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Mar 13
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7:30am - 8:30am 60 mins
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Special Breakfast Session
  • Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
8:30am - 8:45am 15 mins
Registration & Breakfast
8:45am - 9:00am 15 mins
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Introduction – Where Does Cable Stand?
  • Speaker Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

With DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts peaking, fiber buildouts accelerating, DAA deployments starting and Full Duplex DOCSIS gearing up, cable operators are prepping their networks for ever-faster broadband speeds, more advanced video services and next-gen mobile capabilities. These moves are enabling them to match speeds and wits with aggressive, fiber-happy rivals like Verizon and AT&T and expand their command of the US broadband market. But cablecos still must overcome steep broadband and video competitive challenges, including mounting bandwidth pressures and the continuing growth of OTT video. In this big-picture outlook, we lay out the competitive context for the industry's latest tech initiatives.

9:00am - 9:25am 25 mins
Cable Operator Keynote
9:25am - 10:10am 45 mins
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Panel I: DOCSIS 3.1 – What Have We Learned?
  • Moderator Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Now that they have deployed DOCSIS 3.1 to much of the continent, North American cable operators are staking their claim in the gigabit market with the capacity to offer blazing speeds of up to 10 Gbps down and at least 1 Gbps up. But what else must operators do to deliver higher broadband speeds? Are they fast enough to thwart FTTH rivals? How many subs are actually signing up for D3.1? What operational benefits does D3.1 offer?What are the biggest challenges to overcome? In this opening panel, our team of experts will report the early lessons from the field. 

10:10am - 10:30am 20 mins
Break
10:30am - 11:15am 45 mins
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Panel II: Will DOCSIS Never Die?
  • Moderator Jeff Baumgartner - Senior Editor, Light Reading

While cablecos carry out their DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts, industry technologists are looking to the future with the new Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 spec designed to enable the delivery of symmetrical speeds as high as 10 Gbps over the same spectrum. In addition, cable engineers are weighing a potential "Extended Spectrum DOCSIS" spec that would support symmetrical speeds of 30 Gbps or more. Yet both initiatives, which require deep fiber builds and more RF spectrum, raise key technical, operational and financial issues. How long can cable keep riding the DOCSIS train? Our experts will tackle the issues.

11:15am - 11:35am 20 mins
Diamond Sponsor Keynote
11:35am - 12:20pm 45 mins
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Panel II: Will DOCSIS Never Die?

While cablecos carry out their DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts, industry technologists are looking to the future with the new Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 spec designed to enable the delivery of symmetrical speeds as high as 10 Gbps over the same spectrum. In addition, cable engineers are weighing a potential "Extended Spectrum DOCSIS" spec that would support symmetrical speeds of 30 Gbps or more. Yet both initiatives, which require deep fiber builds and more RF spectrum, raise key technical, operational and financial issues. How long can cable keep riding the DOCSIS train? Our experts will tackle the issues.

12:20pm - 1:40pm 80 mins
Lunch & Tabletop Displays
1:40pm - 2:00pm 20 mins
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Afternoon Track I – Wireless Services Track
Cable Keynote II

In this keynote address, a top cable or wireless technologist will offer a unique perspective on cable's mobile prospects and potential pitfalls.  

1:40pm - 2:00pm 20 mins
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Afternoon Track II – Video Services Track
Cable Keynote III

In this keynote address, a top cable or video technologist will deliver his or her own unique, big-picture view of the rapidly changing video market.  

2:00pm - 2:50pm 50 mins
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Afternoon Track I – Wireless Services Track
Panel IV – Framing the 5G Future
  • Moderator Craig Leddy - Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading

Although they've been burned several times before, cable operators are plunging back into the wireless space with abandon. In the US, Comcast and Charter are teaming with Verizon to offer mobile service, while Altice USA aims to launch service with Sprint in 2019. Plus, Charter has already launched field trials of 5G small cells with Samsung. What are cable's prospects for these MVNO and other ventures? What will 5G mean for cable? Our experts will delve into the mobile rewards and risks for the industry.

2:00pm - 2:40pm 40 mins
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Afternoon Track II – Video Services Track
Panel VII – The New Video Playbook
  • Moderator Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

With traditional pay-TV programmers like HBO, Disney and Viacom now going direct-to-home and major OTT video services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video increasingly signing distribution deals with legacy pay-TV providers, the video world has turned upside down. As cord-cutting continues to climb and OTT video carves out a bigger slice of the pay-TV pie, how can service providers cope? This panel will look at where the video market is heading, what options are available for cable operators wishing to stay in the video game and what challenges must be overcome.    

2:40pm - 3:00pm 20 mins
Afternoon Track II – Video Services Track
Coffee Break & Tabletop Displays
2:50pm - 3:10pm 20 mins
Afternoon Track I – Wireless Services Track
Coffee Break & Tabletop Displays
3:00pm - 3:30pm 30 mins
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Afternoon Track II – Video Services Track
Fireside Chat II – Up Close & Personal
  • Moderator Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Key cable or video technologist discusses his or her company's video plans and strategies going forward.

