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There are 8 blogs written by Rob Alderfer.

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A Milestone in Wi-Fi / LTE-U Coexistence

September 21, 2016

By Rob Alderfer, VP of Technology Policy – Today is an important milestone for unlicensed spectrum coexistence – the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) has released its studies that were the hallmark of 2015. The WFA and its staff are to be commended for bringing all sides to the table on this issue of such importance for […]

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Liberty Global and CableLabs Join MulteFire Alliance

September 21, 2016

By Rob Alderfer, Vice President of Technology Policy, CableLabs – Today, CableLabs is taking a significant step to drive the development of next-generation wireless technology. We are excited to announce that, along with our member Liberty Global, we are joining the MulteFire Alliance, an open consortium dedicated to making mobile technologies more widely available for […]

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Inform[ED]™ Wireless Tackles Spectrum Policy with FCC Commissioners

June 1, 2016

By Rob Alderfer, Vice President of Technology Policy, CableLabs — Last month in New York, CableLabs hosted its inaugural Inform[ED] Wireless conference, where we gathered leaders and luminaries to chart the evolution of wireless networks. Consumers’ appetite for wireless continues to grow, and fixed networks – like cable and its Wi-Fi assets – become ever […]

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Coming Up for Air on LTE-U Coexistence: An Update

February 12, 2016

By Rob Alderfer, VP of Technology Policy, CableLabs – If you have been tracking CableLabs’ work to ensure that the introduction of LTE into unlicensed spectrum does not do disproportionate harm to Wi-Fi consumers, you may have noticed that it has been a while since we wrote in this blog on the topic. That’s not […]

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Fair LTE-U Coexistence Far From Proven In CableLabs / Qualcomm Testing

November 11, 2015

By Rob Alderfer, Vice President, Technology Policy, CableLabs — CableLabs has been working hard to ensure that the introduction of LTE into unlicensed spectrum is a win for wireless broadband, and that it does not disrupt the Wi-Fi services that consumers have come to rely on. We have covered in prior posts why that is […]

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Approaches to Increasing Wireless Spectrum

May 13, 2014

By Rob Alderfer, CableLabs – At the 2014 Cable Show, one of the hottest topics was Wi-Fi. It doesn’t take long to realize how important access to this suddenly precious resource really is: Studies indicate that the number of wirelessly connected devices will triple by 2020, to a mind-blowing 30 billion devices. [Related: Wireless Spectrum […]

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FCC Votes to Expand Wireless Spectrum: A Win for Wi-Fi

March 31, 2014

By Rob Alderfer, CableLabs – Today is a big day for Wi-Fi and everyone that uses it – which is, of course, all of us. Our Wi-Fi is about to get twice as good. How? By doubling the size of the Wi-Fi pipe. The FCC voted today to double the amount of wireless spectrum that […]

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Clearing the Air: FCC Faces Wi-Fi Spectrum Challenges

December 17, 2013

By Rob Alderfer, Principal Strategic Analyst, CableLabs –  For most of us, Wi-Fi is the way we connect online. It’s the key to our broadband world, and Cable operators are rapidly rolling it out. But the growth of Wi-Fi means that we are using more of the resource, straining wireless capacity. Not only that, but next-gen Wi-Fi, […]

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