Deploying the Next-Generation Cable Network

A Broadband Technology Report Tech Breakfast Presentation at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

Listen to experiences and lessons learned from Industry Experts During a FREE Breakfast Presentation at the 2019 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo!


Date: Wednesday, October 2
Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Room Number: TECH BREAKFAST - RO2-03

Please join Broadband Technology Report and a panel of industry experts for an exclusive breakfast session on Deploying the Next-Generation Cable Network.
The quest for more bandwidth, higher transmission rates, and greater network efficiency continues, with operators implementing various plans to meet these goals. DOCSIS 3.1 deployments are well underway, and several operators are beginning Remote PHY deployments. Meanwhile, the industry awaits Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1, Remote MAC-PHY, Extended Spectrum, and other options as it forges a path toward 10G. Broadband Technology Report’s 2019 Tech Breakfast will examine how well current and emerging technologies are keeping pace with evolving needs, with an emphasis on operators’ deployment plans and experiences.
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Who Should Attend?
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Network Planners and Designers
  • System Engineers
FREE and OPEN to all SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Attendees!


Moderated by:
Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Broadband Technology Report

Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Broadband Technology Report

Stephen has covered communications and technology for more than 30 years. He is responsible for establishing and executing the Broadband Technology Report editorial strategy across its website, newsletters, videos, research and other information products. He has won multiple awards for his writing. Stephen also serves as the Editorial Director and Associate Publisher of BTR's sister website Lightwave.
Jeff Finkelstein, Executive Director of Technology, Cox Communications

Jeff Finkelstein, Executive Director of Technology, Cox Communications

Jeff Finkelstein is the Executive Director of Technology at Cox Communications in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been a key member of the engineering organization at Cox since 2002 and led the team responsible for the deployment of DOCSIS technologies, from DOCSIS 1.0 to DOCSIS 3.0. He was the initial innovator of advanced technologies including Pro-Active Network Maintenance, Active Queue Management and DOCSIS 3.1. His current responsibilities include defining the future cable network vision at Cox.
Jeff has over 47 patents issued or pending. His hobbies include Irish Traditional Music and stand-up comedy.
Dean Stoneback, Senior Director of Engineering and Standards, SCTE

Dean Stoneback, Senior Director of Engineering and Standards, SCTE

Dean Stoneback joined SCTE in 2014 after having more than 25 years with General Instrument, Motorola and ARRIS Group. With SCTE, he is responsible for the development of standards, operational practices and training material that can help cable efficiently and quickly deliver services that can attract and retain customers.
Dean was valedictorian at Geneva College, where he earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Mathematics. He received his M.S in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.
Liliane Offredo-Zreik, Principal Analyst, ACG Research

Liliane Offredo-Zreik, Principal Analyst, ACG Research

Liliane Offredo-Zreik ( @offredo) is a Principal Analyst with ACG Research. Her areas of coverage include the cable industry, SD-WAN and digital transformation. Prior to her analyst work, she held senior roles in major telecom and cable companies including Time Warner Cable (now Charter) and Verizon, as well as with industry vendors and has been an industry advisor in areas including marketing, strategy, product development and M&A due diligence.
Tom Cloonan, Chief Technology Officer, Network Solutions, CommScope

Tom Cloonan, Chief Technology Officer, Network Solutions, CommScope

Tom Cloonan is Chief Technology Officer, Network Solutions at CommScope. In this position, he is responsible for directing the architectural work and future product planning for CommScope’s network products.
Mr. Cloonan and his team successfully architected the E6000® CER CCAP and C4 CMTS products, as well as the newest generation of DAA products. His current research focus is the design of highly scalable next-generation last-hop technologies. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE.

2019 Tech Breakfast Sponsors

AFL Global
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications. For more information, visit
VeEX, Inc.
VeEX Inc., an innovative, customer-focused communications test and measurement company, develops next-generation test and monitoring solutions for telecommunication networks and services. With a blend of advanced technologies and vast technical expertise, VeEX has developed products that diligently address all stages of network deployment, maintenance, and field service turn-up and integrate service verification features across DSL, fiber optics, CATV/DOCSIS, mobile backhaul and fronthaul (CPRI/OBSAI), next-generation transport network, fiber channel, carrier and metro Ethernet technologies, WLAN, and synchronization. For more information, visit
CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) and the recently acquired ARRIS and Ruckus Networks are redefining tomorrow by shaping the future of wired and wireless communications. Our combined global team of employees, innovators and technologists have empowered customers in all regions of the world to anticipate what’s next and push the boundaries of what's possible. Discover more at
Qorvo delivers technology leadership in broadband connectivity with an end-to-end portfolio of best-in-class performance broadband components. Our next-generation FTTx and HFC access solutions future proof your network for Extended Spectrum DOCSIS®. Visit our website at and stop by our booth #1018 to learn more.