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17. MÄRZ 2016

Interview invitation to modem vendors regarding the generic core interface specification for CPE devices


Germany recently passed a new legislation on the Selection and Connection of Tel-ecommunications Terminal Equipment. The new rules define that the public tele-communications network terminates at a passive network termination point (pNTP). As a consequence MSOs are requested to specify the requirements for CPE devices that can be connected to the pNTP.

ANGA provides a forum for MSOs to jointly develop a generic core interface specifi-cation leveraging the existing DOCSIS standard. The goal is to finalize this part of each MSO’s interface description and the respective MSO specifications by August 1st, 2016. It is very important for the success of the entire project that contributions by vendors are accounted for. Therefore, we would like to invite you to an interview with the ANGA team that is in charge of the drafting process for the relevant docu-mentation.

The ANGA team includes several experts from German MSOs. Our intention is that you and your team (max. 3 experts) present your view on max. 12 slides on the mat-ters at hand. Afterwards, we will have an additional Q&A session. The complete in-terview (slides and Q&A session) will take about 45 min and you have an exclusive time slot for the presentation. We will provide the same offer and time frame to other potential modem vendors on the base “one company one slot”.

It is important, that your presentation and your solutions are strongly focused on the requirements of the interface description for the pNTP. This will give the ANGA team the chance to consider the proposed solutions.

Special interest is on the following topics:

  • DOCSIS 3.0 PHY
  • DOCSIS 3.0 SEC
  • Software Update services
  • Firmware Update services
  • Packet Cable 1.5
  • Packet Cable 2.0
  • Provisioning and authentication process

All proposals shall be related to DOCSIS 3.0 and accompanying standards with the exclusion of earlier versions of DOCSIS.

We scheduled the interviews as follows:

Date: 13 April 2016
Venue: Unitymedia premises in Kerpen, Unitymedia NRW GmbH, Michael-Schumacher-Straße 1, D-50170 Kerpen, Germany
Starting time: 10.30 am
End Time: approximately 5.00 pm

We will serve soft drinks, coffee and a lunch in the lobby.

Please send us confirmation that you would like to attend until April 1st, 2016. We are not able to accept late requests. Also, please let us know which time slot you pre-fer (before or after lunch). Otherwise we will allocate time slots in the order of the confirmations received. We will send you the agreed time table by April 4th, 2016.

Contact person:

Carsten Engelke
Director Technology
ANGA Association of German Cable Operators
Reinhardtstr. 34
10117 Berlin
Cel +49 170 560 82 82
Tel +49 30 24 04 77 39 0
Fax +49 30 24 04 77 39 9