Today is an important milestone for unlicensed spectrum coexistence – the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) has released its plan for testing how well LTE-Unlicensed coexists with Wi-Fi. This culminates many months of work by many expert engineers within the WFA and its membership, including CableLabs staff. The outcome is that we now have a definitive set […]
Rob Alderfer, VP of Technology Policy at CableLabs, views the LTE-U and Wi-Fi compromise plan as being pragmatic and supports moving ahead with testing as soon as possible. Full details can be read in a Network World article.
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 […]
With multiple wireless operators pursuing VoWi-Fi as well as the ongoing, often-heated debate over using LTE in unlicensed spectrum, 2016 will see the relationship between Wi-Fi and LTE continue to tighten. Read Kelly Hill’s complete article in RCR Wireless News.
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 […]
Rob Alderfer, VP Technology Policy, CableLabs and Nadia Yoza-Mitsuishi, Wireless Architect Intern, CableLabs also contributed to this article. In our last blog on Wi-Fi / LTE coexistence, we laid out the dangers attending the apparent decision of a few large carriers to go forward with the carrier scale deployment of a non-standard form of unlicensed […]
Rob Alderfer, VP of Technology Policy at CableLabs, is interviewed by RCR Wireless News. Possible co-existence problems between Wi-Fi & LTE-U / LAA, Wi-Fi & LTE coexistence and the complications that LTE-U may cause are discussed.
At CableLabs, we have been deeply engaged in ensuring that Wi-Fi and other technologies continue to thrive as LTE mobile technology is newly brought in to unlicensed spectrum. We have participated in the international standards process at 3GPP, and we are glad to say that there has been some progress by that body to lay […]
We are proud to announce that on May 1, 2020, CableLabs’ Distinguished Technologist, Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang, will receive the prestigious Woman in Technology award for her contribution to the cable industry. The award is presented by Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Rocky Mountain chapter, one of the oldest and largest organizations dedicated to advancing the position and influence of women […]
Executive Summary Cable broadband service is typically provided over a network consisting of both optical fiber and coaxial cable – a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network – as well as wireless connectivity. These networks are widely deployed globally and capable of providing the broadband speeds needed to stay well ahead of consumer demand today and […]