StratusIQ President Joins Expo Tech Panel to Discuss DOCSIS® 4.0

StratusIQ President Joins Expo Panel

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 – Colorado Springs, CO

Industry professionals met virtually this past Monday, October 12th, to discuss DOCSIS technology including the recent release of the DOCSIS® 4.0 specifications as well as where the technology stands now and how operators should move forward during implementation. The panel was one of many telecommunication and technology-related panels scheduled during the SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2020, A Virtual Experience featured from October 12-15.

The SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo is the largest learning and networking event in the telecommunications industry. This year will mark the event as the first all-digital seminar of the largest cable telecommunications and technology event in the Americas. The virtual aspect of this year’s event enables a larger and more diverse group of professionals to take part in the varied panels. The SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo is the most renowned venue for thought leadership, engineering innovation, and deal-making within the broadband telecommunications sector.

As a part of the Expo, the ‘BTR Technology Panel Presentation: DOCSIS® On The Road to 4.0’ brought together a panel of industry professional presenters including Jan Ariesen, Chief Technology Officer of Technetix, Jay Lee, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Strategy Officer at ATX Networks, Dr. Curtis Knittle, Vice President of Wired Technologies at CableLabs, and Dean Stoneback, Senior Director of Engineering and Standards at The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).  The topic of the panel was to discuss the next steps of 10G strategies that will come with the release of the DOCSIS® 4.0 technology. This technology will enable the next generation of broadband over cable’s hybrid fiber coax (HFC) networks. It will deliver symmetrical multi-gigabit speeds while supporting high reliability, high security, and low latency.

Ben Kley, President of StratusIQ, was invited to join the panel to discuss the challenges providers face in delivering high-quality services on both HFC and fiber infrastructures.  Ben’s career experience in operations management from the IT service industry revolved around reliability and customer service. In 2018 he was promoted to be the President and GM where he added value and quality to complete the 4 pillars of the new brand StratusIQ. StratusIQ is proud to be voted #1 Broadband and Internet Provider in 2020 from the Colorado Springs Business Journal.

The panel was moderated by Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director and Associate Publisher of the Broadband Technology Report. The Broadband Technology Report is plugged into the technology information needs of broadband professionals.

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