Why We Invent

We are here to invent a better future.

Through a relentess pursuit of what’s next, we transform concepts, dreams and impossibilities into practical and adoptable realities.

CableLabs Ecosystem

Tomorrow starts here

CableLabs is where ideas spring to life.

Whether it’s a lean startup fueled by UpRamp, a research concept brought to life in one of our University Partnerships, an idea from our employees, or a service commercialized by Kyrio, we know how to turn great ideas into game-changing innovations. CableLabs is where tech experts, visionaries and entrepreneurs from all over the world come together to solve problems and build networks of the future.


Our Mission

As the leading Innovation and R&D lab for the cable industry, CableLabs creates global impact through its member companies around the world, its UpRamp startup platform, and its market solutions provider, Kyrio. With a state-of-the art research and innovation facility and collaborative ecosystem with thousands of vendors, CableLabs delivers impactful network technologies for the entire industry.

Commercialization Output

We Bring Products to Market Through Kyrio

Kyrio is the trusted and secure source for everything networkable. From physical infrastructures to digital connections, Kyrio provides technology solutions and creates new marketplaces for safer, better and faster ways to network, so businesses and their customers can thrive.

Innovation Input

We Cultivate Fresh Ideas Through UpRamp

Radical entrepreneurs can now accelerate their path to success by tapping into the most powerful tech network in the world. They bring their ideas, we bring our connections, and together, we take another innovation leap forward.

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Our licensing structure is designed to open doors for new improvements and innovations. By keeping our technology royalty free or very low fee, we make it equally accessible to everyone. In addition, much of our software is open source.

Commercialization Output

Spin Outs

Some of the breakthroughs that come out of our labs beam with potential to become products or companies in their own right. Through Kyrio, we’ve developed a system for recognizing that potential and bringing new products to life.

Commercialization Output


By working with suppliers to the cable industry to develop interoperable technologies, CableLabs is able to provide reduced R&D risk for vendors and bring products to market quickly, and at lower cost.

Commercialization Output


We work on behalf of our members to develop technologies and specifications that benefit the whole industry. By pooling our R&D efforts, we’re able to analyze and solve problems faster and cost effectively, bringing more new technologies to market in a fraction of the time.

Commercialization Output

Other Industries

Much of our work benefits other industries as well. For example, we’ve been applying our expertise in the area of device security for wireless, medical, smart grid and many other industries through Kyrio. And that’s just the beginning.

Innovation Input

Startup Ecosystem

Innovation always starts with a great idea and that’s why much of our effort goes into seeking out startups with disruptor potential. We can help them identify, test, develop and commercialize new technologies that can benefit the entire cable industry and beyond.

Innovation Input


We look to our members to identify issues in the cable industry. As field experts, they’re in the best position to know which problems need to be solved now and which ones to watch out for years from now. This is often the first step in our innovation process.

Innovation Input


We are always searching for great ideas from all corners of the communication industry, including our vendors. By partnering with our vendor community, we bring industry awareness to their research and help turn their great ideas into great innovations.

Innovation Input


In the world of co-innovation, 1+1 can equal 10. By joining forces with another company to pursue an idea, we can share unique skillsets and cost, thus amplifying our chances of achieving groundbreaking results.

Innovation Input

University Research

Some of the best and brightest minds hail from academia which makes universities invaluable research partners. By working together with Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, Colorado State, NYU and many more, we get access to their deep subject matter experts and they get an opportunity to turn their hard work into something everyone can use and enjoy.

Cablelabs Portfolio

For manufacturers and service providers, Kyrio accelerates and deploys new network innovations into the ecosystem. Backed by the power of CableLabs, Kyrio sets technology on a path to commercialization, enabling not just today but tomorrow’s communication.

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Cablelabs Portfolio

UpRamp is success amplified. Backed by a nearly half-a-billion dollar industry, we don’t just make connections, we make commitments. UpRamp guides startups and welcomes them to the world’s largest and most powerful network. We believe people, communities and companies thrive when networks connect.

