But, even as cable operators and their tech partners move ahead with upgrades of their HFC networks and deployments of these new technologies, they ..
are running smack into fresh challenges testing, monitoring and maintaining these next-gen networks. This session will dive into the challenges of measuring, monitoring and testing the evolving cable network and discuss how operators and vendors are coping with these challenges. 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. Jean Macher is Business Development Director of SaaS Solutions for Harmonic where he drives the marketing effort for next-generation video solutions in the Americas. Macher joined Harmonic as part of the acquisition of Thomson Video Networks, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in MPEG-related solutions and digital television implementation.