DOCSIS Certification

Kyrio is now the one-stop shop for testing and Certification programs, previously performed by CableLabs®.

We’ve set the standard for Certification. A device with a “CableLabs Certified” or “CableLabs Qualified” rating means the device has passed a series of compliance tests and has demonstrated interoperable functionality with other CableLabs Certified devices. Developed in cooperation with cable operators and cable equipment manufacturers, this premier Certification is designed to facilitate the manufacturing of interoperable cable devices, including cable modems, set-top boxes, digital television and telephony.

Five Steps to Achieving Certification

REGISTER

The number 1

Register for access to the Product Submission Tool (PST) and CableLabs documents

PLAN

The number 2

Understand what you need to do to get your device certified

SUBMIT

The number 3

Submit your application and devices to be tested

TESTING

The number 4

Test your device to ensure that it is compliant with the specification.

BOARD APPROVAL

The number 5

Upon completion, your device results are sent to the Certification Board for approval

DOCSIS 3.1 certification testing is segmented into two phases, core and secondary. This approach finds defects earlier in the testing cycle, resulting in improved overall device quality and a reduction of revisions before achieving certification.

Phase 1: Core Testing

TIMELINE = 4-5 WEEKS
Includes tests that are deemed very central to the specification, are critical for field deployment success, and that cover a broad range of functionality with an emphasis on RF performance.

Phase 2: Secondary Testing

TIMELINE = Additional 4-5 WEEKS after Core testing has been successfully completed.
Covers the remainder of DOCSIS 3.1 tests to ensure device compliance to the specification.

Certification & Qualification Fees

DOCSIS®-Based CPE Devices

DOCSIS-BASED CPE DEVICES
Submission (May include VFI and/or eCMM) Initial Submission Core Phase Update Device Update*
DOCSIS® 3.1 Cable Modem $135,000 $50,000  $60,000
DOCSIS® 3.0 Cable Modem  $95,000 N/A  $15,000
EuroDOCSIS® 3.0 Cable Modem  $100,000 N/A  $26,000
DOCSIS 2.0/EuroDOCSIS 2.0/1.1/1.0 Cable Modem  $95,000 N/A  $15,000
*Add-on update fees also apply
Add-Ons Initial Submission (In addition to base fees): Any Submission Device Update
PacketCable™ 1.5 or EuroPacketCable™ 1.5  $40,000  $20,000
L2VPN  $22,000  $9,000
Cable Gateway  $33,000  $14,000
Subsequent Submission (including eCMM-Based) Recertification Submission OEM / Paper Submissions
DOCSIS® 3.1 Cable Modem  $60,000  $20,000
DOCSIS® 3.0 Cable Modem  $40,000  $15,000
EuroDOCSIS® 3.0 Cable Modem  $40,000  $15,000
DOCSIS® 2.0/EuroDOCSIS 2.0/1.1/1.0 Cable Modem  $40,000  $15,000
Add-Ons  Subsequent Submission (In addition to base fees): Recertification Submission OEM / Paper Submissions
PacketCable™ 1.5 or EuroPacketCable™ 1.5  $20,000  No additional Fee
L2VPN  $9,000  No additional Fee
Cable Gateway  $14,000  No additional Fee

Other CPE Services

Other CPE DEVICES Initial Submission Recertification Submission OEM / Paper Submission
 DPoE ONU  Contact us  Contact us  Contact us
 Multi-Stream Card  $15,000  N/A  N/A
 OCUR  $15,000  N/A  N/A
*Appeal fee for any single submission is $10,000.

DOCSIS® Distributed Architecture

RPHY RPD Flex Submission Device Update Requalification
 RPHY RPN (Node)  $85,000*  $40,000  $50,000
 RPHY RPS (Standalone)  Contact Us  Contact Us  Contact Us
 RPHY RPS (Integrated)  Contact Us  Contact Us  Contact Us
*Submission fee includes one free update.

