Comcast's Salinger, Cisco's Chapman headline SCTE Wireless & DOCSIS 3.1 Symposium

Technologists including Comcast's (NASDAQ: CMCSA) Jorge Salinger, Cisco's John Chapman and CableLabs' Belal Hamzeh, Mark Poletti and Vivek Ganti will headline the SCTE's pre-conference Wireless and DOCSIS 3.1 Symposium on Sept. 22.

The Society of Cable Telecommunications announced the speakers list and schedule for its one-day event, which will take place at Denver's Colorado Convention Center one day before the SCTE Cable-Tech Expo kicks off.

The full-day session, starting at 9 a.m. MST and presented jointly with CableLabs, will address two of the most relevant technology topics affecting MVPDs today.

With more than 18 billion Wi-Fi chipsets set to ship over the next five years, according to ABI Research, Wi-Fi has evolved to be the most ubiquitous wireless technology for Internet access and a key differentiator for pay-TV services.

Meanwhile, with Internet service providers including Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and AT&T (NYSE: T) setting a new benchmark for broadband performances with speeds of 1 gigabyte per second and beyond, DOCSIS 3.1 is also quickly emerging as a must-have technology for pay TV companies competing in the broadband market.

Here's the schedule:

> 9:15 AM – Carrier Grade Wi-Fi; Mark Poletti, Lead Wireless Architect, CableLabs

> 9:45 AM – Wi-Fi Analytics, Cloud and Radio Resource Management; Scott Helms, Vice President of Technology, ZCorum

> 10:45 AM – Community Wi-Fi; Vivek Ganti, System Engineer, CableLabs

> 11:30 AM – Wi-Fi Antenna Design and Surveying; Perry Correll, Principal Technologist, Xirrus, Inc.

> 1:00 PM – DOCSIS 3.1: Current Status and Schedule; Jorge Salinger, Vice President, Access Architecture, Comcast and Belal Hamzeh, Director and Principal Architect, CableLabs

> 1:30 PM – DOCSIS 3.1: Bandwidth Opportunities; Belal Hamzeh, Director and Principal Architect, CableLabs

> 2:30 PM – DOCSIS 3.1 Profiles – Customizing Bandwidth;  John Chapman, CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, Cisco Systems, Inc.

> 3:15 PM – DOCSIS 3.1 Operational Integration and Proactive Network Maintenance Tools; Brady Volpe, President and Founder, The Volpe Firm.

For more:
- read this press release

Related links:
SCTE and CableLabs set DOCSIS 3.1, Wi-Fi symposium
SCTE, cable operators pledge to reduce network energy use by 2020
SCTE taps Dean Stoneback as senior director of engineering

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