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Cisco 5G Vision Series: Licensed, Unlicensed, and Access-Independent Networks
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5/23/2016  | 
This paper reviews different approaches to integration and aggregation and weighs their relative efficiencies and value as the industry evolves to 5G. Cisco engineers are working toward a common plug-in framework for all kinds of access technologies in the 5G core.
Validating ADVA’s Virtual Switch
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5/20/2016  | 
Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA’s Ensemble Connector virtual switch through its paces – find out what happened.
Tier-1 Mobile Operator Secures 4G-LTE Environment
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5/20/2016  | 
Enabling Cloud-Ran with Mobile Fronthaul
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5/16/2016  | 
Read how Infinera can enable Cloud-RAN with Mobile Fronthaul
US Cloud Service Provider Using the Infinera 100 Gb/s Metro Solution as Alien Wavelengths Over Existing 10 Gb/s Roadm Network
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5/16/2016  | 
Find out why COMLINK selected Infinera as their Metro 100G network vendor.
Aligning Business & Operational Transformation: Enabling the Network to Participate in the API Economy
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5/12/2016  | 
As the digital services economy – also known as the application programmed interface (API) economy – gains momentum, companies in every industry are focusing on joining it.
34 Ways to Win More Subscribers | A Visual Guide
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5/6/2016  | 
This visually stunning guide by Nominum provides 34 ways DNS can be used by providers to enable a safer and more personalized experience for Internet subscribers. Learn how others in the industry are leveraging their existing DNS infrastructure investment to achieve amazing results.
Accelerating Digital Transformation for Service Providers: White Paper by Strategy Analytics
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5/6/2016  | 
Competitive pressures are mounting for service providers, making digital transformation an urgent imperative. This paper analyzes the state of the industry and offers a path for providers to transform in order to meet the ever-increasing needs of today’s subscriber.
Random Subdomain Attack Surge, Explained – Video
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5/6/2016  | 
Telecom Insider Talk Digital Transformation Trailer – Video
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5/6/2016  | 
Part I – The digital Transformation Imperative – Video
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5/6/2016  | 
Part II - DNS as a Path to Digital Transformation – Video
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5/6/2016  | 
Part III – Nominum Accelerates Digital Transformation – Video
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5/6/2016  | 
Part IV – Use Cases That Maximize Customer Value – Video
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5/6/2016  | 
CIO’s guide to SDN, NFV and VNF
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5/4/2016  | 
From commodity servers to commodity switches, learn about the different kinds of SDN, what is NFV, and how they benefit cloud economics in the era of Big Software.
Getting Up to Speed: Assuring High-Speed Bandwidth in a Gigabit-Plus World White Paper
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5/4/2016  | 
Gigabit broadband is in the midst of making the transition from science experiment to broadly available service. This white paper discusses how the move to 1 Gbit/s and beyond, represents a major leap for customers and resets the broadband market stage for a new era of competition between service providers.
Testing Time Synchronization in the Field: Myths, Challenges and Solutions White Paper
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5/4/2016  | 
Testing Time Error or Phase Alignment in the field may not be as simple as commonly thought. It requires the right tools and knowledge to overcome real-life challenges associated with being in the field. This white paper addresses how, as an industry, the discussion needs to be started.
GPS Disciplining & Holdover for Field Testing: Introduction, Examples, Analysis and Recommendations White Paper
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5/4/2016  | 
One of the challenges synchronization engineers and technicians often face in the field, is the lack of proper Frequency and Time (Phase) references required for 1PPS Accuracy and Stability verification at remote sites. This white paper includes simple explanations on how disciplining and holdover work.
Atomic Clock Relative Phase Monitoring: How to Confirm Proper Phase Alignment & Stability in the Field
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5/4/2016  | 
This white paper introduces the Relative Phase Measurements as that extra tool to provide a bit more visibility into the disciplining process. VeEX test sets equipped with GPS receiver and Chip Scale Atomic Clock options include a relative phase monitoring tool that can be used for this purpose.
DOCSIS 3.1 Basics Wall Chart
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5/4/2016  | 
A detailed wall chart with information on OFDM Basics, OFDM Sub-Carriers, RF Table, LDPC, Spectrum and Capacity and Higher Order QAM.
The Role of Voice in IoT Applications
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5/2/2016  | 
This paper examines the role of voice in IoT and identifies use cases and opportunities.
Innovation in Communications Services: Breaking With the Past Without Waiting for the Future
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5/2/2016  | 
Service providers today face rising growth expectations along with competing pressures to reduce OPEX and CAPEX. This paper examines DNS as a cost effective means to personalize Internet experiences while helping providers plot a digital transformation path to sustain growth.
Cisco NFV Infrastructure: Delivering Business Value
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4/29/2016  | 
The Cisco® NFV Infrastructure provides the compute, storage, networking infrastructure, and management and assurance capabilities to run network function virtualization (NFV) network services.
Service Orchestration & Network Virtualization: A Lifecycle View
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4/29/2016  | 
Streamlining the design and delivery of new network services is a top priority for operators, as customers demand rapid service fulfilment. AT&T’s announcement that is has cut provisioning times for Ethernet services by 95 percent, for example, had been a wake-up call to the market. Its competitors need to follow suit or risk losing business.
Cisco 5G Vison Series: Laying the Foundation for New Technologies, Use Cases, and Business Models
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4/29/2016  | 
The fifth generation (5G) of mobile networking standards is in the early stages of development. Cisco is actively engaged in defining its requirements and leading engagements to address how 4G LTE networks will gracefully evolve to 5G by 2020.
Cisco 5G Vision Series: Small Cell Evolution
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4/29/2016  | 
With spiraling traffic volumes experienced by mobile networks around the world, small cell radio access network (RAN) has been proposed as the way to accommodate billions of users with a myriad of devices and demanding applications.
Arbor & Cisco: Stopping DDoS Attacks
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4/26/2016  | 
Cisco ASR 9000 vDDoS Protection Solution
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4/26/2016  | 
Cisco and Arbor Networks have collaborated to bring industry-leading distributed denial-of-service mitigation capabilities on the Cisco® ASR 9000 Series routers. This collaboration extends the Arbor Peakflow Threat Management System DDoS mitigation functions to the ASR 9000.
Threat-Centric Security Solutions for Service Providers
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4/26/2016  | 
Threat-centric security is a business enabler for service providers that provides the following benefits: - Enhanced Agility, Reduced Costs and Increased Revenues
NFV Management and Orchestration: Enabling Rapid Service Innovation in the Era of Virtualization
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4/26/2016  | 
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technology, in combination with Software Defined Networking (SDN), promises to help transform today's carrier networks. It will transform how they are deployed and managed, and the way services are delivered. The ultimate goal is to enable service providers to reduce costs, increase business agility, and accelerate the time to market of new services.
Business Case for Virtual Managed Services
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4/26/2016  | 
Managed services allow businesses to offload day-to-day network management tasks to service providers and thus free up internal talent to focus their core expertise on making the fundamental changes needed to accelerate businesses’ processes and innovation to gain a competitive edge. The current architecture implemented to deliver managed services to large enterprises, however, is blocking service providers from offering managed services to smaller businesses (SMB).
Whitepaper: Deploying Virtual Network Functions – The Complementary Roles of TOSCA & NETCONF?YANG – by Heavy Reading
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4/26/2016  | 
The agile and automated management of virtualized network functions (VNFs) throughout their lifecycles is a key goal for network functions virtualization (NFV). This white paper focuses on the first phase of the VNF lifecycle: the agile deployment and fulfillment of VNFs in the cloud. It explores the complementary roles played by cloud deployment templates, such as Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA), and the network data modeling language, YANG, and its associated configuration application programming interface (API), NETCONF. Heavy Reading research consistently confirms that service agility is the top driver for NFV adoption, closely followed by operational cost reduction. Network operators want to be able to launch network services more rapidly and with much lower cost than they can today.

