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OPNFV’s Inaugural Plugfest Hosted by CableLabs

May 16, 2016

OPNFV’s first Plugfest was held at CableLabs’ facility in Louisville, CO. This event, which focused on deployment and integration of OPNFV as well as Virtual Network Function (VNF) applications, was open to both OPNFV members and non-members. A key goal of the Plugfest was to fortify OPNFV’s already unique testing projects and infrastructure (functional and […]

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Co-Innovation: Cablelabs’ Newest Acceleration Program

May 10, 2016

CableLabs has a strong reputation for delivering technology breakthroughs to the cable industry. It also has expertise in facilitating ideas among industry stakeholders. By leveraging its strengths, CableLabs is increasing its focus on innovation. As a part of our transformation, we are adopting leaner, more accelerated approaches around our mid-size and strategic innovation projects. We […]

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Furthering CableLabs’ Innovation Mission through University Research

May 4, 2016

Our focus on bringing game-changing innovations to the cable industry has never been greater.   But how does a relatively small organization like CableLabs create the capability to consistently bring about great innovations?   The answer has to include leveraging  of external relationships.  Only in partnership with others will we be able to multiply our efforts and […]

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Accelerating Execution in the Startup World

April 28, 2016

Phil McKinney, CEO & President of CableLabs, often says that “idea without execution is just a hobby.” Unfortunately, in the startup world, this outcome plays out over and over again.  The list of startups that find a clever idea, build a minimum viable product and then slowly fade away after demo day is tragically long.  […]

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A Coder’s Announcement of the CableLabs C3 Platform for Collaborative Software Development

March 24, 2016

If ( the sight of software source code does not make you uncomfortable ) { /************************************************************************************** * Then please continue to read the code below to get the story behind this blog. * If reading source code is not your “cup of tea”, then please find the main message * for this blog below, i.e. […]

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NDA Vendor Forum is April 6

March 16, 2016

The CableLabs annual NDA Vendor Forum is a great opportunity for companies who are interested in developing technologies for the cable industry to get up to speed with the latest technology projects underway at CableLabs.     This year’s Forum comes at an exciting time for the industry. CableLabs member companies  in the U.S. and abroad are accelerating […]

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Please Join CableLabs at Inform[ED]™ Wireless

March 9, 2016

The cable industry has been playing an increasing role in advancing wireless technologies as fixed and mobile networks are converging. Today the cable industry provides wireless customers with the largest footprint of wireless hotspots in an environment of increasing mobility as well as providing backhaul connections to mobile operator cell sites.  To meet the predicted […]

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My Retrospective of Mobile World Congress

February 29, 2016

I set myself the almost impossible challenge of elaborating on only three takeaways from the CableLabs member tour of MWC 2016. First – After more than six years from the introduction of 4G LTE, there are still major improvements to be made in speed. I saw 1 Gbps demonstrated with three carrier aggregation (20 MHz) […]

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Impressions From Mobile World Congress

February 26, 2016

When I last left you at the end of my first day at Mobile World Congress, I had carried out a scouting tour. We started Tuesday morning with four excellent presentations:  From Qualcomm: Eduardo Esteves, VP of Product Management at Qualcomm, presented their silicon IC strategy. Their technology is at the heart of most of […]

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First Impressions of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

February 23, 2016

CableLabs is hosting its first tour of Mobile World Congress (MWC) here in Barcelona, Spain. The MWC is the World’s largest mobile congress with attendance likely to top over one hundred thousand people from two hundred countries. It’s the place to be seen in the mobile world, which today is more than about handsets and […]

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