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There are 10 blogs written by Matt Schmitt.

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Moving Closer to Reality: CableLabs Holds Second Interop•Labs Point-to-Point Coherent Optics Event

June 6, 2019

Not every time can be the first time:  there can only be one first interop, or first spec release, or first technology demo. Saying you’ve done something for the second time doesn’t carry the same excitement or cachet as saying you did it for the first. And yet, the first time at anything is rarely […]

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OFC: A Third of a Mile of Next-Gen Optics

April 23, 2019

0.0000026 seconds. For the more technically inclined, that’s 2.6 microseconds. Which is how long it would take light to travel a third of a mile through fiber optic cable. It was also the length of the show floor at OFC: The Optical Networking and Communications Conference and Exhibition, held in March in San Diego, California. […]

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The P2P Coherent Optics Specification of the Future, Available Today

March 12, 2019

Today, CableLabs is announcing another addition to our family of Point-to-Point Coherent Optics specifications:  The Physical Layer 2.0 (PHYv2.0) specification. This new specification defines interoperable point-to-point (P2P) coherent optics links running at 200 Gbps (200G) on a single wavelength. Just 9 months ago, in July of 2018, CableLabs announced the release of the P2P Coherent […]

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Something Old, Something New: CableLabs Holds First P2P Coherent Optics Interop

December 19, 2018

No, it wasn’t a wedding—but it was a major gathering of great importance! Nine prominent manufacturers participated in the very first CableLabs Point-to-Point (P2P) Coherent Optics Interoperability Event. The highly successful Interop·Labs event took place at the CableLabs offices in Louisville, Colorado, December 4–6. Participants included nine manufacturers from the coherent optics space, including both […]

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First Light for CableLabs® Point-to-Point Coherent Optics Specifications

July 2, 2018

On June 29th, CableLabs publicly unveiled for the first time two new specifications: P2P Coherent Optics Architecture Specification P2P Coherent Optics Physical Layer v1.0 Specification These two new specifications are the result of a focused effort by CableLabs, our members, and our manufacturer partners to develop Coherent Optics technology for the access network and bring […]

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3 Tips on How to Make CableLabs Certification/Qualification Testing as Painless as Possible

June 21, 2018

In the previous two blog posts in this series, we talked about what CableLabs Certification and Qualification are, as well as what they mean to both cable operators and manufacturers. In this post, we pose the question: How does a manufacturer ensure that it can get through this process successfully? In a word: preparation. Although […]

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Why Should I Care? The Value of CableLabs Certification/Qualification for Manufacturers

June 14, 2018

In my previous blog post in this series, we talked about the process of becoming CableLabs Certified or CableLabs Qualified, and why determining whether a device has been certified or qualified is valuable for cable operators. But what about for manufacturers? In the previous blog post’s example—in which a cable operator was having trouble with […]

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What’s in a Name? The Value of CableLabs Certification/Qualification for Cable Operators

May 31, 2018

An industry colleague recently reached out to a few of us with a problem: A cable operator was having trouble with a cable modem termination system (CMTS) in his network. The manufacturer of that CMTS had claimed that it was “DOCSIS® Compliant,” and therefore this operator apparently had assumed it would just work. We checked […]

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