Louisville, Colo.-based research and development facility CableLabs qualified devices from six vendors for version 1.0 of the DOCSIS provisioning of EPON (DPoE) specifications, enabling cable operators to deploy EPON equipment and be assured of interoperability.
CableLabs said Monday that it named former Viasat and Entropic executive Tom Lookabaugh EVP of research and development.
Executives from Comcast, CableLabs and AT&T were among the people the Digital Living Network Alliance said it has awarded for contributing to the Alliance, which is focused on allowing consumers to access content on multiple devices and platforms.
CableLabs President and CEO Phil McKinney said that since taking the helm of the non-profit research lab last June, he has made some changes at the organization to make sure it is more transparent to vendors. In addition, he has restructured employees so there are more resources dedicated to fewer projects.
Several cable vendors took the wraps off of new multiscreen technology products at the CableLabs Winter Conference, which kicked off Sunday in Orlando, Fla.
Cable rivals DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T and Verizon said they will support an effort to deploy energy efficient set-top boxes that has been led by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.
CableLabs is launching its first subsidiary, an online trust management organization called NetworkFX, to manage the cable TV industry's public key infrastructure (PKI).
No one really came out and said it at last week's SCTE Cable Tec Expo in Orlando--at least not publicly--but cable's move to DOCSIS 3.1 while the DOCSIS 3.0 rollout is still nascent could happen only because the competition has either given up or gone away.
The cable industry has a good thing going with the combination of its hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) network infrastructure and Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) high-speed data platform, so it was only a slight surprise that a panel of high-powered industry executivesThursday laid out a DOCSIS 3.1 plan, even as DOCSIS 3.0 has just barely begun.
CableLabs and the Society of Cable Engineers said Thursday they will detail efforts to develop a new DOCSIS 3.1 specification for delivering ultrafast broadband services at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo later this month.