PacketCable 1.5 Gets ITU’s OK


The International Telecommunications Union said Thursday that it has approved a suite of Cable Television Laboratories Inc.’s PacketCable as standards for the international version of services including voice over Internet protocol.

PacketCable-based standards, known internationally as IPCablecom, cover topics including architecture, network call signaling, call-management-server-to-CMS signaling, quality of service, support for multimedia and other functions necessary to provide interactive services over a cable-television network using IP.

In addition to the suite of 16 PacketCable 1.5 specifications that now are international standards, the ITU also standardized CableLabs’ contributions from the Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification and CableHome projects.