But did any cable modems break the Docsis 3.0 barrier?

Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor

May 1, 2008

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Cert Wave 57 Results Are In

Sorry for all the suspense, but it appears that no cable modems or cable modem termination systems (CMTSs), for that matter, came away with the coveted Docsis 3.0 stamp following Certification Wave 57 at CableLabs .

That doesn’t come as much of a shock, of course, considering that no products were submitted in the wave for Docsis 3.0 testing. (See Docsis 3.0 Testing Skips a Beat .)

But it appears that plenty of gear is already in for Wave 58, which got underway in late February. SMC Networks Inc. has already confirmed that it has two modems in for Docsis 3.0 testing. (See New SMC Gear Is Docsis 3.0 Ready.) It's believed that models from Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS), Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), and Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)-- all based on Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN) silicon -- are in there, too.

Still, Wave 57 wasn't completely empty. According to the latest posting (PDF) from CableLabs, Docsis 2.0 certification was awarded to a Thomson S.A. (NYSE: TMS; Euronext Paris: 18453) modem, and two embedded multimedia terminal adapters, one from Thomson and another from Ambit Broadband , came away with approval for PacketCable 1.5.

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

About the Author(s)

Jeff Baumgartner

Senior Editor, Light Reading

Jeff Baumgartner is a Senior Editor for Light Reading and is responsible for the day-to-day news coverage and analysis of the cable and video sectors. Follow him on X and LinkedIn.

Baumgartner also served as Site Editor for Light Reading Cable from 2007-2013. In between his two stints at Light Reading, he led tech coverage for Multichannel News and was a regular contributor to Broadcasting + Cable. Baumgartner was named to the 2018 class of the Cable TV Pioneers.

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