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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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Approaches to Increasing Wireless Spectrum

May 13, 2014

At the 2014 Cable Show, one of the hottest topics was Wi-Fi. It doesn’t take long to realize how important access to this suddenly precious resource really is: Studies indicate that the number of wirelessly connected devices will triple by 2020, to a mind-blowing 30 billion devices. [Related: Wireless Spectrum Infographic] And with each new […]

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FCC Votes to Expand Wireless Spectrum: A Win for Wi-Fi

March 31, 2014

Today is a big day for Wi-Fi and everyone that uses it – which is, of course, all of us. Our Wi-Fi is about to get twice as good. How? By doubling the size of the Wi-Fi pipe. The FCC voted today to double the amount of wireless spectrum that Wi-Fi uses in the 5 […]

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Clearing the Air: FCC Faces Wi-Fi Spectrum Challenges

December 17, 2013

For most of us, Wi-Fi is the way we connect online. It’s the key to our broadband world, and Cable operators are rapidly rolling it out. But the growth of Wi-Fi means that we are using more of the resource, straining wireless capacity. Not only that, but next-gen Wi-Fi, known as 802.11ac or “gigabit Wi-Fi” (since it […]

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