If the network functions that services depend upon are virtualized, they can be deployed very quickly, potentially anywhere in the network, without the delays associated with physical hardware procurement and installation. When VNFs are spun up on top of cloud infrastructure, they take advantage of the instant availability of virtual resources.

In addition, VNFs can be instantiated using cloud application lifecycle management techniques that automate deployment, reducing operational cost and time-to-launch. NFV taps into the agile application lifecycle management opportunity that cloud delivers to achieve operators' service agility goals.

However, VNFs need further configuration at runtime to fulfill customer-specific services. A cloud deployment template can help to turn up a new VNF instance so that it is operationally ready, but such a template does not have an API that can configure the VNF dynamically, on demand. This is where runtime configuration approaches are needed to complete the fulfillment process. NETCONF/YANG is an example of one such approach that delivers a programmatic configuration experience that can be harnessed to support the automated lifecycle management goals of NFV.
Imagine Your Business Being More Agile
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4/26/2016  | 
Consumable Datacenter Networking Brochure
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4/26/2016  | 
Unconstrained Datacenter Networks for the Cloud Era
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4/26/2016  | 
DOCSIS 3.1 – Best Practices for Peak Performance
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4/25/2016  | 
DOCSIS 3.1 completely changes the way DOCSIS works, increasing data capacity up to 50% and speeds up to 10 Gbps on the downstream and Gbps on the upstream – rates that rival fiber.
Five Misconceptions of Test Automation
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4/22/2016  | 
Well-intentioned, but inaccurate information of implementing a test automation solution have caused some organizations to forgo the benefits.
Common Causes for Test Automation Solution Failure
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4/22/2016  | 
Organizations face big questions when considering adopting a test tool or test lab orchestration tool. Will it deliver the planned ROI? Will it be easy to implement? Will it work?
Quality and Automation: Where Business and Testing Intersect
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4/22/2016  | 
The only way to minimize the impact of poor quality on the bottom line is to be proactive and prevent it in the first place.
Assuring Right-On Demand Service Launches in the Virtualized Network
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4/18/2016  | 
Network functions virtualization (NFV) represents an inflexion point in the way that network services will be created. Instead of building generic “one size fits all” networks where services are configured on top of pre-installed and pre-tested components, operators will spin virtual network components up on demand to meet the specific needs of customers and their services.
NFV: Coming, Ready or Not!
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4/15/2016  | 
Download our complete guide to de-risking NFV deployment in 2016, including:

• An eight-step strategy to deploying NFV safely based on input from the companies that have already started virtualizing their production networks. • Interviews with leading executives at Colt, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Cisco, Nokia, ZTE, Ericsson and Heavy Reading.
From Today to Tomorrow: Huawei Microwave & MM-Wave Whitepaper
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4/11/2016  | 
Seamless Communications and Collaboration
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4/5/2016  | 
In a world of mobile and cloud technologies, enterprises can redesign their business processes with tools like embedded communications. For the mobile workforce, seamless real time communications tools bring data and analysis together to enhance both customer and worker experience.
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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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