CableLabs Names Former Dish Wireless Exec Chief R&D Officer

CableLabs has named former Dish Network wireless executive Miriam Sorond to the role of senior VP and chief research and development officer.

In her new role at the cable technology consortium, Sorond will direct the execution and adoption of new technologies for CableLabs members and the broader cable industry, working closely with org CEO Phil McKinney on vision and strategy.

She had been at Dish Network, most recently serving as chief wireless architect and VP of tech development. Her two-decade career also includes a stints at Nextel, ICO and PrimeCo, and vendors such as Lucent Technologies (now Nokia).

"As we advance toward a digital future encompassing even greater wireless capabilities, it is crucial for both CableLabs and the broadband industry at large to be led by innovative executives with extensive knowledge in wireless technologies and technology policy,” said McKinney.

Added Sorond: “CableLabs invents the future through technologies that connect our society with better communication and quality, offering a unique environment for the insatiably curious. I look forward to working with this transformational and passionate team to deliver solutions that break barriers and are implemented around the globe.”

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