CableLabs has promoted Ralph Brown to chief technology officer. Brown will also continue to serve the Louisville, Colo.-based cable R&D house as senior vice president of broadband access.
Brown succeeds Dr. David Reed, who was named chief strategy officer earlier this year.
In his new role, Brown, who joined CableLabs in 2001, will continue to head up the CableLabs Broadband Access Department, which is tasked with high-profile projects such as DOCSIS and CableHome.
Before CableLabs, Brown served at Excite@Home as chief architect, set-top systems, and, before that, was the chief software architect for Time Warner Cable's advanced engineering department, where he worked on the Full Service Network project in Orlando and contributed to the development of the MSO's Pegasus platform.
"Ralph is a solid technologist and has a great institutional knowledge of the cable industry's advances in the technical arena," says David Fellows, CTO of Comcast Cable and chairman of the CableLabs Technical Advisory Committee.
Brown "was a great asset to Time Warner in our set-top pursuits in the Full-Service Network deployment, and he has been very successful with the CableLabs cable modem and home networking initiatives," adds Mike LaJoie, Time Warner Cable's executive vice president and CTO.