Finally, winter’s deep freeze has thawed, and it’s time for technology to bloom like never before this spring. One event that will warm up the digital communications technology landscape is Spring Technical Forum 2015, which will be conducted during INTX in Chicago, Tuesday through Thursday, May 5–7. This collaborative production by three leading industry organizations—NCTA, CableLabs®, and SCTE—will provide a program line-up full of technical innovations that are shaping the future of cable. I plan on attending and discussing the new technology concepts, methods, and techniques covered in the following sessions, including serving as moderator for the Remote PHY session:
Software vs. Silicon: Understanding and Advancing the SDN Revolution
Advancements in virtual machine infrastructure, service function chaining, elastic cloud adoption, and overarching approaches for network agility improvement.
Getting the Gig: Realizing the Potential of DOCSIS® 3.1
Spectrum expansion, network EoL, proactive maintenance for residential Wi-Fi, and more.
Beyond FTTH: Moving Optical Networks Deeper Into the Home
The vision and the implementation behind the next leaps forward, touching on unique plant considerations in the HFC domain, financial modeling, and more.
Cracking the Code: Software-Powered Performance Advancements
How software advancements are redefining the boundaries of the possible in areas ranging from video-session error forensics to Metro Ethernet business networks.
Networked for Next: Raising the Bar on Network Performance and Possibility
The migration toward CDN-style networking; the merits of distributed architectures; and the market dynamics surrounding gigabit residential access networks.
Remote PHY, When and Why: Approaches for Physical Layer Migration
The ins, outs, and approaches for achieving the Remote PHY promise, with detailed assessment of operational and architectural considerations.
Picture This: Engineering a Newer, Better Television Experience
The mix of bandwidth, quality metrics, device, and bitstream considerations that will drive the next generation of video experiences.
The Thing About Things: Preparing for a New Era of Service Delivery
The technical building blocks for an Internet of Things architecture; conversion from HTTP delivery to multicast at the network edge; solving home network challenges; and more.
Spring Technical Forum 2015 will advance cable’s products and services. Be there to take advantage of expert panels and knowledge-building presentations from authors of peer-selected technical papers. Use this blog to share your reactions.