Among the key things we learned was that cable will need to set aside at least 20 channels to initiate a full IP video simulcast, and MSOs, led by Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), are getting ready to start deployments of Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) gear later this year and into early 2013. There's also a debate brewing about whether CCAP competes with, or is complementary to, a budding Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) standard called EPON Over Coax (EPoC).
And, what will the emergence of EPoC mean to the future of Docsis? According to a top Cisco engineer, Docsis still has plenty of gas left in the tank as it closes in on its 15-year anniversary.
Missed the event, or want to relive some of it? Just click on the image below to start up a slide show of the gathering. Except where noted, the images and the captions are completely our fault.
More coverage is on the way, but here's our recap so far:
- Comcast Issues CCAP RFP
- Cable Giants Get Aggressive on IPv6
- TW Cable: IPv6 Ready to Rock
- Comcast Preps for CCAP Rollout
- Does Docsis Have a 5-Gig Future?
- MSOs Must Bust Out Bandwidth for IP Video Leap
- MSOs Poised to Pass 100M Homes With Docsis 3.0
And if you want to buckle up and drive the Wayback Machine for a bit, here are some slide shows from past events on the topic of cable broadband.
- Photos: Cable Next-Gen Broadband Strategies 2010
- Slideshow: Cable Next-Gen Broadband Strategies
- Slideshow: Docsis 3.0 Strategies
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable