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Oct 23
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06:30 - 06:45 15 mins
Registration & Breakfast
06:45 - 06:55 10 mins
Introduction & Overview
  • Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
06:55 - 07:15 20 mins
Presentation: Cable Use Case
07:15 - 08:10 55 mins
Panel: Virtualizing the Cable Architecture
  • Moderator Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
  • Panelist Don Clarke - Principal Architect, Network Technologies, Cablelabs
  • Panelist Jeff Finkelstein - Executive Director of Advanced Technology, Cox Communications

Despite a relatively late start, cable is now staking out its own turf in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) space, even leading the way in such aspects as the virtualization of access networks. Now that CableLabs has identified three new components of next-gen cable networks – service orchestrator, NFV orchestrator and master SDN controller – engineers are developing the interfaces and standards to make cable virtual network functions (VNFs) a reality. But much more work remains to be done to bring virtualized functions and services to market. This breakfast forum will assess the market's current state, explore cable's pioneering virtualization efforts, examine the early trials and pilots and look at what comes next.

08:10 - 08:15 5 mins
Panel Wrap-Up
  • Alan Breznick - Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading