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’s innovations start here

Our vast experience turns ideas into innovations.

Here, ideas come together and are brought to life. Whether it’s a lean startup fueled by UpRamp, a research concept brought to life in our University Partnership, a broad initiative turned into a CableLabs member project, or a service commercialized by Kyrio and introduced to a broad network of vendors, we are the innovation funnel that solves problems and revolutionizes network solutions.

CableLabs

Our Mission

We wake up every day to invent the future. Our powerful innovation engine develops life-altering technologies that move communities and industries toward more connected tomorrows.

Commercialization Output

Engage with Kyrio

Kyrio accelerates and deploys new network innovations into the ecosystem.

Innovation Input

Engage with UpRamp

UpRamp is an industry-wide platform that connects radical entrepreneurs with the most powerful network in the world.

Commercialization Output

Licenses

CableLabs develops technologies that are licensed to the cable ecosystem on royalty free or very low fees. CableLabs specifications, such as DOCSIS® or PacketCable™ are royalty free. CableLabs also develops software technologies that are contributed to open source projects under the corresponding open source license or are licensed directly to the ecosystem.

Commercialization Output

Spin Outs

CableLabs’ innovations that have enough traction and the potential to benefit the industry and beyond, have the avenue, through Kyrio or on their own, to become a stand-alone product or company.

Commercialization Output

Vendors

CableLabs works with the suppliers to the cable industry to develop multi-supplier, interoperable technologies that the supplier community can sell into the entire cable industry. CableLabs ability to aggregate the global scale of the cable industry provides a large market for vendors. Combined with favorable license terms, this provides predictability and reduces their R&D risk.

Commercialization Output

Members

CableLabs works on behalf of its members to identify new technologies that benefit the industry and works actively to bring these technologies to market in a rapid and cost effective manner. Members also benefit from their strategic and competitive analysis, as well as its support of technology policy.

Commercialization Output

Other Industries

Much of CableLabs work is applicable to other industries. In particular, its expertise in the area of device security, which through its subsidiary Kyrio has been applied to wireless, medical, smart grid and other industries.

Innovation Input

Startup Ecosystem

Our talented team at Cablelabs delivers great innovation ideas of our own, while also collecting many ideas from others. We are constantly sorting through these ideas, testing some of them, and identifying the best ideas for commercialization.  We have a great track record of working with operators and the vendor ecosystem to commercialize these ideas to the benefit of the whole industry.

Innovation Input

Members

When it comes to knowing the big problems to be solved in the cable industry, who is better than our operator members?  The first step in the development of many innovation ideas is creating the right problem statements. CableLabs relies on our members to identify many of the problems that need solving.

Innovation Input

Vendors

Vendors are doing amazing research, and the industry needs to tap the great ideas coming from the communications ecosystem. We are always searching for great ideas, and vendors are one of the most prolific sources for ideas. Once we know there is a great idea, CableLabs can be a great partner for bringing industry awareness to the idea.

Innovation Input

Co-Innovation

Sometimes, an innovation idea is best pursued by two companies rather than by one.  When an idea requires the unique skills and assets of both Cablelabs and an external company, we agree to pursue the idea together, with both companies sharing the cost.  We call this co-innovation, and when done right, 1 + 1 can equal 10!

Innovation Input

University Research

At CableLabs, we work with leading research universities around the world to source great ideas and deep subject matter expertise.  Examples include Georgia Tech, University of California Santa Barbara, Carnegie Mellon University, Colorado State University, The University of Surrey (UK), and New York University.  Our partners in academia give us access to amazing talent and new ideas.

Cablelabs Portfolio

In a world of connected people, places and things, Kyrio ensures reliability, trust and scale so you can innovate at the speed of business. 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.

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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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