SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2018: Booth #713
SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2018: Booth #713

SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2018: Booth #713


It’s that time of year again! SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo brings cable and broadband professionals from around the world together to share trends, innovations and emerging technologies. At this year’s event, we’ll continue to demonstrate how CableLabs’ innovations make next-generation broadband available today and provide solutions for tomorrow’s connectivity challenges.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Atlanta. Through our 61 member companies worldwide, partnerships with top-tier universities and a collaborative ecosystem inside and outside the cable industry, CableLabs is able to create global impact. Visit us at Booth #713 to learn more about how CableLabs is continuing to make breakthroughs towards our vision of a connected future.

Coverage Information

Here’s a sneak peek of what we’re covering:

Distributed Access Architecture (DAA): Back by popular demand! We’ll discuss how the CableLabs defined Remote PHY and Flexible MAC Architecture (FMA), which includes the R-MACPHY technology, save operators money and play an essential role in the next generation of cable networks.


Energy Efficiency: CableLabs provides technical leadership to the industry through influencing energy efficiency voluntary agreements for set-top boxes and small network equipment. We are participating in judging the SCTE Energy 2020 Challenge where two teams will win the opportunity to work with a cable operator to further develop their ideas.


Full Duplex DOCSIS® 3.1 Technology: Full Duplex DOCSIS technology has the potential to deliver up to 10 gigabits per second of symmetric broadband capacity over the coax portion of the network. We’ll give our update on the next evolution of DOCSIS technology and how CableLabs is preparing to support speed and latency requirements of the future.

5G and Broadband Connectivity: 5G wireless networks will require tight integration with high performing fixed broadband networks to offer high capacity, low latency mobile services. We’ll touch upon the latest developments in the intersection between mobile 5G and DOCSIS/ HFC infrastructure and how CableLabs is developing the necessary tools for cable field operators to strategically and technically support 5G.


Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM): Mother nature isn’t known for her predictably and can cause disruptions in your network. Using CableLabs’ PNM model, you’ll learn how to use machine learning, artificial intelligence and real-time weather analytics to predict the best time to conduct customer repairs to minimize disruptions.


Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Deployments: Fiber to the home has been deployed across the world by different companies and public institutions. We’ll cover the latest in the standards debates about the technical and economic feasibility of high bit rate.


CableLabs subject matter experts are moderating panel discussions, leading seminars and CEO and President Phil McKinney is speaking at the opening ceremony. Our lineup of speakers and moderators include:


  • 10/22/18

  • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) Pre-Conference Session (Available with Full Conference pass, RSVP required)
    Jon Schnoor, Lead Architect, CableLabs
    Doug Jones, Principal Architect, CableLabs

  • 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Coherent Optics: It's Not Just for Metro Cores Anymore!
    Zhensheng (Steve) Jia, Distinguished Technologist, CableLabs

  • 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    How 5G Adds “Fronthaul” and “Midhaul” Possibilities to the Known Backhaul Marketplace
    Jennifer Andreoli-Fang, Distinguished Technologist, CableLabs
    Jing Wang, Lead Architect, CableLabs

  • 10/23/18

  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

    Light Reading Breakfast (separate registration required)
    Don Clarke, Principal Architect, CableLabs

  • 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

    Opening General Session
    Phil McKinney, President & CEO, CableLabs

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    The State of the Art in FTTH Deployments
    Curtis Knittle, VP Wired, CableLabs

  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Energy 2020: Adaptive Power Challenge
    Debbie Fitzgerald, Director of Technology Policy, CableLabs

  • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    PNM In Action: Using Predictive Modeling Tools to Reduce Service Interruptions
    Jason Rupe, Principal Architect, CableLabs

  • 10/25/18

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Node Plus How Many? Current Events in FDX
    Karthik Sundaresan, Principal Architect, CableLabs

  • 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    DOCSIS, 5G, and the Future of Broadband Connectivity
    Jennifer Andreoli-Fang, Distinguished Technologist, CableLabs

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