It is designed to help further interoperability efforts and promote virtualization techniques to speed time to market with new services. The new software is intended to let legacy optical node vendors build remote PHY nodes without restrictions or needing to be experts in the latest cable standards and specs.
In other CableLabs news, the consortium has introduced UpRamp, a three-month, non-resident program intended to help established technology companies find product/market fit and actual customers in the cable and broadband sector. Designed as an "Executive MBA for startups," the program will be focused solely on the cable and broadband space. UpRamp is sponsored by CableLabs and its 55 global cable operator members.