Modern Cable Networks
This talk is an overview of the strategy and application in the architecture of modern cable networks. While some of this content is specific to cable operators, t …
|Talk Title||Modern Cable Networks|
|Speakers||Andy Smith (Cisco)|
|Location||San Francisco, CA|
|Date||Feb 10 2020 - Feb 12 2020|
This talk is an overview of the strategy and application in the architecture of modern cable networks. While some of this content is specific to cable operators, the larger themes of packet and optical integration, automation, distribution of IP and Ethernet are applicable to service providers of any type or scope. Subjects include a discussion of the definition of network architecture, network discipline, technical advancements in silicon and optics and the evolution of cable metro and access networks.
Andy Smith: Andrew Smith is a Principal Architect in Cisco’s Service Provider group, where he focuses predominately on network architecture and strategy for cable operators. In his role he advocates for engineering, architectural and business innovation in partnership with Cisco’s cable customers. Andrew has previous career experience at Juniper, Cisco, and in the engineering of a mid-Atlantic ISP/CLEC. He has two active CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) certifications, is a member of the IETF Routing Area Directorate, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and an Executive Master’s in Technology Management degree, a joint program from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School of Business.