Monday, May 22, 2006

ARRIS Announces EU R&D Project for Euro-DOCSIS 3.0

ARRIS announced the establishment of an European Commission supported Framework for Partnership 6 (FP6) project -- CODMUCA (COre Subsystem for Delivery of Multiband Data in CATV Networks) -- which will research the technology required to accelerate the deployment of very high speed broadband access over European Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks.

Specifically, the CODMUCA research programs will focus on technology needed to bridge the gap between current EUR- DOCSIS 2.0 standards-based systems capable of delivering data at a maximum of 40 Mbps, and EUR-DOCSIS 3.0-based systems of the future -- which envision data delivery at speeds of up to one Gigabit per second. A key requirement for the new technology is to ensure backward compatibility and co-existence with the existing single 8 MHz channelized EUR-DOCSIS 1.1 and 2.0 systems.

The members of the CODMUCA project are:

  • Liberty Global Europe Technology B.V. (Netherlands)

  • Coditel S.P.R.L. (Belgium)

  • Coditel S.A.R.L. (Luxembourg)

  • EST Videocommunication S.A.S. (France)

  • VECTOR sp.z o.o (Poland)

  • Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland)

  • Politechnika Warszawska (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)

  • ARRIS Communications (Ireland)

ARRIS's European R&D Centre in Cork, Ireland has been a strong contributor to European CableLabs initiatives and is responsible for the company's Cadant C3 CMTS and Keystone D5 DMTS products.

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