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Nokia speakers at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2018

The Complex Relationship Between DAA and Energy Consumption

It seems counter-intuitive to potentially use less power in the physical infrastructure at a time when architectures are becoming distributed, fiber is going deeper, and node splits are simultaneously creating more components that need electricity. This session investigates the relationship between plant power and DAA/Remote PHY. Bell Labs Consulting’s RJ Vale will analyze three DAA architectures for hub space savings and energy consumption. 

Monday 22 October 2018: 13:00 – 14:00 
Room: B405

Nokia speaker - RJ Vale, Leader of Strategic Techno-Economic Analysis – Future Networks, Bell Labs Consulting

RJ Vale

Dr. Rajesh (RJ) Vale leads strategic techno-economic projects for Bell Labs Consulting Future Networks. RJ has been a trusted advisor for VCs, BoDs, CxOs and executives in their strategic decision making. RJ is a full stack expert for new ICT solutions introduction focusing on e2e ecosystems, ultra-low-latency networking, edge cloud economics, IoT, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR/MR).



Coherent Optics: It's Not Just for Metro Cores Anymore!

Coherent optics are already well known by the people who work in metro core and backbone optical networks—and the access network is in the crosshairs. This session packs a powerful three-punch of relevant information about the advance and benefits of coherent optics, from CableLabs, Cox, and Nokia Bell Labs. Nokia Bell Labs’ Patrick Iannone gives (Claude) Shannon a (figurative) tap on the shoulder, suggesting that coherent optical communications can increase aggregate data rates to within a fraction of a dB of Shannon’s Limit for optical fiber. 

Monday 22 October 2018: 15:30 – 16:45 
Room: B405

Nokia speaker – Dr. Patrick Iannone, Member of Technical Staff, Nokia Bell Labs


Pat Iannone received the BS and PhD from Columbia and Princeton Universities, respectively. In 1985 he joined AT&T Bell Labs (later AT&T Labs) and has made research contributions in optical access and wireless metro systems and subsystems. In 2014 he rejoined Bell Laboratories.

Dr. Iannone has co-authored many publications, holds 50 US patents, and has served on several conference and society committees, and as co-editor-in-chief of IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.



Hybrid Cloud Nation: Building for Scale and Low Latency

Building and maintaining a private/public cloud—a “hybrid” cloud—is challenging, especially when multiple “tenants,” representing multiple users, need to securely convey video media, customer data and applications. Beyond that, the migration of cable hubs to “edge clouds” can deliver content to wirelessly connected devices with better latency. This workshop describes the operational and scaling benefits of hybrid clouds for virtualized services and cloud applications.

Nokia Bell Labs’ Sandeep Katiyar describes a business case for MSO edge content aggregation to meet the needs of mobile services, and to realize new potential revenue for edge caching. In addition, discussion will include network-deep data centers and clouds for mobile edge compute (MEC), low-latency services and deep cache.

Tuesday 23 October 2018: 13:00 – 14:00 
Room: B312 

Nokia speaker – Sandeep Katiyar, Senior Consultant, Bell Labs Consulting


Sandeep is a senior consultant with Bell Labs Consulting, with 15+ years of experience as an IP/Optical SME. He has focused and led the development of various e2e TCO models and future IP Backhaul and Cable evolution models, and has worked to accelerate 5G Backhaul, Access and SDN solutions. With expertise in IP Networks, he actively contributes to IP, Optical, Cable Access and SDN domains.



The SD-WAN Caravan: Expanding Beyond the Enterprise & SMB Sectors

Software-defined wide area networks, or SD-WANs, are a double-edged sword: They open up new market segments beyond enterprise and small/medium businesses (SMBs), and they potentially cannibalize traditional WAN services. This three-part session, hosted by Jeff Adelman of Cox Communications, with Yadhav Krishnan from Nokia, provides an overview of the enterprise and SMB market opportunity for SD-WAN, and will review its economic and business drivers. Also, the session will discuss the processes, automation approaches, best practices, and risk mitigation factors involved with deploying and managing multi-vendor access networks.

