Bringing Cable MSOs and Edge Computing Companies Together to Innovate

By Matthew Vulpis September 06, 2022

Broadband is essential for communities nowadays, not simply because of the need for Internet access, but because of the variety of other benefits broadband can offer. For example, broadband expansion can improve health and life outcomes, offering access to remote healthcare providers, online social networks, and educational opportunities.

Overall, the World Bank estimates that a 10 percentage point increase in broadband penetration can lead to a 1.2 percent jump in real per capita GDP growth in developed economies.

A recent FCC broadband report found that roughly six percent of the United States, which equals 19 million people, still lacks access to broadband Internet, also making it difficult to leverage the devices and applications that require such internet to perform optimally. The Cable MSO industry and enterprises in the telecom and technology sectors are coming together in order to solve this problem, to both provide broadband access to those in rural areas, while also enhancing the broadband already in areas where access is common, for the benefit of everyone from consumers to companies.

Recently, Veea, which develops integrated smart edge connectivity, computing and security technologies for edge and cloud became a Vendor Member of CableLabs, a not-for-profit innovation and research and development lab founded in 1988 by American cable operators. Veea is also now an active participant in the subsidiary Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), a non-profit professional association for the advancement of technology, standards and workforce education related to cable telecommunications engineering.

CableLabs invents new ways to keep people connected by making broadband faster and more responsive, reliable, and secure, cementing the cable network as the platform of choice for enjoying incredible experiences in entertainment and connectivity.

As an innovation and R&D lab for the cable industry, CableLabs creates global impact through its member companies around the world.

Through technological leadership and innovation, SCTE has served as an applied science leader for the cable telecommunication industry for more than five decades. As a not-for-profit, member organization, SCTE moves member companies forward through continuous training for the workforce of tomorrow and by putting leaders into the conversations that matter.

“The CableLabs community has long been instrumental in moving the Cable MSO industry forward, and Veea is honored to support their efforts and their members,” said William Hurley, chief revenue officer at Veea. “Given their history of enabling service providers to bring fiber-based services into hundreds of millions of homes, businesses and public venues, and their investments in adding wireless services as part of their commitment to a mobile-first world, CableLabs is well-positioned to continue to innovate and collaborate with technology providers like Veea to bring valuable new services and revenue streams to the hundreds of operators they serve.”

The SCTE is also the force behind the annual SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. Veea will be participating in SCTE’s upcoming event in Philadelphia, PA, September 19 – 22.

Edited by Erik Linask
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