DOCSIS cable solutions
Real-world innovation for the connected home
As service providers continue to optimize the DOCSIS 3.1 cable network, evolve towards 10G with DOCIS 4.0 or PON, and enhance the cable network, the home network has become central to defining the consumer experience.
Service Providers today face challenges when delivering on the growing demands of subscribers — and not solely related to bandwidth. The needs of the new service- and application-focused landscape requires better connectivity to manage work, education, healthcare, entertainment, and IoT traffic by addressing low-latency, reliability, security, management, and Wi-Fi performance — all the critical aspects that define the connected home experience.
CommScope broad portfolio of high-quality cable CPE includes DOCSIS 3.0/3.1 gateways, voice gateways, modems and voice-modems /eMTAs offering a choice of mid-split and Wi-Fi configurations, with development of DOCSIS 4 (FDX and ESD) and DOCSIS3.1e devices in progress.
Solutions for every service tier
At CommScope, we know that the realities of broadband service delivery aren’t compatible with a “one-size-fits-all” gateway solution. A broad portfolio of one-box and two-box solutions that include modems/eMTAs with ethernet gateways/routers, integrated gateways, and Wi-Fi extenders that enables service providers to meet the needs of any market.
CommScope’s gateways and modems deliver the full multi-gigabit potential of DOCSIS, with a choice of low, mid, and high-split devices. Combining this with high-performance features such as 2.5GigE LAN ports, MoCA 2.0, and an extensive choice of Wi-Fi options, including Wi-Fi 6 and soon-to-be Wi-Fi 7, enables the subscriber to make use of that capacity.
Designing for DOCSIS 4.0
CommScope is developing a portfolio of DOCSIS 4.0 gateways and modems to address both Full Duplex and Extended Spectrum DOCSIS. Our solutions will include support DOCSIS 3.1E: when deployed on DOCSIS 3.1 networks our CPE will support more OFDMA blocks than available on today’s DOCSIS 3.1 CPE, enabling service providers to offer higher bandwidth tiers with the ability to upgrade customers to full D4.0 when the access network is upgraded — without having to swap out the modem/gateway.
Enhanced performance with Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 7
Our DOCSIS gateways deliver high-performance, low-latency broadband services to the end device. With integrated Wi-Fi 6 (and Wi-Fi 7 on the horizon), customers can enjoy a superior Wi-Fi connection throughout the home — ensuring optimized performance for all of their connected devices. Wi-Fi 6 extenders with Wi-Fi EasyMesh™ expand coverage and improve performance in larger homes.
Powered by open-source firmware stacks
Our HomeVantage™ DOCSIS solutions use open-source software, such as RDK, with carrier-grade enhancements to harness the innovation of industry-wide communities and ecosystems. Support for containerized applications enables the efficient delivery of value-added services and applications.
Cloud device management, including containerized application orchestration, Wi-Fi management, and more, is supported by CommScope Home Networks’ HomeAssure®, and other service delivery platforms including Plume/OpenSync™
Why Home Networks?
CommScope is a global leader in cable broadband CPE with over 70 years of experience with customers worldwide. We are trusted by service providers of all sizes to deliver quality products, when and where they are needed, with a focus on reducing total cost of ownership.
Known for innovation, we offer ready-for-market products and bespoke designs for tier-1 operators, backed by our comprehensive portfolio of life-cycle services from consultancy to support and maintenance.
We deliver unique end-to-end DOCSIS network expertise with solutions that encompass CMTS, video headend, DAA, outside plant, DOCSIS CPE, and management platforms.
HomeVantage TG6452 DOCSIS 3.1 Voice Gateway with Wi-Fi 6
- 2x2 OFDM and OFDMA DOCSIS® 3.1 channels
- 32x8 SCQAM DOCSIS 3.0 channels
- Switchable diplexer for 85MHz or 204MHz operation
- Dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi 6
- 1 x 2.5Gbps, 2 x 1Gbps Ethernet ports
- MoCA® 2.0 (with channel bonding) for in-home video and data distribution over coax
Low Latency Service for Enhanced Broadband Services
In this paper, Ian Wheelock of the Home Networks CTO office describes the causes of network latency and its increasingly significant impact on end-user applications. He reviews the technology available to address it and how service providers can bring these techniques together to offer enhanced services
10G - From Access Network to Around the Home
An interview with CommScope’s Charles Cheevers at the 2023 Cable Next Gen conference
The evolution of DOCSIS is setting the stage for high-performance, reliable broadband that can deliver future 10-gigabit services to every corner of the home.
Home Broadband: One-Box or Two-Box Solution?
When it comes to delivering broadband, service providers have choices on how to set up home connectivity for their customers based on costs, convenience, preference, future tech evolution, and even eco-design. Though this is a lot to consider, the initial choice really comes down to one central question: one box or two?