Wednesday 24 October 2018: 09:00 –10:00 
Room: B312

Nokia speaker - Yadhav Krishnan, Senior Consultant, Bell Labs Consulting

Yadhav Krishnan

Yadhav Krishnan is a Senior Consultant in the Future Value Creation practice in Bell-Labs Consulting. Yadhav has 15 years’ experience in Telecom Business and Technology strategy & modeling, with overall 20 years’ experience in the Telecommunications field. He has lead several key initiatives for global service providers and MSOs in business, strategy and technology analysis including - Enterprise, IoT and FMC Services’ evolution and market assessment, LTE/UMTS/Small Cells rollout strategies, and evaluation of wireless technology evolution options. He brings a unique and diverse perspective on implications for operator’s economics and business models with a strong understanding of wireless and telecom technologies, market trends, and cost structures. He has contributed to several Bell-Labs positions in various government and industry organizations including ITU, TRAI, CDG, in support of Bell-Labs white papers. Yadhav holds degrees in Bachelor of Engineering from Bangalore, India and a Master of Science in IE/OR from Clemson University, South Carolina.



Emerging Uses of Blockchain for Security

The number of connected devices is expected to reach into the billions, with the rise of IoT, 4G and smart devices. While virtualization and SDN can reduce network architectural complexity, the matter of securing billions of devices and maintaining data integrity is a key concern. Blockchain technologies represent a new way to address security concerns by decentralizing the security construct, letting each connected device become part of the overall security signature. This session examines the impact and use of distributed ledgers and related trust mechanisms to protect the network integrity, content, assets and contracts, while providing new means to generate revenue streams with cryptocurrencies.

Wednesday 24 October 2018: 10:15 – 11:15 
Room: B314

Nokia speaker  – Sandeep Katiyar, Senior Consultant, Bell Labs Consulting


Sandeep is a senior consultant with Bell Labs Consulting, with 15+ years of experience as an IP/Optical SME. He has focused and led the development of various e2e TCO models and future IP Backhaul and Cable evolution models, and has worked to accelerate 5G Backhaul, Access and SDN solutions. With expertise in IP Networks, he actively contributes to IP, Optical, Cable Access and SDN domains.



DOCSIS, 5G, and the Future of Broadband Connectivity

The intersections between mobile 5G and native DOCSIS/HFC infrastructure are becoming more and more interesting—technologically and strategically. In this three-speaker session, technologists with CableLabs, Bell Labs Consulting, and Ericsson untangle the latest developments. CableLabs’ Jennifer Andreoli-Fang details how DOCSIS can be converged with 5G protocols and interfaces in a way that’s backwards-compatible within existing HFC plant—because until that happens, mobile and wireline core networks will remain separate and isolated.

Bell Labs Consulting’s Amit Mukhopadhyay offers a “techno-economic comparison” of wired and wireless technologies, including HFC, fiber and copper, under different environments, to establish the relative “zones of advantages” for each solution. Throughput requirements, household densities, line-of-sight conditions, take rates, and OPEX/CAPEX impacts are all covered. 

Thursday 25 October 2018: 08:00 – 09:15 
Room: B401/402

Nokia speaker – Dr. Amit Mukhopadhyay, Bell Labs Consulting


Dr. Amit Mukhopadhyay leads the Wireless Networks Practice in Bell Labs Consulting. He heads a team of experts building models for analyzing performance and economics of next generation technologies. 

His team focuses on future wireless technologies, as well as various fixed broadband access technologies. 
Dr. Mukhopadhyay’s research interests include architecture, performance and cost optimization.


Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) pre-conference Seminar: Learn about the newest DAA technology trends and deployments

Interest in Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) continues to mount among operators. At Cable-Tec Expo® 2017, the pre-conference seminar focused on Remote PHY and became a standing room-only sellout. This year’s seminar not only follows up on that topic but also expands to encompass more topics that affect how services are delivered over the access network to our customers.

Network operators, vendor partners, CableLabs®, and SCTE•ISBE will speak about virtual CMTS, flexible MAC, Headends Re-Architected as Data Centers (HERD), the Generic Access Platform (GAP), and Full Duplex DOCSIS®.

Monday 22 October 2018: 07:30 – 12:30
Room: B405/406/407

Nokia speaker – Jeff White, Head of Strategy and Business Development, Nokia


Jeff White is Head of Cable Strategy and Business Development for Nokia. He has more than 25 years of experience building and investing in early stage companies, and came to Nokia in conjunction with their acquisition of Gainspeed, a pioneer in next-gen cable access solutions, where Jeff was Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder.

Before Gainspeed, Jeff was president of Hatteras Networks where he was instrumental in the company’s redirection and growth prior to its merger with Overture. Previously, Jeff held key executive leadership positions and transformational roles at Cognio (acquired by Cisco), Aruba Networks (IPO), Packet Engines (acquired by Alcatel), and FORE Systems (IPO). Jeff was also a partner at Columbia Capital where he made numerous investments and served as a member of the board of directors or as a board observer on numerous investments.

Jeff holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.