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FTTH & Next-Gen HFC: Key Considerations in Building Cable’s 10G Platform

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m New York./4:00 p.m.London
 
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Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Jack Burton, Principal, Broadband Success Partners

Tommy Taylor, Vice President of IP, Video and Design Services, Buckeye Broadband

The cable industry took a major step in the battle for Gigabit broadband supremacy with the announcement of its 10G Platform vision. The key to realizing this vision hinges on leveraging the right access technologies and network architectures to provide the best balance of benefit versus cost.

One network path has the MSO embracing Next-Generation Hybrid Fiber Coax (NG HFC), which includes:

  • Distributed Access Architecture (DAA)
  • Node+0
  • Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX)
  • Virtual Cable Converged Access Platforms (vCCAP)

Fiber-to-the-Home/Business (FTTH/B) is another network option, affording gigabit broadband scalability and 10Gbps service capability. How is an MSO to decide where which option works best and what to do now to prepare its networks for the onslaught of high-bandwidth residential and business applications?

During this webinar, Jack Burton, principal of Broadband Success Partners, outlines current and new access network architectures. Additionally, he will examine the facts and debunk some common misconceptions surrounding both fiber and NG HFC network deployment and maintenance.



 

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
Alan Breznick has tracked the media, telecommunications, broadband, and consumer electronics industries for more than 20 years. Before switching over to Heavy Reading in 2007, he was the original editor of Light Reading Cable Website and founding author of Heavy Reading's Cable Industry Insider. At Heavy Reading, he primarily focuses on cable/MSO services, technologies, and networks, as well as IPTV infrastructure. Alan was formerly a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence. He previously reported for Communications Daily, Cable World, Multichannel News, Broadband Daily, Crain's New York Business, and Genuine Article Press, among other publications.

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Jack Burton, Principal, Broadband Success Partners
Jack Burton is a principal of Broadband Success Partners, a consultancy dedicated to addressing the go-to-market, sales enablement and technology needs of service providers and vendors in commercial and residential cable and fiber. Prior to co-founding the group, he was Senior Director of Systems Engineering for Altice USA and Cablevision Systems. His telecom career spans more than 35 years and includes service as Chairman of the CableLabs Packet Cable Certification Board and prior roles at Lightpath, MTV Networks, Tribune/United and Warner/Amex.

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Tommy Taylor, Vice President of IP, Video and Design Services, Buckeye Broadband
Tommy brings more than twenty-five years of experience within IP Engineering, Video Operations and Fiber Optical design to his role. Over the past five years he has been focused on the successful rollout of DOCSIS3.1 using multiple vendor architectures, FTTH initiatives that include RFoG and GPON 1Gbps platforms and IPTV across the entire footprint. Prior to this role, Tommy has also held multiple senior level leadership positions at MaxxSouth Broadband, MetroCast, and Charter Communications.

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