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Snapping Together a Carrier Grade Cloud

September 27, 2016

By Randy Levensalor, Lead Architect, Wired Technologies, CableLabs – Today’s enterprise and hyper-scale cloud solutions will not deliver everything needed to virtualize the service providers’ networks. However, cloud solutions do provide many of the building blocks as a great starting point. Current Environment Service providers are evolving their networks and services to better meet customer […]

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CableLabs Joins the CBRS Alliance

September 26, 2016

By Pete Smyth, VP of Core Innovation, CableLabs –    On April 28, the FCC finalized its rules for the Citizens’ Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), opening 150 MHz of spectrum for shared use by commercial entities in the 3.5 GHz band (3.55-3.7 GHz). There will be 15 ten megahertz-wide (MHz) channels available at a granular census […]

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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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Full Duplex DOCSIS® 3.1 Specification Effort Launches

September 20, 2016

By Belal Hamzeh, VP of Wireless, CableLabs – During the CableLabs 2016 Winter Conference, CableLabs announced the Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 specification project that will significantly increase upstream speeds on the DOCSIS network. The announcement of the Full Duplex extension of the DOCSIS 3.1 specification, and its potential of offering multi-Gbps symmetric services over the […]

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Keeping Pace with Nielsen’s Law

September 15, 2016

by Curtis Knittle, VP of Wired Technologies, CableLabs – The telecommunications industry typically uses Nielsen’s Law of Internet Bandwidth to represent historical broadband Internet speeds and to forecast future broadband Internet speeds. Mr. Nielsen predicted many years ago the high-end user’s downstream connection speed grows by approximately 50% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). In reality, […]

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A Sneak Peek of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

September 13, 2016

By Ralph Brown, CTO, CableLabs – CableLabs and Kyrio will be hosting a booth at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016.  To provide you with a sneak peek of what we plan to show at the event, below are highlights of six demonstrations: Full Duplex DOCSIS® 3.1 Technology With Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 technology, the HFC […]

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Human and Computer Cognition

September 7, 2016

By Sean Fernandes, Summer 2016 Intern at CableLabs – In my mind, the future is not in how we interact with computers, but how computers interact with us, and how lifelike we can make the series of connected artificial intelligence that will become a part of our daily lives. What do I mean by Artificial […]

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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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