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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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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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