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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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DOCSIS 3.1® Update: Get Your Engines Running…. The Engines ARE Running!

August 24, 2015

By Belal Hamzeh, Director of Broadband Evolution at CableLabs – The original title for this blog was supposed to be “DOCSIS® 3.1 Update: Get your engines running,” but in reality, the engines ARE already running!  In fact, the DOCSIS 3.1 engines have been running hot since the start of the year. With the technology rapidly […]

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Good-Bye IPv4, Hello IPv6

August 13, 2015

By Michael Kloberdans – ARIN just ran out of IPv4 addresses! News sources are abuzz that ARIN has finally ran out of IP addresses. Let’s take a look at the implications. Q: What is ARIN? A: ARIN is the American Registry of Internet Numbers serving North America and is one of five official entities that […]

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Passive Optical Networking – for the Next Generation

July 29, 2015

By Curtis Knittle, Director of Optical Technologies, CableLabs — Service providers invest billions of dollars in their access networks. Ideally, the deployed technology meets consumer demand for many years, allowing service providers to avoid costly upgrades before fully recovering their investments. In addition to technology longevity, service providers also like to see technology evolution, a […]

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Capitalizing on Data: An Engine to Business Services Growth

July 22, 2015

By Carmela Stuart, Director of Business Technologies, CableLabs — Aligning a service provider’s business with its drive for new services and optimized operations relies heavily on one foundational element — data. Working closely with our cable operator members, the CableLabs team recognizes that access to data provides key insights that drive business and technology innovations. […]

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SCOTUS Sidesteps an Interface with APIs

July 9, 2015

By Jud Cary, Deputy General Counsel, CableLabs — On the last day of its term, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and thus it let stand a controversial copyright decision by the appellate court on the copyrightability of application program interfaces or APIs. The […]

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CableLabs® New Remote PHY Specifications expand DOCSIS® Network deployment options

July 7, 2015

by Karthik Sundaresan, Principal Architect, CableLabs — DOCSIS technology continues to extend the usefulness of the hybrid fiber coaxial network and increase its global adoption. Distributed Architectures for DOCSIS networks are emerging that provide significant scale advantages and flexible deployment options supporting for both DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 networks. Distributed DOCSIS deployments are beginning […]

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A Hands-On Innovation Experience in Silicon Valley

June 30, 2015

By Don Clarke, Principal Architect, CableLabs — When my boss informed me a few weeks ago that I had been selected to be a participant in an intensive four day “Innovation Boot Camp” at our offices in Silicon Valley, I was surprised and somewhat concerned that I would be taken out of circulation for a […]

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A New Voluntary Agreement for Energy Efficiency: Home Internet Equipment

June 25, 2015

By Debbie Fitzgerald, Director of Client Application Technologies, CableLabs — For a couple of years now, cable operators, along with other pay-tv service providers and manufacturers, have been working diligently to improve the energy efficiency of set-top boxes in the home through the set-top box (STB) Voluntary Agreement. And they have already demonstrated energy savings, […]

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