Thomson offers EuroDOCSIS 3.0


Thomson has announced it has achieved full Cable Europe Labs certification for EuroDOCSIS 3.0 and EuroPacketCable 1.5 for its new TWG870 wireless and VoIP cable gateway.

Performance of the device in the ECW36 certification wave, performed by Excentis, ensures its interoperability with other equipment in practical implementations of rich data services over cable networks including very high speed internet access, voice and video over IP.

“Through DOCSIS 3.0, cable operators can deliver an unrivalled triple-play offering to the home, including very high speed broadband as well as fully-featured telephony and video over IP,” said Pascal Portelli, VP/Gateways & Connected Devices, of Thomson. “With the certification from Cable Europe Labs, cable operators can be confident that the Thomson TWG870 can be swiftly deployed to take advantage of this competitive edge and deliver the combination of functionality that their subscribers demand.”

The new Thomson TWG870 cable gateway is designed to act as the hub of a powerful home network, states Thomson. “The EuroDOCSIS 3.0 specification allows for the bonding of up to eight channels for data, offering internet access speeds of up to 300Mb/s to the home. As part of the Excentis certification programme, the TWG870 was tested in bonded modes up to the maximum data speed in conjunction with network equipment from leading suppliers including Casa and Cisco. As well as the core functionality, Excentis successfully tested optional features of the Thomson TWG870 cable gateway, including the internet low bitrate codec (ILBC) and the BV16 codec for voice over IP applications, as well as silence suppression (voice activation detection), basic and hybrid provisioning flow