115 tech papers to be presented at Expo

The expansion of cable telecommunications into new markets has driven the number of technical papers to be presented at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo to ...

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The expansion of cable telecommunications into new markets has driven the number of technical papers to be presented at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo to 115.

Eighty-four organizations - representing cable operators, vendors and other organizations - authored 264 abstracts across a most-ever 11 categories. Selected submissions will be used to program the Fall Technical Forum - a joint production of the SCTE/ISBE, NCTA and CableLabs - as well as content in the Innovation Theater in the exhibit hall.

"As cable continues to expand the depth and breadth of its service offerings, the insights that are shared at SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo become increasingly more important," said Bill Warga, co-chairman of the Cable-Tec Expo 2019 Program Committee and vice president, Technology, for Liberty Global. Added Expo co-chairman and Charter Communications Executive Vice President, Field Operations, Tom Adams: "Our consistent ability to program upwards of 100 or more Fall Technical Forum presentations is among the reasons why Cable-Tec Expo is the leading technology event in our industry."

This year's technical tracks are: Wireline Access Network; Wireless Access Network; Converging Access Networks; Internet of Things; Business Services; Operational Transformation; Virtualization & Cloud; Security; AI, Machine Learning & Data Analytics; Innovation Across Technologies; and Video Services.

"More than ever this year, the program committee faced a significant challenge in selecting the 115 papers that make up this year's Fall Technical Forum," said Chris Bastian, senior vice president, Engineering, and CTO of the SCTE/ISBE. "We're grateful to all who volunteered to create the Fall Technical Forum, whether it was dedicating time to creating submissions or to those on the program committee who dedicated resources to reviewing the record 264 abstracts."

Among the scheduled workshop topics at Cable-Tec Expo 2019 are:

  • The Device Differentiator - How Operators Can Leverage Their CPE for New Services and Revenue Opportunities
  • SD-What? Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SD-WAN
  • How Cable 10G and Wireless 5G/CBRS Can Work Together
  • Virtualizing the CMTS
  • Consumer Privacy and Mobile Devices
  • Low Latency DOCSIS Technology

In addition to the Fall Technical Forum workshops, SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2019 will feature a range of sessions, including: a pre-conference event, "Mission 10G: Implementing Forward Looking Capabilities in your Network" supported by CommScope, Harmonic, Intel and Vecima Networks; a Smart Cities/IoT Pavilion presented by Charter Communications and Liberty Global and "Smart Cities Day" presentations on the Innovation Theater Stage; and two post-Expo sessions: "Leveraging the Open Source Community as a Force Multiplier and Innovation House," presented by ADTRAN, and "Network Convergence and Intelligent Connectivity in the 5G Era," presented by AMDOCS.

Expo is scheduled from Monday, Sept. 30 through Thursday, Oct. 3 in New Orleans.        

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