May 17 - 18, 2023
NOTE: All Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)|
PON-based fiber to the home (FTTH) offers proven symmetrical 10G capabilities, as many cable MSOs have already discovered. This session will review how these cable MSOs are benefitting from their FTTH networks, what new use cases next-generation PON might support, and what’s on the horizon for capabilities beyond 10G.
|12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)|
Cable MSOs are increasing the use of virtualization, automation, and the cloud to improve the operation of their networks. This session will examine options for adding additional network automation and how best to proceed.
|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)|
5G networks promise to deliver significantly faster data speeds, lower latency, and higher network capacity than previous generations of wireless technology. However, due to the high-frequency nature of 5G signals, they are more easily blocked by obstacles resulting in reduced signal strength and coverage, especially indoors. Join us as we discuss the next generation of high-speed, low-latency in-building wireless connectivity as it evolves towards hybrid, powered fiber systems. We will cover where passive and active DAS is today and how to solve for the shortcomings of active DAS with the next generation of hybrid connectivity.
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)|
There are two primary paths toward a 10G network – upgrading HFC infrastructure to DOCSIS 4.0 and deploying 10G PON fiber to the premises. This session will discuss the pros and cons of each and offer examples of strategies operators have started to employ.
|12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)|
Building or upgrading an Outside Plant Network is expensive and time-consuming, so the network needs to last for a long time. In addition, both governments and customers are increasingly demanding improvements in sustainability. In this Quick Chat, we talk to AFL’s Josh Simer about how designing Outside Plant Networks to be SAFE – Sustainable, Accessible, Flexible and Expandable – allows network operators to meet their customers’ needs and maximize ROI on the network for generations to come.
|1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)|
Many operators have recently announced major upgrades to their access networks. To maximize success rate in the field, the primary focus is on architecture, design and deployment of HFC access equipment. From a design, deployment and maintenance point of view, the teams involved in these areas must have an end-to-end viewpoint of the HFC system, which can be quite a challenge. This is mainly because the decisions made by each team can create a cascading effect for everyone else involved in the network and most importantly, the customers. This complexity can particularly cause challenges with plant maintenance and troubleshooting.
Upcoming plant upgrades give an immense opportunity to automate most of the previously mentioned activities in the access network. Automation can not only increase the quality of the customer experience, it can also significantly reduce unwanted operational costs long term. All of this is possible while also reducing the complexity of access network design and maintenance.
During this session we will discuss the short- and long-term benefits of automation along with possible approaches in various areas of the business, such as OSS, engineering, design and operations.
|2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)|
The Myths & Misconceptions about OTDRs webinar will tackle seven myths about using OTDRs to test and certify optical links. The topics include OTDRs are complicated and do everything, testing CATV and telecom networks, traces, connectors, and testing live fiber. After conquering these myths, participants will have a better understanding how to use OTDRs to test and certify fiber networks.
Attendees can receive 1 SCTE® Recertification Unit for attending this session.