Workshop Tracks

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Introducing the 2018 Workshop Tracks

The Cable-Tec Expo® program committee has organized the technical workshops into ten tracks to help you customize your experience.

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WIRELINE ACCESS NETWORK

  • The future of DOCSIS®/FDX
  • DOCSIS®/RFoG/PON playbooks
  • 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

  • Monetizing IoT
  • 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?
  • Voice-controlled services

OPERATIONAL TRANSFORMATION

  • How will machine learning/artificial intelligence impact the cable industry?
  • Real-time visibility and analytics to enable actionable intelligence and network automation

BUSINESS SERVICES

  • Leveraging/optimizing the network for both residential and business service requirements
  • What opportunities does network slicing provide for the future of cable networks?

VIDEO SERVICES

  • Transitioning to an all-IP world
  • Advanced video services (HDR, UHD)
  • Emerging compression standards (e.g., H.265, H.266)
  • Challenges and opportunities in delivering in-home video over Wi-Fi

VIRTUAL REALITY & AUGMENTED REALITY

  • VR/AR solutions to aid the technician workforce
  • Cable delivery of VR/AR services and network implications

SECURITY

  • Security as a Service (SaaS)
  • Blockchain
  • IoT security
  • Security analytics

Cable-Tec Expo® 2018
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

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