Don’t miss SCTE’s Spring lecture
Don’t miss the SCTE’s Spring lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons in London on 25 March 2015. With the theme of ‘Building a New HFC Network for the Next Generation’, it will focus on issues in and around DOCSIS 3.1 with invited speakers from Virgin Media, Accenture, PPC, Anvato and Technetix.
A full panel discussion, chaired by Julian Clover (editorial director of Broadband TV News), will follow in the afternoon looking at how far the existing HFC network can be stretched, the state of RF equipment and the impact of DOCSIS 3.1. The day will include lunch and will conclude with a cocktail networking session in the evening. Presentations include:-
- “DOCSIS 3.1 – an Operator’s Perspective” by Dr. Mark Burns, HFC Architect, Virgin Media.
- “ADI (Adjacent Device Interference) and its Impact on Broadband Cable Networks” by Jan Arieson, CTO, Technetix.
- “Hardening the Drop for New Technologies” by Anthony Basham, Market Manager, PPC.
- “Digital Ad Insertion on Any Device” by Matt Smith, Chief Evangelist, Anvato.
- “The Opportunity for Legacy Network Migrations” by Christian Rouffaert, Director, Networks Practice, Accenture.
The panel discussion at the end of the day is entitled: “Evolution of Access Networks, including Introduction and Implications of DOCSIS 3.1, HFC and DCA”. Moderated by Julian Clover, Editorial Director, Broadband TV News, the panel will include representatives from operators, manufacturers and analysts, with questions from the audience.
The panel will focus on questions such as how far the existing HFC network can be stretched, how reliably OFDM will support “stretching” the forward path spectrum/bandwidth and the assumptions that can be made as well as how much additional capacity this will yield. The impact on RF management and the current state of RF equipment and readiness for 1.2GHz, and especially 204MHz, will also be discussed.