2019 CCTA Annual Meeting – January 28-30, 2019
Sheraton Hotel and Casino – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Join us for three days in January, at the Sheraton Hotel and Casino in San Juan to enjoy cutting-edge educational programming, invaluable connections at the exhibit hall, evening celebrations, and networking with industry colleagues. Be sure to mark your calendar now. The deadline for early registration is January 11, 2019, so take a few minutes today to complete the registration online, as registration fees increase after January 11, 2019. We look forward to seeing you in San Juan, Puerto Rico!
The Annual Meeting schedule is available below.
For the first time, the CCTA Annual Meeting and Technical Training will be held in conjunction with one another. Technical Training sessions will be held on Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30. This is an exciting opportunity for installers, technicians, engineers, supervisory staff and managers to network with operators and vendors alike. Full schedule & session information provided below.
The Technical Training is available at no cost to employees of the association’s Active Members. The CCTA will provide the training and daytime meals (breakfast, morning break, lunch and afternoon break) for each participant, but transportation, dinner and hotel expenses are the responsibility of each attendee. Technical Training attendees are welcome to purchase Annual Meeting dinner tickets for $40/person. For representatives of Associate Members, the fee is $200. For representatives of non-member companies, the fee is $280.
Registrants are required to attend all sessions. Any missed sessions will result in the cable operator company being billed at the full rate.
The hotel has provided a room block for those wishing to stay on the property. To book, please call 787-993-3500, ask for "internal reservations" and specify you are with the CCTA room block.
Please use the link below to register. Registrations for the training must be made by Thursday, January 24. On-site registration is not encouraged.
Follow these deadlines to make sure you are fully prepared for the Caribbean Show:!
Make airline reservations with arrival at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Verify payment of your company’s 2019 membership dues so you qualify for Members’ Registration Fees.
Complete the meeting registration form online for the best rates. Follow this link: https://camperregsecure.com/ccta/index.php
Plan to exhibit? Make sure you’ve registered for space! Remember that spaces are assigned based on the date the registration with payment has been made. Have questions? Please read the Guidelines for Exhibitors.
Sign up to sponsor an event at the meeting! Sponsors receive mention on signs and all literature at the Annual Meeting, plus public acknowledgment from the CCTA's Board of Directors.
Reserve your audio-visual equipment by using the forms provided by PSAV of the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino.
December 14, 2018
Sign up to make a presentation at the Programming Highlights Session or Technical Highlights Session! Space is limited and only registered Members are afforded this opportunity.
Select an item to donate to the Auction and Raffle; remember it should be representative of your country, region or company. All proceeds benefit the CCTA’s Community Charities Program which awards grants to non-profit organizations serving our members' communities.
January 4, 2019
Last day to make hotel reservations!
Exhibit materials must be shipped by this date to ensure timely arrival for the meeting. See Guidelines for Exhibitors for full shipping details.
Last day to sponsor an activity and receive recognition on all brochures.
Last day to submit your presentation for the Highlights sessions.
January 11, 2019
Last day to register for the meeting at the Advance Registration Rate!
Last day to reserve exhibit space!
Last day to cancel registrations for the Annual Meeting and receive a refund less $50.
Last day to pre-register for the Annual Meeting and be included in the list of attendees.
January 27, 2019
On-site registration opens at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino.
SIGN UP FOR PROGRAMMING OR TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS SESSION (FULL)
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(Technical Training Schedule Below)
Sunday, January 27, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
Monday, January 28, 2019
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Set-up
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Board of Director's Meeting
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Associate Members’ Meeting
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Meet and Greet for Active Members Only
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Cocktail Party
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Annual Membership Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Reports from Cable Operators
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Programming Highlights Session
11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Technical Highlights Session
1:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Lunch in Exhibit Hall - Exhibit Hall Open
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Caribbean Party
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Marketing Panel
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tech & Marketing Panel
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon with featured speaker
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Farewell Cocktail Party & Auction, Raffle
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Breakdown
TECHNICAL TRAINING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open*
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet*
8:15 - 9:30a Backfilling Missing DOCSIS
10:00- 11:30a Troubleshooting Wi-Fi and the Tools That Help
11:45a - 1:15p Internet of Things, the Evolving Connected Network
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch in Exhibit Hall - Exhibit Hall Open*
3:15 - 5:00p Impact of Distributed Access Architectures (DAA)
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Caribbean Party*
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open*
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast Buffet*
8:30 - 10:00a Micro Fiber: The Fiber Optic Super Highway is needed NOW! - Ignacio Diaz
10:20- 12:00p The State of Passive Optical Networks and Their Benefits to the Next Generation Subscriber
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon with featured speaker*
1:45p - 4:00p Fiber-Optic Cable Testing
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Farewell Cocktail Party & Auction, Raffle*
*held in conjunction with Annual Meeting
Technical Training Sessions
Backfilling Missing DOCSIS
Backfilling Missing DOCSIS Details In the context of DOCSIS, much of the lesser details go unexplained, leaving the technician to come to their own, and sometimes incorrect assumptions. In this session, these lesser details are identified and explained in the context of DOCSIS for relevance to the attendees. The objective is to fill knowledge gaps so that the technician knows how a term such as PHY Layer relates to DOCSIS operations.
