The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) said service and network reliability and quality will top the agenda for workshops tied this year’s Cable-Tec Expo, set for October 13-16 in in New Orleans.
Expo’s 35 workshops, headed up by the show program committee chaired by Liberty Global EVP and CTO Balan Nair, will span five tracks: Business-to-Business Solutions and Energy 2020; Next-Generation Services; Wireless and Home Networks; Wireline: RF; and Wireline: Fiber and Core.
Some anticipated topic for those workshops include network virtualization; cloud-based set-top functionality; migration to all-IP video distribution; over-the-top (OTT) video; opportunities around the Internet of Things (IoT); and how the industry can optimize LTE, public WiFi and wireless home networks.
“Management of energy costs and consumption, deployment of new business, Wi-Fi and cloud-based services, and implementation of DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, fiber and other service delivery architectures all will significantly impact cable’s bottom line in the years ahead,” said SCTE fellow Daniel Howard, in a statement. “Balan Nair and our Program Committee have created an agenda that will help our workforce connect the dots between technology implementation and the tangible results that can resonate at all levels of cable operator management.”