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Execs to Discuss Evolution of the Access Net at Cable-Tec Expo

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Exton, Pa. -- Cox Communications’ Jeff Finkelstein, Comcast’s Rob Howald, and Buckeye Broadband’s Richard Walker will be featured speakers when the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts, present “Evolution of Access Networks: Deployment Strategies and Use Cases” in partnership with ADTRAN on Thursday, Oct. 25 at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo.

Finkelstein, executive director, advanced technologies for Cox, Howald, vice president, network architecture for Comcast, and Walker, vice president, engineering and information technology and services for Buckeye, will offer operator-level insights regarding access technologies, evolution of the network with fiber and data-center techniques, and strategies to address the Enterprise and MDU/MTU market opportunities.

Scheduled for noon at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, the closing-day conference will include four panels:

  • Seeing the Light: Is your Fiber ready for PON? including how to operationalize PON fiber installations and key considerations for trouble-free implementation;
  • Evolution of Next-Gen Network Access: Leveraging Fiber Technologies, SDN, & Virtualization, including discussion of HERD architectures, applications of Distributed Access Architectures to DPoE and the R-OLT and next-generation fiber evolution;
  • Making Business Sense: Enabling the Enterprise Market with PON, including deployment considerations, optimization of design processes and economics, utilization of xPON as a CMTS offload for SMB, and other issues; and How to be Dense: Addressing the MDU/MTU Market, including comparison of FTTLU (Living Unit) and FTTB (Building) options, design implications for SMB and SME service offerings, and needs when servicing MDU/MTU environments.

The event is free to all registered full conference attendees of SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2018; however, seating is extremely limited.

Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)

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