Cable Next-Gen Workshop Series is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Cable Next-Gen Workshop Series
17 - 18 October, 2023
Colorado Convention CenterDenver, Colorado

Join our breakfast forums at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2023!

Maxing Out the Cable HFC Network - October 17, 2023
Chaired by: Jaime Lenderman, Principal Analyst, Service Provider Networks, Omdia

Converging the Cable & Mobile Networks - October 18, 2023
Chaired by: Craig Leddy Contributing Analyst, Light Reading

Join our breakfast forums at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo '23

Maxing Out the Cable HFC Network

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
7:30 - 9:00AM

In this special SCTE Cable-Tec Expo breakfast forum, leading up to the show's opening general session, top cable technologists will explore how the industry’s legacy HFC architecture is rapidly evolving to meet the demands of a new era and tackle hurdles such as: 

  • Network reliability
  • Scalability and powering issues
  • Equipment replacement issues 
  • Infrastructure costs

Our team of experts will dissect and discuss the industry's latest upgrade moves, the obstacles they are encountering, the solutions they are testing and the lessons they are learning in both the labs and the field.

Converging the Cable and Mobile Networks

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
7:30 - 9:00AM

In this second-day SCTE Cable-Tec Expo breakfast forum, we will explore the benefits and challenges of wireline-wireless network convergence. 

We will examine:

  • Pros and cons of delivering DOCSIS, mobile, video and other services over a shared network infrastructure, 
  • New converged services the proposed uber network could support
  • How to mitigate common risks and challenges

Leading cable and wireless technologists will tackle these subjects and more as they discuss the latest developments in network convergence. 

Sponsor a Breakfast Forum

Network, build relations and showcase your brand, products and services with key cable technologists, business strategists and marketers at either or both of these breakfast forums.

Sponsorship opportunities include one panel speaking slot, four complimentary passes and more!

Join the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo to attend the Breakfast Forums

Join us at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, the Most Influential Cable Industry Learning and Networking Event in the Americas in Denver, CO October 16-19, 2023.

The Cable Next-Gen Workshop Series are free to attend for SCTE Cable-Tec Expo delegates.

Thousands of global broadband technology and cable media professionals will gather at the SCTE® Cable-Tec Expo®, the preeminent venue for thought leadership, engineering innovation and deal-making within the broadband telecommunications sector.

Who are Light Reading?

Light Reading ( is the go-to, independent online news analysis and opinion portal for the global communications networking and services industry that comprises telecom, mobile and cable network operators, the cloud services players (including the webscale giants) and all the companies that develop and supply them with technology, applications and professional services.

Cable Tech Content from Light Reading, 2023

Cable modem makers almost ready to take the DOCSIS 4.0 test

A webinar with manufacturers and cable operators hosted by CableLabs about the new DOCSIS 4.0 certification testing process revealed that a few vendors expect to be ready to submit modems and gateways as early as the third quarter of 2023. In a poll to an unshared number of DOCSIS modem manufacturers, 5% said they expect to be ready to submit their first cable modem for DOCSIS certification sometime in the third quarter of 2023. A larger group representing 57% of votes said they expect to be ready by the fourth quarter of 2023. Others shared they plan to be ready by sometime in 2024 or later.

The poll is, of course, an inexact measure of vendor readiness for D4.0 testing. But it does shed some light on their status for DOCSIS 4.0, a new set of CableLabs specs that will enable symmetrical multi-gigabit speeds alongside enhanced security and low-latency capabilities.

CableLabs recently announced that it would be ready to start DOCSIS 4.0 certification testing on customer premises equipment (CPE) starting at the end of June.

Cable Tech Content from Light Reading, 2023

AT&T, Charter have biggest BEAD opportunity – studies

AT&T and Charter Communications are best positioned to benefit from the multi-billion-dollar Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program based on state-by-state allocations and the presence of each operator in those states, reckon analysts that have broken down the numbers.

"The larger the presence an operator has in a state with a sizable allocation of BEAD funding, the greater the opportunity there is for it to see benefits from a build-out near its existing footprint and fill-in additional pockets across its DMAs [designated market areas] with edge-outs," the analysts at ISI Evercore surmised in a research note. "In that context, we highlight that AT&T and Charter over-index to states that received the lion's share of BEAD allocation. Broken down further, AT&T and Charter have 33% and 27%, respectively, of their residential broadband subs, come from the two top BEAD states – Texas and California – ISI Evercore pointed out.

Comcast, they added, will also have a "meaningful opportunity for subsidized edge-outs," and could look to aggressively bid in parts of Texas, Michigan, Washington, Florida and Illinois, where it already has a foothold, ISI Evercore added.