SCTE Details 2010 Cable-Tec Expo Workshops


The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced sessions to be presented at the 2010 Cable-Tec Expo this fall, which include helpings of IP video and DOCSIS 3.0 plus a dash of 3DTV.

Cable-Tec Expo is set to be held Oct. 20-22 in New Orleans as part of Cable Connection - Fall along with the CTAM Summit.

The 15 workshops will be on five different tracks: business services; cable services and fulfillment; engineering; network operations; and technical operations. Sessions are to include "Adaptive Streaming for IP Video Delivery," "Delivering the 3D Video Experience," "Leveraging the Cloud for Interactive TV and New Apps," "IP Video Migration & Architecture," "Taking DOCSIS 3.0 Back to the Future: Optimizing Whole-Home Networking and Migrating to Higher-Speed Upstream," and "Holistic CDNs: Expanding the Library and Devices Served."

In addition, the conference workshops will cover upstream channel bonding; service quality measurement, monitoring and management; extension of Ethernet services; energy management; and BSS and OSS for business services.

The 2010 Cable-Tec Expo program committee is chaired by Cox Communications senior vice president of technology Jay Rolls, who assumed the duties after Cox CTO Scott Hatfield resigned from the cable operator last month.

"The availability of and demand for new services are accelerating the ability of cable operators today to differentiate product bundles, attract and retain subscribers, and generate new revenue," Rolls said in announcing the program. "The IP technologies that are on the agenda for SCTE Cable-Tec Expo are at the forefront of enabling the industry to cost-effectively capitalize on those opportunities."

The theme of this year's Cable-Tec Expo is "Playing Cable's Technology Tune." The event is billed as the cable industry's largest engineering show. The 2009 Cable-Tec Expo in Denver drew 9,000 attendees, down 18% from the previous year's record-setting turnout of 11,000 in Philadelphia.