Cablevision Teams with CableLabs to Deliver Wi-Fi Application Technology to
Augment Quality of Experience
Wi-Fi application software co-developed with Cablevision and member companies,
first vendor license announced
LOUISVILLE, Colo. -- March 12, 2013
CableLabs®, the non-profit research and development consortium for the cable
industry, today announced that its Wi-Fi application software, co-developed
with Cablevision and member companies, has been licensed to mPortal for
further distribution to the cable industry – providing an enhanced subscriber
Consumers have come to expect a seamless, high quality of experience (QoE) on
their mobile devices and can get frustrated with service providers when
connectivity lags. In an effort to provide the high quality connection
subscribers demand, CableLabs teamed up with Cablevision and other member
companies to design, prototype and test a software application that can
measure the quality of experience cable subscribers have on cable Wi-Fi
networks and assist operators in directing their customers to locations where
they can seamlessly connect to cable Wi-Fi networks.
“As a leader in cable Wi-Fi deployments, Cablevision partnered with CableLabs
to co-innovate application technologies that measure and improve our
customers’ experience on the Optimum WiFi network,” said Timothy Farrell,
Cablevision’s vice president of broadband product management. “Cablevision
continues to expand our Optimum WiFi network, and delivering the best quality
customer experience isour number one priority. We have been working with
CableLabs since 2011 to co-develop software that helps our customers obtain
better connectivity when using Optimum WiFi. We believe this software will
improve the cable Wi-Fi offering, and we are pleased to share it with other
In an effort to make this technology available to the broader cable industry,
CableLabs has licensed the Wi-Fi application to mPortal, a software leader in
connected device experiences across mobile, tablet, and connected TV
platforms. mPortal will package the application technology in conjunction with
its Wi-Fi product suite, enabling the software vendor to provide cable
operators the ability to help their customers find the best Wi-Fi access point
near them, improving customer satisfaction and balancing Wi-Fi access point
“Through this co-innovated application technology, we aim to improve the
quality of experience subscribers have on Wi-Fi networks operated by cable
operators,” said Phil McKinney, president and chief executive officer of
CableLabs. “We worked with Cablevision as our co-development partner on this,
and the team has now successfully transferred the project to vendors for
further product commercialization. We are determined to assist ourmembers to
be the Wi-Fi service provider of choice in their markets.”
The CableLabs Wi-Fi application software provides cable companies the ability
to offer value-added services to their Wi-Fi offering, including:
*Wi-Fi detection to help customers find the best cable Wi-Fi service near
their current location.
*Mapping of the Wi-Fi locations with the ability to view details on the
performance level and quality of the Wi-Fi access point.
*Wi-Fi testing services to determine the quality of experience and
available bandwidth of the customer’s current Wi-Fi service.
Cable Television Laboratories (www.cablelabs.com) was founded in 1988 by
members of the cable television industry. A non-profit research and
development consortium, CableLabs delivers innovations that enable cable
operators to be the providers of choice in their markets. Cable operators from
around the world are members. CableLabs maintains additional web sites at
www.cablenet.org, www.ebif.tv and www.tru2way.com.
CableLabs® is a registered trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
Other CableLabs marks are listed at
http://www.cablelabs.com/certqual/trademarks. All other marks are the property
of their respective owners.
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is one of the nation’s leading
media and telecommunications companies. In addition to delivering its
Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York
area, the company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four
Western states. Cablevision’s local media properties include News 12 Networks,
MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision also owns and operates
Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision is available on
the Web at www.cablevision.com.
Edelman for CableLabs
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