Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CableLabs Announces DOCSIS-Supported EPON Qualification

CableLabs has introduced an equipment qualification program for its DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) project, with an aim to facilitate accelerated development of devices that support the delivery of business communications services using Ethernet Passive Optical Network.

CableLabs said its DPoE Qualification Program allows equipment makers to certify that their technology and devices are compliant with CableLabs DPoE version 1.0 specifications, which describe a common approach for using DOCSIS back-office provisioning processes to deliver business data services over EPON access networks. The DPoE specifications were published in February 2011.

"Having devices qualified by CableLabs promises to encourage widespread deployment of this new technology and lower costs to both cable operators and business customers by leveraging the proven provisioning capabilities of DOCSIS," said Nomi Bergman, President of Bright House Networks.

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