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NFV Management and Orchestration: Enabling Rapid Service Innovation in the Era of Virtualization
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8/27/2015  | 
Evolving new solutions and industry approaches aim to transform service provider operations into faster, more agile, less complex, and highly cost-effective service-delivery environments. SDN, NFV, automation, and orchestration all play important roles. An industry-leading solution is one that does not look at isolated building blocks, but brings all these elements together.
Business Case for Virtual Managed Services
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8/27/2015  | 
The Cisco’s virtualized managed services solutions for providers is based on its Evolved Services Platform (ESP), which provides a unique opportunity for providers to offer automated and flexible managed services. Cisco’s solution leverages Software Defined Networking, Network Functions Virtualization, open APIs, and advanced multivendor network service orchestration capabilities running on cloud data center technology.
eBook: The Imminent Threat of Application Attacks and How To Defend Against Them
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8/26/2015  | 
Service providers must be vigilant in protecting both their own networks and those of their enterprise customers while at the same time providing a high-available, high-performance network. Shine a light on these threats and stop them dead in their tracks.
Evolved Programmable Network Solution Overview
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8/17/2015  | 
Virtualization of network functions is an approach that has been successfully implemented in the data center, and service providers are now trying to improve flexibility and service agility and significantly transform their economic cost models. Service provider-centric software capabilities for operations and services automation are also required to accelerate and monetize the creation of new services.
Evolved Programmable Network Infographic
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8/17/2015  | 
Are you thinking about your next transition in Network Architecture? Evolved Programmable Networks – Maximize Network + Data Center with Greater E¬fficiency
Service Orchestration Requirements for a New Era of Networking – by Heavy Reading
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8/17/2015  | 
This paper examines the drivers for service orchestration and the three "extreme" business requirements for flexibility, automation and reliability emerging in a new era of hyperfast business that a service orchestration system must fulfill. It explores the capabilities that a service orchestration system should have to meet these requirements.
Simplify and Automate for Enhanced Service Agility
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8/17/2015  | 
Faster, changing market demands. Revenue pressures. New business models and applications. With so much in service provider environments in flux, it's no surprise that operational processes have to change as well.
Software-Defined Networking - Discover How to Save Money and Generate New Revenue
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8/17/2015  | 
Software-defined networking (SDN) can help businesses and service providers reduce networking complexity, as well as deployment and operational costs. These benefits are based on abstraction of the control functions from the network forwarding devices (such as switches, routers, and Layer 4 to 7 appliances).
New Synchronization Requirements for 4G Backhaul & Fronthaul White Paper – by Heavy Reading
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8/14/2015  | 
This white paper examines the available options for operators with Long Term Evolution (LTE), LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and the various small cell and centralized radio access network (C-RAN) architecture options for implementing them.
Atomic Clock Relative Phase Monitoring: How to Confirm Proper Phase Alignment & Stability in the Field White Paper
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8/14/2015  | 
This document 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.
Optical Transport Networks (OTN) Wall Chart
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8/14/2015  | 
A detailed wall chart with information on OTN Overhead Bytes, Basic OTN Frame Structure, OTLk.n – Optical Transport Lanes, Mapping and Multi-plexing Structure, Rates and Payloads, Errors and Alarms.
100/40 Gbps Ethernet Wall Chart
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8/14/2015  | 
A technical wall chart with information on PMD Layer, IEEE 802.3ba Standard, 100GBase-R, PMA Layer and PCS Layer.
Transport Catalog
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8/14/2015  | 
Download VeEX’s Transport Catalog to view their product portfolio.
Why Telcos Need to Embrace a Digital Transformation
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8/13/2015  | 
Ultrahigh density MPO/MTP cabling system in Data Center offered by Gigalight
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8/12/2015  | 
In today’s fast-moving cyber world, with the advent and popularity of cloud computing and big data, the demand for high-speed transmission and data capacity is becoming much greater than ever before. There exist millions of servers in some cloud-computing data centers of big IT giant companies like Google, Facebook, Tencent, thus, how to balance high capacity & high transmission data rate and low power consumption is a major challenge facing today’s data center.
AOC Technology - Strong Driving Force for Consumer Electronics
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8/12/2015  | 
Looking forward to the future, AOC technology will penetrate deeply in a variety of consumer transmission applications, promote the high-end development of consumer electronics industry and improve people's quality of life substantially.
Brief Discussion CFP2
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8/12/2015  | 
Since 2010, we have been early 100G client deployment base on the CFP form factor. The module host interface was based on a more conservative 10x10G interface base on established 10G technology. While the CFP form factor is flexible(supporting a wide range of technologies, from 40G serial through 40G parallel and 100G in both 4x25G and 10x10G), its large form factor and relative complex technology keeps it from meeting and density and price expectation required for mainstream 100G.
Rapid Growth of Gigalight in AOC and Parallel Optical Transceiver Modules Field
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8/12/2015  | 
