CableLabs has opened an IPTV Innovations Lab at its headquarters in Colorado which could be used by members such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications to develop pay-TV products that could be delivered on an all-IP platform.
During the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Steve Donohue, editor of FierceCable, sat down with Tom Lookabaugh, EVP and chief of research and development at CableLabs, to get his take on the future of Wi-Fi, virtual cable and other new technology.
Clearing a path for distributors to develop broadband services offering speeds of up to 10 Gbps, CableLabs released its DOCSIS 3.1 PHY (physical layer) specs on Wednesday.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) named Tony Werner, EVP and CTO of Comcast, as its program committee chairman and said the association's annual conference will be held in Denver, Sept. 23-26, 2014.
While stopping short of announcing a merger, two of the cable industry's top technology trade groups said they agreed to integrate and align their work on standards and training programs.
Apple has recruited veteran CableLabs engineer Jean-François Mulé, sparking speculation that he could help the company build products aimed at delivering video to TVs in cable homes.
C-DOCSIS, the low-cost cable architecture intended for high-density apartment buildings and other multi-dwelling units, may play a significant role in emerging cable markets around the globe.
CableLabs said a user interface for a gesture-based navigation system was named the "Best New Idea" during a session at its Summer Conference last week.
CableLabs said Tuesday that it recruited 14 international cable operators, including nine operators in Europe that had been members of the Cable Europe consortium. A spokeswoman said Cable Labs Europe "is becoming part of CableLabs."
Cable engineers will look at ways to speed the adoption of the new DOCSIS 3.1 services at an event the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and CableLabs plan to hold in October, the groups said earlier this week.