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Our Labs are Designed to Strengthen the Industry

Our labs offer the technologies, experts and tools that are needed to propel ideas through the research, proof of concept and testing stages—and, ultimately, to real-world deployment. Through active participation in these lab environments, collaborators gain deep insights into the technology and operational factors that can help them develop next-generation service offerings, achieve new levels of efficiency and reduce the risks that come with innovation.

Research & Development Labs

These labs host advanced technologies and expertise including Advanced Optics & Fiber, Hybrid Fiber Coax, Mobile, Wi-Fi, Convergence, Cloud Native, Security, Wireless PHY/RF Analysis and AI and Machine Learning. These can be interconnected to simulate a wide range of network architectures and scenarios.

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Advanced Optics & Fiber

The  Advanced Optics & Fiber Lab is an Optical Center of Excellence—a state-of-the-art facility for developing and testing research concepts.

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Hybrid Fiber Coax

The Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) Lab is used to establish new specification requirements, validate existing specifications, verify theories and conduct experiments related to future technology options.

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Mobile

The Mobile Lab offers a range of capabilities, including performance testing of radio access network (RAN), shared spectrum and mobile backhaul solutions.

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Wi-Fi

In the Wi-Fi Lab, there are environments for Wi-Fi research and OpenWi-Fi platform development.

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Convergence

The 10G Lab provides a multi-vendor, interoperable platform for conducting proofs of concept and validating individual network functions and end-to-end solutions.

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Cloud Native

The Cloud Native capabilities offer a showcase of future access network infrastructure and explores the possibilities unleashed by fully virtualized cloud-native architectures.

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Security

The Security Lab  identifies and mitigates security threats to the access network.  In this lab, we demonstrate, analyze and develop innovative solutions.

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Wireless PHY/RF Analysis

This lab supports research efforts, up to 110 GHz, targeting performance evaluation of 4G/5G wireless access, RF front-end performance evaluation, channel sounding characterization, and more.

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AI and Machine Learning

In this lab, our experts use sophisticated machine learning (ML) models that leverage intentionally engineered and governed data pipelines to help operators anticipate raw customer needs and evolve their services around them.

Kyrio Test Services

Kyrio Inc., a subsidiary of CableLabs, provides lab testing of network equipment for cable, PON, and mobile operators and their suppliers. Kyrio executes certification testing programs on behalf of CableLabs, as well as operator acceptance testing programs for several individual members of CableLabs.

System & Device Test Environments

The System & Device Test Environments, used by Kyrio, can be configured to simulate wide-ranging scenarios: from large anechoic chambers to 3D-printed radio frequency (RF) modeling to advanced optics benches. These labs can be used in combination with any of our other labs to more closely simulate a specific test scenario.

Next Generation Technologies Lab

The Next Generation Technologies Lab is where we investigate and test technologies such as quantum encryption. By combining ingenuity and imagination, we invest in experimenting with long-term possibilities.

Connecting It All Together

The various labs in combination support the full life cycle of research, development, testing and deployment. In collaboration with members, vendors, universities, entrepreneurs and others, the development of new broadband technologies are advanced.

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Collaborate With Us

Our entire industry wins when members, vendors and other collaborators come into our labs to create unique test environments and network scenarios. If you are interested, send us a message and a lab expert will get back to you. We look forward to learning more about your work.  

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