The cable industry's 10G initiative will be featured throughout the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2019 in New Orleans.
Less than a year after hints of the initiative were dropped during opening remarks at Expo 2018, 10G will be the focus of pre-conference events, the Opening General Session, Innovation Theater panels, workshop presentations and the ISBE/ANGA International Breakfast, among other events. Expo will take place from Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Pre-conference 10G events on Monday, Sept. 30, will include "Mission 10G: Implementing Forward Looking Capabilities In Your Network," a four hour morning session featuring CableLabs, Charter Communications, Cisco, Comcast, CommScope, Cox, Harmonic, Intel, MidCo, Nokia, Vecima Networks, and the SCTE/ISBE. Mission 10G will be followed by the Envision CableLabs Vendor Forum, an event designed to accelerate innovation by expediting introduction of CableLabs' newest technology advancements to the vendor community, with keynote remarks from Cox Communications' Kevin Hart.
The Opening General Session will explore political, technical, customer and futuristic facets of 10G via such speakers as Fedex keynoter Preetha Vijakumar, innovator Dean Kamen, the NCTA's Michael Powell, Intel's Robert Ferreira, Comcast's Tony Werner, CableLabs' Phil McKinney, and the SCTE/ISBE's Mark Dzuban, as well as Liberty Global's Bill Warga and Charter Communications' Tom Adams, the Expo 2019 co-chairmen. Later that day, the Innovation Theater on the show floor will immerse attendees in 10G via four presentations featuring Comcast, CableLabs and NCTA experts.
On Oct. 3, the ISBE/ANGA International Breakfast will include the global impact of 10G on plant modernization and new service delivery. Throughout the conference, SCTE/ISBE workshops will leverage subject matter experts to offer deep dives into 10G-related network considerations, including physical layer modifications, Distributed Access Architectures (DAA), traffic engineering and potential synergies between 10G and wireless 5G.