EuroPacketCable 1.0 / 1.5 / 2.0
EuroPacketCable is the European standard for IP-based multimedia services over cable.
The initial version, EuroPacketCable 1.0, standardises IP telephony on top of the EuroDOCSIS access network, including solutions for quality of service, network security, interconnection with the PSTN, … EuroPacketCable 1.5 adds a number of enhancements, such as T.38 fax relay and DTMF relay.
EuroPacketCable 2.0 makes a bigger change: it not only focuses on telephony, but allows for any IP based service. The signaling is now SIP based (instead of NCS), and the network architecture is based on the IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem).
All EuroPacketCable specifications are mainly based upon the PacketCable™ specifications developed by CableLabs®. The deviations between the European and US versions are due to the differences in the traditional telecommunication systems used in Europe and the US. These are mainly related to the use of V5.2 and the differences in SS7 implementation. Another area of difference is the POTS interface between the E-MTA and the telephone, and supported CLASS features.