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ANSI approves first DOCSIS standards

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has announced that the American National Standards Institu...


November 30, 2002  


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The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has announced that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the first the Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) standards.

The standards were originally developed by CableLabs, vendors and major multiple service operators (MSOs), and are now maintained by SCTE’s Data Standards Subcommittee (DSS).

They define the interface requirements for cable modems involved in high-speed data distribution over cable telecommunications networks.

"The approval of the first DOCSIS standards by ANSI gives us greater visibility outside our industry," said Steve Oksala, SCTE’s vice-president, standards. "It’s an indication that cable telecommunications has come of age."

The SCTE standards that were approved by ANSI include DOCSIS 1.0 Radio Frequency Interface Specification (ANSI/SCTE 22-1 2002); 1.0 Baseline Privacy Interface Specification (ANSI/SCTE 22-2 2002); and 1.0 Operation Support System Interface Specification (ANSI/SCTE 22-3 2002).

SCTE currently has over 15,000 members from 70 countries and offers a variety of programs and services for the industry’s educational benefit. SCTE has 70 chapters and meeting groups and has technically certified over 3,000 employees of the cable telecommunications industry.