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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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Fair LTE-U Coexistence Far From Proven In CableLabs / Qualcomm Testing

November 11, 2015

By Rob Alderfer, Vice President, Technology Policy, CableLabs — CableLabs has been working hard to ensure that the introduction of LTE into unlicensed spectrum is a win for wireless broadband, and that it does not disrupt the Wi-Fi services that consumers have come to rely on. We have covered in prior posts why that is […]

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Wi-Fi vs. Duty Cycled LTE-U: In-Home Testing Reveals Coexistence Challenges

November 5, 2015

By Jennifer Andreoli-Fang, Principal Architect, CableLabs — Rob Alderfer, VP Technology Policy, CableLabs and Nadia Yoza-Mitsuishi, Wireless Architect Intern, CableLabs also contributed to this article. In our last blog on Wi-Fi / LTE coexistence, we laid out the dangers attending the apparent decision of a few large carriers to go forward with the carrier scale deployment […]

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Active Story: How Virtual Reality is Changing Narratives

November 3, 2015

By Eric Klassen, Associate Media Engineer, Client Application Technologies, CableLabs —  I love story, it’s why I got into filmmaking. I love the archetypal form of the written story, the many compositional techniques to achieve a visual story, and using layers of association to tell story with sound. But most of all, I love story […]

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An Invitation to Hack in Dallas

October 20, 2015

By James Kim – During the past couple months, CableLabs has been engaged with The MEF Forum in planning of the first-ever Lifecycle Service Orchestration Hackathon. The LSO Hackathon as mentioned in this press release will take place alongside the MEF’s GEN 15 conference in Dallas from Nov 16 to 18. The LSO Hackathon will bring […]

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DOCSIS® 3.1 Products Are Getting Real!

October 12, 2015

By Belal Hamzeh, Director, Network Technologies, CableLabs –  Is the cable industry ready to deliver multi-gigabit broadband? Can the industry effectively compete in the market against fiber? Can the existing HFC plant scale to support the spectrum requirements of next generation services? The answer to all these questions is a resounding YES! as shown at CableLabs […]

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CableLabs Demonstrations at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo ’15

October 5, 2015

By Wayne Surdam, VP of Communications, CableLabs – CableLabs will be showcasing five technology demonstrations at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo ‘15, October 13 – 16, in New Orleans. We encourage you to stop by to learn more – CableLabs is located at Booth # 2845. Spectrum Capture Analysis CableLabs will be demonstrating tools that have […]

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