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Please Join CableLabs at Inform[ED]™ Wireless

March 9, 2016

By Pete Smyth, VP of Core Innovation, CableLabs – The cable industry has been playing an increasing role in advancing wireless technologies as fixed and mobile networks are converging. Today the cable industry provides wireless customers with the largest footprint of wireless hotspots in an environment of increasing mobility as well as providing backhaul connections […]

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Li-Fi – A Bright Future for Home Networks

March 8, 2016

By Josh Redmore, Lead Architect, Wireless Network Optimization, CableLabs – At CableLabs, we are continually researching new methods of in-home wireless network distribution, and one exciting new contender is Li-Fi. What is Li-Fi? Li-Fi is the modulation of a free-space beam of light in order to transmit a signal. It can be thought of as […]

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Blockchains and the Cable Industry

March 1, 2016

By Steve Goeringer, Principal Security Architect, CableLabs – Blockchain is the fundamental technology underlying digital currencies and new transaction processing solutions. Some technologists are generalizing the concept now and using the term distributed ledger technology, or DLT. Blockchain technology uses cipher-chaining to cryptographically link blocks of transactions. The most famous implementation of this approach is […]

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ETSI NFV Continues to Build Momentum

February 29, 2016

By Don Clarke, Principal Architect, CableLabs — Last year I blogged about ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group (ETSI NFV) progress. The ETSI NFV body of work has become firmly established as the key reference for both global standards bodies and open source communities. Last week I was in Dublin for the thirteenth ETSI NFV plenary […]

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My Retrospective of Mobile World Congress

February 29, 2016

Pete Smyth, VP Core Innovations, CableLabs –   I set myself the almost impossible challenge of elaborating on only three takeaways from the CableLabs member tour of MWC 2016. First – After more than six years from the introduction of 4G LTE, there are still major improvements to be made in speed. I saw 1 […]

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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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