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Technology Webinar Series

The Technology Webinar Series is a collection of live, 1-hour, web-based seminars that cover hot-topics on the latest industry trends. Webinars are provided by our SCTE•ISBE Corporate Alliance Partners or moderated by SCTE•ISBE training and engineering professionals, this educational presentation is a member benefit which is free. You must register to attend.

Specification Overview: Passive Filters

Date: 8/26/21 / 2:00 PM ET

Speakers: Jerry Colachino - Principal Systems Engineer - Optical Communications Systems, Phil Chang - VP of Product Development - both with Precision Optical Transceivers, Inc.

An Engineer's Take on All Things 400G

Date: 11/4/21 / 2:00 PM ET

Speakers: Pol Torres Compta - Field Application Engineer; Mike Murphey - Field Application Engineer

Archives:

Exploring Taps & Passives Replacement Models for Moving to DOCSIS®4.0

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All Things Access: Managing DWDM Optics in an Increasingly Diverse Network

Date: June 24, 2021 / 2:00 PM ET

To keep pace with ever-increasing bandwidth demands, service providers have sought out edge network architecture upgrades to support multi-channel solutions.

DWDM technologies that were historically deployed throughout core and metro applications are quickly making the leap into the access space as the need to increase capacity and maximize fiber infrastructure grows.

So how does one effectively manage their increasingly complex network infrastructure? In this webinar, our experts weigh in on this and more, including:

  • Access optical networking applications and use cases
  • Pain points of DWDM Access Network Management
  • Mitigating pain points and risks with tunable optics
  • And much more..

Speakers:
Royd Miller, field Application Engineer, Precision Optical Transceivers, Inc.
Travis Wheeler, Integration Engineer, Precision Optical Transceivers, Inc.

STIR/SHAKEN with NetNumber

Presented Feb 11, 2021

In the year 2021….

The Enterprise & A-Attestation: How is this going to work?

Enterprise customers are focused on supporting their customers and growing their revenue. They are not focused on assuring that calls from their locations are treated as trustworthy by the people they call.

Service Providers, however, are focused on this. They want to ensure that every call on their network is trustworthy. To help with that goal, they want to provide the receiving party with the most accurate indication possible that they can have confidence in the accuracy and security of the caller ID.

In the FCC’s mandated STIR/SHAKEN framework, the network’s level of confidence in any given call’s presented caller ID is expressed as an “Attestation Level”. Since Service Providers are responsible for setting the per call Attestation Level, they can therefore play a critical role in assisting their Enterprise customers to achieve the gold standard of an “A” Attestation.

This webinar will focus on the industry’s approach to assisting Enterprise customers in successfully achieving A-Attestations per call and will review the lessons learned in early trials of this approach.

Topics covered included:

  • “Know your Customer” Expectations
  • NANC Best Practice Guidelines
  • TN “Right to Use” Expectations
  • TN assignment verification
  • TFN assignment verification
  • Early PoC Learning
  • Enterprise services delivered through SIP Service Providers
  • Enterprise services delivered through call-centers (BPOs)
  • Evolving Standards for Enterprise Attestation
  • ATIS 1000092 – Delegate Certificates
  • ATIS 10000XX – Rich Call Data PASSporTs

Speakers:

Christer Fahlgren - Twilio

Anis Jafer - Numeracle

Doug Ranalli - NetNumber

Dave Stewart - Somos

Chris Wendt - Comcast

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SCTE•ISBE Technology Webinar Series: Fiber 101 series – the new dimension of coherent optics - Sponsored by EXFO

Presented Jan 27, 2021

We kicked off this webinar series with Corning, looking at the Basics of Fiber and ways to improve network capacity with DWDM technologies. In this third installment, EXFO partners with Cable Labs to explore a new dimension of spectral efficiency: coherent optics.

The advent of IoT, remote applications and cloud gaming are driving a larger demand in data, and more importantly driving stringent requirements for high-fidelity communication.

