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#TBT: Nokia, Alcatel Lucent set to merge; CBRS takes shape; Google launches Project Fi … this week in 2015

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Nokia, Alcatel Lucent...

You thought 5G hype was bad? Meet 10G

Marketing intent of 10G laid bare at Cable-Tec Expo NEW ORLEANS--Telcos have and continue to take heat for 5G-related marketing moves--AT&T's 5G Evolution indicator anyone?--but operators are delivering limited commercial 5G today in geographies around the world. Not to be outdone, the cable industry has...

CableLabs focuses on IoT security in the home and the future

One of the areas of focus for CableLabs, the cable industry's research and development group, is in how to improve the security of internet of things devices -- both those that are already in users' homes, and those that will emerge in the near...

CableLabs, Aricent launch new open-source NFV platform

CableLabs, Aricent collaborated on the platform built on the Kubernetes and Docker container model Cable research organization CableLabs and design and engineering company Aricent have been collaborating on an open-source network function virtualization platform aimed at enabling a cloud-native environment for lab and development work...

CableLabs’ accelerator connects startups to CEOs

CableLabs’ accelerator UpRamp helps entrepreneurs solve sticky problems and get insider access to the industry. Two and a half years ago, Scott Brown designed a unique startup accelerator program for CableLabs that aimed to guarantee that startups would get results: give startups a chance to...

CableLabs announces two new OpenStack projects

CableLabs opens SNAPS-Boot and SNAPS-OpenStack Industry consortium CableLabs recently announced two new open source projects associated with OpenStack, including SNAPS-Boot and SNAPS-OpenStack. The purpose of SNAPS (SDN and NFV Application Platform and Stack) is to enable operators to implement software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization...

CableLabs announces LoRa hardware

As cable giant Comcast expands its internet of things network into 12 U.S. cities, industry consortium CableLabs is launching hardware and software for companies that want to build out IoT networks using long range radio (LoRa) technology. CableLabs said it chose the LoRa standard...

Verizon, Atos, CableLabs join ETSI Open Source MANO project

ETSI Open Source MANO initiative swells to 60 organizations with arrival of Verizon, Atos and CableLabs as new members. Verizon Communications is one of the latest telecommunication operators to join the European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s Open Source MANO project, which is focused...

AT&T, Ericsson, CableLabs boost 3.5 GHz ecosystem

AT&T, CableLabs, Ericsson and others join CBRS Alliance The Citizens Broadband Radio Service Alliance, which promotes the use of LTE-based technology in the CBRS unlicensed band at 3.5 GHz, got a boost in big-name members this week as a dozen companies joined. The new members...

Innovation and collaboration will guide cable in 2017

Tony Werner, Comcast president of technology and product group, kicks off SCTE/IBSE Cable-Tec Expo 2016 PHILADELPHIA – “The wind is at our back,” Tony Werner, president of the Comcast technology and product group, told attendees at the 2016 Cable-Tec Expo. Pointing to increasing collaboration, the advent of...

CableLabs looks to the 'near future' for connected home

Virtual reality gaming. Real-time digital collaboration "walls" for remote work. Interactive, 3D digital projections for learning. Those are a few of the possibilities for the connected home envisioned in a new aspirational video from CableLabs. Watch it below or on CableLabs' website. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kTeavB3IGg Phil McKinney, president and...

First-ever Inform[ED] Wireless Conference brings together technologists, analysts, and policy leaders (sponsored content)

Register for CableLabs' Inform Wireless Conference today The cable industry has been playing an increasing role in advancing wireless technologies as fixed and mobile networks are converging. Today the cable industry provides wireless customers with the largest footprint of wireless hotspots in an environment of increasing...

OPNFV releases Brahmaputra NFV platform

OPNFV unveiled its second NFV platform, promising greater interoperability and testing The Linux Foundation’s Open Platform Network Function Virtualization Project launched its second platform release dubbed Brahmaputra. OPNFV, which teased the platform late last year, said Brahmaputra is the organization’s “first full experience with a massively...

CableLabs deems DOCSIS 3.1 ready for retail

DOCSIS 3.1, the latest evolution in data over cable service interface specification, is now certified by CableLabs to run in modems from five key suppliers. The modems will be capable of providing multi-gigabit Internet speeds and interoperability amongst products. Products from Askey, Castlenet, Netgear, Technicolor and Ubee Interactive have...

Three LTE-U developments to watch in 2016

With multiple wireless operators pursuing voice over Wi-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. For LTE-U in particular, the year holds emergence of finalized standards,...

New LTE-U, Wi-Fi coexistence tests show promise, but controversy continues

Dueling test results for LTE-Unlicensed/Wi-Fi coexistence continue with a newly released data set from Qualcomm developed with input from CableLabs, which Qualcomm says confirm fair coexistence between LTE-U and Wi-Fi. However, CableLabs described the interaction as merely a "brief technical engagement" and continues to press for LTE-U...

CableLabs: LTE-U is not a good neighbor to Wi-Fi

LTE operating in unlicensed spectrum interferes with Wi-Fi performance WASHINGTON – In a recent blog post, nonprofit research consortium CableLabs said it has found a variety of issues that may impact Wi-Fi and LTE-U coexistence. From the post: “If our Wi-Fi AP performed better...

LTE-U update: Wi-Fi coexistence debate continues

A recent Wi-Fi Alliance workshop on the relationship of Wi-Fi and LTE over unlicensed spectrum continued the industry dialog on how the two technologies can co-exist with one another, and meanwhile, a new round of skeptical testing by CableLabs and an update of the LTE-U specification...

LTE-U testing: 5 studies and their results (Part 2)

Continuing RCR Wireless News' examination of some of the publicly available testing results for the co-existence of LTE over unlicensed spectrum, we look at testing done by the LTE-U Forum and CableLabs. For more information on the LTE-U testing performed by Qualcomm, Google and...

LTE-U testing: 5 studies and their results (Part 1)

As the use of LTE over unlicensed spectrum moves toward field trials expected later this year, LTE-U testing results that show mixed results as to its ability to co-exist fairly with Wi-Fi have been presented by a number of industry players. Even the basic...

Inside CableLabs’ new testing facility

LOUISVILLE, Colo. -- The inside of CableLabs' new anechoic chamber mimics the views outside, with the spiky blue pyramids calling to mind the Rocky Mountains that provide stellar views from the newly revamped facility. Of course, your coverage is going to be nil compared to...

CableLabs sponsors NYU’s 5G research program

Brooklyn 5G Summit set for April 8-10 ATLANTA – A major question floated by industry insiders at the recent Competitive Carrier Association Global Expo: What is 5G, and when will it begin to appear? NYU Wireless, a research center within New York University, is attempting to...

Carrier-grade Wi-Fi: Managing the Wi-Fi explosion

Wireless and cable operators have deployed about five million Wi-Fi hot spots as of last year, and that number is expected to double in the next few years. Data traffic offloading from 3G and 4G wireless networks is also expected to rapidly increase, according...

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