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Latest Advances Towards D3.1 Deployment
Date / Time: Monday, April 4, 2016, 8:00 a.m. PST/ 11:00 a.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. London
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Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Srini Ramani, Director, Cable Broadband – Technicolor

Charles Moreman, Chief Architect, Connected Home, Technicolor

Jorge Salinger, VP, Access Architecture, Comcast

In today's rapidly evolving broadband market, customer bandwidth demands are swiftly escalating as the services dimension undergoes fundamental change. Broadband providers are rolling out and planning more services, as well as more advanced services to boost transmission speeds, improve the user experience and keep subscribers content and in place. At the same time, cable operators are seeking better ways to manage their HFC networks, deliver their products and administer the myriad consumer devices inside the home.

This webinar will address this ongoing transformation, covering such key topics as:

  • Evolution of the DOCSIS 3.1 spec and its implications for the broadband market
  • DOCSIS 3.1 rollout efforts by cable operators and equipment suppliers
  • Services enabled by DOCSIS 3.1's much greater bandwidth capacity, including:
    • Managed IP video
    • Home security
    • Other services requiring increased upstream bandwidth
  • Challenges – strategic, technical, operational and financial -- created by the rising bandwidth demands
  • How Technicolor is working with cable operators to meet these challenges
  • Early lessons learned by Comcast and other DOCSIS 3.1 pioneers



 

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
Alan Breznick has tracked the media, telecommunications, broadband, and consumer electronics industries for more than 20 years. Before switching over to Heavy Reading in 2007, he was the original editor of Light Reading Cable Website and founding author of Heavy Reading's Cable Industry Insider. At Heavy Reading, he primarily focuses on cable/MSO services, technologies, and networks, as well as IPTV infrastructure. Alan was formerly a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence. He previously reported for Communications Daily, Cable World, Multichannel News, Broadband Daily, Crain's New York Business, and Genuine Article Press, among other publications.

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Srini Ramani, Director, Cable Broadband – Technicolor
Srini Ramani is responsible for product strategy, positioning and systems roadmaps at Technicolor. He has more than 16 years of experience in the telecom industry. Prior to joining Technicolor, Srini was Product Manager responsible for Cable Broadband CPE product line at Cisco and Scientific Atlanta. Earlier in his career, Srini held several positions including software engineering, project management and customer engagements to deliver DOCSIS CPE products to top cable MSOs globally.

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Charles Moreman, Chief Architect, Connected Home, Technicolor
Charles Moreman leads global software/hardware technology architecture, including CPE and cloud technology for network service providers to deliver broadband data, video and IoT services. Previously, he worked as a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems. In this role worked as the lead RDK-B/CCSP architect and as a senior architect for other initiatives within Cisco. Prior to this, Charles worked in director and VP of engineering roles at multiple companies developing software and hardware technology used in video and computer networking products.

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Jorge Salinger, VP, Access Architecture, Comcast
Mr. Salinger is responsible for Comcast Cable’s high-speed data, voice, and video access network strategy and architecture. Prior to joining Comcast, he was president of the consulting division at YAS Broadband and served as executive consultant for CableLabs. Jorge served as VP of engineering for high-speed access at Adelphia Communications, director of telecommunications for FSU, and VP of engineering for Systems Engineering Consultants. He has authored more than 25 technical publications and presentations and has co-authored a book on advanced micro-processor design.

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