMS; Euronext Paris: 18453) also got the stamp for a wireless cable gateway of its own, dubbed the DCW775. It also sports Broadcom silicon and an 8x4 channel configuration. Four of those downstream channels can be used by operators to feed in dedicated IPTV services.

  • Motorola's SB6180 modem also got the Docsis 3.0 blessing from CableLabs. According to product details on that model, it also uses an 8x4 configuration. Motorola confirmed that the SB6180 is the first Broadcom-based modem from the Moto lineup to win CableLabs certification for Docsis 3.0 (the rest of Moto's D3-certified crop uses Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN) chipsets).

  • Cisco also notched Docsis 3.0 certification for the DPQ3212, an embedded multimedia terminal adapter (EMTA), or voice modem, with an 8x4 channel configuration.

  • The CG3000, a cable gateway/EMTA combo from Netgear Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), scored Docsis 3.0 certification following the latest Certification Wave. According to Netgear, that product also touts the 8x4 channel configuration and an 802.11n access point. A spokesperson confirmed it uses Broadcom silicon.

    Based on the results from Cert Wave 70, here's an updated list of Docsis 3.0-certified/qualified products:

    Table 1: Docsis 3.0-Certified Modems, E-MTAs and Gateways
    Vendor Product Silicon partner Cert wave approved
    Arris Touchstone 702G Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter TI 58, 59*, 63**, 67****
    Arris WBM750A TI 59, 63**, 67****
    Cisco DPC3000 TI 58, 63**, 65***
    Cisco DPQ3202 TI 60, 63**
    Cisco DPC3010 Broadcom 65
    Cisco DPQ3212 N/A 70
    D-Link DCM-301 N/A 70
    Hitron BRG-35503 TI 61, 63**
    Juniper ECM3100-JU N/A 70
    Motorola SB6120 TI 58, 63**, 67****
    Motorola SBV6220 TI 58, 59*, 63**
    Motorola SBV6120 TI 68
    Motorola SB6180 Broadcom 70
    Netgear CMD31T TI 60, 63**,65***
    Netgear CVD31XT TI 64
    Netgear CG3000 Broadcom 70
    Orient Telecom ORT3100 TI 64
    SerComm FM301T TI 63
    SMC SMCD3CM TI 58, 63**,65***
    SMC SMCD3G-BIZ TI 64, 67****
    Thomson DCM475 Broadcom 65
    Thomson DHG575 Broadcom 65
    Thomson DCW775 Broadcom 70
    Ubee Interactive U10C035 TI 58, 63**, 65***
    Ubee Interactive DDW3600 TI 67
    Ubee Interactive DDM3500 Broadcom 65
    Ubee Interactive DVM3200 (EMTA) Broadcom 65
    Ubee Interactive DDW3610 Broadcom 70
    *Device re-certified for Docsis 3.0 and obtained initial PacketCable 1.5 certification in Wave 59.
    **Device re-certified for Docsis 3.0 in Wave 63.
    ***Device re-certified for Docsis 3.0 in Wave 65.
    ****Device re-certified for Docsis 3.0 in Wave 67.
    Source: CableLabs, the companies, and Cable Digital News research.




    Table 2: Docsis 3.0-Qualified Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTSs)
    Vendor Product Wave qualified Highest level of 3.0 qualification achieved*
    Arris C4 CMTS 56 Bronze
    Casa Systems C2200 CMTS** 58 Full
    Casa Systems C3200 CMTS 58 Full
    Casa Systems C10200 64 Full
    Cisco uBR10012 56 Bronze
    Motorola BSR64000 58 Bronze
    * CableLabs currently uses a tiered CMTS qualification system, awarding "Bronze," "Silver," and "Full" designations based on the product's supported features.
    ** Casa's C2200 CMTS won Silver qualification in Wave 56.
    Source: The companies, CableLabs, and Cable Digital News research.




    — Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News



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    scottalucas
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    12/5/2012 | 3:52:50 PM
    re: Juniper Does Docsis (Again)


     


    Jeff, I can confirm that this certification is for a new DOCSIS interface card that will work on our SRX210 and SRX240 Services Gateways. The SRX210 and SRX240 provide routing, switching, and security services to branch and mid-sized offices. We will market our new DOCSIS capabilities to customers seeking high-performance options for internet connectivity via cable connections. We expect to ship these new interface cards in the first half of 2010. You can learn more about the SRX Series here (http://www.juniper.net/us/en/products-services/security/srx-series/).


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    Jeff Baumgartner
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    12/5/2012 | 3:52:49 PM
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    Hi Scott,


    Thanks for providing some helpful detail...looks like our speculation was a bit off on both counts with respect to Juniper's Docsis 3.0 plans. But it looks like you have some heavy-duty wideband activity afoot to address cable's biz-services opportunities.  I'd certainly like to learn some additional details about those plans (and share some of those details here) very soon.  Just send me a note at baumgartner@ligthreading.com so we can set something up after TelcoTV. Thanks! Jeff

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