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CableLabs spreads wireless wings with dual channel WiFi and mmWave

CableLabs, the R&D arm of the US cable business, is becoming increasingly deeply involved in wireless technologies. It is looking at this space from four main angles: enhancements to WiFi, which is the main wireless connectivity option for most cablecos, to give it a central role in next generation services development of technologies to use new types of spectrum, especially those that may be within the grasp of cablecos (if they are likely to be easily shared) seeking to drive future cellular standards in a way that will support the cable industry’s priorities. This used to focus heavily on cellular implementations in shared bands such as CBRS, but interests are broadening as more cablecos look to buy their own airwaves…

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