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Oct 17 2018

What’s next for cable's digital transformation?

For years, I’ve watched in awe as the cable industry rides each new technology wave to launch — and continually enhance — an incredibly powerful and competitive service portfolio. The ongoing network transformation that has been necessary to make this happen is nothing short of miraculous, even to a geek like me.

But this year feels different. New competitors continue to nibble at cable’s customer and revenue base, and customer service demands continue to shift radically, requiring new business models and services. The breadth of network transformation challenges is much more complex than in years past, and the stakes are huge. Addressing this daunting array of new concerns and retaining cable’s competitive edge is going to demand a new level of business and network transformation — requiring bold adoption of new and different cable network architectures and technologies. That’s why I’m looking forward to SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2018, held in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 22 to 25.

Where big changes begin

At this year’s Expo, everyone, including SCTE•ISBE itself, CableLabs and a wide array of technology suppliers, has a view on the most critical issues now facing cable operators.

One thing is clear to me from previewing the expected themes of the show: As the cable industry focuses on the enablers required for success — from fielding low-latency, gigabit-capable networks and delivering mobile services to adopting agile, secure, and intelligent cloud technologies — the competitive cable networks of the future will look quite different than they do today.

Nokia will contribute to SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2018 in several ways. Each day, we will demonstrate a broad range of cable network innovations that address crucial cable challenges, including advances in:

  • Cable virtual DAA and CIN
  • Unified residential gateway
  • Innovations in IP networking
  • Innovations in optical transport
  • Wireless and Wi-Fi solutions for MSOs
  • Nokia cloud solutions
  • Nokia Bell Labs Consulting - modeling and analysis

In addition, we are proud to have several technical papers included in the prestigious Fall Technical Conference proceedings that are a key part of SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2018. And we are pleased to, once again, be part of the incredibly popular SCTE•ISBE pre-conference DAA Seminar on Monday, October 22.

Come visit us at booth #513, and you’ll see how we are helping cable operators around the world bring the future forward faster — for rapid adaptation to the gigabit and cloud era.

Share your thoughts on this topic by joining the Twitter discussion with @nokia and @nokianetworks using #CableTecExpo

About Jay Fausch

Jay leads cable segment marketing in Nokia’s Customer Marketing and Communications organization. Having spent the last 25+ years promoting the latest, cutting edge technologies for cable operators and other customers, his passion is distinctively old-school; a fully restored 1965 Ford Mustang.

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