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Cable Next-Gen panel to debate fiber feeding frenzy

Stephan Neidlinger joins discussion on innovation driving the fiber investment boom

  • Speakers: Stephan Neidlinger, VP, strategic alliance management, ADVA; Catherine McNaught, manager, emerging applications market development, Corning; Wayne Hickey, advisor, product marketing, Ciena; Tee Harton, senior director, OSP engineering & architecture, outside plant engineering & construction department, Cox Communications; Steve Harris, senior director, advanced network technologies, SCTE/ISBE; Stephen Colangelo, BDM, Viavi Solutions; Alan Breznick, cable/video practice leader, Light Reading (moderator)
  • Topics: Feasting on Fiber
  • When: Thursday, March 22, 9:10 a.m.
  • Where: Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies, Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

While most cable engineers insist the industry's HFC pipes still have long lives ahead of them, operators are scrambling to add more fiber to their networks. Whether they're planning to go all-fiber like Altice, Fiber Deep like Comcast and Cox or just split more optical nodes, operators are investing in fiber to offer more bandwidth, remove active devices, leverage PON technology, support wireless services and cut costs.

In this panel, Stephan Neidlinger and the panel look at what cable's fiber feeding frenzy is fueling and what it all means.