CableLabs and WBA hail results of WiFi 6E trial

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has unveiled results from a field trial that it says highlights the benefits of using low power Indoor Wi-Fi 6E for a variety of residential applications, including video collaboration for telecommuting, multiplayer gaming, augmented and virtual reality and streaming video. The trial conducted by cable industry technology outfit CableLabs and […]

CableLabs and Mediacom kick of 10G trial in Iowa

US cable standards organisation CableLabs has launched a trial of its new 10G technology in partnership with cable operator Mediacom Communications and cable operator association the NCTA in Ames, Iowa. Mediacom has created a ‘smart home’ lab wired for 10G broadband that enables the latter to test advanced consumer applications. These include kitchen devices that […]

CableLabs releases DOCSIS 4.0 specification

Cable industry standards body CableLabs has released the specifications for the next generation of data-over-cable technology DOCSIS. The DOCSIS 4.0 spec includes full duplex and extended spectrum capabilities to enable downstream speeds of 10Gbps, maximum that available via the DOCSIS 3.1 spec, which is currently being deployed by cable operators internationally. According to principal architect […]

CableLabs names wireless specialist as chief research and development officer

Cable technology organisation CableLabs has named Mariam Sorond as senior vice-president and chief research and development officer. Sorond, who will report to president and CEO Phil McKinney, will lead R&D at the outfit, directing the execution and adoption of new technologies for CableLabs’ members and the industry. She will work closely with McKinney on technical thought […]

CableLabs unveils 10G vision at CES

Cable technology organisation CableLabs and US cable association the NCTA have used CES in Las Vegas to unveil their vision of the rollout of ultra high-speed broadband services and has trademarked the term ‘10G’ to communicate it. CableLabs said that US cable operators including Comcast, Charter, Cox, Mediacom, Midco and Cogeco, alongside international players such […]

Aricent teams with CableLabs for open source NFV project

Design and engineering company Aricent has teamed up with cable industry technology organization CableLabs for an open source project to create what it describes as a self-managed and optimised virtual infrastructure platform on the Kubernetes and Docker container model. Aricent cited a recent report by Dell’Oro Group as evidence that the adoption of containers and […]

CableLabs outlines new spec to increase fibre network capacity

Cable industry technology standards body CableLabs has published its first Point-to-Point Coherent Optics specifications which the cable outfit says will dramatically increase capacity of fibre access networks by and a factor of 10 and will support 100 gigabits of data per wavelength. Coherent Optics technology uses amplitude, phase, and polarization to enable much higher fibre capacity, […]

CableLabs: innovation will future-proof cable networks

Ongoing innovation will enable cable operators to continue to use their HFC networks while staying ahead of the competition, according to Chris Lammers, chief operating officer of CableLabs. Speaking at Cable Congress in Dublin, Lammers said that the latest iteration of the cable broadband standard, DOCSIS 3.1, will deliver 10Gbps upstream and 1Gbps upstream, but […]

Cable industry set to benefit from new fibre tech, says CableLabs chief

‘Coherent optics’ – the new technology that enables the transmission of more data through a fibre – will enable the cable industry to delivery massively greater amounts of data at high-speed over its network without the need to lay down additional fibre, according to Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. “Part of the challenge with high-speed […]

Liberty Global and CableLabs join wireless technology alliance

International cable operator Liberty Global and US-based cable technology body CableLabs have joned the MulteFire Alliance, a consortium set up to develop next-generation wireless technology. The pair said they aimed to collaborate with the alliance to make wireless technology more widely available. Thje MulteFire Alliance’s main goal is to ensure that LTE mobile standards are […]

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