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Re: [STB] Cisco thinking of getting out of the set-top box busin
said by miscDude:I believe that Comcast's specs for their Residential Network Gateway (RNG) series of STBs by Cisco (SA), Motorola, and Pace require that they contain a DOCSIS (2.0?) modem.
As for using DOCSIS, I actually think most SA boxes have had cablemodems imbedded for years, they just haven't been taken advantage of.
the real question would then become what type of DOCSIS modems are in the devices? If they aren't DOCSIS3 modems, then they would still be limited to a single DOCSIS Downstream... so you'd either need to duplicate your tunnels across multiple downstreams, or make sure that all the STB's locked onto a single downstream frequency.
Here is a Light Reading Cable article that discusses that:
Comcast 'RNG' Set-Tops Have IPTV Potential
Light Reading Cable - November 5, 2010