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Healthcare and the Role of Cable

February 12, 2015

by Ken Fricklas, Director, CableLabs — Advances in nanotechnology, internet of things, 3D printing, personalized medicine, genomics, and big data are creating a convergence that will allow lower-cost, more effective, and more convenient medical practices to become the norm over the next few years. These advances will change the medical landscape significantly, and create large […]

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CES 2015: Connecting Things

February 2, 2015

By Clarke Stevens, Principal Architect, CableLabs – Once again, this year’s CES was the biggest ever. With over 170,000 attendees, 2.2 million square feet of floor space, and over 3,600 exhibitors it was by far, the highest nerd density location in history. The densest of the dense were in Eureka Park where over 375 startups […]

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Wi-Fi Radio Resource Management (RRM)

January 29, 2015

by Neeharika Allanki, Architect, CableLabs — In-home wireless device and data explosion Over the past decade, advances in mobile technology have been growing by leaps and bounds. Almost every house has at least 5.7 data consuming devices according to a study by the NPD group. Wireless data usage is expanding at an exponential rate and […]

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Are all Wi-Fi Channels Created Equal?

January 22, 2015

by Mark Poletti, Wireless Architect, Cablelabs with contributions from Neeharika Allanki, CableLabs — Wi-Fi & RF Performance Over the years, Wi-Fi networks have evolved into planned, managed networks, delivering faster data rates and reliable service using outdoor Hotspots, Enterprise access points (AP), and Homespot gateways. As Wi-Fi Operators continue to rollout and expand Wi-Fi networks, […]

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As Data Networks Become Virtual, Enterprise Integration Must Become a Reality

January 20, 2015

By Adolfo Perez-Duran, Lead Data Architect, CableLabs — Last week, as I was walking down the hallway, I came across two gentlemen painting a hallway door. They paused and kindly let me through. While I waited, I caught a glimpse of a door with a sign that read, in big bold red letters, “pre-action sprinkler […]

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ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group Publishes Second Release of Documents

January 14, 2015

By Don Clarke, Principal Architect, CableLabs — In September, I blogged about the launch of the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) initiative, this week saw another significant event, the second release of ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group (NFV ISG) documents. These documents cover the following NFV topics: Architectural Framework Revision 2 Infrastructure Management and Orchestration […]

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The Evolution of DOCSIS Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM)

December 10, 2014

by Tom Williams, Principal Architect, CableLabs – All cable operators would like to find and fix problems quickly, hopefully before a customer experiences a problem. Long ago, before the advent of DOCSIS, the cable plant was one-way downstream and operators waited for the customer to inform them that something was not working as intended, usually […]

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Wi-Fi vs. Duty Cycled LTE: A Balancing Act

December 3, 2014

By Joey Padden, Lead Architect, CableLabs – In the second installment of my discussion on proposed LAA-LTE and Wi-Fi coexistence schemes, I am going to look at duty cycled solutions. Let’s recap: We know that this new technology for unlicensed spectrum will be available only to mobile operators since the mobile industry standards body (3GPP) […]

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