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November 6, 2018
Radisson Blu Portman Hotel,
22 Portman Square, London

Cable Next-Gen Europe - CHASING THE 5G FUTURE

Bringing together Cable and Video experts from Liberty Global, Vodafone, Com Hem and more to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the European cable industry.

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Preparing for the 5G Firestorm

About the Event:

With DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts unfolding, fiber buildouts accelerating and Remote PHY deployments beginning, European cable operators are upgrading their networks for multi-gigabit broadband speeds, cloud-based IP video services and next-gen wireless services like 5G.

They are making these moves to keep up with aggressive, fiber-rich rivals like BT, Orange and Deutsche Telekom. But, with their HFC networks under mounting bandwidth pressure and 5G wireless technology coming right around the corner, cablecos face stiff new competitive and technological challenges. At Cable Next-Gen Europe on November 6 in London, we will set the competitive context for cable's latest tech gambit.

Who should attend:
  • Cable operators, Cable engineers and Cable marketers
  • New business developers
  • Strategists
  • Financial experts
  • Communications service providers
  • Satellite TV providers
  • Mobile operators
  • Over-the-top (OTT) providers
Event Host:

Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader Light Reading

Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick directs Light Reading’s coverage of the cable, video, and broadband technology markets. Also a contributing analyst for Heavy Reading, Alan has tracked the cable, video and broadband space since 1993. He also hosts our annual Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies and Future of Cable Business Services events in the U.S., as well as our breakfast forums at other industry events.

Topics to be covered include:

  • DOCSIS 3.1: Can cable operators still compete against FTTH networks with DOCSIS 3.1 and future DOCSIS specs?
  • Full Duplex: How can cable operators wring greater operational efficiencies out of the HFC plant with DOCSIS 3.1, Full Duplex and future DOCSIS specs?
  • Cable Last Mile: What impact will DOCSIS 3.1, Full Duplex, Distributed Access Architecture, Fiber Deep, 5G and other new technologies have on the cable last-mile?
  • Distributed Access Architecture: Which DAA options make the most sense for cable operators to pursue?
  • Fiber Deep: What are the various fiber upgrade strategies for cable and which ones seem most promising?
  • FTTH: How quickly and easily can cable operators make the transition to all-fiber networks?
  • Network Virtualization: Where does the industry stand in terms of virtualizing its networks, services and functions?
  • IoT: What role will cable operators play in the emerging IoT market and which applications will be the first to take off?
  • WiFi: What are cable’s prospects for WiFi-First and other next-gen WiFi services?
  • 5G Convergence: Where does cable fit in the telecom industry’s transition to 5G?
  • IP & OTT Video: How can cable operators fix the broken pay-TV business model by incorporating IP and OTT video?