3:10pm - 3:40pm 30 mins
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Afternoon Track I – Wireless Services Track
Fireside Chat I – Up Close & Personal
  • Moderator Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Key MSO technologist discusses his or her company's mobile plans and strategies going forward.

3:30pm - 4:20pm 50 mins
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Afternoon Track II – Video Services Track
Panel VII – Securing Next-Gen Video Services
  • Moderator Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

With both service and content providers trying out such new delivery platforms as IP video, cloud-based video, OTT video and 4K/UHD, protecting those advanced video services from theft is more essential than ever. But securing next-gen video content is much easier said than done, due to the heavy bandwidth demands of these services, the greater technical challenges of delivering them to multiple screens and the growing piracy threat posed by fully loaded Kodi boxes that enable viewers to stream premium content illegally. In this session, experts from across the video spectrum will tackle the challenges of keeping new video services from prying eyes and delivering them securely to customers.

3:40pm - 4:30pm 50 mins
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Afternoon Track I – Wireless Services Track
Panel V – Getting Ready for CBRS
  • Moderator Craig Leddy - Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading

With such leading US MSOs as Comcast, Charter and Altice USA all now running tech trials and/or planning commercial deployments in the newly available Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band, cable operators hope to make their mark in another part of the mobile market. In particular, MSOs are eager to see if the underutilized CBRS spectrum in the 3.55 GHz to 3.7 GHz range can help offload the costs associated with their respective MVNO agreements. How will this all work? What use cases are cablecos and their telco partners eyeing to make these ventures financially viable? What's the status of the FCC's plan to auction off a portion of the CBRS band? Our speakers will answer these questions and more.

4:30pm - 5:15pm 45 mins
Keeping Cable Woke: A Millennial View
  • Moderator Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
5:15pm - 6:30pm 75 mins
Cocktail Reception & Tabletop Displays
7:30am - 8:30am
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Special Breakfast Session

  • Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
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8:30am - 8:45am

Registration & Breakfast

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8:45am - 9:00am
Info

Introduction – Where Does Cable Stand?

With DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts peaking, fiber buildouts accelerating, DAA deployments starting and Full Duplex DOCSIS gearing up, cable operators are prepping their networks for ever-faster broadband speeds, more advanced video services and next-gen mobile capabilities. These moves are enabling them to match speeds and wits with aggressive, fiber-happy rivals like Verizon and AT&T and expand their command of the US broadband market. But cablecos still must overcome steep broadband and video competitive challenges, including mounting bandwidth pressures and the continuing growth of OTT video. In this big-picture outlook, we lay out the competitive context for the industry's latest tech initiatives.

  • Speaker Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
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9:00am - 9:25am

Cable Operator Keynote

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9:25am - 10:10am
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Panel I: DOCSIS 3.1 – What Have We Learned?

Now that they have deployed DOCSIS 3.1 to much of the continent, North American cable operators are staking their claim in the gigabit market with the capacity to offer blazing speeds of up to 10 Gbps down and at least 1 Gbps up. But what else must operators do to deliver higher broadband speeds? Are they fast enough to thwart FTTH rivals? How many subs are actually signing up for D3.1? What operational benefits does D3.1 offer?What are the biggest challenges to overcome? In this opening panel, our team of experts will report the early lessons from the field. 

  • Moderator Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
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10:10am - 10:30am

Break

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10:30am - 11:15am
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Panel II: Will DOCSIS Never Die?

While cablecos carry out their DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts, industry technologists are looking to the future with the new Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 spec designed to enable the delivery of symmetrical speeds as high as 10 Gbps over the same spectrum. In addition, cable engineers are weighing a potential "Extended Spectrum DOCSIS" spec that would support symmetrical speeds of 30 Gbps or more. Yet both initiatives, which require deep fiber builds and more RF spectrum, raise key technical, operational and financial issues. How long can cable keep riding the DOCSIS train? Our experts will tackle the issues.

  • Moderator Jeff Baumgartner - Senior Editor, Light Reading
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11:15am - 11:35am

Diamond Sponsor Keynote

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11:35am - 12:20pm
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Panel II: Will DOCSIS Never Die?

While cablecos carry out their DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts, industry technologists are looking to the future with the new Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 spec designed to enable the delivery of symmetrical speeds as high as 10 Gbps over the same spectrum. In addition, cable engineers are weighing a potential "Extended Spectrum DOCSIS" spec that would support symmetrical speeds of 30 Gbps or more. Yet both initiatives, which require deep fiber builds and more RF spectrum, raise key technical, operational and financial issues. How long can cable keep riding the DOCSIS train? Our experts will tackle the issues.

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12:20pm - 1:40pm

Lunch & Tabletop Displays

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Showing of Streams
4:30pm - 5:15pm
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Keeping Cable Woke: A Millennial View

  • Moderator Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
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5:15pm - 6:30pm

Cocktail Reception & Tabletop Displays

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