CableLabs Appoints Mariam Sorond as Chief R&D Officer

CableLabs Appoints Mariam Sorond as Chief R&D Officer Image Credit: CableLabs

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

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.

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.

Prior to joining DISH, Sorond worked for several operators, including Nextel, ICO and PrimeCo, and vendors such as Lucent Technologies (now Nokia). She has served as a member of the NTIA's Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee since 2014.

Phil Mckinney, President and CEO, CableLabs
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.

Mariam Sorond, SVP and Chief Research & Development Officer, CableLabs
CableLabs invents the future through technologies that connect our society with better communication and quality, offering a unique environment for the insatiably curious.

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