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There are 9 blogs written by Joey Padden.

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DOCSIS® Network vs. Fiber Backhaul for Outdoor Small Cells: How Larger Footprint of DOCSIS Networks Lowers TCO in the Outdoor Use Case

January 31, 2019

In our recent blog post, we talked about how, from a total cost of ownership (TCO) perspective, DOCSIS networks triumph as either backhaul or fronthaul over traditional fiber backhaul for the indoor use case. In this blog, we bring that TCO analysis to a more intuitive, outdoor use case: a head-to-head comparison between TCO of […]

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TCO of DOCSIS® Network XHaul vs. Fiber BackHaul: How DOCSIS Networks Triumph in the Indoor Use Case

December 12, 2018

In our recently published blog post, we demonstrated why indoor femtocells have reemerged as an attractive deployment model. In particular, indoor network densification has huge potential for converged cable/wireless operators who can leverage their existing Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) footprint to either backhaul from full-stack femtocells or fronthaul from virtual Radio Access Network (vRAN) remote […]

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Converged Carriers, Femtocells and Spectral Efficiency: Rethinking the Traditional Outdoor Small Cell Deployment

November 15, 2018

With the release of any new generation, or “G,” in the cellular world, the goal is always to outperform the previous generation when it comes to spectral efficiency—that is, how many bits you can pack into your slice of airwaves. To telecom nerds, this is expressed as bits per second per hertz (bps/Hz). Going from […]

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vRAN Over DOCSIS: CableLabs Making it a Reality

February 26, 2018

In November, CableLabs announced the opening of our new Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Community Lab. Today, CableLabs joins TIP in releasing a whitepaper, making public deeper insights into the vRAN fronthaul interface under development in the TIP vRAN Fronthaul project group. With this new interface, the addressable market for virtualized RAN (vRAN) deployment architectures can […]

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A Little LTE for You & Me: Build Your Own LTE Network on a Budget

November 14, 2017

If you’re in a technology role in the cable industry, you’re probably aware that cable is undergoing a tectonic shift from “the future is wired” to “the future is wireless.” Wireless means a lot of things to a lot of people. In the past, wireless meant Wi-Fi if you were talking to a cable nerd. […]

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CableLabs Introduces New Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Community Lab

November 8, 2017

Today we are excited to announce a new venue for wireless network innovation and collaboration at CableLabs. CableLabs and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) have opened a TIP Community Lab located at CableLabs’ headquarters in Louisville, Colorado. What is a TIP Community Lab? The TIP Community Lab is an integral component of community-based innovation with […]

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Can a Wi-Fi radio detect Duty Cycled LTE?

June 24, 2015

For my third blog I thought I’d give you preview of a side project I’ve been working on. The original question was pretty simple: Can I use a Wi-Fi radio to identify the presence of LTE? Before we go into what I’m finding, let’s recap: We know LTE is coming into the unlicensed spectrum in […]

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Wi-Fi vs. Duty Cycled LTE: A Balancing Act

December 3, 2014

In the second installment of my discussion on proposed LAA-LTE and Wi-Fi coexistence schemes, I am going to look at duty cycled solutions. Let’s recap: We know that this new technology for unlicensed spectrum will be available only to mobile operators since the mobile industry standards body (3GPP) has decided not to pursue the ‘standalone’ […]

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