The North Central Texas Chapter
In a December SCTE●ISBE training session webinar:
Overview of DOCSIS 3.1 and Remote PHY

Upon completion, the attendees will be able to:

• Explain why DOCSIS 3.1 was created by CableLabs®
• Identify the different frequency plans used by DOCSIS 3.1
• Recognize the new high-level features of PHY and MAC layers
• Describe DOCSIS 3.1 multiple modulation profiles (MMP)
• Identify architectures and associated specifications
• Identify Distributed access architecture
• Recognize Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP)
• Describe Remote PHY
• Recognize what is next for remote PHY

Certification Preparation:

Information gleaned in this session will better prepare attendees for the BPI, BPT, BPE, BDS, and more certifications.

SPEAKER: Dennis Brown

Dennis Started in Telecommunications by joining a contractor frim working with Cox Communications in Roanoke VA area in 1995. Dennis worked as an installer for the residential side of the HFC network. A few years later Dennis moved back to his home town of Atlanta, GA where he still worked with same contract group as a Primestar satellite installer. Dennis’ Microwave career continued with a try at wireless cable service for Bellsouth in the Atlanta metro area. This venture was exciting but, Dennis wanted to get back to the wired side of cable. A door opened up at Cablevision of Duluth and allowed Dennis to be an installer again. A year later cablevision was bought by Charter. Dennis stayed at Charter for 16 years holding roles in Service, and as system tech, then in 2005 Dennis took on the role of technical trainer and held that position until he reached the senior level in 2010. In 2013 Dennis and his family relocated to the Dallas, Texas area and left Charter to join Time Warner Cable as their Business class trainer. In this role Dennis was able to train on IP and fiber optics. A bigger fiber opportunity came about in 2015 when Ericsson asked Dennis to join them in building Fiber to the Home (FTTH) networks. In this role Dennis helped set up training needed for the crews to build fiber backbones, fiber to the curb, and fiber to the home. Dennis is excited about being a part of the team at the SCTE and being able to share his knowledge with future engineers and techs in the cable industry.  When Dennis is not at work he enjoys helping to coach his son’s baseball team, mountain biking, and fishing.

A little info about DOCSIS Remote PHY:

The term DOCSIS remote PHY refers to locating the DOCSIS PHY chip remotely while keeping the rest of the hardware and software centrally located. DOCSIS remote PHY represents the least amount of hardware and software that can be exported from a CMTS that will yield a system that supports an all-digital HFC network.


RSVP Required – Sites determined by response
• Cox Communications – 11811 E. 51st St., Tulsa (with limited seating)
• Additional locations TBD


Wednesday, December 6, 2017  From: 7:30am – 11am

For more information, to RSVP, or to coordinate additional Sooner State Chapter training session locations please contact:

Patrick Campbell
Cox Communications – Tulsa
Sooner State Chapter – Board Secretary

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