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What We Can Learn From Lean Startup Business Models

May 22, 2014

by Ken Fricklas, CableLabs – CableLabs sponsored Boulder Startup Week this year, and with that in mind we thought we’d take a look at a startup approach that could have value for business of all sizes and in all stages. Ken Fricklas, who has extensive startup experience, provides his take below: What is Lean and […]

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Will Wi-Fi Have to Share the Waves?

May 21, 2014

By Ian MacMillan A New Competitor? Wi-Fi is alive and well and will be with us for a long time to come.  But for the first time since it became the dominant wireless access technology, there is a potential competitor on the horizon. Few technologies today are as key to how we communicate as Wi-Fi.  […]

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Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM): Smarter Technology for Smarter Maintenance

May 19, 2014

  By Tom Williams, CableLabs – We have always wanted more information about our world: Where is our next meal coming from; what’s the weather like; are my kids OK; did my team win?  Past information delivery systems, such as the telegraph, the telephone, and broadcast television, have all been supplemented with the Internet.  At […]

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Breaking Free From “Legacy Limitations”

May 15, 2014

By Julie Rachel, CableLabs – Cable service providers are now launching many new great products and services to meet the needs of consumers and businesses.  Successful new product launches will require agile platforms and processes that align with the trajectory of new product introductions. Order Experience is one place where new capabilities that provide visual […]

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Approaches to Increasing Wireless Spectrum

May 13, 2014

By Rob Alderfer, CableLabs – At the 2014 Cable Show, one of the hottest topics was Wi-Fi. It doesn’t take long to realize how important access to this suddenly precious resource really is: Studies indicate that the number of wirelessly connected devices will triple by 2020, to a mind-blowing 30 billion devices. [Related: Wireless Spectrum […]

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OnePON™: Addressing the Alphabet Soup of PON

May 12, 2014

  By Curtis Knittle, Director of Optical Technologies, CableLabs – APON, BPON, EPON, GEPON, GPON, G.epon, NGPON1, XGPON1, XGPON2, NGEPON, NGPON2, TWDM-PON, WDMPON – did I leave any out? I’m sure I did. The alphabetical possibilities to represent different versions of passive optical networking (PON) technologies will soon be exhausted. I’m being overly dramatic, of course, […]

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A Look at CableLabs, from CEO Phil McKinney

May 8, 2014

Phil McKinney, CEO at CableLabs, recently wrote an article for Cablefax highlighting the history and work of CableLabs within the cable industry.  Here is a snippet, and be sure to follow the link to read the entire article: “Today’s cable industry is a far cry from what it was twenty years ago when the Internet was […]

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Where to Find CableLabs’ White Papers and Publications

May 6, 2014

You can now find white papers and publications from CableLabs’ present and past on our public website. From some of our archival documents that still have relevance today, to cutting edge research and innovation, we will be updating this section regularly. Click on the “Resources” tab in the main navigation bar and scroll down to […]

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DOCSIS 3.1: Where We Are Today

April 29, 2014

By Belal Hamzeh, CableLabs – The NCTA recently announced Gigasphere, which encompasses the new experiences customers will come to enjoy based on the DOCSIS 3.1 technology developed by CableLabs, Inc. There is a lot of excitement around DOCSIS 3.1, and the new capabilities it will bring to cable networks for cable operators and their customers. Customers will […]

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Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi Keeps Pace With Wi-Fi Network Growth: How CableLabs is Contributing

April 28, 2014

by Mark Poletti, CableLabs – “Operators of all kinds – fixed, mobile, converged and pure-play Wi-Fi – are moving beyond using Wi-Fi just for convenient access, or data offload, and are making it a central part of their broader strategies to support a high quality broadband experience everywhere.”      (Excerpt from WBA Industry Report 2013: Global Trends […]

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The Need for Wireless Spectrum: Infographic

April 25, 2014

  The incredible growth of Wi-Fi is enabling new innovation in wireless, but consumer demand is beginning to overwhelm the available spectrum. CableLabs supports its members’ efforts through technology and standards, working with the Wi-Fi community to drive forward innovations which will help to make Wi-Fi even more useful and seamless than it is today. […]

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DLNA CVP-2: Premium Content to Any Device in Any Room

April 25, 2014

By Amol Bhagwat, Principal Architect, CableLabs – The Need to Deliver Content on Multiple Devices Consumers increasingly expect to consume premium entertainment content in any room and on any device of their choice: Tablets, game consoles, laptops, streaming players, etc. They don’t want their viewing experience limited to just a service provider’s supplied set-top box […]

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CableLabs Announces UI/UX Working Group

April 24, 2014

CableLabs is happy to announce the formation of a working group primarily targeted at individuals in our member companies who work in the fields of Customer or User Experience Design, User Interaction Design or Human Factors. The goal of the working group is to foster best practices, share learnings relevant to our area and build […]

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Can Your Cellphone Interfere With Your TV?

April 16, 2014

By David Hunter, Principal Architect, CableLabs – Signals crossed In an ideal world signals in the air wouldn’t mingle, mix, or blend with signals on a cable. Our world would be simpler if wireless RF signals would dutifully follow separation rules. However, they are freewheeling spirits that enjoy visiting their friends in the cables. This […]

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4K vs. UHDTV: Clearing up the Confusion

April 9, 2014

By Daryl Malas, Principal Architect, CableLabs – The 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas features many new products for 4K and Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV). But what is the difference between the two? Here’s a quick overview: What Does 4K Mean? 4K is a term used to describe the cinema […]

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FCC Votes to Expand Wireless Spectrum: A Win for Wi-Fi

March 31, 2014

By Rob Alderfer, CableLabs – Today is a big day for Wi-Fi and everyone that uses it – which is, of course, all of us. Our Wi-Fi is about to get twice as good. How? By doubling the size of the Wi-Fi pipe. The FCC voted today to double the amount of wireless spectrum that […]

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