CableLabs: Cable networks are foundation for 5G

CableLabs says its research and development program is looking at key technologies that will be required for 5G, the next-generation wireless network standard that is still being defined. In a blog post, the consortium said that because cable networks are ubiquitous, and already support millions of Wi-Fi nodes, they are ideal for providing both access and backhaul services. CableLabs said that its R&D program is already examining technologies that will be required for 5G, such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). In addition, the group is teaming with industry organizations such as NYU Wireless to look at the millimeter wave spectrum band and how it can be combined with cable networks to provide a foundation for 5G. Post

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