Cable-Tec Expo: DOCSIS 4.0, PON, open RAN and the urge to convergeCable-Tec Expo: DOCSIS 4.0, PON, open RAN and the urge to converge
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Mike Dano join Omdia's Jaimie Lenderman to wrap up their big takeaways from this week's high-energy SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in the Mile High City.
At a Glance
- Why this year's Cable-Tec Expo had much more buzz than in recent years (1:00)
- Amid initial rollouts and new products, DOCSIS 4.0 has graduated to the real world (3:00)
- How and why the cable industry is keying on open RAN, fiber and a broader convergence strategy (4:45)
DENVER – CABLE-TEC EXPO 2023 – With many cable operators now going full steam ahead on network upgrades and the industry making significant strides with the speedy DOCSIS 4.0 platform, this year's SCTE-hosted event in Denver had a lively vibe that many showgoers said they hadn't experienced in several years.
This year's Cable-Tec Expo was buzzing with excitement not seen in recent years. (Source: Robb Cohen Photography & Video)
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Mike Dano connect with Omdia analyst Jaimie Lenderman on the show floor to get a grip on the high-energy infusing this year's big cable tech event and take a stab at what was driving it.
They offer some of their top takeaways across areas such as DOCSIS 4.0, the industry's ongoing 10G initiative, the increasing popularity of passive optical networking (PON), how open radio access network (RAN) is intersecting with cable ops and how the industry is turning more attention to broader network and service convergence strategies.
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Here are a few topics we cover:
Why this year's Cable-Tec Expo had much more buzz than in recent years (1:00)
Amid initial rollouts and new products, DOCSIS 4.0 has graduated to the real world (3:00)
How and why the cable industry is intersecting with open RAN (4:45)
NCTA CEO Michael Powell delivered some choice words as the FCC looks to restore net neutrality rules under a more stringent Title II classification (7:30)
PON's popularity is on the rise as operators' access networks become more agnostic and are not focused only on the next generation of hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) (9:00)
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