Cable Europe Labs

Cable Europe Labs acts as the centre of technological excellence for our members that serve 76 million TV, broadband and telephony customers in Europe. This collective scale enables us to influence cable technology developments.

We promote technical collaboration among operators on issues including EU & international standardisation, certification of vendor equipment and supporting the introduction of new technologies to the marketplace. Together with our policy partners at Cable Europe, we form the home of Europe’s cable industry interests and play an active role in ensuring wide deployment of the latest technologies to ever changing consumer needs.

Cable Europe Labs helps to create technology roadmaps for the European cable industry. We do this by keeping up to date with the latest trends and developments in technology and align these with business, regulatory and commercial requirements.

We also do certification testing. This lab-based analysis forms an essential part of ensuring that new technologies are examined carefully before going to market. Operators can be confident that new products interoperate when introduced into the market.

The key activities of Cable Europe Labs are:

  • Research on emerging technologies
  • Development of specifications for cable technology
  • Certification of vendor equipment

For general information on architecture, technical features and services of integrated broadband and cable TV networks please have a look at the Cable Handbook (1.3 MB).