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University Partnership

By partnering with top universities in the world, CableLabs brings game-changing technology to market. We connect professors, students and technical leaders to tackle the most interesting problems in the cable industry, providing resources, expertise, data, laboratories, and real-life environments in order to discover and test bright new ideas.

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Market Development & Product Management

Innovation happens beyond cable. From gaming to healthcare, CableLabs works beyond our walls to bring life-altering innovations to market. We're new product creators working with product leaders in and out of the cable industry to deliver game changing outcomes to their customers. Why? Because we believe in the power of the network in a data rich world, and innovation is accelerated via partnership.

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The Innovators

Rob Alderfer

Rob has been engaged in significant policy decisions for over a decade, helping to shape today’s communications technology landscape. He has deep expertise in wireless spectrum, and has facilitated the development of mobile and Wi-Fi technologies and services by bringing new spectrum to market. He is now responsible for CableLabs' multinational technology policy and standards work, and he regularly provides guidance to board-level audiences across a range of strategic issues.

Jennifer Andreoli-Fang

Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang is a distinguished technologist with more than 10 years of experience in leading research and development activities in the cable and wireless industries. She has numerous high quality patents in the areas of LTE and cellular systems, Wi-Fi, and DOCSIS and was recognized as CableLabs’ Inventor of the Year in 2014-15.

Alberto Campos

Dr. Alberto Campos is CableLabs' first Fellow. With 30 years of experience and a PhD in electrical engineering, Alberto currently has 21 patents in the areas of wireless networks  and optical communications.

Steve Glennon

Steve Glennon is a Distinguished Technologist in the Advanced Technology Group of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. His primary role is identifying major commercial opportunities for the cable industry around new technology, and re-inventing the broadband experience. Steve has worked on technologies such as voice activation, virtual and augmented reality, new network architectures for wired and wireless networks.

Arianne Hinds

Dr. Arianne Hinds is a principal architect of video and standards strategy with over 25 years in the areas of image and video compression, including MPEG and JPEG.  She currently serves as the head of the United States delegation to MPEG, as the Chairperson of the L3.1 Committee for United States MPEG Development Activity for the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards.

Doug Jones

Doug Jones

Doug Jones is a Principal Architect at CableLabs; an R&D and Innovation organization that is dedicated to creating and driving technologies and innovations critical to the cable industry’s technology roadmap. At CableLabs, Doug is responsible for developing the Full Duplex DOCSIS certification program. With over 24 years in the cable industry as both an operator and a supplier, Doug has been focused on driving fiber deeper into the HFC network, the evolution of DOCSIS technology and products, and the Proactive Network Maintenance of DOCSIS systems.

Daryl Malas

Daryl has led research projects related to wireless including Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) and LTE-U. Prior to this, he led research in next generation video technologies, including 4K (UHDTV), Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and IP video delivery. Prior to video technology research, he led the technical development of the voice related applications, including a project, which provided a centralized, dynamic method for cable operators to peer voice related communications.

Jon Schnoor

Jon is a Lead Engineer for CableLabs’ Wired Technologies team, focused on Remote PHY technologies. He is managing the Remote PHY and Remote MACPHY programs, developing solutions and championing the cable industry toward Distributed Access Architectures of the future. Jon works closely with cable operators and technology partners to develop and deliver innovative and new concepts, designs and strategic initiatives for the cable industry.

Michael Glenn

Michael Glenn leads the cybersecurity program at CableLabs, the world’s leading innovation organization focused on the secure delivery of high speed data, video, voice and next generation services. Michael and his team work in a variety of ecosystems and technologies to incorporate strong security principals into the design, specification, and implementation of products and services important to CableLabs members. Areas of focus include broadband (DOCSIS), wireless, trust management, IoT (consumer and medical), SDN/NFV, carrier security, blockchain, and next generation home and mobile networks.

Michelle Vendelin

Michelle curates resources and produces experiences that build creative confidence and innovation leadership within individuals and teams inside CableLabs and across CableLabs Member companies.


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