We’re less than one week away from the premier telecommunications engineering show, the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2016. Telco and cable organizations from over 60 countries will be represented at this year’s four-day Philadelphia event, ensuring that the diversity of knowledge will enlighten any lucky attendee with a new vision for the future of the telecom industry.
Incognito is proud to be exhibiting our solutions at this year’s Cable-Tec Expo. You can find us in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, booth #1616 to discuss any matter related to WiFi optimization, virtualization opportunities, and enhancing your subscribers’ quality of experience (QoE). We’ll also be handing out complimentary copies of our new book, The 2016 Broadband Consumer QoE Report.
In anticipation of the Expo, we’ve put together this handy guide to the show and this exciting city to help you can make the most of your stay.
Keep reading to find event information, Expo highlights, interesting places to visit around the convention center, and what to eat during your trip to Philadelphia.
Cable-Tec Expo 2016: Highlights
Kicking it all off is the in-depth pre-conference Boot Camps, focusing on the most vital engineering trends of 2016, including:
- DOCSIS 3.1: Providing solid and practical information that you need to know about the next evolution of the DOCSIS standard
- FTTx: Giving insight into the development and deployment of Fiber, including various PON architecture strategies to help you prepare for a Fiber roll-out
- Wireless Broadband: Teaching you everything from optimizing customer premises wireless networks to troubleshooting and maintenance with numerous wireless standards
Register for one or all of the events through the SCTE/ISBE Registration Page.
This year’s event is packed with workshops that cover an abundant number of crucial concepts, including subjects like:
- Fiber Economics
- Virtualizing Content Delivery and CPE
- Deploying SDN/NFV
- Remote Architectures and Performance
- The Internet of Things (IoTs) Impact and Opportunity for MSOs
- Fiber Deployment Considerations
- Addressing Wireless Cybersecurity
- And so many more!
Visit the Workshops Page to see the complete list.
Don’t miss out on the chance to compete with your peers in the SCTE IP Challenge, where you can showcase your IP knowledge by competing in a blended-style Jeopardy match that includes traditional questions, router and CMTS configuration, and other hands-on activities.
Register in advance for your chance to win.
The annual international event is always a highlight of the Expo. Cable Games participants compete against each other for gold, silver, and bronze awards in a variety of cable-related events including cable splicing, meter reading, cable jeopardy, and MTDR.
For the full schedule and information, visit the International Cable-Tec 2016 Games Page.
Where and When is the Cable-Tec Expo 2016?
This year’s Expo is being held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, from September 26-29th in the historic city of Philadelphia.
1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA
19107, United States
Philadelphia: Where to Visit near the Convention Center
Center City East/West: Home to the downtown core and location of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, this district offers travelers theatre and music venues, museums, views of City Hall, historic Chinatown, and the recently announced Broad Street Arts Activation Project, which is set to illuminate the street in an outdoor gallery of light, colour, art, and local performance.
Old City: Just a short trip from the convention center, Old City represents the roots of American Independence. Walk along the Delaware River and see historic landmarks such as the Liberty Bell, Constitution Hall, and Independence Hall. This historic neighbourhood has a European feel and stunning classic architecture. Taverns, pubs, and brick-walled restaurants await your visit.
South Philly: Philly Cheesesteaks — need we say more? Head down to South Philly for an abundance of mouth-watering restaurants, delis, pizzerias, and cheap dive bars. Home to the Philadelphia Sports Complex, you can check out Philly’s premier football, basketball, and baseball stadiums, all located within walking distance of each other.
Top 3 Things to See in Philadelphia Near the Cable-Tec Expo
Barnes Foundation: See Collector Albert C Barnes’ accumulation of artwork by European visionaries such as Renoir, Van Gogh, and Degas, as well as folk art from the Americas and Africa.
Address: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Philadelphia Museum of Art: One of America’s most renowned galleries, this museum includes collections of post-impressionist work, renaissance paintings, modern pieces by Picasso, and international art exhibits. Bonus: this gallery features the famous staircase from the 1976 classic Stallone picture, Rocky.
Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Independence National Historic Park: Come to ‘America’s most historic square mile’, at this L-shaped park that served as the U.S. headquarters for Benjamin Franklin and the Revolutionary War. See the Liberty Bell, visit the Benjamin Franklin Museum, and smell the beautiful flora as you take in some American history.
Address: Off 3rd & Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
4 Things to Eat While in Philadelphia
Philly Cheesesteak at John’s Roast Pork — Head down to South Philly to eat a world-famous cheesesteak at one of the city’s top locations. If you can’t make it this far, just follow your nose to any of the numerous spots offering this delicious creation. Why? Because when in Philly, do as the Philadelphians do.
Address: 14 E Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Italian Hoagie at Sarcone’s Deli — Even though the Cheesesteak gets all the attention, the Hoagie was named the “Official Sandwich of Philadelphia” by former mayor Ed Rendell. Build your own sandwich at numerous spots, including our Italian-style recommendation.
Address: 734 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Gennaro’s Tomato Pie — This unique style of pizza is created by adding tomato sauce after the other ingredients. Think that’s crazy? You won’t after you try it. Enjoy this home-grown local delight derived from a recipe in Sicily; your tastebuds are certain to be satisfied.
Address: 1533 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Capogiro Ice Cream — Fun fact: Philly was once known as the “Ice Cream Capital of the World.” In fact, our recommendation, Capogiro, was called the Best Ice Cream in the World by National Geographic magazine. Lucky for you, it’s also located within walking distance of the Cable-Tec Expo.
Address: 119 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hope you enjoyed the guide to Cable-Tec Expo 2016! Remember to come visit us at the Incognito booth #1616 to grab your complimentary copy of our new book, The 2016 Broadband Consumer QoE Report.
See you in Philadelphia!