The Cable-Tec Expo® program committee has organized the technical workshops into ten tracks to help you customize your experience.
Kevin Hart, EVP and Chief Product and Technology Officer, Cox Communications
WIRELINE ACCESS NETWORK
The future of DOCSIS®/FDX
Future proofing fiber and node architectures
Use cases of coherent optics
RPHY trade-offs and planning/implementation
Comparison of Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) options
The future IP network—solutions and architectures for cloud control and applications
Last-mile technologies/smart segmentation—the cable industry will have access to many technologies (5G fixed, 5G mobile, LPWAN, Wi-Fi, FTTP, FDX, D3.1, etc.) to facilitate customers’ future requirements. How do we optimize network architectures to meet future demands of both consumers and businesses?
WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORK
5G and cable—how do we capitalize on the opportunities for the cable industry?
The evolution of wireless technologies and cable’s role
Economics of multi-use case/multi-band 5G deployments
5G use cases—beyond fixed wireless access (FWA)
CBRS 3.5 GHz use cases
What are the challenges and implications of 5G low-latency requirements for DOCSIS®?
Mobile any-haul—how do we leverage cable-based technologies to provide front-,mid-, and back-haul for mobile delivery?
Architectures and economics of emerging fixed wireless access strategies for greenfield and brownfield overlay scenarios (comparing HFC, WiPON/WiGig, 5G, and FTTH)
INTERNET OF THINGS
Network opportunities to enable IoT solutions
Industry alignment and standards on IoT technologies
Comparison of LPWA technologies and realizable use cases
Enabling smart cities with sustainable solutions
DIGITIZING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Predicting network and service issues in advance of service or customer impact
Network and operations automation—what are the possibilities of today, and what does the future hold?
Network and IT operations convergence in a virtualized future
Network programmability—what is it, what’s coming up, and what does it mean for your operations?
The home, center of the future ecosystem—consumers are demanding a truly converged experience, so how does the cable industry embrace the fragmentation and develop a truly integrated approach for consumers?
Shifting from speeds to experiences—with speed becoming more of a commodity, the future will be focused on experiences. What are solutions that require development to meet the experiences customers are demanding?
Agile testing and launching services more rapidly—how do we leverage these methodologies to improve service velocity?
VIRTUALIZATION & CLOUD
Virtualization & Cloud 101—an overview
Cloud computing—what are the implications of software-defined everything on cable networks?
New product development—enabling dynamic product development leveraging multi-vendor orchestration
Critical design considerations when virtualizing E2E network components and services
SDN clients in end-user cable devices—what are the opportunities for nextgeneration CPE?
Is AWS friend or foe?
What are real-world examples of operators successfully implementing service orchestration to improve operational efficiencies?
How will operators manage vCCAP in the cloud?
How will machine learning/artificial intelligence impact the cable industry?
Real-time visibility and analytics to enable actionable intelligence and network automation
Leveraging/optimizing the network for both residential and business service requirements
What opportunities does network slicing provide for the future of cable networks?