Back for its ninth consecutive year, this one-day conference will take a comprehensive, big-picture look at the cable industry's efforts to develop, deploy and monetize new technologies, equipment, software, services and applications. Back by popular demand for its ninth consecutive year, this has become the premier independent event laying out the technology roadmap and business models for the cable industry to pursue over the next few years.
Specifically, this year's event will focus on such cable next-gen broadband and video technologies, products and initiatives as DOCSIS 3.1, Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP), Distributed Access Architecture (DAA), Remote PHY, virtual CPE (vCPE), WiFi-First, PON, IP video, cloud-based video services, multiscreen video, Reference Design Kit (RDK), 4K/Ultra HD and over-the-top (OTT) video, among others. It will also address such broader technology and related initiatives as gigabit service rollouts, net neutrality, software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV) and the New IP.
In addition, the event will cover the equipment development, technology standards efforts, and product approval and rollout strategies of the industry's leading technology suppliers: CableLabs, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). Light Reading editors and Heavy Reading analysts will work closely with standards groups, technology manufacturers, cable providers, research analysts, industry consultants and other experts to put together our most extensive conference yet on cable next-gen technologies and their impact on the economy and society.