An SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo seminar on Distributed Access Architectures (DAA) will feature executives from Charter Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications, Shaw Communications, and Denmark's Stofa. The seminar, which has drawn more than 600 registrants so far, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 22, and is being sponsored jointly by the SCTE/ISBE and CableLabs.
Speakers will include Kevin Kwasny, Principal Engineer II for Charter; Rob Howald, Vice President, Network Architecture, for Comcast; Jeff Finkelstein, Executive Director, Advanced Technologies for Cox; Jamie Brown, Director, Network Technologies for Shaw; and Kjeld Balmer, Head of Network Technology for Stofa A/S; Doug Jones, Principal Architect, CableLabs; Jon Schnorr, Lead Engineer, Network Technologies, CableLabs; and several vendor thought leaders.
A followup to last year's Remote PHY seminar at Expo, the morning event will address the ability of DAAs and the Headend Rearchitected as a Datacenter (HERD) to drive cost efficiencies, faster time to market, and increased customer satisfaction in conjunction with the continued evolution of cable access networks.
Vendor speakers will include: Tom Cloonan, Chief Technical Officer - Network Solutions, and Mike Emmendorfer, Vice President, Systems Engineering and Architecture, from ARRIS; Peter Wolff, Vice President, Wireline Product Management at Casa Systems; John Chapman, CTO Cable Access and Fellow at Cisco; Asaf Matatyaou, Vice President of Solutions and Product Management at Harmonic; Barak Hermesh, Owner of Network Technology at Intel Network Platforms Group; Steven Krapp, Technical Marketing Director at MaxLinear; Jeff White, Head of Cable Strategy and Business Development at Nokia; Timon Sloane, Vice President, Marketing and Ecosystem from the Open Networking Foundation; and Colin Howlett, Vice President, Architecture, Vecima Networks.
The seminar will continue last year's discussion of Remote PHY, but it also will include presentations on the role that will be played by Remote MAC PHY and the Flexible MAC Architecture (FMA), which combines Remote MAC+PHY Device (RMD), Remote MAC Core (RMC), Physical MAC Core (pCore), and Virtual MAC Core (vCore). Other topics will include Full Duplex DOCSIS, Extended Spectrum DOCSIS, and the initiatives behind a Generic Access Platform.