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January 12, 2012

CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 and Cable Europe Labs EuroDOCSIS 3.0 Certifications for NETGEAR

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

NETGEAR Inc. is an international networking company that provides cutting edge products to consumers, businesses and service providers. They recently made an announcement that their high-performance DOCSIS 3.0 and EuroDOCSIS 3.0 N750 Voice/Data Gateways that comes with concurrent dual band wireless was the first to receive certification from CableLabs (News - Alert) and Cable Europe Labs. This certification was for the modems that were present in the gateway devices. Now service providers can utilize 5GHz band for IP video, teleconferencing and other real-time applications for their home. They will also be able to conduct small business networking while delivering their services to current 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n devices.

The NETGEAR CGD3700B/CGE3700B is among the industry's first concurrent dual band WiFi (News - Alert) cable gateways to secure this modem certification for both DOCSIS 3.0 from CableLabs and EuroDOCSIS 3.0 from Cable Europe Labs. The NETGEAR CGD3700T is also the first model of that is based on the Intel (News - Alert) chip set to secure DOCSIS 3.0 modem certification from CableLabs. These two organizations, Cable Europe Labs and CableLabs work at creating industry specifications and hold product certification, among other activities.

In a release, Jeff Heynan, Directing Analyst, Broadband Access and Video for international market research firm Infonetics (News - Alert), said, "Certifications from these industry standards organizations are key to ensuring that service providers' high standards and performance requirements are achieved. Offering the first certified modems that also have these distinctions shows an ongoing focus by NETGEAR on providing innovative, high-performance, standards-based products for service providers and other customers."

The NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 / EuroDOCSIS 3.0 Concurrent Dual Band WiFi Gateways respond to the massive growth in Internet traffic. It also handles wireless-enabled devices such as TVs, or set-top boxes and even gaming consoles. Smartphones and tablets are also on the list. Naveen Chhangani, Senior Product Line Manager, Service Provider Business Unit, NETGEAR said, “By adding concurrent 5GHz WiFi, with its 450 Mbps in the 5GHz spectrum, users can now benefit from smooth media streaming, high-performance gaming, enhanced WiFi coverage and higher quality of service, all with reduced interference, as is the case with 2.4GHz devices."

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Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves