It’s been nearly two years since Charter and US Ignite chose St Petersburg, FL, as a Smart Gigabit Community, and an initiative that initially focused on smart lighting and remote education has expanded significantly.
Smart Cities are coming, there’s no denying that. But the big question at the final day of SCTE-ISBE’s Cable-Tec Expo in NOLA was how do we get there?
Every other industry show may have come and gone, but SCTE-ISBE’s Cable-Tec Expo isn’t just sticking around. It continues to grow, maintaining its position as the largest cable telecom event in North America while adding more technical sessions and widening its view to include subject matters that are relevant to everyone from the frontline engineer to those ideating in board rooms.
Speeds are increasing, network functions such as subscriber management, security and load balancing are being virtualized, and more services, including those addressing SmartHome and Smart Cities, are being overlaid onto the network. Consider the human factor in this complexity equation.