With the coming age of big data, the application of Internet and intelligent terminals and the explosive growth of global data volume are fuelling the development of high-preferment supercomputer centre and cloud computing data centre with 40G / 100G servers and switches. At the same time, the high-bandwidth and high-density optical component transmission technology has experienced a crustal movement.
Enterprise Control: A new Digital Experience for Enterprise based on real-time visibility and control
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8/10/2015  | 
CSPs are adapting their businesses to offer real-time self-care apps to their consumers. So why not offer Digital Controls to enterprises too? Download the Ebook or see the video here.
Launch VoLTE Services with Confidence: Use Case
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8/4/2015  | 
Tektronix Communications’ VoLTE solution offers executive reporting options that summarize VoLTE service performance across regions; Delivers more accurate insights with intelligently calculated KPIs for a true reflection of service degradation; and Reduces calls to customer care through proactive alarms and ongoing monitoring of the elements, domains and devices involved.
Effectively Troubleshoot VoLTE Call Drops: Use Case
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8/4/2015  | 
Tektronix Communications’ VoLTE solution enables visibility across RAN, CORE and IMS domains for the most comprehensive troubleshooting of every VoLTE call hop and handover; Efficiently pinpoints areas where additional capacity or signal boosts are needed to ensure connectivity; and Allows for real-time monitoring of interoperability issues introduced during maintenance windows.
VoLTE Troubleshooting: Whitepaper
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8/4/2015  | 
Download this whitepaper to learn the examples represent some of the most likely issues your VoLTE customers will encounter. Issues more easily addressed with Tektronix Communications’ Iris Session Analyzer.
Scaling Mobile Networks Security for LTE: A Multi-Layer Approach – by Heavy Reading
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7/31/2015  | 
The way the network security domain has been pieced together over time has served mobile operators well enough until now. But the business model and technology environment are changing fundamentally today, and if the network security domain doesn't evolve with that, it will risk compromising operators' ability to protect the network, maintain stability and manage millions of real-time sessions, without costs spiraling out of control.
Making the Business Case for Cloud DVR – by Heavy Reading
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7/30/2015  | 
NFV Self-Adaptive Networks
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7/30/2015  | 
Telecommunications operators face hard challenges these days with the combination of over-the-top services competition, exponential growth of mobile traffic, and increased customer expectations in terms of service quality. The result is a hyper-competitive market where customers’ experience level is the key to success. In this scenario, it’s no longer a mere network function; now it involves the whole organization—from network, to business, customer care, and marketing.
Why SDN Is Important to NFV – by Heavy Reading
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7/30/2015  | 
This white paper discusses how the transition to NFV brings with it numerous changes and requirements, addresses NFV and SDN architectures, with a particular emphasis on the role of SDN in meeting the networking requirements of NFV, and shows how the industry is responding to the challenges of NFV and SDN.
Making the Most of Cable Wi-Fi - by Heavy Reading
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7/30/2015  | 
Driven by efforts to extend broadband networks beyond the home, cable Wi-Fi hotspots are proliferating. Heavy Reading analyst Alan Breznick explores the opportunities for going beyond churn reduction to gain better control over the Wi-Fi user experience and monetize differentiated services that can become significant sources of new revenue for residential and enterprise business lines.
F5 Infographic: Addressing Security Challenges with LTE
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7/30/2015  | 
With more IP connectivity, more traffic, more bandwidth, more applications and new protocols like SIP and diameter, LTE provides a host of new security challenges and for mobile operators. Among the tools for dealing with it are better leveraging of security policy and service chaining. Check out F5’s infographic below for a snapshot of new LTE security challenges and how to address them.
The leap to carrier-grade Wi-Fi and its monetization potential
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7/30/2015  | 
This paper is based on new research conducted by Real Wireless – the paper explores different use cases and business drivers for global Wi-Fi rollout and the transformation Wi-Fi is going through to become carrier grade and the challenges that come with it.
Amdocs Smart Net Solution
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7/30/2015  | 
Wi-Fi offload has long been a primary use case for Wi-Fi – but going beyond capacity management opens up new avenues for cable providers to improve the quality of experience (QoE) and create innovative services to generate new revenues, reduce costs and compete in a constantly evolving market place. Learn more here.
Managing Quality of Experience on Wi-Fi – the case for carrier grade Wi-Fi for cable MSOs
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7/30/2015  | 
Learn how Amdocs uses intelligent detection, traffic steering and analytics to deliver a “best connected” experience with service differentiation based on customer plans, preferences and usage patterns.
Virtualized Services Assurance Platform
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7/29/2015  | 
Mellanox Technologies Product Brief - SN2700
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7/29/2015  | 
Mellanox Technologies Product Brief - ConnectX®-4 EN
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7/29/2015  | 
Simplifying Security for Mobile Networks
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7/29/2015  | 
Communications service providers face an array of complex challenges, from network growth and increasing security threats to technology transitions. The comprehensive F5 S/Gi firewall solution ensures security and high availability, provides insight for new services and revenues to protect margins, and positions CSPs for more growth in the future.
The F5 Security for Service Providers Reference Architecture
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7/29/2015  | 
