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There are 11 blogs written by Rob Alderfer.

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A Super-Fast, Super-Connected Wireless Future Requires a Balanced Spectrum Policy

August 15, 2018

This article was originally published by Morning Consult on Aug. 9, 2018. You can find the post here.  Recently, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on the race to 5G, exploring how we can harness the power of wired and wireless broadband to drive transformative communications innovation, and what the government can do to support and […]

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We Need a Spectrum Festivus for the Rest of Us

December 6, 2017

Season’s greetings! As we get our annual lists together, here’s one I bet you forgot: Spectrum. But, I’m sorry to tell you, without spectrum that shiny new iPhone X won’t live up to its potential. Spectrum is the fuel for our wireless communications revolution. It is the bandwidth in the sky – literally, we’re talking […]

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2 Resolutions for World Wi-Fi Day 2017

June 19, 2017

It’s World Wi-Fi Day! Really, given how much we work on Wi-Fi technology, every day is Wi-Fi Day at CableLabs. Since the rest of the world has decided to take note, it feels a bit like New Year’s. So, how about a couple of resolutions? In the coming year, we in the Wi-Fi industry should resolve […]

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A Milestone in Wi-Fi / LTE-U Coexistence

September 21, 2016

Today is an important milestone for unlicensed spectrum coexistence – the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) has released its plan for testing how well LTE-Unlicensed coexists with Wi-Fi. This culminates many months of work by many expert engineers within the WFA and its membership, including CableLabs staff. The outcome is that we now have a definitive set […]

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Liberty Global and CableLabs Join MulteFire Alliance

September 21, 2016

Today, CableLabs is taking a significant step to drive the development of next-generation wireless technology. We are excited to announce that, along with our member Liberty Global, we are joining the MulteFire Alliance, an open consortium dedicated to making mobile technologies more widely available for use in shared, unlicensed spectrum. MulteFire is based on 3GPP […]

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Inform[ED]™ Wireless Tackles Spectrum Policy with FCC Commissioners

June 1, 2016

Last month in New York, CableLabs hosted its inaugural Inform[ED] Wireless conference, where we gathered leaders and luminaries to chart the evolution of wireless networks. Consumers’ appetite for wireless continues to grow, and fixed networks – like cable and its Wi-Fi assets – become ever more important to satisfying their needs. The program was holistic, […]

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Coming Up for Air on LTE-U Coexistence: An Update

February 12, 2016

If you have been tracking CableLabs’ work to ensure that the introduction of LTE into unlicensed spectrum does not do disproportionate harm to Wi-Fi consumers, you may have noticed that it has been a while since we wrote in this blog on the topic. That’s not because we’ve moved on, however. To the contrary, we’ve […]

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Fair LTE-U Coexistence Far From Proven In CableLabs / Qualcomm Testing

November 11, 2015

CableLabs has been working hard to ensure that the introduction of LTE into unlicensed spectrum is a win for wireless broadband, and that it does not disrupt the Wi-Fi services that consumers have come to rely on. We have covered in prior posts why that is a challenge, since LTE-U can take advantage of Wi-Fi’s […]

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