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SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Playing with PON
Date / Time: Thursday, April 16, 2020, 11:00 a.m New York / 4:00 p.m.London
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Even though DOCSIS may still have a long life ahead of it, PON is rapidly emerging as an important alternative transmission technology for cable operators as they install more fiber lines. Whether they are leveraging EPON, GPON, 10G EPON or the other various PON flavors, cablecos and vendors are increasingly deploying PON to meet their customers' bandwidth needs. How is the industry leveraging the different PONs? What are the requirements for deploying the technology? How can operators and vendors mesh PON and DOCSIS? This webinar will tackle questions like these and more.



Speaker:
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader - Light Reading

Jorge Pascal, Senior Solutions Architect, Intraway

Stephen Colangelo, Business Development Manager, VIAVI Solutions

Dean Stoneback, Senior Director, Engineering, SCTE

Brendan Ryan, Sr. Software Engineer - Network Platform Group, Intel
 

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
Alan Breznick has tracked the media, telecommunications, broadband, and consumer electronics industries for more than 20 years. Before switching over to Heavy Reading in 2007, he was the original editor of Light Reading Cable Website and founding author of Heavy Reading's Cable Industry Insider. At Heavy Reading, he primarily focuses on cable/MSO services, technologies, and networks, as well as IPTV infrastructure. Alan was formerly a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence. He previously reported for Communications Daily, Cable World, Multichannel News, Broadband Daily, Crain's New York Business, and Genuine Article Press, among other publications.

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Jorge Pascal, Senior Solutions Architect, Intraway
As Intraway’s Senior Solutions Architect, Jorge guides customers and introduces the technical vision of Intraway’s solutions. He’s excelled as a Solutions Architect and Business Development strategist in the telecom and cable industries in Latin America for over 20 years, combining his deep knowledge of product portfolio strategy, technology roadmap and customer value propositions. He’s worked in provisioning platforms projects in leading operators in LATAM, such as Telefonica Peru, Cablevision Argentina, Tigo Millicom and Liberty Panama.

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Stephen Colangelo, Business Development Manager, VIAVI Solutions
Stephen Colangelo is the Fiber Optic Solutions Business Development Manager at VIAVI focusing on the CATV/MSO market. Stephen leverages more than 23 years of experience designing, defining and promoting optical test equipment for the installation and maintenance of communication networks. He is recognized as an industry leader within the telecommunications industry for helping customers define and integrate cost-effective network testing solutions. Stephen’s background includes various engineering, marketing and business development roles.

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Dean Stoneback, Senior Director of Engineering and Standards, SCTE•ISBE
Dean Stoneback is the Senior Director of Engineering and Standards at SCTE•ISBE and is responsible for the development of standards and operational practices for the broadband communications industry. Specific targets include reducing energy usage through the Energy 2020 program; assuring that networks are ready for DOCSIS 3.1 deployments; enabling advanced and IP video services and digital advertising; developing Internet of things (IoT) deployment methods; and supporting the migration of networks from coax to fiber delivery.

Prior to joining SCTE/ISBE in 2014, Dean spent 26 years with the Jerrold division of General Instrument, Motorola and ARRIS. As a senior manager with ARRIS, he most recently was responsible for systems analysis and architecture development for transmission products for the cable industry, including optics, RF, Ethernet and PON products. During his career he has focused primarily on fiber optic, RF and PON transmission systems and has experience in systems engineering, hardware design, and system integration and test.

Dean was editor of and a contributor to the Third Edition of the NCTA Recommended Practices for Measurements on Cable Television Systems in 2002 and the secretary and a contributor to the SCTE Measurement Recommended Practices for Cable Systems, Fourth Edition in 2012. He co-authored a book on the return path entitled, “Broadband Return Systems for Hybrid Fiber/Coax Cable TV Networks.” A longtime participant in the SCTE Standards Program, he was the recipient in 2012 of the SCTE Excellence in Standards award. Dean received a B.S.E.E. degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA in 1988 and his M.S.E.E. degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 1993.

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Brendan Ryan, Sr. Software Engineer - Network Platform Group, Intel
Brendan Ryan is a senior software engineer in Intel’s Network Platform Group. His area of focus is Network Function Virtualization, specializing in packet-processing optimization and deployment of DOCSIS and PON network access solutions on Intel CPU platforms. He has led development of the Intel Reference vCMTS Data-plane, which is publicly available on the Intel 01.org open-source site and is currently working on optimization of this for a DOCSIS R-MAC footprint on a Generic Access Platform (GAP) compute module. Brendan has also worked extensively on vOLT data-plane optimization for Intel CPU based platforms including solutions incorporating Micro-OLT plugins. Brendan has a B.Eng Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland.

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Dean Stoneback, Senior Director of Engineering and Standards, SCTE•ISBE
Dean Stoneback is the Senior Director of Engineering and Standards at SCTE•ISBE and is responsible for the development of standards and operational practices for the broadband communications industry. Specific targets include reducing energy usage through the Energy 2020 program; assuring that networks are ready for DOCSIS 3.1 deployments; enabling advanced and IP video services and digital advertising; developing Internet of things (IoT) deployment methods; and supporting the migration of networks from coax to fiber delivery.

Prior to joining SCTE/ISBE in 2014, Dean spent 26 years with the Jerrold division of General Instrument, Motorola and ARRIS. As a senior manager with ARRIS, he most recently was responsible for systems analysis and architecture development for transmission products for the cable industry, including optics, RF, Ethernet and PON products. During his career he has focused primarily on fiber optic, RF and PON transmission systems and has experience in systems engineering, hardware design, and system integration and test.

Dean was editor of and a contributor to the Third Edition of the NCTA Recommended Practices for Measurements on Cable Television Systems in 2002 and the secretary and a contributor to the SCTE Measurement Recommended Practices for Cable Systems, Fourth Edition in 2012. He co-authored a book on the return path entitled, “Broadband Return Systems for Hybrid Fiber/Coax Cable TV Networks.” A longtime participant in the SCTE Standards Program, he was the recipient in 2012 of the SCTE Excellence in Standards award. Dean received a B.S.E.E. degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA in 1988 and his M.S.E.E. degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 1993.

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