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SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Engineering the DOCSIS® 4.0 Network (FDX & ESD).
Date / Time: Thursday, September 23, 2021, 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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With DOCSIS 3.1 almost universally deployed, cable operators and vendors are now preparing for the rollout of yet another next-gen version of DOCSIS. Known as DOCSIS 4.0, this new set of specs incorporates the features of both Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) and Extended Spectrum DOCSIS (ESD), giving operators two separate but complementary ways to expand their bandwidth capacity and deliver symmetrical speeds of 25 Gbps or more to broadband subscribers. In this session, we will delve into the details of DOCSIS 4.0, explore what the new specs will enable, discuss upcoming tests and trials and see what the timeline for deployments will be.

Speakers:
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading | bio Jan Ariesen, Chief Technology Officer, Technetix Inc | bio
Amol Chobe, Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat | bio Dean Stoneback, Senior Director of Engineering and Standards, SCTE•ISBE | bio
David Whitehead, Senior Director of Cable Solutions, Harmonic | bio
 

Alan Breznick has tracked the media, telecommunications, broadband, and consumer electronics industries for more than 20 years. Before switching over to Heavy Reading in 2007, he was the original editor of Light Reading Cable Website and founding author of Heavy Reading's Cable Industry Insider. At Heavy Reading, he primarily focuses on cable/MSO services, technologies, and networks, as well as IPTV infrastructure. Alan was formerly a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence. He previously reported for Communications Daily, Cable World, Multichannel News, Broadband Daily, Crain's New York Business, and Genuine Article Press, among other publications.

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Jan Ariesen is an accomplished engineer with thirty-seven years’ experience in the broadband cable industry. Jan currently leads the CTO, Marketing, R&D and QA teams at Technetix. He was appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in 2012 and has since been responsible for the creation of innovative technologies and products that improve customers network performance while driving down the total cost of ownership.

Jan’s focus is on liaising with customers to establish their needs and to be the Technetix technology advocate, developing new technologies and product platforms with them in mind. He is passionate about learning and regularly conducts training for customers and key industry bodies, in addition to conducting regular training sessions for the team at Technetix through the Technetix Academy.

Jan was appointed to the Technetix main board in 2018.

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Amol Chobe, a Principal Solution Architect with the cable and media client team at Red Hat, is an accredited technical architect with focus on cloud computing and containers technology.

His experience spans a variety of roles and business areas, including technical consultancy, business requirements analysis, technical architecture, application development, financial planning and deployment throughout the full project life-cycle.

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Dean Stoneback is the Senior Director of Engineering and Standards at SCTE•ISBE and is responsible for the development of standards and operational practices for the broadband communications industry. Specific targets include reducing energy usage through the Energy 2020 program; assuring that networks are ready for DOCSIS 3.1 deployments; enabling advanced and IP video services and digital advertising; developing Internet of things (IoT) deployment methods; and supporting the migration of networks from coax to fiber delivery.

Prior to joining SCTE/ISBE in 2014, Dean spent 26 years with the Jerrold division of General Instrument, Motorola and ARRIS. As a senior manager with ARRIS, he most recently was responsible for systems analysis and architecture development for transmission products for the cable industry, including optics, RF, Ethernet and PON products. During his career he has focused primarily on fiber optic, RF and PON transmission systems and has experience in systems engineering, hardware design, and system integration and test.

Dean was editor of and a contributor to the Third Edition of the NCTA Recommended Practices for Measurements on Cable Television Systems in 2002 and the secretary and a contributor to the SCTE Measurement Recommended Practices for Cable Systems, Fourth Edition in 2012. He co-authored a book on the return path entitled, “Broadband Return Systems for Hybrid Fiber/Coax Cable TV Networks.” A longtime participant in the SCTE Standards Program, he was the recipient in 2012 of the SCTE Excellence in Standards award. Dean received a B.S.E.E. degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA in 1988 and his M.S.E.E. degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 1993.

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David has been employed in technology leadership positions encompassing not only DOCSIS and HFC Technologies, but also video – covering Broadcast, VOD, OTT and cloud solutions – and other access architectures such as DSL and PON. In his role at Harmonic, David is responsible for growing Harmonic’s access network business in EMEA, helping not only to deploy advanced technology solutions with leading cable operators, but forging technology partnerships with other key industry vendors.

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Dean Stoneback is the Senior Director of Engineering and Standards at SCTE•ISBE and is responsible for the development of standards and operational practices for the broadband communications industry. Specific targets include reducing energy usage through the Energy 2020 program; assuring that networks are ready for DOCSIS 3.1 deployments; enabling advanced and IP video services and digital advertising; developing Internet of things (IoT) deployment methods; and supporting the migration of networks from coax to fiber delivery.

Prior to joining SCTE/ISBE in 2014, Dean spent 26 years with the Jerrold division of General Instrument, Motorola and ARRIS. As a senior manager with ARRIS, he most recently was responsible for systems analysis and architecture development for transmission products for the cable industry, including optics, RF, Ethernet and PON products. During his career he has focused primarily on fiber optic, RF and PON transmission systems and has experience in systems engineering, hardware design, and system integration and test.

Dean was editor of and a contributor to the Third Edition of the NCTA Recommended Practices for Measurements on Cable Television Systems in 2002 and the secretary and a contributor to the SCTE Measurement Recommended Practices for Cable Systems, Fourth Edition in 2012. He co-authored a book on the return path entitled, “Broadband Return Systems for Hybrid Fiber/Coax Cable TV Networks.” A longtime participant in the SCTE Standards Program, he was the recipient in 2012 of the SCTE Excellence in Standards award. Dean received a B.S.E.E. degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA in 1988 and his M.S.E.E. degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 1993.

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