Troubleshooting Wi-Fi and the Tools That Help
As Wi-Fi continues to be the medium that most people use to stream, download and consume content. It is more relevant than ever to talk about Wi-Fi troubleshooting and the best practices when deploying a residential wireless network. This 60 minute presentation will explore the basic understanding of a Wi-Fi network as well as jump into topics such as Signal Strength, Interference and utilizing Wi-Fi tools to better service our customers. (Three volunteers will be needed to download the Oscium WiPry App and to meet with 15 minutes prior to the presentation. A few demo units will be on hand for those three volunteers to use during the presentation)
Internet of Things, the Evolving Connected Network
Internet of Things, or IoT, is emerging as a big component of the subscriber cable network. Learn about the IoT low powered wireless protocols and standards being favored by cable operator early adopters of this technology. The session will also explore the market (e.g., smart cities), hot items on display at the consumer electronics show (CES), opportunities and common components that make up a modern IoT smart home for a cable subscriber. A hands-on demo of IoT networks will be part of the session, bring your charged laptop if you want to participate.
Impact of Distributed Access Architectures (DAA)
The hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) access network and hub sites are quickly evolving to address the capacity and bandwidth demands from our residential, commercial, and wireless customers. The tools of the past like adding more bits per hertz (bits/Hz), increasing spectrum, and increasing node splits are not as effective nor a total solution to solve the challenges in the network. This session will explore the advantages of a key technology in the next evolution of the access network and the hub sites - distributed access architectures (DAA). Both the remote physical (R-PHY) architecture and flexible MAC architecture (FMA) will be explored.
Micro Fiber: The Fiber Optic Super Highway is needed NOW! - Ignacio Diaz
What started Puerto Rico on a mass burial of fiber optic cables after hurricane Maria, has now become the driver for the FIBER OPTIC DENSIFICATION of the Island
- The developments of MICRO FIBERS and MICRO HDPE TUBING has made the burial of these services possible by costing a small fraction of what used to costs before
- 5G is asking for small cell antennas every 250 meters per carrier, which means that every street pole will have fiber (preferable underground)
- The new Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11ax) will take us in their first wave to 4.8G (gps) and the second wave should approach 10G, which will move even Wi-Fi’s backhaul to SM fiber
- Even HOTELS (Marriott and Hilton) are implementing GPON solutions now in all their hotels in order to evade changing cables ever within the properties
We are seeing a densification of fiber optic services creating a SUPER HIGHWAY like never seen before, and even companies like Crown Castle and American Towers are buying every Fiber Optic Cable company is the USA in order to secure their recurring services to Carriers everywhere. We intend to expose the attendees to all new technologies in the Fiber which will make this deployment a reality.
The State of Passive Optical Networks and Their Benefits to the Next Generation Subscriber
Future subscriber capacity demands continue to grow rapidly, putting pressure on existing cable operator infrastructures like the hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) service delivery access network. The passive optical network, or PON, is a next generation access architecture that delivers multi-gigabit services (e.g., 802.3av) and an enhanced quality of experience (QoE) for both residential and commercial subscribers. GPON (1 G), XGS-PON (10 G), EPON (1/10G) are emerging as viable options for service delivery architectures.
Fiber-Optic Cable Testing
(This is a hands on session so the trainees will break out into small groups to experience the hands on session)
Join representatives from Comsonics in this “hands-on” session to measure fiber-optic cable parameters with an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR), laser light source, and optical power meter.Fiber Optics - Hands On
Once the trainees have completed their hands on session they will need to fill out their survey and upon completing that they will be able to explore the exhibit hall floor again or take a break until the farewell cocktail reception.