In addition to the ongoing initiatives being carried out by cable operators in distributing plants further out, massive data aggregation will require robust and efficient spectral usage. With higher signal-to-noise ratios (OSNR), coherent optics are providing cleaner, more robust signals with less errors.

Key takeaways:

• Learn the fundamentals of coherent optics communication

• Understand which problems coherent optics help solve

• All about full duplex coherent optics

• Challenges in testing coherent optics

• Best practices in testing coherent communication systems

Speakers:

Anabel Alarcon, Product specialist, High-speed, transport & datacom - EXFO

Steve Jia, Distinguished Technologist - CableLabs®

Accelerate New MSO Revenue by Simplifying Network Signaling

Presented Tues, Nov. 17, 2020 by:

Description:

For far too long, proprietary technology silos have gotten in the way of cable operators, making it difficult, if not impossible, for them to deploy new services quickly or even modify their existing services quickly. This has been especially true for larger MSOs that have made multiple acquisitions because of the challenge of integrating many different and sometimes incompatible operations and billing systems. But all is not lost. A new, more flexible network signaling and routing solution, known as a centralized routing engine (CRE), can help cable operators tame the silo monster and roll out new services more quickly and easily. In this webinar, we will delve into the thorny silo issue, examine the problems they cause and explore how CREs can help MSOs cut through these silos and get to market more quickly with new services.  

Speakers:

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader | Light Reading

Michael Campbell, Senior Product Manager

Fiber 101 Series - the secrets of WDM technologies | Presented by EXFO

Presented Tue, Nov 10, 2020

Description:

In this second installment of our series, we explore everything around wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) technologies

While historically been used for long-haul, subsea carrying purposes, WDM technologies are now making their way closer to subscribers to leverage the untapped fiber spectrum. MSO networks are using WDM technology to scale network capacity with the exponential growth driven by consumers, business into the new 10G world.

Join this webinar by EXFO and Corning Inc. to gain valuable insights into trends and best testing practices for WDM.

Key takeaways:

- Bandwidth roadmap: a look beyond 2025

- WDM technology overview

- Implementations of WDM in core and access networks

- Physical layer testing best practices

- Everyday scenarios to better understand WDM

Speakers:

Jason Morris, Marketing Manager, Corning Optical Communications

Maury Wood, North America Key Accounts, EXFO

Fiber 101 series: The basics of fiber testing presented by EXFO

Presented Thurs., Sept. 24, 2020

Description:

In this three-part webinar series, we’re going back to the basics of fiber testing. The objective is to guide field engineers and managers across various technologies, from the basics to highly advanced coherent optics. 

Connectivity is rapidly becoming a human right. To achieve this feat, the networks supporting this connectivity are being placed under tremendous stress. As an industry, it becomes essential that we ensure optimal levels of optical performance for today and tomorrow. Furthermore, the global situation around the ongoing pandemic has driven an evolution in the best practices for the Test and Measurement (T&M) sphere.

This installment explains the foundations of fiber testing. The next installments will delve into testing DWDM systems and coherent optics. 

Speakers:

Guillaume Lavallee, Product Line Manager, EXFO

Jason Morris, Marketing Manager, Corning Optical Communications

The Role of Virtualization in the Broadband HFC Network Evolution

Presented Wed, Sept. 16, 2020

Presented by:

Description:

Service Providers need to evolve their networks to support the ever-growing demand for broadband bandwidth and video services. This requires a flexible and adaptable network deployment solution. Traditional, DAA and virtualization architectures enable service providers to optimally evolve their broadband networks as needed. Using techniques such as Bandwidth reclamation, network channel optimization, and extending spectrum are all levers a network operator can use to meet the growing need for network capacity. Our network experts will discuss these comprehensive approaches and how it relates to network virtualization of the control plane, the video plane and the data plane. Operators do not need to embark on a forklift upgrade, but rather benefit from a gradual migration to virtualization.

