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Attendees can receive 1 SCTE® Recertification Unit per day for attending sessions.

Schedule At-A-Glance

NOTE: All Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

General Sessions

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Making the Right DOCSIS Upgrade Choices

Many operators are looking at applying Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) principles to their HFC networks while preparing the way for DOCSIS 4.0. What’s the best strategy for balancing these initiatives and achieving 10G capabilities? The panelists in this roundtable will discuss current and future network requirements, different technology options for meeting these requirements, and provide examples of how cable MSOs are proceeding along the upgrade path.

Stephen Hardy Paul Broadhurst Jay Lee Rob Howald
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM (EDT)
Break

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12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
 
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
10G Deployment Strategies

For a growing number of cable MSOs, the right strategy to support 10G capabilities involves an all-fiber approach. The participants in this roundtable will discuss why operators might favor 10G PON, how to embark on this evolution, and what we can expect from even higher-speed PON approaches. The discussion will include insights from an operator who is making the switch from HFC to all fiber.

Stephen Hardy Jeff Brown David Eckard Zac Cronauer
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

 
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM (EDT)
Universal Aggregation

A transition to infrastructure convergence demands a networking solution with the right set of Ethernet/IP, optical, and management tools to support service layer agreements. Ciena's Universal aggregation solution is just that.

Fernando Villarruel Stephen Hardy
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM

 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
Living in a Multi-Gig World

Fiber to the Prem 10G XGS-PON deployments are growing 500% year over year as operators of all types prepare their networks for the broadband battles coming to their markets. This session will discuss the key factors driving cable operators to shift their investment to FTTP vs continuing down the DOCSIS 4.0 path.  Learn why cable operators are leveraging the power of a software platform built on XGS-PON passive networking to deliver high speed symmetrical broadband to their customers and position their companies for long-term success.

Jeff Brown Zac Cronauer Jack Burton
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

General Sessions

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Perspectives on Next-Generation FTTP

Whether using fiber to the premises (FTTP) strictly for greenfield opportunities or as the technology of choice for the future, operators like having FTTP in their networking toolkit. This roundtable will feature discussion of how to get the most out of your FTTP infrastructure, including technology and deployment tips as well as insight into how well FTTP can support applications beyond residential broadband services delivery.

Stephen Hardy Fernando Villarruel Julie Kunstler
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM (EDT)
Break

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12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
 
 
12:30 PM - 12:55 PM (EDT)
The Time for Fiber is uPON Us

DOCSIS 1.0 was released in March 1997 with speeds of just 40 Mb/s downstream and 10 Mb/s upstream. For 25 years, the cable industry has done an amazing job evolving the technology, cost-effectively reworking it to satisfy the market’s current demands. But as operators consider the challenges, expenses and complexities that come with the move to achieve its 10G objective, including DOCSIS 4.0, Extended Spectrum DOCSIS and Full Duplex DOCSIS, the industry is at an inflection point where the right strategic and business decision often points to Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH). In this session, a system vendor, a leading cable-industry system integrator, and leading analyst discuss the industry trends and the points operators should evaluate when making their next major network upgrade decisions.

Doug Blue Jeff Heynen Todd Gringrass
12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

 
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM (EDT)
All About Shielding Integrity -Keeping signals In and Noise Out

Session will contain Why Egress and Ingress Mediation- Topics will include FCC requirements, plant performance, increase client experiences and future technologies. 

Stephen Hardy Mark Ericson
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
Improving the Home Experience

Keeping quality of experience (QoS) high for residential customers remains essential – and potentially elusive as needs become more advanced and complex. Participants in this panel will review the current home services landscape and suggest strategies for tackling the most ubiquitous and thorny problems, including how to keep customers happy with their video services. 

Stephen Hardy Bill Hughes Jessica Van Horn Paul Treasure
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

 

Attendees can receive 1 SCTE® Recertification Unit per day for attending sessions.