Tuesday, November 9, 2004

CableLabs Issues RFI for an Integrated DOCSIS Access Device

CableLabs issued a request for information (RFI) for Integrated DOCSIS Access Device equipment that could be used by cable operators to deliver voice and data services for small business and commercial customers. The design calls for a customer premise device with a standard RF coaxial cable interface that has a frequency range up to 860 MHz downstream and a return path operating in the range of 5 MHz to 42 MHz. The device would be similar to a Multi-Line Multimedia Terminal Adapter (ML-MTA) in that it will be PacketCable-based for voice services. It goes beyond that specification, however, to include DS1 circuit-emulation - via IP - over DOCSIS. CableLabs said the RFI responses are due January 14, 2005. http://www.cablelabs.com