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Non-traditional Stakeholders in 5G Network Developments

March 15, 2016

With the growth of mobile data consumption, the mobile industry is embarking on its next evolution of technology, dubbed 5G referring to fifth generation mobile networks.  The global wireless community has high expectations from 5G networks in terms of end user experience.   Goals include achieving lower latencies and increased capacities by at least one order […]

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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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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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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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Are Wi-Fi Repeaters and Extenders Beneficial?

February 23, 2016

Subscribers today often supplement their existing Wi-Fi Access Points (AP) with wireless repeaters and extenders to enhance Wi-Fi coverage within the home network. Frequently, we are asked if these devices provide any real benefit. To answer these questions, we ran some tests in a house to measure and compare the relative performance of a couple […]

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Coming Up for Air on LTE-U Coexistence: An Update

February 12, 2016

If you have been tracking CableLabs’ work to ensure that the introduction of LTE into unlicensed spectrum does not do disproportionate harm to Wi-Fi consumers, you may have noticed that it has been a while since we wrote in this blog on the topic. That’s not because we’ve moved on, however. To the contrary, we’ve […]

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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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