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CableLabs Latin America & Caribbean Summit 2019

Our members in Latin America and the Caribbean represent a highly diverse group of cable operators – from 16 unique island communities in the Caribbean to 12 equally differentiated countries in North, Central and South America.  History, cultures, demographics, economies, competitors and objectives differ – yet all are bound by common technologies that drive a focus on connectivity for our members who are leading providers of broadband, video, digital voice and mobile services. And, they have an equal commitment to making a difference for the customers and communities they serve.

In this first Latin America and Caribbean Summit, CableLabs will bring together C-level executives, technology leaders and subject matter experts from across this progressive region to provide insight, share and learn.  It’s all about connections – with CableLabs, with cable operators, with individuals committed to an industry and a region defined by opportunity for growth, innovation and impact.

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Agenda

  • 12/04/2019
    DAY 1
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    • 6:30 - 8:30pm Welcome Reception
  • 12/05/2019
    DAY 2
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    • 8:00am - 5:00pm Registration / Information
    • 7:00 - 8:00am Breakfast
    • 8:00 - 8:30am CEO Fireside Chat
      A “view from the top” with the CEO leading the business and strategy for Liberty Latin America (LLA). Understand the markets served by LLA, the fixed and mobile networks across the LLA landscape, LLA’s technology strategy and its competition. Also, learn how Latin American and Caribbean markets differ from their North American counterparts.

      Moderator:
      Phil McKinney, CableLabs
      Speaker:
      Balan Nair, Liberty Latin America
    • 8:30 - 9:30am DOCSIS® 4.0 — The Alphabet Soup of DAA, ESD, FDX, R-PHY . . . and More
      DOCSIS 4.0 introduces the capability for symmetric multigigabit service tiers. Migrating to DOCSIS 4.0 requires the HFC network to be either Node+0 for Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) or upgraded to 1.8 GHz for Extended Spectrum DOCSIS (ESD). This session will discuss how to get there using these two alternative (and compatible) technologies. It also frames the questions critical for the path you choose: Where does your access network need to go? What services are you planning for the future? What is the timing of each step along the way? How important is service convergence over your optical network?

      Speakers:
      Rob Howald, Comcast
      Curtis Knittle, CableLabs
      Matt Petersen, Charter Communications
    • 9:30 - 10:30am MSO Technology Roadmaps — How You Get There From Here
      Operators discuss their roadmaps for the evolution of their networks (DOCSIS 3.0, DOCSIS 3.1, DOCSIS 4.0, fiber deep, FTTH, mobile, wireless) together with the business, consumer and technology drivers that define the directions they are taking. Learn not only where they are going, but how they are getting there.

      Moderator:
      Rob Howald, Comcast
      Speakers:
      Miguel Fernandez, Telecom Argentina
      Chuck Page, Liberty Latin America
    • 10:30 - 11:00am Break
    • 11:00am - 11:45am Kyrio™ — The Connectivity Community’s Trusted Service Provider
      A subsidiary of CableLabs that is leading innovation for the cable industry, Kyrio brings the credibility and reliability its customers need in the connectivity community. Kyrio will provide an overview of its support in the areas of testing, software and professional services, including its Community Services Strategy (following the CableLabs model) and a brief overview of new services under evaluation followed by key early learnings from the launch of the “Lifecycle Community Test Program”.

      Speakers:
      Mark Davies, Kyrio
      Ike Elliott, Kyrio
    • 11:45am - 12:30pm Technology Strategy
    • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
    • 1:30 - 2:30pm In-Home Wi-Fi Technologies and Service Strategies – Delivering Customer Experience Where It Matters Most
      As technology, customer expectations and the pervasiveness of wireless connectivity advance in the home, is there an evolution of managed Wi-Fi to “2.0”? This discussion will focus on business models, technology, operations, customer experience, and back office support — from the cable operator’s perspective.

      Moderator:
      Josh Redmore, CableLabs
      Speakers:
      Ewam DeFreitas, Liberty Latin America
      Israel Madiedo, Izzi Telecom
      Vincencio Maya, Millicom
    • 2:30 - 3:30pm CTO Roundtable — Profiles in Technology Leadership
      Hear from three of our member companies’ leading CTOs in Latin America as they discuss technology strategies, priorities and experiences, including the integration of complex fixed networks, in-home Wi-Fi networks and mobile networks.

