Phil McKinney

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 […]

‘CableLabs 2.0’ to focus on long-term innovation

Non-profit research and development body, CableLabs, has announced plans to focus more on longer-term innovation projects. In a blog post titled ‘CableLabs 2.0’ the US-based consortium’s president and CEO Phil McKinney said that “now is the time to significantly increase the funding in innovation.” He said this “transformation” would see CableLabs prioritise “game-changing innovations” with […]

DOCSIS 3.1 ‘ahead of schedule’

Development of the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard is tracking “slightly ahead of schedule,” with the first commercial deployments now expected in the latter half of 2015, according to CableLabs president and CEO Phil McKinney. Speaking at Cable Congress in Amsterdam, McKinney said that the first hardware compatible with DOCSIS 3.1 is expected this year, with […]