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Connectivity Is Dead: Long Live (Intelligent, Infinite, Cloud) Connectivity
Date: 3/18/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
EXFO
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Connectivity is no longer an interesting topic. Or is it? As the 5G era dawns, the potential use cases and impact of wireless/mobile connectivity have been attracting attention. Importantly, discussions focus not only on the value but also on the “profile” of connectivity. Indeed, new (mainly IT) concepts – including cloudification and open network architectures – are drastically changing the wireless/mobile industry.

Join Dr. Konstantinos Stavropoulos, solution marketing lead at EXFO, and Gabriel Brown, principal analyst at Heavy Reading, for an insightful discussion on 5G connectivity. In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The value of connectivity now and in the future, focusing on 5G
  • The main aspects of connectivity, from intelligence to (resource) infinity to cloud
  • The key network – domain and architecture-related – challenges for connectivity
  • The key business challenges for connectivity
  • Ways to make the most of connectivity in consumer/enterprise use cases

SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar: Extending the Spectrum
Date: 3/26/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
SCTE
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In their never-ending pursuit of more bandwidth, cable technologists are now working on new DOCSIS specs that would raise the industry's RF spectrum ceiling from the current 1.2GHz limit to at least 1.8GHz. At the same time, they are exploring options to raise the ceiling to 3GHz in the near future and possibly as high as 6GHz later on. This webinar will focus of the options for extending the plant spectrum, the opportunities that those options will open up and the challenges that the effort will present.
European 5G Leaders: Network and Service Innovation
Date: 3/26/2020 12:00 p.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
Mavenir, Red Hat
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5G networks are expanding rapidly, adding coverage and customers at pace. In this webinar we will look at progress in 5G worldwide since launch almost a year ago, with a focus on European markets. European operators are in an excellent position to capitalize on 5G and create advanced and reliable services. With decent spectrum holdings, excellent 4G coverage, open economies and high levels of online services penetration, the region is a driving force of global 5G development.

The webinar will also look ahead to the next phase of 5G development, linking innovation in network and device technology to the creation of end-user services. Joined by an independent guest speaker from BT/EE in the UK, Heavy Reading Principal Analyst, Gabriel Brown will lead a discussion to bring the audience up to speed on 5G progress and provide a forecast of what to expect in 2020 and beyond.

SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Playing with PON
Date: 4/16/2020 11:00 a.m New York / 4:00 p.m.London
Sponsors:
VIAVI, Intraway
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Even though DOCSIS may still have a long life ahead of it, PON is rapidly emerging as an important alternative transmission technology for cable operators as they install more fiber lines. Whether they are leveraging EPON, GPON, 10G EPON or the other various PON flavors, cablecos and vendors are increasingly deploying PON to meet their customers' bandwidth needs. How is the industry leveraging the different PONs? What are the requirements for deploying the technology? How can operators and vendors mesh PON and DOCSIS? This webinar will tackle questions like these and more.
SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Smart Pipes, Smarter Cities
Date: 5/21/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
SCTE
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As more and more cities move to improve service delivery and streamline operations by adopting Internet of things (IoT) technologies, a large new market is emerging for cable operators and vendors who can supply the equipment and software to support these next-gen applications. Whether the cities want to implement smart traffic lighting, smart parking, smart trash pickups, smart water meters or the like, they all require smart transmission pipes that deliver more broadband capacity than ever before. In this webinar, we will look at how cable operators and their tech partners are maneuvering to offer those smart pipes, the services they're offering, the challenges they're encountering and the lessons they're learning.
SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Tapping Into the Cloud
Date: 6/18/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Red Hat, Harmonic, Intraway
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Despite getting off to a relatively late start, the cable industry is now ardently pursuing a software-based strategy, seeking to shift various functions and services to the cloud. So far, operators and vendors are focusing on moving key functions of network firewalls, routers, set-top boxes and even CMTS chasses to the cloud as they look to boost their capacity, scale their operations, increase their network efficiencies and roll out new services. This session will explore cable's cloud strategy, look at where those efforts may lead and assess what the industry still needs to do.
SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: 10G vs. 5G
Date: 7/16/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
VIAVI
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Over the last couple of years, cable operators have embraced mobile as a key part of their product bundles. In the U.S., for instance, Comcast, Charter and Altice have all launched MVNOs with either Verizon or Sprint/T-Mobile. But now, with the rollout of fifth-generation wireless technology, the big question is whether cablecos can use their bold 10 Gigabit broadband initiative to trump or leverage 5G or will lose out to telcos harnessing the technology to deliver competitive services. In this session, we will focus on the opportunities and challenges that 5G presents for the cable industry as it pursues its 10G ambitions.
SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Closing the GAP on GAP
Date: 8/20/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Antronix
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Under an evolving SCTE/ISBE standard known as the Generic Access Platform (GAP), cable technologists are now working on a fiber-optic node initiative that will standardize the node housings and the interfaces for various service modules that can be plugged into the node like Lego bricks. Rather than having to deploy or rip down discrete, proprietary nodes from various vendors for FTTP, DOCSIS 3.1, WiFi, 5G, wireless backhaul and so on, cable operators could instead snap in one standardized node housing or discard the modules as needed. This webinar will look at the emerging GAP standard, the promise that the modular node initiative offers, the initial use cases for it and the hurdles that still must be overcome.
SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Getting Ready for DOCSIS 4.0
Date: 9/17/2020 11:00 a.m New York./4:00 p.m.London
Sponsors:
Antronix & Red Hat
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Now that DOCSIS 3.1 is almost universally deployed, cable technologists are rolling up their sleeves again to craft yet another next-gen version of DOCSIS. Known as DOCSIS 4.0, this emerging set of specs will incorporate the features of both Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) and Extended Spectrum DOCSIS (ESD), giving cable operators two different but complementary options for expanding their bandwidth capacity and delivering symmetrical speeds of 25 Gbps or more to broadband subscribers. In this session, we will delve into the details of DOCSIS 4.0, review the status of the emerging specs, discuss upcoming tests and trials and explore what the new specs will enable.
SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Virtualizing the Cable Access Network
Date: 10/22/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Amphenol, Red Hat & Harmonic
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Following a relatively late start, the cable industry is now staking out its own turf in the network virtualization space. Led by such major MSOs as Comcast, Liberty Global and Cox, cable operators and their technology partners are particularly moving ahead with the virtualization of the cable access network to meet growing bandwidth demands, boost service delivery and performance, slash operating costs and bring new products, services and features to market much faster. But much more work remains to be done. This webinar will assess cable's latest virtualization efforts, examine the early deployments and trials, explore what's working and what's not and look at where cable goes next.
SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Testing the Next-Gen Cable Network
Date: 11/19/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Harmonic, Red Hat & VIAVI
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Cable technologists love to expound about the potential of DOCSIS 4.0, Distributed Access Architecture (DAA), Fiber Deep, network virtualization and the like. But, even as cable operators and their tech partners push ahead with HFC network upgrades and deployments of new technologies, they are also running into fresh challenges testing, monitoring and maintaining those next-gen networks. In this session, we will look at the core functions of measuring, monitoring and testing the next-gen cable network and see where those methods and techniques stand.
SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Dreaming of Streaming Video
Date: 12/10/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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Led by Apple, Disney, NBCUniversal and AT&T, some of the world’s largest media companies are now entering the booming streaming video space. For both pay-TV providers and legacy OTT video providers, this is making the video market even riskier and messier than before. But for cable, there may also be a silver lining here because of the potential opportunities that the increasingly crowded streaming space could provide. This webinar will explore the new avenues that may open up for the industry and the new ways that cable operators can reinvent their old pay-TV business models by playing in the streaming video market.
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