The latest CableLabs technology breakthrough is a doozy.
You gotta hand it to CableLabs. The non-profit cable R&D organization is not about to rest on its laurels. Nor is it willing to forego a single shred of optimization possible in the broadband access network.
In its latest move, CableLabs is introducing a new optical innovation designed to make it more efficient for operators to deploy coherent optics in the access network. The work builds on existing CableLabs efforts to apply coherent optics — a technology typically found in long-haul networks — to last-mile broadband infrastructure. (See New CableLabs Optical Tech Promises Big Bandwidth Boostand Full Duplex, Coherent Optics Specs Advance .)