NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2017) - Light Reading ( is hosting a special power breakfast workshop "Virtualizing the Cable Architecture" ( at this year's SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo.

The breakfast workshop will take place on October 18 from 6:30 - 8:00 AM at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Featured speakers at the event include John Dickinson, Vice President Advanced Commercial Engineering, Charter Communications, and Robert Howald, Vice President, Network Architecture, Comcast.

Topics covered at the event include:

  • The latest options for virtualizing the cable architecture
  • Where North American cable operators stand with SDN/NFV trials and pilots
  • The early lessons from those virtualization trials and pilots
  • The business use cases for offering virtualized services
  • The technical, operational, financial and other challenges that cable operators must overcome to succeed
  • The next steps that cable must take to make virtualization a reality

"SDN and NFV are gaining traction as cable operators pursue innovative ways to meet growing bandwidth demands, boost service delivery and performance, slash operating costs and bring new products, services and features to market faster than ever before," says Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader at Light Reading. "I'm looking forward to discussing with industry experts the early trials with SDN and NFV, the results they're seeing and the challenges they still need to overcome to make virtualization a reality."

The breakfast event is free for all Cable-Tec Expo attendees. Learn more and register here.

Virtualizing the Cable Architecture is sponsored by Amdocs, Casa Systems, Intraway and Viavi.

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Erin Cardinal