Speakers:

Tom Cloonan - Chief Technology Officer, Broadband Networks, Commscope

David Grubb III - SVP, Engineering, Commscope

Removing Fiber Red Tape Roadblocks

Presented Wed, Aug 5, 2020

Presented by Clearfield

Description:

Bringing fiber from the aerial space to the Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) cabinet can pose some distinct challenges and additional costs to the network planner and design engineer. In this webinar, you will discover a new way to leverage the broadband assets you already have in place to save both time and money - expanding upon the cost saving benefits of an aerial deployment and eliminating the traditional costs and time incurred with permitting, right-of-way issues and placing pads and splice vaults needed for today’s Fiber Distribution Hub cabinets.

Speaker: Scot Bohaychyk, Product Market Manager, Clearfield

Managing Bandwidth Surge: How to Cope with the Increase and then Long-term Growth

Presented Thu, Jun 4, 2020

Presented by CommScope

Description:

The recent events across the globe has altered how we do business, with entire countries forcing their population to live and work from home. We saw a year’s worth of bandwidth growth in a 2 week interval. How did our broadband infrastructure cope? We’ll take a look at what happened to our broadband networks around the globe. Network capacity planning is key to having sufficient headroom to withstand an unexpected jolt. We’ll review what happens when corners are cut. For operators with severely congested networks, we’ll take a look at some short-term fixes to give them a little breathing room for now. Finally, where is this going over the long run? We’ll discuss some bandwidth projections and some mid to long term migration strategies that operators should consider deploying before the next bandwidth surge hits.

Speakers: John Ulm, Engineering Fellow, CommScope; Dawn Emms, Sr. Director, Product Management Access Technologies, Commscope; and Craig Coogan, Sr. Director, Product Management – Broadband Networks, CommScope

CBRS and Private Wireless Networks

Presented Tue, Feb 4, 2020

Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) offers a huge opportunity for enterprise to leverage 3.5GHz spectrum and build private wireless networks. The new service will enable the allocation of spectrum to CBSDs (Citizens Broadband Service Devices - small cells) while at the same time protecting other higher priority incumbents, such as satellite ground stations and military radar, from interference. Amdocs in one of the few Spectrum Access System (SAS) providers certified by the FCC. Amdocs offers complete end-to-end solution including SAS, EPC and eSIM in addition to global network design and deployment expertise and managed services. Packet Core is a key part of this solution. We are very pleased to have Facebook discuss Magma Mobile Packet Core software platform in this webinar. Magma is an open-source software platform that enables bringing more people online by enabling network operators with open, flexible and extensible network solutions. This is a highly innovative software platform that allows network operators to easily extend mobile network coverage and add capacity for faster Internet to many unconnected and under-connected parts of the world. It comprises a mobile packet core, in addition to network automation and management tools. The platform's distributed architecture allows it to scale in and out easily to meet dynamic user demands and lets operators to gradually expand their networks, without disrupting existing operations or large capital expenditure.

Speakers: Shah Rahman, Engineering Lead, Facebook Connectivity and Ed Duignan, Product Manager, Amdocs

Webinar Archive: Shaping the Smart City Networks of the Future, sponsored by COMMSCOPE

Discover how CommScope can help realize connectivity for tomorrow’s smart cities.View Pre-recorded webinar here: 

Extend the Life of Your Network With 10G-EPON

Presented December 18, 2018

The need to build Gigabit networks is increasing everyday due to competitive pressures, the number of options for premium video content and the increasing need for bandwidth. To meet these demands, you need to design and build next-generation networks that are both economical and have the longevity to justify the cost.

Presented by: John Quesenbury, Cable/MSO Technologist, ADTRAN; Steve Burroughs, R&D Lead Architect responsible for OSSI management solutions, CableLabs; and Chris Bastian, SVP, CTO, SCTE•ISBE