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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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New Open Source Initiative at CableLabs

February 10, 2016

By Karthik Sundaresan, Principal Architect, Network Technologies, CableLabs – Open source software continues to make solid inroads in the world of network technology. There are various open source industry efforts which are becoming de-facto standards that are being adopted by operators and equipment manufacturers (Linux, Apache, OpenStack, Docker etc). Open source leads to free and […]

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UpRamp™ – Connecting Networks, Creating Magic with a New Kind of Accelerator

February 10, 2016

By Scott Brown, Startup Catalyst, CableLabs – For decades, CableLabs and our member cable operators have been at the forefront of the broadband revolution: connecting hundreds of millions of businesses and households to the Internet, connecting the many internet devices in the home, connecting families and the world to each other. CableLabs has taken the […]

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Making Network Virtualization and Carrier Ethernet Easier

February 8, 2016

By Randy Levensalor, Lead Architect, Wired Networks, CableLabs –  A CableLabs Demonstration of SDN with OpenSource Software Seeing is believing, especially with all of the hype and limitless possibilities that new technologies promise. It is refreshing to quickly build a prototype for a real customer use case without all of the smoke and mirrors. Through […]

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Re-Inventing the Internet

February 8, 2016

By Greg White, Distinguished Technologist, CableLabs – The Internet Protocol – IP. It has become practically synonymous with networking, and over the last 40 years the adoption of IP has radically changed the world economy and the way that people interact globally, with CableLabs and the cable industry being a major force in that adoption. […]

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NetworkFX is now Kyrio

February 2, 2016

By Mitchell Ashley, President and General Manager, Kyrio — Today we are announcing the re-branding of NetworkFX to our new name, Kyrio. The driving strategy of Kyrio is to expand the impact of technologies created at CableLabs, beyond the well proven technology transfer model that’s made CableLabs a successful global cable industry R&D organization. Kyrio (then […]

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The Cost of Codecs: Royalty-Bearing Video Compression Standards and the Road that Lies Ahead

February 1, 2016

by Greg Rutz, Lead Architect, Advanced Technology Group, CableLabs — Since the dawn of digital video, royalty-bearing codecs have always been the gold standard for much of the distribution and consumption of our favorite TV shows, movies, and other personal and commercial content. Since the early 90’s, the Moving Picture Expert Group (MPEG) has defined […]

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Gadgets Galore in our Comfortable Living Room Lab

January 26, 2016

By Mickie Calkins, Director, Co-Innovation & Prototyping, Strategy & Innovation Group, CableLabs — Someone once said, “Seeing is Believing.” At CableLabs, we believe that “Doing is Knowing.” With this in mind, we crafted a space in our Sunnyvale, CA facility that we call the Moveable Experience Lab (aka “MEL”). The MEL simulates a consumer living room. […]

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CableLabs 2.0 Aligns with The Future

January 21, 2016

By Phil McKinney, President & CEO, CableLabs — Since my original post last week announcing CableLabs 2.0, a number of individuals including reporters have reached out asking for more details and background. This post provides an update with additional information. As CableLabs makes its largest transformation in its 29 year history, we have restructured the […]

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Harmonizing NFV Information Modeling Through Industry Collaboration

January 19, 2016

By Tetsuya Nakamura, Principal Architect, Strategy & Innovation Group, CableLabs – Last week CableLabs hosted a ground-breaking industry workshop to encourage harmonization of Information Modeling for network function virtualization. The event was organized by the ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group and brought together the leading Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) and Open Source communities. Participating organizations included […]

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CableLabs 2.0

January 15, 2016

By Phil McKinney, President & CEO, CableLabs –  CableLabs today is taking the next step in its evolution to ensure that it can provide the robust pipeline of innovations the industry needs. When I took over as CEO of CableLabs in June of 2012, the Board recruited me to use my experience to help improve […]

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A Great DOCSIS 3.1 Achievement: Certification!

January 13, 2016

By Matt Schmitt, Vice President of Lab Services, CableLabs – For months, many people have been asking me: “When will DOCSIS 3.1 devices get certified?” My response has generally been something along the lines of: “When they successfully demonstrate they’re ready based on the test results. The team at CableLabs will do everything we can […]

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DOCSIS 3.1 Technology: Spec to Product in One Year

December 22, 2015

By Belal Hamzeh, Director, Network Technologies, CableLabs –  Around this time last year, CableLabs kicked off the first DOCSIS® 3.1 interoperability event. Looking back, it is amazing how far we have come. Over the last year, CableLabs has held seven DOCSIS 3.1 interoperability events that provide manufacturers with the opportunity to work together on interoperability, […]

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2015 in Review: What We Learned #icymi

December 15, 2015

By Phil Bender, Communications Manager, CableLabs – While 2015 may go down in the history books as “The Year of The Selfie Stick,” CableLabs has had a busy year addressing many innovative and important topics relevant to the cable industry and its customers. As the Man Behind the Scenes who produces the CableLabs corporate blog […]

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UPnP, OIC, and Cable

December 9, 2015

By Clarke Stevens — On November 23, UPnP Forum announced that Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), one of the major standards efforts focused on the Internet of Things, would be acquiring the assets of UPnP forum. The news was generally lauded in the international press as one substantial step in reducing the disarray that is the […]

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5G — The Beginning of an Exhilarating Journey

December 2, 2015

By Don Clarke, Principal Architect, CableLabs — “5G” is the next step for the evolution of wireless technology beyond “4G-LTE” with the 2018 and 2020 Olympics acting as powerful Incentives for vendors to accelerate their product development. A few weeks ago, I travelled to San Francisco to chair a session at the new IEEE SDN-NFV […]

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