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Accelerating 5G Network Innovation: CableLabs Named Host Lab for 5G Challenge

March 2, 2022

Bringing rapid innovation and increased diversity and competition to mobile services is a national imperative. To accomplish this goal, the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS)—the research and engineering arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)—is encouraging the evolution of open and interoperable 5G networks through the 5G Challenge. The […]

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2022 Tech Innovation Predictions

January 27, 2022

It’s 2022, and it’s time for our annual tech innovation predictions. This year is going to be the year of Transforming Human Interactions. The latest innovations highlighted in our video will have an enormous impact on the industry and consumers and require robust broadband networks: Escalation of AI and Natural Language Systems “For artificial intelligence […]

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2020 Tech Innovation Predictions

January 6, 2020

Now that 2020 has arrived, it’s time to share my tech innovation predictions for the year. Watch the video below to find out what you can expect to see this year. What are your innovation predictions for 2020? Tell us in the comment section below. Best wishes for a great new year!  — Subscribe to […]

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Immersive Media Experiences Reaches New Milestones

October 30, 2019

In April this year, CableLabs joined Charter Communications, Light Field Lab, OTOY, Visby, and Cox Communications to establish the Immersive Media Experiences Alliance™ (IDEA). The primary purpose of this endeavor is to develop a set of royalty-free standard specifications for immersive media formatting and distribution. This month, several significant milestones were achieved: IDEA released its […]

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Innovation Journeys: 10G is new. We have been working on it for years.

June 20, 2019

You may have noticed that CableLabs is focused on innovation. One of our goals is to be recognized as the leading industry innovation lab in the world but talking about our innovation can be a bit tricky. Our job is to deliver innovation for the worldwide cable industry, but we can’t really talk about what […]

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10G Platform: Coming to Homes, Offices and Cities Near You

January 7, 2019

In just 2 years, the cable industry has made an unparalleled technological leap by increasing availability of 1 gigabit broadband Internet from only 4 percent to 80 percent of U.S. households. Today, we’re excited to announce that this accomplishment is just the first step toward realizing cable’s 10G vision in the next decade. Is 10G Technology a Future Vision or […]

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Legislators at the Labs

October 3, 2018

Eighty politicians walked into a lab… That’s not the start of a joke, it was actually the start of our week here at CableLabs! We were excited and honored to host state representatives and senators from across the U.S. on Monday, and to show them the exciting innovation happening in the cable industry. Our day […]

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Technology in Your Everyday Life: Why You Should Pay Attention to Innovation

September 21, 2018

If you were around 30 years ago, you may recall using a payphone, writing a check, or strolling down the street with your Walkman. All of those conveniences of 30 years ago don’t seem all that convenient today. In just three decades, the span of CableLabs’ entire existence, we went from analog to digital, from […]

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Come Along for the Ride: Innovation Boot Camp

July 18, 2018

Innovation is difficult. A full 95 percent of consumer products fail. Plus, the innovation process is highly unreliable, so we need every advantage we can get. In just three and a half days at the CableLabs Innovation Boot Camp, my team and I found a way to change all that. Yes, they were long days, and […]

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The Rise of Autonomous Bots and Vehicles

March 30, 2018

I live in Los Altos, California, a small town in the heart of Silicon Valley. I’ve been an early adopter of autonomous bots and vehicles—voluntarily and involuntarily—for over 5 years.  I’m talking about a new class of appliances, I call them “Autonomous Citizens,” that have both permission and ability to move autonomously completing tasks in […]

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