LRTV Interview: CableLabs' Dr. Richard Green

As the R&D house for the North American cable industry, CableLabs is the epicenter of several highbrow efforts, including Docsis 3.0, PacketCable, and, of course, tru2way, which ended up being the big talker last month at The Cable Show in New Orleans. (See Cable Makes Big 'tru2way' Play and MSOs Open Up on Tru2way.)

At the show, we spent a few minutes with CableLabs CEO Richard Green to chat about some of the bigger items on the plate these days, including why the stars seem to be aligning on tru2way now (recent testing issues aside, of course), even though the technology has been in the works for about a decade.

Green also addressed how tru2way differs from DCR+, a competitive platform that's seen waning interest following the recent Sony-cable memorandum of understanding (MOU). (See Sony Supports tru2way and Revealed: The Tru2way MOU.)

Oh, and while we were at it, we also asked him to address some of the purported technical similarities between Docsis and WiMax now that three major MSOs are pumping millions into the "new" Clearwire LLC (Nasdaq: CLWR). (See Why Not WiMax? and Cable Plays Clearwire Card.)

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— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

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