The Immersive Media Distribution Network

It’s no secret that immersive media imposes new requirements on the network, demanding high sustained bandwidth and low latency.  How will these immersive experiences be delivered to the home, and also throughout the home?  CableLabs leads the 10G network technology research which focuses on increased speed, better reliability, improved security, and lower latency.  This talk will focus mostly on capacity and latency over both wired and wireless networks to support immersive media all the way to the end user.


Curtis Knittle, Vice President of Wired Technologies, CableLabs

As Vice President of Wired Technologies at CableLabs, Curtis and his team are responsible for specifying scalable deployment solutions in both HFC and all-fiber access networks for CableLabs member companies. DOCSIS® technologies, Full Duplex DOCSIS, Distributed CCAP Architectures, and Point-to-Point Coherent Optics are a few current high priority projects underway and led by members of the Wired Technologies team. Prior to joining CableLabs, Curtis led an engineering team at Harmonic, Inc. to develop the world’s first CMTS-in-a-node and Ethernet-switch-in-a-node, both solutions representing the first instantiation of what today is called deep fiber Distributed Access Architecture solutions for the cable industry. Currently, Curtis is also the Chair of the IEEE 802.3ca 50G-EPON Task Force, helping to usher in the first 50Gb/s PON solution.

Curtis holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and an M.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University.