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October 1, 2019
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center,
New Orleans, LA



About the Event:

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are finally starting to gain traction in the cable industry as operators pursue innovative ways to meet growing bandwidth demands, boost service delivery and performance, slash operating costs and bring new products, services and features to market much faster than before. 

In fact, after getting off to a later start than the telco industry, cable is now moving quickly to stake out its own turf in the virtualization space, even leading the way in such critical aspects as the virtualization of access networks. Following CableLabs' identification of three key components of next-gen cable networks – service orchestrator, NFV orchestrator and master SDN controller – in the past year, industry technologists are now working on developing the interfaces, standards and architectural framework to make cable virtual network functions (VNFs) a reality. But much more work must still be done to bring virtualized functions, devices and services to market.

In this special FREE SCTE|ISBE breakfast roundtable session occurring right before the show's opening general session, leading MSO, SCTE and vendor technologists will discuss the industry's early trials and pilot programs with SDN and NFV, the virtualization business use cases they are exploring, the results they are seeing so far and the challenges they must still overcome to bring virtualization to life. The workshop is free to attend for all registrants of the Cable Tec-Expo. 

Event Host:

Alan Breznick

Cable/Video Practice Leader

Light Reading

The breakfast is led by Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick, who 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 Future of Cable Business Services and Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies live events, as well as our breakfast forums at other industry events.

Topics that will be covered include:

• Virtualization




• Distributed Access Architecture (DAA)

• Virtual CCAP • ONAP • Orchestration

Key Event Statistics

Attendees in 2018
Service provider and cable operator attendees
Cable Operator Companies Represented

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