Wireless

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CableLabs Joins the UK 5G Innovation Centre

July 19, 2016

Why is 5G important? 5G, the next generation of mobile communication technology, will redefine communications services and their associated networks over the next five to fifteen years. Whereas the emphasis in the media at the moment focuses very much around the potential for Gbps radio services in the Millimeter frequency bands (mm-wave), one of the most […]

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Inform[ED]™ Wireless Tackles Spectrum Policy with FCC Commissioners

June 1, 2016

Last month in New York, CableLabs hosted its inaugural Inform[ED] Wireless conference, where we gathered leaders and luminaries to chart the evolution of wireless networks. Consumers’ appetite for wireless continues to grow, and fixed networks – like cable and its Wi-Fi assets – become ever more important to satisfying their needs. The program was holistic, […]

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Solutions for Whole Home Wi-Fi Coverage

May 12, 2016

For the majority of homeowners, a single Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) is enough to provide whole home coverage with reliable performance. However, there are homes where a single AP provides insufficient coverage or has unreliable performance in certain areas of the home. For example, as the size of the house increases (> 3000 square feet), […]

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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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