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Enabling the Transformation of Education

August 30, 2016

By Mark Walker, Principal Strategist, Technology Policy, CableLabs — Education, like every other part of life, is being fundamentally transformed by the ubiquity of connectivity and inexpensive computing and storage. Technology is enabling this transformation, but it is driven by the much broader trend in the economy — the transition of the workforce from a […]

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Evolving Innovation Culture

August 23, 2016

By Michelle Rousseau, Head of Culture, CableLabs — As CableLabs President and CEO Phil McKinney mentioned in his blog post “CableLabs 2.0 Aligns with The Future,” CableLabs made its largest transformation in its 29 year history by undergoing a major restructuring effort to make long-term innovation a priority for the company. The importance of corporate […]

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Getting Better Every Year!

August 18, 2016

By Debbie Fitzgerald, Principal Architect, CableLabs – Last week, the Pay-TV Industry released two very important Annual Reports related to Energy Efficiency initiatives in the United States.  And the results were very good! The Set-Top Box Voluntary Agreement released its third Annual Report.  In 2015, the report estimated that the Voluntary Agreement reduced national set-top […]

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It’s Only Wireless for THIS long

August 17, 2016

By Steve Jia, Principal Architect, Wired Technologies — Why the underlying fiber network is critical to mobile communications The explosion in popularity of the mobile game Pokémon Go has triggered unprecedented attention on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Many believe that Pokémon Go is just the first step into the fully-immersive VR and […]

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2016 Innovation Showcase at CableLabs Summer Conference

August 8, 2016

By Scott Brown, VP of Technology Outreach & Managing Director of UpRamp – The Innovation Showcase presents live demos from some of the most exciting new products and technologies emerging today.  Many of these companies leave the conference with contacts and potential partnerships that would have been difficult to secure on their own.  Some of […]

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Meet the 4 Startups Selected for the First UpRamp™ Fiterator™ Program

August 8, 2016

By Scott Brown, VP of Technology Outreach & Managing Director of UpRamp– UpRamp’s Fiterator launched earlier this year to offer startups an accelerator that offers actual deals, not just demo days. There are many programs out there that bring advice and introductions to the table… and sometimes even investment capital. But not always. Fiterator is […]

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A Look into the Near Future

August 8, 2016

By Eric Klassen, Innovation Project Lead, CableLabs – CableLabs has done something surprising for an Innovation and R&D Lab. They have released a short film that provides a vision of possibilities arising from the high speed low latency networks that will connect our homes, businesses and mobile devices in the not too far distant future. […]

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A Re-Cap of FTTH Connect 2016

August 2, 2016

By Jon Schnoor, Senior Engineer, Network Technologies, CableLabs – FTTH Connect was held earlier this summer in Nashville. Representing CableLabs and educating the audience about initiatives within the larger cable industry, Steve Burroughs, Curtis Knittle and I spoke at several sessions. In this short video, Steve, Curtis and I will share what we discussed and […]

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CableLabs Joins the UK 5G Innovation Centre

July 19, 2016

By Pete Smyth, VP Core Innovation, CableLabs – Why is 5G important? 5G, the next generation of mobile communication technology, will redefine communications services and their associated networks over the next five to fifteen years. Whereas the emphasis in the media at the moment focuses very much around the potential for Gbps radio services in […]

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Adversarial Engineering

July 13, 2016

By Steve Goeringer, Principal Security Architect, CableLabs – Security engineering is one of few technical endeavors in which you deal with an adversary. There are a few other domains such as electronic warfare or fire prevention. Working against an adversary in this way is like playing a twisted game of chess. As the game begins, […]

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Industry Set-Top Box Voluntary Agreement Initiative Wins Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award

June 28, 2016

By Debbie Fitzgerald, Principal Architect, CableLabs – Last week, at the 2016 Environmental Leader Conference, the Set-Top Box Voluntary Agreement (STB VA) received special recognition to reduce energy consumption related to set-top boxes in consumers’ homes.  The Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award is a program recognizing excellence in projects that provide companies […]

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Implementing CableLabs Global Strategy

June 8, 2016

By Chris Lammers, Chief Operating Officer, CableLabs — Recently CableLabs held a signing ceremony in its Louisville, Colorado headquarters for Chongqing Cable Networks Co., Ltd. (CCN) its 55th cable operator member. CCN, located in southwest China, is one of China’s leading cable operators providing service to over five million digital subscribers, including HDTV, interactive video […]

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AP Coordination in Home Networks

June 7, 2016

By Neeharika Allanki, Wireless Architect, CableLabs – Multiple Access Points Can Improve Home Wi-Fi Coverage:  The Secret Sauce is AP Coordination Before we address AP Co-ordination in Home Networks, it is important to note that average home sizes have been increasing at a steady pace in the past four decades as seen from the figure […]

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Cable Makes Its Mark at FTTH Connect

June 2, 2016

By Jon Schnoor, Senior Engineer, CableLabs – Over the past two years, members of the CableLabs Optical Technologies team had the privilege to speak at the Fiber-To-The Home (FTTH) Council’s yearly FTTH Connect event. FTTH Connect annually attracts many thought leaders from both the vendor and service provider communities. One observation we made while attending […]

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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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The Future of Network Security

May 24, 2016

By Steve Goeringer, Principal Security Architect, CableLabs – I recently attended a panel discussion that considered technology evolution over the next thirty years. Of course, predicting such long term evolution and revolution is daunting. However, it’s interesting that all three panelists chose first to look to the mid 1980s to provide guidance to forecast the […]

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