DOCSIS 3.1: A Look Ahead

DOCSIS 3.1 deployments appear to be imminent. This 30-minute video chat will gather experts from a variety of related disciplines to discuss how close deployments really are, the hurdles that still need to be overcome, and how operators plan to integrate DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities into their current approaches to service provision.

In this 30-minute social video chat, BTR's Editorial Director Stephen Hardy will visit with SCTE's Chris Bastian and Comcast's Jorge Salinger for a candid, unscripted discussion. Some discussion points will include:

  • How ready is DOCSIS 3.1 technology for deployment
  • When roll outs likely will begin
  • What hurdles remain to widespread deployment
  • Strategies for overcoming these hurdles

Bookmark this page and be sure to return on December 15th at 3 p.m. EST to watch this informal and unscripted Google Hangout. To ask a question or comment on the discussion, write a tweet or post and include the hashtag #D3hangout.

The video will be available immediately following the event on this page, and via Google+ and YouTube.

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Meet the Speakers:

Chris Bastian, Senior Vice President and CTO, SCTE

Chris Bastian, a 30-year industry veteran, is the SCTE’s new Senior Vice President and CTO. Over the past three decades, Bastian has been at the forefront of Wi-Fi, advanced broadband and telecommunications security developments with Comcast, RCN and the National Security Agency. He joins SCTE following more than 10 years at Comcast, where he most recently had been executive director focusing on Comcast's Xfinity WiFi network.

Jorge Salinger, Vice President of Access Architecture, Comcast

Jorge Salinger is Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture. Among other accomplishments, he played a key role in the development and adoption of the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP), which incorporates both video and data infrastructure in one platform. Recently, he has headed the MSO's experiments with DOCSIS 3.1 in live field trials in the homes of Comcast employees and other "friendlies."

Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director, BTR

Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing the editorial strategies of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report across their websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for nearly 20 years, and communications and technology for nearly 30 years.


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