Our History

For 30 years, we’ve been at the forefront of innovation.

The broadband industry has relied on CableLabs as a crucial source for technological breakthroughs. We help companies accelerate growth and consistently live up to consumers’ evolving expectations. Throughout cable’s evolution, our focus has shifted to meet these needs. At each stage on this path, operators’ investments in our inventions have ushered the world into the information age.



Decades of communications technology expertise, relationships and partnerships position Kyrio as the most trusted source for network equipment testing and software services.

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Tomorrow starts here

We innovate technology to transform industries.

We build platforms–technologies and specifications–-that help support a wide variety of services and applications, enabling one cohesive and seamless ecosystem that continually fuels the imaginations of millions.


Innovation and R&D Lab

As the leading innovation and R&D lab for the cable industry, we create global impact through our member companies around the world, our UpRamp startup platform, and our market solutions provider, Kyrio. With a state-of-the-art research and innovation facility and collaborative ecosystem with thousands of vendors, we deliver impactful network technologies for the entire industry.


We Enable the Deployment of our Technology Through Kyrio

With a mission to enable the future of communications across all industries, Kyrio ensures reliability, trust and scale so its customers can build stronger networks and embark on groundbreaking marketplaces with confidence. From physical infrastructures to digital connections, Kyrio provides technology solutions for safer, better and faster ways to network, so businesses and their customers can thrive.

Innovation Input

University Research

We connect professors, students, and technical leaders with the most interesting problems in the cable industry, providing resources, expertise, data, laboratory, and real-life environments for discovering and testing bright new ideas.

Innovation Input


New ideas and partnerships are how we cultivate innovation. By joining forces with another company to pursue an idea, we can share unique skillsets, lower costs and mitigate risk, thus amplifying our chances of achieving groundbreaking results.

Commercialization Output


By keeping our technology royalty-free (or very low fee) and our software open source, we make it equally accessible to everyone. Because companies and developers are free to build on each other's technology, without the fear of having to pay royalties, doors are opened for new improvements and innovations that may have not been possible

Commercialization Output

Spin Outs

Many of the breakthroughs that come out of CableLabs have the potential to become products or lines of business in their own right. Kyrio is able to extend the R&D and innovation work that CableLabs performs by providing independent products and services inside and outside of the cable industry.

Commercialization Output


CableLabs works with the suppliers to the cable industry to develop interoperable technologies that they can sell into the entire industry. Kyrio is able to work with vendors by providing customized services to help solve their unique challenges and reach their business goals.

Commercialization Output


We look to our members to identify issues in the cable industry. As field experts, they’re in the best position to know which problems need to be solved now and which ones to watch out for in the future. This is often the first step in our innovation process.

Commercialization Output

Other Industries

Kyrio is able to amplify CableLabs work to other industries, including energy, medical, and industrial and commercial IoT. Kyrio works with several trade associations, including the Center for Medical Interoperability, OpenADR Alliance, the Open Connectivity Foundation and the Wireless Broadband Alliance.

Innovation Input

Startup Ecosystem

UpRamp has built an ecosystem designed to connect startups and entrepreneurs with the connectivity industry through a variety of programs for every stage of the entrepreneurial life cycle. UpRamp can help them identify, test, develop and commercialize new technologies that can benefit the entire cable industry and beyond.

Innovation Input


We look to our members to identify issues in the cable industry. As field experts, they’re in the best position to know which problems need to be solved now and which ones to watch out for in the future. This is often the first step in our innovation process.

Innovation Input


By partnering with our vendor community, we are able to bring industry awareness to their research, reduce their R&D risk and bring products to market quickly and cost effectively.

Our Team

Meet the team who wakes up to invent the future.

By connecting our greatest minds with yours, we power the science that connects people and networks. Together we’re revolutionizing the future of connectivity.


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The Inventions

With over 150 years of collective experience and 500+ patents and published inventions across a multitude of industries, we’re obsessed with inventing a better tomorrow.

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  • $450 billion

    industry influenced by CableLabs

  • 300+

    granted patents over 30+ years

  • Half a billion

    individuals are touched by CableLabs' technologies

  • 200 million

    subscribers from 65 member companies across United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia

  • $23+ million

    invested in Kyrio test equipment

  • 500+

    number of startups we’ve introduced to the cable industry

Beyond Cable

We build better communities.

“The key to innovation is not about seeing what everyone else sees. It’s about fresh eyes.” –CableLabs President and CEO Phil McKinney


At the heart of all these pursuits is CableLabs’ culture. At its center, it is defined by the determination and commitment to break new ground and continuously explore, experiment and collaborate. Doing so has created a place for testing commercial and technical limitations that has built a destination for world-class problem solvers, inventors and thinkers across many disciplines, as well as a highly neuro-diverse workforce.


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