Here in the UK, we don’t have anything like cable available apart from Virgin Media DOCSIS, which is being slowly replaced with an all fibre network. However, over in the US it is still a huge part of the modern infrastructure. Ubiquiti obviously wants a slice of that market with the new upcoming “Ubiquiti UCI” a 2.5GbE capable cable modem. The full name of this device is going to be “UniFi Cable Internet.”
It is a 1U device, similar in style to the UXG Pro with one 2.5GbE RJ45 port on the front for connecting to a UDM or UXG Pro and then on the back, a power connector and a cable coaxial port. Interestingly, there isn’t a port for the USP-RPS but if you do have a UXG Pro, you can plug this new modem into the modem port on the back.
At this stage, this is just a leak from cox.com and it has not been confirmed in any way shape or form by Ubiquiti. However, the fact they have got hold of such information, including user interface screenshots is a sure sign it has likely gone through FCC regulation steps.
Two leaked documents have been found, which have since been removed and the links now show 404 errors. However, Google has cached the datasheet and QSG which reveal that the DOCSIS version is 3.1/3.0 and the frequency and type the coax interface is running on:
- Upload: Dual OFDMA/ (8) SC-QAM, 5-42MHz, switchable 5-85MHz
- Download: Dual OFDM/ (32) SC-QAM, 108-1218MHz
However, we won’t know more until this has been confirmed by Ubiquiti. Be sure to stay tuned to the interface for all the latest news and guides for Ubiquiti hardware.
Update 16/07/23 12:12am BST – More information added from leaked datasheet and QSQ, located from cox.com