SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2017, the acclaimed event that fuses leadership, engineering, innovation, and deal-making that power the technological future of broadband telecommunications ended last Thursday.
The expo was held at the Colorado Convention Center and featured more than 400 booths– including 75 first-time exhibitors. 22% of the 8,800 registered attendees came from countries outside of the United States, and 19% of the registered total were first-time attendees. This serves as an accurate indication of the Expo’s international growth!
The General Session opened with a keynote conversation with Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, and closed with remarks by Tom Rutledge, Chairman and CEO, of Charter Communications. The session also included incisive comments from the Cable-Tec Expo 2017 Program Committee co-chairs.
Later that day, the International Society of Broadband Experts presented the member of the year award, which was given to Ed Marchetti, Comcast, during the traditional lunch. Dave Fellows and Ricky Lucke were also announced as new members of the hall of fame.
For two years running, the Innovation Theater was the transformation hub to watch demos and showcases from the future.
For those interested in the latest options for virtualizing the cable architecture, Light Reading hosted a special power breakfast forum on “Virtualizing the Cable Architecture.”
Steve Marsh, Intraway’s North America CTO, joined John Dickinson, Vice President Advanced Commercial Engineering, Charter Communications, and Jeff Finkelstein, Executive Director of Advanced Technology, Cox Communications, among other key players in the industry.
In a room packed with receptive attendees, they discussed where North American cable operators stand with SDN/NFV trials and pilots and the next steps that cable operators must take to make virtualization a reality.
Read Steve Marsh’s key takeaways on virtualization for cable operators.
Installing DIA over GPON
Intraway’s booth was the place to talk about fulfillment solutions. Intraway’s demo on how to install Dedicated Internet Access over GPON in a few minutes caught a lot of attendees’ attention.
Conference goers gathered to watch the whole process – from entering a service order in the CRM to confirming service activation – in a few minutes! Featuring Intraway’s solutions, Symphonica Service Activator, and TWizard, our field technician application for ONT installation.
Intraway’s VIP Hockey Night
The second day of the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo ended with an off-site invitation from Intraway to watch an ice hockey match where the St. Louis Blues defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 at Pepsi Center. It was a formidable show, with ongoing on-screen animations and interaction with the audience.
The Millicom team led by Vincencio Maya and TV Cable Ecuador with Derek Caney were on the guest list. The teams from Cable Onda (Panama) and Cablevision (Argentina) won several prizes drawn during half-time.
SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo® 2018 will be held Monday, Oct. 22 through Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. See you there!
Virtualization was one of the big buzzwords in this year’s SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo. Read Intraway’s CTO key recommendations and insights for virtualizing the cable architecture.