SCTE New England

2021 TECH SESSIONS

June 30,
2021
9 AM - 12 PM

Troubleshooting Fiber Deep RPHY Plant
(New England Chapter)

July 15,
2021
11:00 AM

LiveLearning: 10G or Bust: HFC & the Future Access Network

  • Facing potential competition from 5G-enabled fixed wireless, the cable industry is ardently pursuing an ambitious 10G (as in 10 Gbps) initiative to develop its multi-gigabit broadband prowess over a combination of HFC, fiber and wireless networks. But, even with the release of CableLabs' multi-gig DOCSIS 4.0 spec last year, it's not clear that cable operators and vendors are ready to make that next great leap to symmetrical 10 Gbps service. What will it take for the industry to get there? What are the chief hurdles that must still be surmounted? In this session, our team of technologists will evaluate the state of cable's 10G quest.

July 15,
2021
8 - 10 AM

LTE Impacts on CATV Networks
(Inland Empire Chapter)

  • This month we will be utilizing a pre-recorded session from the Crystal Coast Chapter “LTE Impacts on CATV Networks”. As a chapter we will utilize both WebEx Teams and Microsoft TEAMS to host this training Virtually. If you are interested in participating, please connect with the POC below based on your preferred platform for this virtual event.

  • Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

  • Agenda:
    7:30-8:00 Sign-In / Test Virtual Connection
    8:00-10:00 Training with Q&A

  • Locations:

    • Comcast – Microsoft TEAMS Platform

      • POC Ben Sorensen – 509-755-4758

      • POC Joe Perez – 509-755-4748

    • Spectrum – WebEx Teams Platform

July 15,
2021
6 - 7:30 PM

Leakage, Ingress & Direct Pickup
(Rocky Mountain Chapter)

  • The health and performance of our network is significantly impacted by signal leakage, ingress, and direct pickup interference.  Learn more about causes of these issues, and strategies to manager or reduce them from an industry expert. 

  • 4pm to 5:30pm MT

July 15,
2021
1 - 2 PM

DWDM Design and Concept
(Buckeye State Chapter)

  • DWDM Design and Concept - How do you deploy in your network?

  • Basic needs, loss, link budgets of your network. Use of multiplexing. Architectures and deployment in the commercial space

  • Presenter: Bill Spies Buckeye State Chapter Treasurer 

July 20,
2021
1 - 2 PM

PNM Full Band Capture
(Ontario Chapter)

  • A review of PNM's Full Band Capture functionality including live examples and discussion of problems found in the field.

  • 1pm to 2pm EST

July 21,
2021
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Mid-High Split Implementation Training
(Piedmont Chapter)

  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    • The Diminishing Node Return

    • Presented By: John Ulm, Commscope, Engineering Fellow, CTO Office – Network Solutions team

    • The COVID pandemic created a bandwidth surge that was especially disruptive in the upstream. This session will talk about these bandwidth trends and focus on the traffic engineering that our future upstream needs. We will discuss why our business-as-usual approach of splitting upstream nodes is starting to hit a point of diminishing returns. You might need to split a node 3-4 times over the next decade, with corresponding requirement of pulling fiber deeper as well. However, upgrading your plant to an 85MHz mid-split or even better 204MHz high-split will allow you to keep existing node sizes.

  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

    • The Economics of Mid-Split and High Split network implementation

    • Presented By: Zoran Maricevic, Commscope, Engineering Fellow, Access Technologies, CTO Network Solutions team

    • The 2nd half of the morning session will cover the economics of these different choices to show which has the best ROI. We will also delve into the technical challenges of doing a Mid or High-split upgrade and look at certain scenarios like MDU’s which may be a good lead candidate for this transition.

  • 1-2:30 p.m.

    • Maintenance Impacts - Is your network ready for Mid/High splits?

    • Presented By: Tony Holmes, VeEx, Inc., Field Applications Engineer

    • The afternoon session will discuss testing and maintenance aspects that will change as a result of a mid-split or highsplit deployment. As the need for throughput speeds increase, it is important to properly prepare your network. The return spectrum has always been the area that creates a challenge for the operators. You will learn about the tools and processes needed to test your system properly.

July 21,
2021
12 - 2 PM

DWDM/CWDM Training
(Bluegrass Chapter)

  • Dense Wave Division Measurements/Course Wave Division Measurements

  • Presented by Mark Leupold with Viavi

July 22,
2021
10 AM - 12 PM

Troubleshooting Noise OSP To Home
(Crystal Coast Chapter)

  • Presented by Flavio Marcon, Effigis

  • Not a member - Join Today to enjoy all the certification training and networking benefits of the SCTE-ISBE. Student, individual and corporate memberships available.

  • Membership Campaign Challenge: Sign-up a new Crystal Coast Chapter member and bring them to this session. You and the new member will receive a Chapter Appreciation gift card for your recruiting efforts!!

July 26,
2021
4 - 6 PM

Building a Small Business LAN-Part 6
(Gateway Chapter)

  • Watch and learn, virtual simulation of construction and configuration of local area network topology. Includes virtual cabling of network routers and switches, configuration of layer 2 and layer 3 protocols and interfaces.

  • Presented by: Hunter, Hunter

  • 3pm to 5pm Central Time

July 28,
2021
8:30 - 10:30 AM

Outside Plant Broadband System Powering
(Louisiana Chapter)

  • 8:30 - 10:30 AM

July 29,
2021
12 AM - 12 AM

Focusing on Customer Experience
(Central Indiana Chapter)

July 29,
2021
6 - 7:30 PM

High-split Architecture Part 2
(Snake River Chapter)

  • Join Us at 4 pm to 5:30pm MT

  • Amplifier upgrades, bandwidth spectrum filters and gain control, hardline coax variability and ingress challenges!

  • What hurdles Technicians should expect to face when migrating to a 204 high-split & 1.2 GHz downstream architecture.

Aug 3,
2021
11 AM - 12 PM

Operator & Safety School on Aerial Devices
(Sooner Chapter)

  • Join us at 10 am to 11 am CST

  • Bucket Truck Operator and safety school on aerial devices training

Aug 4,
2021
8 AM - 5 PM

Wireless Networks At the Premises
(Smoky Mountain Chapter)

  • Locations: This will be a replay of a live webinar. Host sites will include:

    • Comcast, 5720 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville, TN. 

    • Comcast 180 Raleigh Rd, Oak Ridge, TN,

    • 1794 Old Gray Station Rd Johnson City TN,

    • 2030 E Polymer Dr Chattanooga TN,

    • 204 E. Jackson St Gate City Va.

  • This is a one hour training module. (Pre-Recorded)

  • Cost: Free

  • Contact: 

  • Event Description: Delivering gigabit to the premises is only part of the challenge. Ensuring customers can fully access that capacity is a major component – and that component is now usually wireless. This webinar examines the latest generation of wireless technology and how to ensure proper deployment.

  • How to join the webinar:

    • Click the link to join the webinar during your team meeting.
      ​LiveLearning: Wireless Networks At the Premises (scte.org)

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