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There are 6 blogs written by Rob Alderfer.

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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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