CableLabs Hires Ex-FCCer Reed, Bolsters Telecommunications Group
Louisville, CO, October 10, 1994—Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs®) has hired former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staffer Dr. David P. Reed as a Senior Advisor, Strategic Planning.
The cable television industry's research and development consortium also filled several management positions in the telecommunications group with Dr. Masuma Ahmed, formerly of Bellcore, and Robert F. Cruickshank III, formerly with AT&T Bell Labs.
Reed is responsible for designing, developing and/or participating as advisor in projects addressing telecommunications technology assessment, business, economic, strategic and public policy issues of immediate interest to member companies. Before joining CableLabs, he was a telecommunications policy analyst in the FCC Office of Plans and Policy. He worked on video dialtone, personal communications services (PCS), and spectrum auction policies. He also published OPP Working Paper #28, Putting It All Together: The Cost Structure of PCS, which examined the economics of PCS and related policy questions.
Reed earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University.
Ahmed's title is Project Manager, Advanced Network Development Projects. She is responsible for project management of activities relaitng to defining network architectures that will allow cable systems to provide advanced telecommunications services. At Bellcore, Ahmed was a Member of Technical Staff in the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Technology Department. While at Bellcore, Ahmed developed a number of ATM-related breakthroughs.
Ahmed received her Ph. D. from the Physics Department at Yale University. She received her B.S. and M. S. degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Dhaka University.
Cruickshank joins CableLabs as Project Manager, Telecommunications Projects. Previously he worked with CyberLYNX Gateway Corp., from 1991-1993, and from 1985 to 1993 he worked at Bell Labs as a member of technical staff and is a doctoral degree candidate at the University of Colorado.
He holds a bachelors and a masters degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
CableLabs was established in May 1988 as a research and development consortium of cable television system operators. It currently represents more than 85% of the cable subscribers in the United States, 70% of the subscribers in Canada, and 10% of the subscribers in Mexico. CableLabs plans and funds research and development projects that will help cable companies take advantage of future opportunities and meet future challenges in the television industry. It also transfers relevant technologies to member companies and to the industry. In addition, CableLabs acts as a clearinghouse to provide information on current and prospective technological developments that are of interest to the cable industry.
About CableLabs: Cable Television Laboratories (www.cablelabs.com) was founded in 1988 by members of the cable television industry. A non-profit research and development consortium, CableLabs delivers innovations that enable cable operators to be the providers of choice in their markets. Cable operators from around the world are members. CableLabs maintains web sites at www.cablelabs.com; www.packetcable.com; www.cablemodem.com; www.cablenet.org, and www.opencable.com.
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