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  1. BTR Tech Breakfast: DOCSIS What Have We Learned

    Head End and Central Office Engineers Others at operators evaluating DOCSIS 3.1 Viewers Will Learn: The current state of play with DOCSIS 3.1 Lessons learned from early and ongoing DOCSIS 3.1 deployments What to expect in the coming year Future developments with DOCSIS 3.1, including symmetrical Full Duplex How to prep both plant and technical staff for the transition And More! Moderated By: Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director and Associate Publisher Stephen has covered communications and technology for more than 25 years. He is responsible for establishing and executing the Broadband Technology Report editorial strategy across its website, newsletters, videos, research and other information products. He has won multiple awards for his writing. Stephen also serves as the Editorial Director and Associate Publisher of BTR's sister publication Lightwave.   Speakers Include: Chris Bastian, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, SCTE Chris Bastian joined SCTE/ISBE in 2015 following three decades of leadership in advanced cable and network security technologies. Chris is responsible for all areas of technology and engineering to ensure that SCTE and ISBE maintain a leadership role in standardizing and operationalizing advanced technology, including the SCTE Standards Program and the SCTE Engineering Committee – as well as groundbreaking efforts such as SCTE’s Energy 2020 program. Prior to joining SCTE/ISBE, Chris spent 10 years with Comcast, where he served as senior director of converged regional area network engineering for the Comcast Network Engineering Group, executive director of network architecture for the Comcast Technology and Product Group and ultimately as executive director of Comcast’s Xfinity WiFi network. Previously, he had held network operations and engineering positions with RCN and Comcast Cellular Communications, and had spent 10 years in engineering and leadership capacities with the National Security Agency. Chris holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and an M.S. in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University. Belal Hamzeh, Director of Network Technologies, CableLabs Mr. Hamzeh is leading the wireless and wired technologies R&D efforts for Wi-Fi, LTE technologies, 5G and DOCSIS. Belal has extensive experience in the technology development lifecycle for wired and wireless technologies spanning specification and standards development to technology deployment. 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." Brady Volpe, Founder of The Volpe Firm, Inc and Nimble This LLC. Mr. Volpe has nearly 25 years of broadband cable and telecommunications industry experience. After graduating from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering he started as an RF Engineer at C-COR Electronics (now Arris). Moving into the DOCSIS arena while working at Filtronic Sigtek he graduated with a Masters in Electrical Engineering with highest honors (4.0) from Johns Hopkins Applied Research Lab. At Sigtek he co-invented the first portable DOCSIS Protocol Analyzer for the broadband cable market. Later, he worked for Sunrise Telecom and JDSU in VP and Director roles where he was integrally involved in the design and successful development of new products. Mr. Volpe is a patent holder, published and an avid technology geek. He has a large domestic and international following on his blog which is also followed by major MSO’s. and cable operators. He is currently with "The Volpe Firm, Inc." specializing in DOCSIS, PNM, EPON, SIP trunking, troubleshooting, VoIP, video, MATLAB simulations for product development, Technology Roadmaps and all things broadband. He also founded Nimble This in 2013 which is the first company to bring Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) to the commercial market.

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    Wed, 5 Oct 2016

  2. Huawei Aims to Expand DOCSIS Spectrum

    Huawei unveiled a DOCSIS prototype intended to support a downstream rate of 25 Gbps and a series of E2E solutions. The DOCSIS prototype ...

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    Sat, 1 Oct 2016

  3. 5 Steps to Virtualization

    By Jeff Leung, Casa Systems - In today's hyper-connected world, real-time service delivery, connectivity on-demand and ubiquitous user ...

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    Tue, 6 Sep 2016

  4. SCTE Approves DOCSIS 3.1 Standards

    The SCTE has approved five standards that are part of the DOCSIS 3.1 set of specifications. SCTE 220-1 2016, "DOCSIS 3.1 Part 1: Physical ...

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    Fri, 15 Jul 2016

  1. Casa to Showcase CCAP, DOCSIS 3.1, DAA

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    Thu, 5 May 2016

  2. CCAP and Its Next Phase – a Google Hangout from BTR

    Watch a 30-minute video chat of experts from a variety of related disciplines 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.   Sponsored by ARRIS ...

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    Thu, 3 Dec 2015

  3. CCAP and Its Next Phase – a Google Hangout from BTR

    Watch a 30-minute video chat of experts from a variety of related disciplines 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.   Sponsored by ARRIS ...

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    Thu, 3 Dec 2015

  4. CCAP and Its Next Phase – a Google Hangout from BTR

    In this 30-minute Google Hangout, BTR Group Publisher Tim Hermes will visit with Comcast’s Ty Pearman, Time Warner’s Kat Reeves, and ARRIS’ Tal Laufer for a candid, unscripted discussion.  Sponsored by ARRIS.

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    Thu, 29 Oct 2015

  5. SK Deploying Cisco CCAP

    Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) announced an agreement with Korean service provider SK Broadband to deploy Cisco's cBR-8 converged cable ...

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    Tue, 13 Oct 2015

  6. Virtualization Helps Cable Operators Quickly and Efficiently Create Compelling Business Service Offerings

    While cable operators are already finding great success in the realm of business services – including Ethernet virtual private networks (VPNs), private lines, and access lines as well as voice, video, and broadband – these services are turning into commodity items. Cable companies therefore must ...

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    Mon, 12 Oct 2015

  7. Cisco Systems cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

    The cBR-8 is a next-generation Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) designed from the ground up for DOCSIS 3.1. It converges all ...

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    Sun, 27 Sep 2015

  8. Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) to the Home - Broadband Technology Report

    CCAP is getting a lot of attention due to its ability to reduce costs for operators and better meet bandwidth needs for IP-based traffic. CCAP will align networks with the ways today’s customers are using cable services. But how does CCAP extend to the home, adding capacity and flexibility to ...

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    Mon, 14 Sep 2015

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