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Excentis DOCSIS 3.1 interoperability testing event

June 9, 2015

Excentis, the independent expert centre for DOCSIS technology, will host a DOCSIS 3.1 interoperability testing event in the week of June 22nd to 26th. DOCSIS 3.1 is the latest version of the DOCSIS specification, delivering gigabit speeds to the home. Chip, modem and CMTS vendors will attend to test and improve their DOCSIS 3.1 devices and demonstrate the interoperability with other equipment.

CableLabs, the US non-profit consortium that creates specifications for its cable operator members, released its latest DOCSIS specification, DOCSIS 3.1, in October 2013. Since this release, chip suppliers and manufacturers are developing cable modems and cable modem termination systems according to these specifications. In order to help them with their developments, Excentis welcomes, among others, chip and cable modem vendors Cisco, Pace, STMicroelectronics, and Technicolor and cable modem termination system vendors Arris, Cisco and Huawei in Gent for interoperability testing during the entire last week of June. Rohde & Schwarz will participate to support the event with its test equipment.

The testing will be done in the test lab infrastructure of Excentis supported by its traffic generator/analyser ByteBlower and coordinated by the Excentis test experts.

”This interoperability event is an important step for the industry as it allows all actors to test the implemented DOCSIS 3.1 features in a vendor-independent environment with easy access to the Excentis DOCSIS 3.1 experts”, says Wim De Ketelaere, CTO of Excentis.

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