CableLabs joins NYU Wireless to drive 5G research

Non-profit cable consortium CableLabs has joined university research center NYU Wireless to help define and drive research around 5G, the next-generation of wireless technology.  Specifically, the consortium will be an affiliate of NYU Wireless and join wireless industry stalwarts such as Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), Samsung, Nokia Networks and Solutions (NYSE:NOK) and Intel to figure out the role that millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology will play in 5G.

CableLabs, of course, has an interest in the 5G world as the consortium's members currently carry more than half of the wireless broadband traffic over their Wi-Fi networks. By joining NYU Wireless, CableLabs is making sure that its members will be able to handle any offloading of 5G traffic, much as they do today with their Wi-Fi networks.

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