      Speakers:
      Miguel Fernandez, Telecom Argentina
      Vivek Khemka, Liberty Latin America
      Miguel Sol, Megacable
    • 3:30 - 4:00pm Break
    • 4:00 - 4:45pm Operational Transformation 1 — Supercharging DOCSIS Performance
      DOCSIS has enabled us to provide 100+ Mbps (and now gigabit) speeds over our broadband networks. However, greater speed involves both increased responsibility and complexity. To get the most out of our DOCSIS networks, and to ensure we’re delivering on the speeds to which we’ve committed to our customers, complex configuration and management are necessary. Fortunately, new tools and approaches can help address these challenges. This session will discuss DOCSIS optimizations, including new solutions such as Profile Management Application (PMA) and other tools built on Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) data, which promise to significantly increase the reliability of our networks and give our operational teams new ways to find and resolve performance issues. In this session, we will discuss the challenges in the transition to DOCSIS 3.1 and how operators are optimizing their DOCSIS networks and leveraging new data-centric tools to ensure that we get the absolute best out of our HFC infrastructure.

      Moderator:
      Damian Poltz, Shaw Communications
      Speaker:
      Karthik Sundaresan, CableLabs
    • 4:45 - 5:30pm Operational Transformation 2 – Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Resilient Networks and Plans that Make a Difference
      Natural disasters (in both frequency and intensity) have become the new normal, impacting the reliability of our networks. Man-made and human errors can equally result in significant network failures. Resilient networks (and well-developed programs) that can minimize damage, downtime, repair and recovery are mission-critical to the success of disaster recovery plans. Preparing for, managing and implementing disaster recovery plans are indispensable components of system operations. Learn what disaster recovery planning and strategy operators have developed, what their experiences have been while implementing them,— and what they changed following the disasters they managed.

      Moderator:
      Chris Bastian, SCTE
      Speaker:
      Powell Bedgood, Mediacom
    • 5:30 - 8:00pm Reception/Dinner
  • 12/06/2019
    DAY 3
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    • 7:00am - 3:00pm Registration / Information
    • 7:00 - 8:00am Breakfast
    • 8:00 - 9:00am CEO Beachside Chat – Of Differences and Similarities Driving Success
      Meet two CEOs with different networks and profiles. One of them operates fixed and satellite networks entirely within Mexico, competing against one of the largest telecommunications providers in the world. The other one, operates fixed and mobile networks across nine countries in Central and South America, competing against two of the largest telecommunications providers in the world. Each of them is gaining share in its markets. CableLabs’ CEO Phil McKinney will draw out the similarities and differences between these two operators, – leading to an understanding of why they succeed in the markets they serve.

      Moderator:
      Phil McKinney, CableLabs
      Speakers:
      Salvi Folch Viadero, Izzi Telecom
      Mauricio Ramos, Millicom
    • 9:00am - 10:00am Operational Transformation 3 — Why Training Has an ROI and ROCX that You Should Care About
      Training across all of its dimensions (installation, technical, repair, headend, access networks, in-home Wi-Fi networks) not only makes solid operational sense, it also makes sound financial sense and indispensable customer experience impact. Understand the programs that SCTE has developed with unique application to Latin American operators, and the results that operators in both Latin America and the United States have achieved. You will be as amazed as we are.

      Moderator:
      Bill Warga, Liberty Global
      Speakers:
      Matt Aden, SCTE
      Roberto Lopez, Telecom Argentina
    • 10:00 - 10:30am Break
    • 10:30 - 11:30pm Fixed-Mobile Convergence and 5G — The Real Story
      Cable operators are also mobile operators, either MNOs owning and operating their own networks or MVNOs leveraging the network resources of other mobile operators. Our fixed networks provide unique and ubiquitous opportunities to support mobile networks through small cells, fronthaul, backhaul and common core solutions. Understand the strategies (and the technologies that support these strategies) for the convergence of HFC and FTTH networks with mobile networks.

      Moderator:
      Mariam Sorond, CableLabs
      Speakers:
      Tim Burke, Liberty Latin America
      Miguel Fernandez, Telecom Argentina
    • 11:30am - 12:30pm New Service Strategies
      What are the products and services that cable operators are developing today for deployment tomorrow? More important, what are the products and services that customers want and will care about – for which operators can generate a return on investment? Whether it’s 4K, 8K, immersive video, gigabit speeds, cloud sports, e-gaming, AI and VR, or IoT and our “connection to everything”, our technologies can deliver them today. But what matters most to our customers?
    • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
    • 1:30am - 2:00pm Keynote
    • 2:00 - 3:00pm IP Video Transition — Why, When and How?
      How far along is your IP video strategy from a product, economic, marketing and rollout perspective? The alternatives are many – or are they? MobiTV, TiVo, Vubiquity, not to mention unicast, multicast and other technologies. Does video continue to make sense from an investment and consumer point of view? Operators will outline their current plans and share their thoughts on their transition to the delivery of IP video services — and what is driving their decisions.

      Moderator:
      Jeff Chen, CableLabs
      Speakers:
      Eduardo Dontelli, Millicom
      Eduardo Panciera, Telecom Argentina