August 19, 2021
The cable industry is now ardently pursuing a software-based strategy as it seeks to shift network functions and services from their legacy proprietary hardware to the cloud. Led by such major MSOs as Comcast in North America and Liberty Global in Europe, cablecos have started disaggregating their access networks and virtualizing network firewalls, routers/gateways, set-top boxes, cable modem termination system (CMTS) chasses and other key functions and equipment. It's all part of a broader drive to boost bandwidth, lower latency levels, scale operations, slash operating costs and deliver more advanced services to subscribers. This session will explore cable's evolving cloud strategy, look at where those efforts may lead and examine what the industry still needs to do.
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
Krithika Moorti, GM Cable and Fixed Broadband Access – Intel
Paul Rodrigues, Director, Field Education, SCTE
Griffin Ashe, Senior Architect – Service Provider & Edge Computing, Red Hat