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Accelerating Execution in the Startup World

April 28, 2016

By Scott Brown, Managing Director of UpRamp™, Inc. a subsidiary of CableLabs –     Phil McKinney, CEO & President of CableLabs, often says that “innovation without execution is just a hobby.” Unfortunately, in the startup world, this outcome plays out over and over again.  The list of startups that find a clever idea, build […]

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Hello Blockchain . . . Goodbye Lawyers?

April 19, 2016

By Simon Krauss, Deputy General Counsel, CableLabs – As the blockchain technology star begins to eclipse Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies that rely upon it, there has been an increase in research and development into using blockchain for “smart contracts.” Smart contracts are computer programs that facilitate, verify, execute, and enforce a contract. While smart […]

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A Coder’s Announcement of the CableLabs C3 Platform for Collaborative Software Development

March 24, 2016

by Arianne Hinds, Principal Architect, CableLabs — If ( the sight of software source code does not make you uncomfortable ) { /************************************************************************************** * Then please continue to read the code below to get the story behind this blog. * If reading source code is not your “cup of tea”, then please find the main […]

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NDA Vendor Forum is April 6

March 16, 2016

  The CableLabs annual NDA Vendor Forum is a great opportunity for companies who are interested in developing technologies for the cable industry to get up to speed with the latest technology projects underway at CableLabs.     This year’s Forum comes at an exciting time for the industry. CableLabs member companies  in the U.S. and abroad are […]

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Non-traditional Stakeholders in 5G Network Developments

March 15, 2016

By Dorin Viorel, Principal Wireless Architect, CableLabs – With the growth of mobile data consumption, the mobile industry is embarking on its next evolution of technology, dubbed 5G referring to fifth generation mobile networks.  The global wireless community has high expectations from 5G networks in terms of end user experience.   Goals include achieving lower latencies […]

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The Analog Monkey on Our Backs: Wrong-Thinking about Data over Cable

March 10, 2016

By Tom Williams, Principal Architect, CableLabs –  We inherit a lot of things from the past – not all of them good.  When the telephone was invented by Elisha Grey, it evolved from wired telegraph lines. This was a natural evolution since the telegraph lines already existed and were proven, whereas radio technology was still […]

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Please Join CableLabs at Inform[ED]™ Wireless

March 9, 2016

By Pete Smyth, VP of Core Innovation, CableLabs – The cable industry has been playing an increasing role in advancing wireless technologies as fixed and mobile networks are converging. Today the cable industry provides wireless customers with the largest footprint of wireless hotspots in an environment of increasing mobility as well as providing backhaul connections […]

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Li-Fi – A Bright Future for Home Networks

March 8, 2016

By Josh Redmore, Lead Architect, Wireless Network Optimization, CableLabs – At CableLabs, we are continually researching new methods of in-home wireless network distribution, and one exciting new contender is Li-Fi. What is Li-Fi? Li-Fi is the modulation of a free-space beam of light in order to transmit a signal. It can be thought of as […]

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Blockchains and the Cable Industry

March 1, 2016

By Steve Goeringer, Principal Security Architect, CableLabs – Blockchain is the fundamental technology underlying digital currencies and new transaction processing solutions. Some technologists are generalizing the concept now and using the term distributed ledger technology, or DLT. Blockchain technology uses cipher-chaining to cryptographically link blocks of transactions. The most famous implementation of this approach is […]

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ETSI NFV Continues to Build Momentum

February 29, 2016

By Don Clarke, Principal Architect, CableLabs — Last year I blogged about ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group (ETSI NFV) progress. The ETSI NFV body of work has become firmly established as the key reference for both global standards bodies and open source communities. Last week I was in Dublin for the thirteenth ETSI NFV plenary […]

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My Retrospective of Mobile World Congress

February 29, 2016

Pete Smyth, VP Core Innovations, CableLabs –   I set myself the almost impossible challenge of elaborating on only three takeaways from the CableLabs member tour of MWC 2016. First – After more than six years from the introduction of 4G LTE, there are still major improvements to be made in speed. I saw 1 […]

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Impressions From Mobile World Congress

February 26, 2016

By Pete Smyth, VP of Core Innovations, CableLabs – When I last left you at the end of my first day at Mobile World Congress, I had carried out a scouting tour. We started Tuesday morning with four excellent presentations:  From Qualcomm: Eduardo Esteves, VP of Product Management at Qualcomm, presented their silicon IC strategy. […]

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First Impressions of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

February 23, 2016

By Pete Smyth, VP of Core Innovations, Cablelabs – CableLabs is hosting its first tour of Mobile World Congress (MWC) here in Barcelona, Spain. The MWC is the World’s largest mobile congress with attendance likely to top over one hundred thousand people from two hundred countries. It’s the place to be seen in the mobile […]

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Are Wi-Fi Repeaters and Extenders Beneficial?

February 23, 2016

By Vikas Sarawat, Director of Wireless Technologies, CableLabs – Subscribers today often supplement their existing Wi-Fi Access Points (AP) with wireless repeaters and extenders to enhance Wi-Fi coverage within the home network. Frequently, we are asked if these devices provide any real benefit. To answer these questions, we ran some tests in a house to […]

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Giving Up Bad Security Habits

February 18, 2016

By Brian Scriber, Security Architect, CableLabs – During the season of Lent in my upbringing meant I was going to be giving something up. This year, instead of giving something up, I have decided to help those around me clean up their security and suggest you help a friend in turn.  Statistics show that you […]

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Full Duplex DOCSIS® 3.1 Technology: Raising the Ante with Symmetric Gigabit Service

February 16, 2016

By Belal Hamzeh, VP Wireless, R&D and Dan Rice, SVP, R&D, CableLabs — Building on state of the art technology, ongoing DOCSIS 3.1 technology deployments have squarely set the cable industry on the path to deliver Gigabit services over HFC networks. But there’s more to come! A newly unveiled project at CableLabs illustrates how DOCSIS […]

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