Technology

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Catalysts and Building Blocks: Emerging Technology Timeline

April 4, 2018

App Developers—welcome to your future. Significant advances in the sciences and quantum computing will allow you to create and deliver breakthrough experiences in a highly secure fashion more quickly. While the collapse of Moore’s law may worry some, advances in fundamental science and technology will continue to enable exponential shifts in the solutions landscape. Near instantaneous processing speeds […]

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Emerging Technologies: New and Compelling Use Cases

March 6, 2018

How will emerging technologies impact industries powered by communication networks? What will this mean for your customers and end users? In our annual Emerging Technology Timeline (ETT), we highlight provocative new technologies that will impact the development of novel solutions and the ecosystems they serve. Are you a product tsar, strategist or developer who relies […]

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Towards the Holodeck Experience: Seeking Life-Like Interaction with Virtual Reality

September 5, 2017

By now, most of us are well aware of the market buzz around the topics of virtual and augmented reality. Many of us, at some point or another, have donned the bulky, head-mounted gear and tepidly stepped into the experience to check it out for ourselves. And, depending on how sophisticated your set up is […]

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5G For All: The Need for Standardized 5G Technologies in the Unlicensed Bands

August 29, 2017

A version of this article appeared in S&P Global Market Intelligence in July 2017. You can find the original here. Wherever you turn in the wireless ecosystem today, 5G is the buzzword and the popular kid on the block… well, at least in some blocks. 3GPP, a third generation partnership project that defines specifications for […]

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Introduction to Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM): The Importance of Broadband

August 24, 2017

This is the introduction for our upcoming series on Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM). The advent of the Internet has had a profound impact on American life. Broadband is a foundation for economic growth, job creation, global competitiveness and a better way of life. The internet is enabling entire new industries and unlocking vast new possibilities […]

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Hello Blockchain . . . Goodbye Lawyers?

April 19, 2016

As the blockchain technology star begins to eclipse Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies that rely upon it, there has been an increase in research and development into using blockchain for “smart contracts.” Smart contracts are computer programs that facilitate, verify, execute, and enforce a contract. While smart contracts have existed to a limited extent for […]

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The Analog Monkey on Our Backs: Wrong-Thinking about Data over Cable

March 10, 2016

We inherit a lot of things from the past – not all of them good.  When the telephone was invented by Elisha Grey, it evolved from wired telegraph lines. This was a natural evolution since the telegraph lines already existed and were proven, whereas radio technology was still in its infancy.   When television was first […]

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Li-Fi – A Bright Future for Home Networks

March 8, 2016

At CableLabs, we are continually researching new methods of in-home wireless network distribution, and one exciting new contender is Li-Fi. What is Li-Fi? Li-Fi is the modulation of a free-space beam of light in order to transmit a signal. It can be thought of as analogous to Wi-Fi, just in a much higher frequency band […]

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