DOCSIS® 3.0/3.1 Headend Fees

CMTS Feature Set Testing Units Fees
1 Test Unit $25,000
5 Test Units $75,000
10 Test Units $125,000
20 Test Units $200,000
DOCSIS 3.1 CMTS Feature Set # OF TEST UNITS
D3.1 Base 5
Downstream PHY & DSCB (D3.0 & D3.1) 2
Upstream PHY & USCB (D3.0 & D3.1) 2
Advanced QoS 2
Dynamic Operations (includes Profile changes, DBC, DCC, DPD Change, DSX, UCD Change) 2
Multicast 2
Security (D3.0 & D3.1) 2
EM (includes EM1x1 & DLS) 2
OSS 2
Fault Conditions (includes CM-STATUS) 2
PNM 2
Profile testing & Probing 2
PacketCable Feature Set # OF TEST UNITS
PC-DQoS 2
PC-SEC 2
PCMM 2
DOCSIS version Independent # OF TEST UNITS
L2VPN 1
DSG 1
DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS Feature Set # OF TEST UNITS
DOCSIS 2.0 (without SCDMA) 4
DOCSIS 3.0 # OF TEST UNITS
D3.0_MAC_Base 2
PHY 1
DRFI 1
Provisioning (IPv4 & IPv6) 1
DSCB 1
USCB 1
Advanced QoS 1
Dynamic Operations 1
Security 1
SCDMA 1
Multicast 1
EM1x1 1
OSS 1
Optional Features 1
PacketCable Feature Set # OF TEST UNITS
PC-DQoS 1
PC-SEC 1
PCMM 1
DOCSIS version Independent # OF TEST UNITS
L2VPN 1
DSG 1
*Appeal fee for any single submission is $10,000.

EuroDOCSIS™ 3.0 Headend Equipment

EuroPacketCable 1.0/1.5 EuroPacketCable Multimedia Qualification Requalification
Headend
CMTS: Full Profile for EuroDOCSIS™ only (without LI) $192,170.00 $115,307.50
CMTS: Full EuroDOCSIS™ + EuroPacketCable $231,921.25 $139,150.00
CMTS: Full EuroDOCSIS™ + EuroPacketCable Multimedia $231,921.25 $139,150.00
CMTS: Full EuroDOCSIS™ + EuroPacketCable + EuroPacketCable Multimedia $258,431.25 $155,058.75
Feature Based EuroDOCSIS™ 3.0 CMTS Submissions
EuroPacketCable 1.0/1.5
EuroPacketCable Multimedia Fees
Basic (always mandatory) $115,500.00
UCB $12,100.00
DBC $9,900.00
IPv6 $9,900.00
Multicast $9,900.00
Security $9,900.00
S-CDMA $9,900.00
OSS $9,900.00
LI $9,900.00
SUM (if submitted for all feature sets) $196,900.00
EuroPacketCable $41,250.00
EuroPacketCable MM $41,250.00
EuroPacketCable + EuroPacketCable MM $68,750.00
Re-verification for a passed feature set (within next 4 waves) 0.6 x fee feature set

EuroDOCSIS™ and Earlier CMTS

For EuroDOCSIS 2.0 and earlier CMTS submissions, please contact us at labs@kyrio.com for more information.

Resources and Documents

The following materials include information to prepare and submit for certification as well as links to the DOCSIS and PacketCable engineering documents. Your company’s CableLabs login is required to access certain CableLabs documents.

DOCSIS Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) / Headend Equipment/Distributed Architecture

Understand CableLabs’ Levels of Certification (Definitions)

Start here. Understand Certification, Verification and Qualification.

 

Certification Guidelines

A full explanation of CableLabs Certification submission requirements and everything that is required for a device to be submitted.

 

DOCSIS Specification (Specifications)

The full DOCSIS Specification.

Digital Certificates: securing the device

How and why to create and download the Test and Production certificates.

 

CableLabs Certification Wave Schedule

Understand when your device can be submitted and what version of the Specification it will need to meet.

Engineering Documents

To access the acceptance test plans and requirements, engineers can register with CableLabs.

Test Plans:
The DOCSIS Certification test plans

Test Requirements:
Detailed test requirements

Test Platform:
DOCSIS Test Platform

Test Platform:
Packetcable Test Platform

Test Guidelines for Unidirectional Digital Cable Products (UDCP):
Certification Testing Guidelines for Unidirectional Digital Cable Products (UDCP)