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As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will present our Cable Next-Gen Europe conference as a free digital symposium on June 21.

Alan Breznick

May 31, 2022

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Cable Next-Gen Europe returns online

Like their North American counterparts, European cable operators have their sights firmly set on offering 10Gbit/s speeds to broadband subscribers over their wireline networks. And they aim to do it sooner than later.

But the big question facing European operators is how best to achieve this ambitious 10G goal. Should they upgrade their hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) networks to DOCSIS 4.0, the next-gen version of cable's tried-and-true DOCSIS technology? Or should they ditch their legacy HFC networks and go all-fiber with next-gen versions of PON technology instead?

For the answers to this daunting dilemma and other key questions facing the European broadband industry, please join us for this year's edition of Cable Next-Gen Europe, a Light Reading digital event taking place on Tuesday, June 21. This free, three-hour symposium will focus on how European providers can leverage DOCSIS 3.1 and 4.0, XGS-PON, Fiber Deep, Distributed Access Architecture (DAA), fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP), network virtualization and other new technologies, platforms and services to compete in the hotly contested broadband market.

The symposium's speaking lineup features leading tech executives from such major European operators as Liberty Global, Vodafone, Altice, Telenet, Norlys and Tele2. Some examples include:

  • Gavin Young, Head, Fixed Access Centre of Excellence, Vodafone

  • Bill Warga, VP, Strategy & Technology, Liberty Global

  • Claudio Rodrigues, GPON, FTTx and QoS Probing Network Systems, Altice

  • Kjeld Balmer, Head, Network Technology, Norlys

  • Bart Acke, VP, Network Build & Field Services, Telenet

  • Angel Campos, Group Network Design and Engineering Manager, NGA Evolution, Vodafone Spain

  • Anders Bloom, Senior Systems Architect Broadband, DCT, Broadband Networks, Tele2 Sverige AB

  • Celine van Leeuwen, Senior Manager, Fixed Access & HFC, Vodafone Ziggo

The speaking roster also features top tech experts from CableLabs and SCTE, as well as key analysts from our sister research firm, Omdia. They include the following speakers (among others):

  • Julie Kunstler, Chief Analyst, Omdia

  • Curtis Knittle, VP, Wired Technologies, CableLabs

  • Chris Bastian, CTO, SCTE

  • Chris Stengrim, VP, Technology Strategy, & GM, CableLabs

  • Jaimie Lenderman, Principal Analyst, Service Provider Networks, Omdia

So, don't miss out on this unique free opportunity. Please click to sign up for our upcoming Cable Next-Gen Europe digital symposium.

Looking forward to seeing you online next month.

— Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

This post is sponsored by Light Reading Events.

About the Author(s)

Alan Breznick

Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Alan Breznick is a business editor and research analyst who has tracked the cable, broadband and video markets like an over-bred bloodhound for more than 20 years.

As a senior analyst at Light Reading's research arm, Heavy Reading, for six years, Alan authored numerous reports, columns, white papers and case studies, moderated dozens of webinars, and organized and hosted more than 15 -- count 'em --regional conferences on cable, broadband and IPTV technology topics. And all this while maintaining a summer job as an ostrich wrangler.

Before that, he was the founding editor of Light Reading Cable, transforming a monthly newsletter into a daily website. Prior to joining Light Reading, Alan was a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence.

He is based in the Toronto area, though is New York born and bred. Just ask, and he will take you on a power-walking tour of Manhattan, pointing out the tourist hotspots and the places that make up his personal timeline: The bench where he smoked his first pipe; the alley where he won his first fist fight. That kind of thing.

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