Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies 2021

Category: Virtual Event
Region: Global
April 28 - April 29, 2021

Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies is back in 2021 for the 14th consecutive year and its second year as a digital conference. Register for free today.

The event will tackle both the opportunities and challenges facing the cable industry and foster a conversation about the industry’s next steps.

Leading cable, video and wireless executives will discuss the industry’s latest technological advances, the strategies behind them and the hurdles they face.

Agenda topics will include DOCSIS 3.1 and 4.0, PON, Distributed Access Architecture, fiber, network virtualization, 5G, new wireless spectrum, WiFi-6, streaming video, artificial intelligence, automation and more.


Panel I: Revving Up for 10G 
John Ulm, Engineering Fellow, CTO Office – Network Solutions
Date/Time: April 28 11:00 – 12:45 pm ET

Seeking to keep its competitive edge, the cable industry is ardently pursuing an ambitious 10G initiative to develop its multi-gigabit broadband prowess over a combination of HFC, fiber and wireless networks. But, even after rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 for 1Gbit/s downstream speeds, how ready is cable to make the next great leap to 10Gbit/s service? Where does the industry stand in its journey and what obstacles remain? In this opening panel, our team of experts will assess the state of cable's 10G quest. 

Moderator: Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
Panelists: 1-2 invited speakers

Panel III: Flexing DAA's Muscles
Mike Emmendorfer, Vice President, Systems Engineering and Architecture, CTO - Network Solutions Group
Date/Time: April 28 2:15 - 3:10 pm ET​

After years of trials and tribulation, cable operators are starting to deploy distributed access architecture (DAA) technology to shift headend functions and equipment to the access network, thereby expanding their capacity to deliver new, more advanced services and operate more efficiently and effectively. Now, with the release of CableLabs' new Flexible MAC Architecture (FMA) spec, cablecos can freely choose among Remote PHY, Remote MAC/PHY, virtual CMTS and other DAA variants to meet their customer needs. This session will focus on FMA and other technology advances, as well as look at what has been learned from DAA deployments so far.   

Moderator: Jaimie Lenderman, Senior Analyst, Service Provider Networks, Omdia 
Panelists: 1-2 invited speakers