Cable-Tec Expo to Spotlight Remote PHY

Going deep on a key cable engineering topic, SCTE•ISBE has assembled a half-day seminar dedicated to remote PHY at next month’s Cable-Tec Expo in Denver that will feature execs from both cable operators and suppliers.

The seminar, set to run Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 7:30 a.m. – Noon M.T. in Rooms 401/402 of the Colorado Convention Center, will focus on an emerging architecture for HFC networks that aims to boost network performance and capacity and reduce costs by pushing electronics closer to the edge.

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The seminar, free to all with a Full Conference Pass for Cable-Tec Expo, will cover various aspects of Remote PHY, including rationale and use cases, and update on trials and deployments, and its role in Full Duplex DOCSIS, an annex to DOCSIS 3.1 that will deliver symmetrical multi-gigabit speeds.

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SCTE•ISBE said the seminar will be kicked off by a panel of MSOs, including Jorge Salinger, VP, access architecture of Comcast; John Pederson, CTO of Midco, and Phil Oakley, director, access platform engineering for Liberty Global. Leslie Ellis, president of Ellis Edits and Multichannel News contributor, will moderate.

The seminar will also include presentations from Tom Cloonan, CTO-network solutions, Arris; John Chapman, CTO, cable and fellow, Cisco Systems; Asaf Matatyaou, VP of solutions and product management, cable edge business, Harmonic; David Eckard, CTO, fixed networks, Nokia; Jan Arieson, CTO, Technetix; and Brian Kurtz, cable architect, Intel.

“MSOs are gearing up to take Remote PHY from field trials and small-scale rollouts this year to deployment at scale in 2018,” Chris Bastian, senior vice president, engineering, and CTO of SCTE•ISBE, said in a statement. “Our Fall Technical Forum seminar has been structured to provide the essential information that operator and technology supplier workforce members require to accelerate industry-wide availability of RPHY.”