In a blog post this month by the company's Principal Architect Matt Schmitt, CableLabs announced that, for the first time, a DOCSIS 3.1 specification–compliant cable modem that includes the Low Latency DOCSIS (LLD) set of features has become CableLabs Certified.
As observed by Schmitt, "This announcement represents a major milestone on the path toward 10G because LLD support is key to improving latency on DOCSIS networks, and improving latency is one of the pillars of 10G."
The CableLabs blog post further explains:
Starting with Certification Wave (CW) 134 in January, all DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems submitted for CableLabs certification are required to include support for the LLD feature set.
Our Kyrio subsidiary recently finished testing the Motorola MG8725 from Minim, which was submitted for testing in that CW.
The CableLabs Certification Board—made up of representatives from our member companies—then reviewed the results and determined that the device had met the requirements for CableLabs Certification.
The Motorola MG8725 modem from Minim can be found on the Certified/Qualified Device List on the CableLabs website with an ID of MOTO1341. Per CableLabs, any DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems added to that list in the future for CW 134 or later will also include support for the LLD feature set.
Headquartered in Manchester, NH, Minim delivers smart, software-driven communications products under the globally recognized Motorola brand. "Minim end users benefit from a personalized and secure WiFi experience, leading to happy and safe homes where things just work," asserts the company's mission statement.