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June 21, 2013 - by Mediacaster
SCTE, CABLELABS Partner on DOCSIS Symposium

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) will continue to drive learning designed to expedite deployment of the DOCSIS 3.1 specification when it collaborates with CableLabs for a DOCSIS 3.1 Engineering Pre-Conference Symposium on Monday, Oct. 21.

The symposium, one of two pre-conference events to SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, will provide engineering and operations professionals with a 360-degree view of DOCSIS 3.1, including: the Downstream Physical Layer; the Downstream Convergence Layer; the Upstream Physical Layer; Upstream Framing onto the PHY; and the MAC Layer. In addition, the symposium will address preparation of cable networks for the specification and an overview of MSOs’ deployment plans.

“The seamless rollout of DOCSIS 3.1 services will play an important role in the deployment of next generation services,” said Ralph Brown, CTO of CableLabs and a member of the SCTE Board of Directors. “Our partnership with SCTE is designed to provide the cable technical workforce with enhanced understanding of the specification early on in order to accelerate its deployment and maximize its value to the industry.”

“The DOCSIS 3.1 session we co-hosted with CableLabs last year was one of the highlights of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo,” said Daniel Howard, senior vice president, engineering and CTO of SCTE. “We’ve created this symposium with an eye toward building on that success—combining subject matter experts and increased time availability to provide an optimal learning environment at Expo.”

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2013 is set for Monday through Thursday, Oct. 21-24. Both the DOCSIS 3.1 Engineering event and a second symposium, “Creating the Cable Generalist,” will be conducted on Monday, Oct. 21. SCTE Cable-Tec Expo and the symposia will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Registration for both SCTE Cable-Tec Expo and the symposia are at http://expo.scte.org/. Kevin Hart, executive vice president and CTO of Cox Communications, is the Expo 2013 program chairman.

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo is the leading venue for helping the cable telecommunications industry and its workforce to reduce costs, deploy new services and increase customer satisfaction. SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2013 will offer a wide variety of learning events and demonstrations, as well as peer-to-peer interaction and networking.

Expo will feature thought leaders confronting technical challenges facing the industry; hundreds of hands-on, technology-centric exhibits; an extensive menu of robust and relevant technical workshops; the International Cable-Tec Games; the IP Challenge highlighting expertise in IP networking and engineering; and other events.


The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information. SCTE currently has nearly 14,000 members from the U.S. and 70 countries worldwide and offers a variety of programs and services for the industry’s educational benefit. A prime example is SCTE’s Smart Energy Management Initiative (SEMI), an unprecedented effort to help cable operators leverage financial and environmental advantages of implementing Green strategies. SCTE has 68 chapters and meeting groups and more than 3,000 employees of the cable telecommunications industry hold SCTE technical certifications. SCTE is an ANSI-accredited standards development organization.
What I found most interesting about this article was the mention of D3.1

You know anything about what new security this has in store for us JR?