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Giving Up Bad Security Habits

February 18, 2016

During the season of Lent in my upbringing meant I was going to be giving something up. This year, instead of giving something up, I have decided to help those around me clean up their security and suggest you help a friend in turn.  Statistics show that you probably know someone who could use a […]

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Gadgets Galore in our Comfortable Living Room Lab

January 26, 2016

Someone once said, “Seeing is Believing.” At CableLabs, we believe that “Doing is Knowing.” With this in mind, we crafted a space in our Sunnyvale, CA facility that we call the Moveable Experience Lab (aka “MEL”). The MEL simulates a consumer living room. The space has been intentionally designed as a “safe place” to frame your […]

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A Great DOCSIS 3.1 Achievement: Certification!

January 13, 2016

For months, many people have been asking me: “When will DOCSIS 3.1 devices get certified?” My response has generally been something along the lines of: “When they successfully demonstrate they’re ready based on the test results. The team at CableLabs will do everything we can to facilitate this process, as our goal is to see […]

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DOCSIS 3.1 Technology: Spec to Product in One Year

December 22, 2015

Around this time last year, CableLabs kicked off the first DOCSIS® 3.1 interoperability event. Looking back, it is amazing how far we have come. Over the last year, CableLabs has held seven DOCSIS 3.1 interoperability events that provide manufacturers with the opportunity to work together on interoperability, development, and compliance. A total of 27 vendors […]

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5G — The Beginning of an Exhilarating Journey

December 2, 2015

“5G” is the next step for the evolution of wireless technology beyond “4G-LTE” with the 2018 and 2020 Olympics acting as powerful Incentives for vendors to accelerate their product development. A few weeks ago, I travelled to San Francisco to chair a session at the new IEEE SDN-NFV conference and to participate in a panel […]

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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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Wi-Fi vs. Duty Cycled LTE-U: In-Home Testing Reveals Coexistence Challenges

November 5, 2015

Rob Alderfer, VP Technology Policy, CableLabs and Nadia Yoza-Mitsuishi, Wireless Architect Intern, CableLabs also contributed to this article. In our last blog on Wi-Fi / LTE coexistence, we laid out the dangers attending the apparent decision of a few large carriers to go forward with the carrier scale deployment of a non-standard form of unlicensed […]

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Who Will Win The Race For Virtual Reality Content?

October 1, 2015

This is the second of a series of posts on Virtual Reality technology by Steve and others at CableLabs. You can find the first post here. In the recent study we performed at CableLabs, we asked what would stop people from buying a virtual reality headset. High on the list of items was availability of […]

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Is Virtual Reality the Next Big Thing?

September 8, 2015

In the Advanced Technology Group at CableLabs I get to play with all the best toys, trying to work out what is a challenge or an opportunity, and what is a flop waiting to be unwrapped. 3D is a great case study. I first got to work with 3D TV in 1995 (in a prior […]

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Avoiding a Turn of the Screw in the Internet of Things (IoT)

September 2, 2015

The screw is widely believed to have been invented by Archytas of Tarentum around 400 BC. Its original application, not surprisingly, was to press grapes for wine. Over time, other uses evolved such as using it to move water uphill or as a fastener. Skilled artisans would create these screws by hand using chisels and […]

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