Cable-Tec Expo to Offer Global View of Competition, Technology

The deployment of new technologies and how MSOs are dealing with competition from OTT, telcos and satellite rivals will be given a global twist at next month’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Philadelphia.

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and its global division, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), said a session set for the morning of Thursday, Sept. 29  will feature the following panel:

-Steve McCaffery (moderator), managing director, Arris International;

-Chris Bastian, Senior Vice President and CTO, SCTE/ISBE;

-Hernan Benavides, Vice President, Engineering, Liberty Global Latin America and Caribbean (LiLAC); and,

- Mark Yamaguchi, President, Synclayer, and President, Japan Cable TV Engineering Association (JCTEA).

The Arris-sponsored SCTE/ISBE International Attendee Breakfast  is set to start at 7:30 a.m. ET in Room 120-C of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, with the one-hour panel session set to start at 8 a.m. will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. 

The panel is expected to discuss a range of topics, including the deployment of new technologies, competition, WiFi strategies, future network expansion in support of services such as the Internet of Things and virtual reality, how to prioritize capital expenditures for upgrades, and the shift beyond HD video quality.