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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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OPNFV’s Inaugural Plugfest Hosted by CableLabs

May 16, 2016

By Tetsuya Nakamura, Principal Architect, CableLabs OPNFV’s first Plugfest was held at CableLabs’ facility in Louisville, CO. This event, which focused on deployment and integration of OPNFV as well as Virtual Network Function (VNF) applications, was open to both OPNFV members and non-members. A key goal of the Plugfest was to fortify OPNFV’s already unique […]

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Solutions for Whole Home Wi-Fi Coverage

May 12, 2016

By Vikas Sarawat, Director of Wireless Technologies, CableLabs-  For the majority of homeowners, a single Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) is enough to provide whole home coverage with reliable performance. However, there are homes where a single AP provides insufficient coverage or has unreliable performance in certain areas of the home. For example, as the size […]

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Co-Innovation: Cablelabs’ Newest Acceleration Program

May 10, 2016

By Mickie Calkins, Director, Co-Innovation & Prototyping, CableLabs — CableLabs has a strong reputation for delivering technology breakthroughs to the cable industry. It also has expertise in facilitating ideas among industry stakeholders. By leveraging its strengths, CableLabs is increasing its focus on innovation. As a part of our transformation, we are adopting leaner, more accelerated […]

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Furthering CableLabs’ Innovation Mission through University Research

May 4, 2016

By Ron Reuss, VP of Technology Strategy, CableLabs — Our focus on bringing game-changing innovations to the cable industry has never been greater.   But how does a relatively small organization like CableLabs create the capability to consistently bring about great innovations?   The answer has to include leveraging  of external relationships.  Only in partnership with others […]

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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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