Converging the Cable & Mobile Networks
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 @ 7:30AM - 9:00AM
Moderated by: Craig Leddy
With 5G mobile service swiftly rolling out throughout the world, cable and wireless technologists are teaming up to create a shared network framework that will enable operators to mix and match DOCSIS, mobile, video and other services over the same core infrastructure.
As part of CableLabs’ 10G Lab initiative, tech execs are developing a broad converged platform that can support multiple software stacks at the network edge using a common management interface. How much progress have the convergence teams made in crafting this innovative new platform? What will this new uber network infrastructure look like? Which use cases seem the most promising? What are the biggest hurdles the teams are encountering?
7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
7:50 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Introduction & Overview: Craig Leddy, Contributing Analyst, Light Reading
8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. Cable Keynote: Steve Williams, Group Vice President, Access Network Operations at Charter Communications
8:10 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Discussion Panel: Converging the Cable & Mobile Networks
Moderator: Craig Leddy, Contributing Analyst, Light Reading
- Victor Esposito - SVP, Engineering & Network Operations, Ritter Communications
- Randy Levensalor - Principal Architect, CableLabs
- Rob Wilmoth - Chief Architect, Red Hat
- Jhuli Takahara, Product &Innovation Manager, Incognito Software
- Harpreet Bakshi, Customer Business Executive, amdocs
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 the pros and cons of delivering DOCSIS, mobile, video and other services over a shared network infrastructure, as well as the new converged services the proposed uber network could support. Leading cable and wireless technologists will tackle these subjects and more as they discuss the latest developments in network convergence.