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As Data Networks Become Virtual, Enterprise Integration Must Become a Reality

January 20, 2015

By Adolfo Perez-Duran, Lead Data Architect, CableLabs — Last week, as I was walking down the hallway, I came across two gentlemen painting a hallway door. They paused and kindly let me through. While I waited, I caught a glimpse of a door with a sign that read, in big bold red letters, “pre-action sprinkler […]

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ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group Publishes Second Release of Documents

January 14, 2015

By Don Clarke, Principal Architect, CableLabs — In September, I blogged about the launch of the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) initiative, this week saw another significant event, the second release of ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group (NFV ISG) documents. These documents cover the following NFV topics: Architectural Framework Revision 2 Infrastructure Management and Orchestration […]

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The Evolution of DOCSIS Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM)

December 10, 2014

by Tom Williams, Principal Architect, CableLabs — All cable operators would like to find and fix problems quickly, hopefully before a customer experiences a problem. Long ago, before the advent of DOCSIS, the cable plant was one-way downstream and operators waited for the customer to inform them that something was not working as intended, usually […]

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Wi-Fi vs. Duty Cycled LTE: A Balancing Act

December 3, 2014

By Joey Padden, Lead Architect, CableLabs – In the second installment of my discussion on proposed LAA-LTE and Wi-Fi coexistence schemes, I am going to look at duty cycled solutions. Let’s recap: We know that this new technology for unlicensed spectrum will be available only to mobile operators since the mobile industry standards body (3GPP) […]

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OpenStack: Pushing the Cloud

November 19, 2014

By Randy Levensalor, Lead Architect, CableLabs – Software defined, programmable networks are becoming ubiquitous. They need an underlying software orchestration and infrastructure layer to accelerate their adoption. Without reimaging network management to run at scale without constant human intervention, operational savings will never be realized. After attending The OpenStack Summit in early November, and seeing […]

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Where is that Set-top Box?

November 18, 2014

By Darshak Thakore, Lead Architect, CableLabs — As a technology developer in the cable industry, my friends often ask me questions like, “Why do I need all these boxes in front of my TV?”, “Why do I need to use so many remotes?” , and “When will I be able to watch TV on my mobile/tablet?” […]

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Wi-Fi vs EU LBT: Houston, we have a problem

November 17, 2014

By Joey Padden, Lead Architect, CableLabs — Licensed Assisted Access using LTE is the nascent LTE tech that puts cellular signals into the unlicensed spectrum. It goes by LAA-LTE or LTE-U for short. By all accounts the blitz is on to push this new tech into the field as fast as possible. NTT DoCoMo and […]

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CableLabs Builds Its Presence in Silicon Valley

November 10, 2014

By Ben Lusz, Corporate Events Producer, CableLabs — Over the past twenty-five years, CableLabs has acted as a hub for an ever-growing network of cable-related innovation. A year ago we opened CableLabs’ new Sunnyvale office in the heart of Silicon Valley. The new office is designed to provide lab facilities, and more importantly a strategically […]

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