26 May, Hangzhou, China: ITU events on Integrated Broadband Cable Networks

An ITU workshop on TV and content delivery over Integrated Broadband Cable Networks in Hangzhou, China, 26 May 2017, will explore the latest industry innovations and associated demands on international standardization in the field of Integrated Broadband Cable Networks, networks delivering TV and broadband services over coaxial and hybrid fibre-coaxial cable.

The workshop will host an exhibition showcasing cutting-edge research and development in cable networking. Participation in the workshop is open to all and free of charge. The workshop’s findings will feed into a meeting of ITU-T Study Group 9, ITU’s standardization expert group for ‘Broadband cable and TV’, scheduled for 24-31 May 2017 at the same venue.

The cable industry is evolving rapidly in tune with technological innovation and customer demand for innovative TV services able to captivate users with new experiences such as virtual and augmented reality. Standards bodies are working to reflect this evolution with the development of technical standards to stimulate the global adoption of leading cable technologies.

The workshop will share information on the latest trends in broadband cable and TV, highlighting the strategies proving successful in delivering new user experiences. This discussion will inform the workshop’s identification of priorities in related standardization efforts and prospects for future standardization work.

Specific topics to be investigated by the workshop include:

  • Latest trends in cable TV technology and business strategy
  • Delivery mechanisms and networks supporting integrated services (TV, content and associated applications)
  • Innovative types of TV services, experiences and technologies (e.g., augmented reality; virtual reality; 3D and ultra-high-definition ‘4K’ and ‘8K’ TV; smart home; Internet of Things)
  • Integrated smart terminals and related software
  • Platforms for converged services for integrated broadband broadcast networks
  • Planning, implementation and deployment of cable TV systems, networks and services, particularly in developing countries

For more information on the workshop and exhibition, please visit the workshop webpage…

For more detailed information, or to discuss the possibility of speaking or exhibiting at the workshop, please contact Stefano Polidori at tsbworkshops@itu.int or tsbsg9@itu.int.

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