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10G Challenge Winners Leverage Power of Multi-Gigabit Network

October 6, 2022

What if our loved ones could easily receive life-changing or even lifesaving medical care no matter where they live? What would be different if critical learning opportunities were broadly available to students from all communities, including urban and rural areas? Scenarios like these could certainly change how we live our lives. In 2021, CableLabs issued […]

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Tackling Security Challenges in 5G Networks

June 1, 2022

Today, 5G mobile networks are being deployed rapidly around the globe. According to GSMA Mobile Economy 2021, 5G mobile connections in North America accounted for 3 percent of all mobile connections in 2020, but that number is expected to climb to 51 percent by 2025. On top of the accelerated deployment of public 5G networks, […]

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How Cable Networks Secure Communications

November 12, 2021

The email you sent, the website you visited, the internet searches you performed, the internet purchases you just made—they all require strong security to protect against eavesdropping, changes to your messages, and those who would make these services unavailable to you. These service examples demonstrate the foundational triad of security: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Securing […]

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Raising the Bar on Gateway Device Security

October 7, 2021

Today, CableLabs® has publicly released a set of best common practices (BCP) to enhance the security of cable modems, integrated access points, and home routers (collectively, known as “gateway devices”) against malicious activity and other cyber threats. This work builds on and extends CableLabs’ and the cable industry’s longstanding leadership in cybersecurity to ensure a […]

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Driving Toward 10G and Beyond: CableLabs Engagement in Standards Organizations and Industry Consortia

August 9, 2021

CableLabs continues to engage heavily with—and to play a key leadership role across—a broad group of global information and communications technology standards development organizations (SDOs) and industry consortia. These engagements enable CableLabs to influence emerging technologies and leverage our technical expertise and global recognition as a leading industry innovation lab to provide meaningful contributions and […]

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Transparent Security Outperforms Traditional DDoS Solution in Lab Trial

May 20, 2021

Transparent Security is an open-source solution for identifying and mitigating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and the devices (e.g., Internet of Things [IoT] sensors) that are the source of those attacks. Transparent Security is enabled through a programmable data plane (e.g., “P4”-based) and uses in-band network telemetry (INT) technology for device identification and mitigation, […]

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Cable Broadband: From DOCSIS 3.1® to DOCSIS 4.0®

November 6, 2020

In 1997, CableLabs released the very first version of Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS ® technology) that enabled broadband internet service over Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial (HFC) networks.  Ever since, we’ve been making improvements, greatly enhancing network speed, capacity, latency, reliability and security with every new version. Today, cable operators use DOCSIS 3.1 technologies to […]

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A Proposal for a Long-Term Post-Quantum Transitioning Strategy for the Broadband Industry via Composite Crypto and PQPs

October 22, 2020

The broadband industry has historically relied on public-key cryptography to provide secure and strong authentication across access networks and devices. In our environment, one of the most challenging issues—when it comes to cryptography—is to support devices with different capabilities. Some of these devices may or may not be fully (or even partially) upgradeable. This can […]

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The Cable Security Experience

August 31, 2020

We’ve all adjusted the ways we work and play and socialize in response to COVID. This has increased awareness that our broadband networks are critical – and they need to be secure. The cable industry has long focused on delivering best-in-class network security and we continue to innovate as we move on towards a 10G […]

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EAP-CREDS: Enabling Policy-Oriented Credential Management in Access Networks

August 20, 2020

In our ever-connected world, we want our devices and gadgets to be always available, independently from where or which access networks we are currently using. There’s a wide variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices out there, and although they differ in myriad ways – power, data collection capabilities, connectivity – we want them all […]

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