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Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) with Larry Wolcott, Leader at Comcast’s Next Gen Technology Group

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Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) with Larry Wolcott, Leader at Comcast’s Next Gen Operations Technology Group

Episode 23 Hosted by Brady Volpe of the Volpe Firm, this podcast will focus on Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) and the next generation in technology in 2016 and a peak of what is to come in 2017. Guest John Downey, CMTS Technical Leader at Cisco Systems.  Special Guest Larry Wolcott, Leader at Comcast’s Next Gen Operations Technology Group.  Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) Transcription

So in our show today we going to have a lot of discussions around proactive network maintenance.  2016 Advances in proactive network maintenance (PNM) Technology and what to expect in 2017.

Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM)

We open the discussion with the realization of how far we have come from the early days of proactive network maintenance (PNM) where we only looked pre-equalization values to where we are now.  I think we almost need a new term for proactive network maintenance (PNM) of today, such as PNM+ or Advanced PNM because we do so much more with proactive network maintenance (PNM) other than just look at pre-equalization values.

Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM)

  • elaborate on full band capture, upstream spectral analysis, intermittent modems in D3.0, etc.
  • discuss how we can leverage cable modems as field test devices
  • will it really work in temp extremes, techs with gloves, rain, 8 hr days, no cell coverage, at output of bridges levels, etc.
  • discuss how to measure ingress at the remote PHY
  • Brady demo black box - See SCTE press release
  • Further discussion on why don’t need to monitor every port 24x7 (only ports that have codeword errors, low SNR/MER, etc.)
  • Group discussion on PNM in a DOCSIS 3.1 world
  • Capabilities in D3.1 spec
  • Data handling in D3.1 (massive amounts of data)
  • When will MIBs be ready for D3.1 proactive network maintenance (PNM)
  • When will vendors be able support MIBs for D3.1 PNM

Closing thoughts about the future of PNM (wifi, PON, etc.)

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Mia Colabrese has 20 years of Cable TV Broadband experience. Focused in telecommunications product development and marketing. She is a graduate from Penn State University.

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Advances in PNM with a leader in Comcast's Next Gen Operations Technology group...
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Advances in PNM with a leader in Comcast's Next Gen Operations Technology group...
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Hosted by Brady Volpe of the Volpe Firm, this podcast will focus on Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) and the next generation in technology in 2016 and a peak of what is to come in 2017. With guests Larry Wolcott, Leader at Comcast’s Next Gen Operations Technology Group and John Downey, CMTS Technical Leader at Cisco Systems, we will cover many areas of DOCSIS proactive network maintenance (PNM).

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