CableLabs names chief research & development officer

CableLabs appointed Mariam Sorond as the organization´s Senior Vice President and Chief Research & Development Officer, reporting to President and CEO Phil McKinney, the company said.

In this role, Sorond will lead Research & Development (R&D) directing the execution and adoption of new technologies for CableLabs´ members and the industry, partnering closely with McKinney on technical thought leadership, vision and strategy for the future of connectivity.

As the cable and broadband industry surges ahead into a new era of ubiquitous connectivity, it is critical for CableLabs to continue building technologies that enable one cohesive and seamless ecosystem.

With mobile network operators making up approximately half of CableLabs´ members, including some of the largest wireless operators in the world, Sorond´s expertise across wireless technologies for mobile, fixed and satellite networks–across both domestic and international networks–will carry CableLabs into the future.

Sorond comes to CableLabs from DISH Network, bringing more than 24 years of technical and strategy experience in the telecommunications industry. At DISH, she served as the Chief Wireless Architect and Vice President of Technology Development. Sorond led the R&D effort for an innovative 5G network and created the next-generation network architecture, as well as spectrum technology, technology policy, standards development and the negotiation of technical agreements across government agencies and industry partnerships.

As the innovation and R&D lab for the cable industry, CableLabs creates global impact through its member companies around the world and its subsidiaries, Kyrio and UpRamp. With a state-of-the art research and innovation facility and collaborative ecosystem with thousands of vendors, CableLabs delivers impactful network technologies for the entire industry. For more information, visit