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SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Prepping for Next-Gen PON

Despite the long-awaited debut of DOCSIS 4.0 earlier this year, next-gen PON over fiber networks is rapidly emerging as the broadband delivery technology of the future, even for cable operators. Encouraged by generous public subsidy programs for fiber network builds, cablecos are increasingly turning to GPON, EPON, XGS-PON and 10G EPON to meet the needs of their broadband subscribers. But making the pivot to PON is no easy matter because of the technical integration and operational issues of bringing DOCSIS and PON networks together. How is cable's evolution to PON proceeding? What speed bumps is the industry hitting along the way? How can cablecos mix and match DOCSIS and PON services over HFC and FTTP lines? This webinar will address these questions and more.

Alan Breznick

November 21, 2024

1 Hr View

Date: Nov 21, 2024

Time: 11:00 EST

Duration: 1 Hr


Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Alan covers the cable, fiber, broadband, and IP video markets for Heavy Reading. In particular, he tracks new cable, broadband, and video technologies and standards, such as DOCSIS 4.0, FTTP, DAA, XGS-PON, 10G EPON, streaming video, network virtualization, business services, Wi-Fi 6, and ATSC 3.0.

With a strong background in both business journalism and technology research, Alan has covered the cable, telecom, broadband, media, and consumer electronics markets as an editor and analyst for more than 30 years, including the past 17 years for Light and Heavy Reading. A New York City native, Alan is now based in Ontario, Canada.

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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