Optimize, secure, and monetize your CSP network by simplifying your delivery architecture and operations, boosting service availability and reliability, and providing application awareness and control.
Create Scalable, Flexible Mobile Networks to Dynamically Respond to IoT Requirements – by Heavy Reading
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7/24/2015  | 
Mobile operators are being increasingly impacted by cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and over the next three years they are going to have to change the way they operate their networks and interact with their customers. This paper looks at what is driving IoT, how the mobile operators’ business models are evolving, and the consequential challenges they face in growing their business and transforming their core networks.
DOCSIS 3.1 Basics Wall Chart
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7/23/2015  | 
A detailed wall chart with information on OFDM Basics, OFDM Sub-Carriers, RF Table, LDPC, Spectrum and Capacity and Higher Order QAM.
Cable Finds Big Opportunity in Big(ger) Business White Paper – by Heavy Reading
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7/23/2015  | 
This white paper looks at the technical, operational and financial challenges cable operators face in serving larger companies, including the growing complexity of commercial telecom services, the more sophisticated needs of larger firms, the disruptive rise of cloud services, stricter requirements for service quality, assurance and redundancy, and the need to train cable workforces to serve larger companies.
Total Cost of Ownership Study, Virtualizing the Mobile Core
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7/15/2015  | 
This report, sponsored by Affirmed Networks and VMware, makes a compelling argument for why Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) should move to a NFV-based architecture now.
The Internet of Things-Ready Infrastructure
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7/15/2015  | 
Connected devices are forcing us to move into a brave new world where almost everything generates data traffic. While there’s much to consider, proactively addressing these challenges and adopting new approaches for enabling an IoT-ready network will help you chart a clearer course for success.
3 Ways to Boost Mobile Performance
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7/15/2015  | 
View the infographic: 3 Ways to Boost Your Mobile Performance, and learn why TCP optimization is critical to managing data traffic and how F5 can help you drive greater quality of experience for your customers.
TCP Optimization for Service Providers
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7/15/2015  | 
Read this white paper to learn how to create a finely-tuned TCP stack—one that establishes high goodput, minimizes bufferbloat, and creates fairness between flows. Then you’ll be on the fast track to an improved subscriber QoE, and a greater ROI on your network.
Between the CEOs with HP's Prodip Sen: The NFV Journey
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7/7/2015  | 
Carrier Grade Reliability: A Must-Have For The Interconnected World
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7/6/2015  | 
This white paper covers essential components of a Carrier Grade Linux registered product, benefits to your business and industry of Carrier Grade Linux capabilities, and the seven primary advantages of a Carrier Grade Linux solution
Huawei's Approach to an Open Central Office: Building Data Center Economies to Telecom Industry
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6/30/2015  | 
Huawei’s Central Office Initiative is a comprehensive architecture, realized by a series of Proof-of-Concept demonstrations, for bringing data center economies of scale to telecommunications.
Agile VPN for Carrier/SP Network – ONOS-based SDN Controller for China Unicom MPLS L3VPN Service
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6/30/2015  | 
China Unicom, Huawei and ON.LAB teamed up on an agile VPN PoC, which uses Huawei’s ONOS-based controller (aka SNC) and demonstrated how ONOS-based controller solution could help China Unicom to address the efficiency, agile service deployment, etc issues. This PoC also demonstrated how ONOS-based VPN works with both legacy and newer OF network.
Evaluating “The State of the State” of Virtualization
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6/30/2015  | 
“The State of the State” – is a special report from Light Reading and Heavy Reading providing original insights into the changes taking place as CSPs plan their migration to next-generation communications infrastructure.
Service Orchestration Requirements for a New Era of Networking – by Heavy Reading
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6/30/2015  | 
This paper examines the drivers for service orchestration and the three "extreme" business requirements for flexibility, automation and reliability emerging in a new era of hyperfast business that a service orchestration system must fulfill. It explores the capabilities that a service orchestration system should have to meet these requirements.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

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Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

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Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

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Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
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CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

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Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

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Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

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Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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End-User or Enterprise Benefits to the New IP

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Andrew Coward discusses what the New IP means to end users or enterprise customers. He explains compelling reasons, including how every customer can get their own network, from the transformation to the New IP.
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Network Visibility & the New IP

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Mukund Srigopal provides an explanation of what network visibility is and how it is essential as service providers transition to the New IP. In addition, the importance of the network packet broker is discussed.
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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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