Internship - Wireless Engineer

  • Boulder, CO
  • Intern

Company Description

Tomorrow’s cable industry will look nothing like it does today. It can’t. The world is rapidly changing with broadband moving way beyond traditional screens and devices. To keep pace with consumer demand for fully personalized content when, where and how they want it, cable must constantly exceed those demands. In fact, it must invent desire for new products long before the public even knows it can’t live without them… breakthroughs await in IP-centric technologies, smart sensors, second-screen content and more.


As CableLabs envisions the future of digital life outside the box, we pioneer and test new ideas, then collaborate to bring them to life - we drive the delivery of new technology for cable operators, validate standards for manufacturers and connect with new partners to transform the status quo. By developing technology that will carry data even faster, we serve as the catalyst for quicker innovation and richer experiences.


CableLabs is at the vanguard of this revolution, fueling cable’s new drive with creativity and innovation.

Join us in inspiring what’s next for Cable!


Job Description

Over the last decade or so, Wi-Fi has been very successful in replacing wires in the homes to deliver services such as Internet and voice. Today Wi-Fi can be seen in wide variety of Consumer Electronic products, including laptop, desktops, tablets, game console, and smartphone. One of the potential next big growth areas for Wi-Fi is in consumer electronic products such as TVs, and settop boxes. Many operators and vendors worldwide are evaluating Wi-Fi for video streaming purposes.

The Access Network Technologies group at CableLabs in Louisville, Colorado is seeking a student intern to assist with wireless projects.  One of the wireless projects requires analysis of technologies such as Wi-Fi (802.11n, 802.11ac), MIMO, and beam forming.  Amongst other things, the analysis work includes measurement of network performance, and quality of wireless RF signal in different environments. While majority of the analysis will be done using empirical methods, we also expect the intern to perform mathematical calculations to verify the data.

An intern involved in the project will not only get exposure to the cutting edge Wi-Fi technologies but will also have the opportunity to help guide the cable industry in making an informed decisions about the use of Wi-Fi for video streaming. Wi-Fi industry is expected to grow at exponential pace in the next few years, which essentially means that the experience gained in CableLabs will be valuable in cable and telecommunication industry including Wi-Fi system and chip vendors. Since this involves an advanced level study of wireless network performance, there may be publication opportunities for masters and PHD students.


Seeking a student who can assist with the wireless network performance measurement study, assist with the development and documentation of measurement scenarios, assist with evaluation and selection of the right tools for the analysis, assist with lab configuration as necessary, assist with data collection and analysis, assist in verification of data and results and assist in documentation of the outcomes of the analysis.

  • MSEE or PhD candidate with a focus on Wireless technology or electromagnetics preferred
  • Solid understanding of wireless network architectures
  • Solid understanding of wireless (e.g. Wi-Fi) RF and MAC layer technologies including 802.11ac, and 802.11n
  • Solid understanding of the concepts such as MIMO, beam forming, multipath
  • Decent understanding of IP networking