For anyone looking for expert guidance on how to expand cable network capacity, the SCTE is hosting a symposium on the subject right before the Cable-Tec Expo in November.

The SCTE's Capacity Management Symposium will be held on Nov. 14 in Atlanta. Designed for technicians, engineers and directors involved in planning, optimizing and running cable networks, the symposium will range from introductory sessions to deep dives into the mechanics of capacity planning and management.

Presentations include:

  • Technology drivers and traffic models for capacity management (John T. Chapman, Cisco Systems)
  • Network architecture vs. capacity planning and operations (Bill Hanks, Arris Group)
  • Managing capacity over HFC networks (John Downey, Cisco Systems)
  • Capacity issues for video signaling now and tomorrow (Steven Davi, SeaChange International)
  • Operation analysis tools for network operations personnel (Hari Nair, Arris Group)
  • Looking to the future: Planning for next-gen services (Rob Howald, Motorola Mobility)
  • Thinking nationally and globally (Don Bowman, Sandvine).

"Subscriber demand for new residential and business services and operators' increasing three-screen initiatives are placing more demands than ever on cable system networks," said Daniel Howard, senior vice president and CTO of the SCTE. "We believe that the Capacity Management Symposium will drive the increased levels of knowledge needed to prepare cable's workforce and its networks for the next generation of service delivery."

Registration for the Capacity Management Symposium is $250 for SCTE members and $350 for non-members through Nov. 3, and $375 and $475, respectively, thereafter. Discounts are available for registrants who also purchase Full Conference or Floor passes to SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.