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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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Who Will Win The Race For Virtual Reality Content?

October 1, 2015

By Steve Glennon, Principal Architect, Advanced Technology Group, CableLabs –  This is the second of a series of posts on Virtual Reality technology by Steve and others at CableLabs. You can find the first post here. In the recent study we performed at CableLabs, we asked what would stop people from buying a virtual reality […]

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Can LTE-U Forum Specification Provide Fair Coexistence?

September 22, 2015

By Jennifer Andreoli-Fang, Principal Architect, CableLabs – At CableLabs, we have been deeply engaged in ensuring that Wi-Fi and other technologies continue to thrive as LTE mobile technology is newly brought in to unlicensed spectrum. We have participated in the international standards process at 3GPP, and we are glad to say that there has been […]

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Downloadable Security and the Future of CableCARDs

September 10, 2015

By Ralph Brown, CTO, CableLabs –  The Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee (DSTAC) just released its final Report on August 31, 2015. A large number of companies (including CableLabs members) issued a joint statement regarding this Report.   All of which naturally raises several questions, such as, what is DSTAC? What does the Report say? And what […]

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The Importance of Vendors and the Rise of the TekStadium™ Vendor Showcase

September 3, 2015

By Wayne Surdam, VP of Communications, CableLabs – From CableLabs’® inception as a non-profit research and development consortium in 1988, independent vendors have played a critical role in bringing cable technologies to market. Co-operation with independent vendors, as well as with cable operators and standards organizations, has created a pool of thousands of individuals who […]

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Avoiding a Turn of the Screw in the Internet of Things (IoT)

September 2, 2015

By Clarke Stevens – The screw is widely believed to have been invented by Archytas of Tarentum around 400 BC. Its original application, not surprisingly, was to press grapes for wine. Over time, other uses evolved such as using it to move water uphill or as a fastener. Skilled artisans would create these screws by […]

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Is Virtual Reality the Next Big Thing?

September 8, 2015

By Steve Glennon, Principal Architect, Advanced Technology Group, CableLabs –  This is the first of a series of posts on Virtual Reality technology by Steve and others at CableLabs In the Advanced Technology Group at CableLabs I get to play with all the best toys, trying to work out what is a challenge or an […]

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RDK Training Summit 2015: A Full House at CableLabs

August 26, 2015

John Cernazanu, R&D Program Manager, Application & Security Technologies – I was admiring the crisp look of our training room the night before opening day of the RDK Training Summit 2015 – a first time co-production by CableLabs and RDK Management (RDKM), LLC hosted at the CableLabs facility. A surge of angst began to well […]

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