Docsis 3.0 Gear Tracker II

Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) broke through CableLabs Wave 59 with more stamps for Docsis 3.0, this time obtaining re-certification for the Touchstone 702G embedded multimedia terminal adapter (E-MTA) and a fresh certification for a standalone Wideband modem called the WBM750. (See Arris EMTA Gets 3.0 Stamp.)

Late last week, Arris said the 702G, which packs in support for high-speed Internet and VOIP services, became the first 3.0-certified model to also receive certification for PacketCable 1.5. (See Arris EMTA Gets 3.0 Stamp.)

But it wasn't the only device that could claim that distinction for long. On Monday, June 9, CableLabs announced that the Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) SBV6220 E-MTA also made it through Wave 59 with re-certification for Docsis 3.0 and a fresh certification for PacketCable 1.5. (See Arris, Moto Get PacketCable'd.)

Both the 702G and the SBV6220 originally obtained Docsis 3.0 certification following Wave 58. (See Modems, CMTSs Break Docsis 3.0 Barrier .)

With those additions, here's a refresh on the list of modems and cable modem termination systems (CMTSs) that have passed Docsis 3.0 muster so far.

Table 1: Docsis 3.0-Certified Cable Modems and E-MTAs
Vendor Product Certification Wave approved
Ambit U10C035 58
Arris Touchstone 702G Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter 58, 59*
Arris WBM750 59
Cisco DPC3000 58
Motorola SB6120 58
Motorola SBV6220 58, 59*
*Device re-certified for Docsis 3.0 and obtained initial PacketCable 1.5 certification in Wave 59.
Source: CableLabs and the companies

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
Cisco uBR10012 56 Bronze
Motorola BSR64000 58 Bronze
* The C2200 CMTS won Silver qualification in Wave 56.
Source: The companies and CableLabs.

According to the CableLabs schedule (PDF), results from Certification Wave 60 should be known by the end of June.

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

Sign In