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Pre-Conference Session: Mission 10G: Implementing Forward-Looking Capabilities in Your Network

10G is the broadband technology platform that ramps up from 1 Gbps that is widely available today to 10 Gbps, with lab trials going on now, and field trials to begin in 2020. 10G provides faster symmetrical speeds, lower latencies, enhanced reliability, higher compute capabilities, and better security in a scalable manner.

This panel, with representation from CableLabs, network operators and equipment providers, will provide the answers to:

  • What are the 10G technical details? Will it work on existing HFC plant?
  • What types of services will benefit from 10G?
  • How will 10G compete with and augment wireless 5G?
  • How do you transform today’s network into a 10G network?

Monday, September 30, 2019
7:00 am – 11:30 am
Room: Hilton, Grand Ballroom, C&D

Nokia speaker: Werner Coomans, Head of Copper Access, Nokia Bell Labs

Werner

Werner Coomans (werner.coomans@nokia-bell-labs.com) heads the Copper Access department within the Access Lab of Nokia Bell Labs, focusing on next-generation gigabit access technologies leveraging legacy copper infrastructure. He actively contributes to several standardization bodies, such as ITU-T and CableLabs, and was the recipient of the Bell Labs Outstanding Results Award (2018) and a Ph.D. fellowship of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO, 2009). He joined Bell Labs in 2013, after obtaining an M.Sc. in electrical engineering (2009) and a Ph.D. in engineering sciences (2013).


How to Deliver QAM Video in a DAA World

For most service providers, the shift to IP-delivered video is underway and, simultaneously, many networks are migrating towards a distributed access architecture (DAA). For most service providers, that shift is anything but a flash-cut, and QAM-delivered video still needs proper care and handling. This session details the DAA migration as it relates to QAM-delivered video and explores responses to several key questions such as “What’s the best transition path – R-PHY, or R-MACHPHY?” and “What’s the ideal video core – CCAP or E-QAM?” Technologists representing Vecima Networks and Nokia review the fundamental technologies and review lessons learned from real-world use cases and deployments.

Monday, September 30, 2019
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Rooms 208-209 

Nokia speaker: Karthik Krishna, Product Marketing Manager, Nokia

Karthik

Karthik Krishna has 20 years of technology marketing, business and product management, and engineering experience, including over 10 years in the cable and video segment. He currently drives product marketing for the cable business unit at Nokia. Karthik joined Nokia through their acquisition of Gainspeed, the cable technology innovator that built the industry’s first Distributed Access Architecture and virtualization solution, where he played key roles in business development and defining product requirements. Previously, Karthik held system integration and product management positions at ARRIS and Big Band Networks.


SD-What? Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SD-WAN

Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) are rising in importance as a way to attract and retain enterprise-side customers – with the flexibility and velocity of the Internet. SD-WANs can take advantage of any connectivity to provide an over-the-top service, with the flexibility and control enterprises need today. For instance, serving a multi-site enterprise customer, with 30% of locations off-net, becomes a matter of shipping an SD-WAN device to a “bring your own broadband” environment, which can be turned up and authenticated via an app. This session will investigate the impact of SD-WAN on business services.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Rooms 221-222

Nokia speaker: Charuhas Ghatge, Product and Solutions Marketing, Nuage Networks by Nokia

Ghatge

Charuhas Ghatge is an industry expert in the areas of SD-WAN, SDN, NFV, data center, virtualization and orchestration. He has worked as a technical lead, engineering manager and solutions architect, as well as in product management and product/solutions marketing at Cisco Systems, Dell, Accenture and Juniper Networks prior to Nokia.


FDX Amplifiers: Take 'Em to 11!

FDX DOCSIS is currently defined as a technology that would be deployed in a deep fiber topology, with nodes serving zero amplifiers. However, N+0 can be a strain to achieve, and as a result, the marketplace asked for a FDX solution that will work with a few amplifiers in cascade. Is this possible? If so, how would an FDX amp work? How would it manage spectrum? What other features should the FDX amp have? All these questions and more will be answered in this triple-header featuring top technologists from Cisco, Commscope and Nokia.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Rooms 228-230

Nokia speaker: Werner Coomans, Head of Copper Access, Nokia Bell Labs

Werner

Werner Coomans (werner.coomans@nokia-bell-labs.com) heads the Copper Access department within the Access Lab of Nokia Bell Labs, focusing on next-generation gigabit access technologies leveraging legacy copper infrastructure. He actively contributes to several standardization bodies, such as ITU-T and CableLabs, and was the recipient of the Bell Labs Outstanding Results Award (2018) and a Ph.D. fellowship of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO, 2009). He joined Bell Labs in 2013, after obtaining an M.Sc. in electrical engineering (2009) and a Ph.D. in engineering sciences (2013).


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