SCTE workshop topics focus on cost avoidance, revenue generation, service quality

Six months out from its next Expo in New Orleans, Oct. 13-16, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) announced overarching themes and topics for its 35 pre-show workshops.

Cost avoidance, revenue generation and service quality will be the main themes as the SCTE drills down on topics including next-generation business services, wireless home networks, wireline RF and wireline fiber and core.

Workshops will include sessions exploring how operators' DOCSIS footprints and network function virtualization (NFV) strategies can drive the availability of new business-to-business services.

Workshops will also look at how the industry can optimize LTE, public Wi-Fi and wireless home networks, was well as current and future considerations for DOCSIS 3.1 and CCAP deployments.

Other workshop topics: A look at fiber and other advanced architectures that can expand the capacity of core networks and regional links, as well as strategies to evolve access networks as data traffic continues to grow. This includes the migration from HFC to Fiber Deep or FTTH installations.

The workshop agenda was created by the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015 program committee chaired by Balan Nair, executive VP and CTO of Liberty Global.

"Management of energy costs and consumption, deployment of new business, Wi-Fi and cloud-based services, and implementation of DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, fiber and other service delivery architectures all will significantly impact cable's bottom line in the years ahead," said SCTE fellow Daniel Howard in a release.

For more:
- read this SCTE press release

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