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FloSports Extends Its Over-the-Top Reach, Builds Its Audience Case Study
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6/26/2017  | 
In the past two years, FloSports has grown its network from four verticals to 20 sites, leading the company to make significant investments in scaling its OTT technology to satisfy the demand of its viewers and become easily accessible on all screens.
Reliance Jio Creates Magical Digital Lifestyles with the World’s Largest All-IP Network
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6/26/2017  | 
Reliance Jio leads the charge in Digitizing India and delivering Magical Digital Lifestyles for citizen services such as education, healthcare, security, financial, government, communications and entertainment.
NFV/SDN Research Programme Key Findings
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6/26/2017  | 
The era of the cloud has certainly arrived. According to Cisco's Global Cloud Index, which tracks data center IP traffic by cloud data center and traditional data center (i.e., not cloud), cloud accounted for two thirdsof data center IP traffic in 2015,and is expected to rise to 80percent of data center IP by 2019.
Threat Intelligence: A New Frontier in Cybersecurity
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6/23/2017  | 
Developing the right cybersecurity posture is a critical imperative for today's business. Fundamental security building blocks that are common to all enterprises must be augmented with a value-added layer that reflects the unique structure of a business, its assets and liabilities, as well as those of its customers and partners.
Cyber Economics: Validating DDoS managed Service Delivery Models
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6/23/2017  | 
One of the disappointing but undeniable realities of today's Internet age is that multi-vector distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyberattacks are growing exponentially year-over-year. Moreover, DDoS threat vectors are also increasing in sophistication, leaving many enterprises unable to defend themselves. This white paper provides a detailed overview of a proposed pricing model, presents the financial metrics and projected achievable returns for CSPs that commercially deploy the service.
Key Technical Decisions When Planning Fiber-to-the-Home Networks
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6/17/2017  | 
Service providers deploying FTTH network using point-to-multipoint topologies have a fundamental architectural choice to make regarding splitter placement in that network. This involves using centralized (single-stage) or cascaded (multi-stage) splitter configurations in the distribution portion of the network. Both are deployed for a number of reasons according to the desired outcome of the business plan – and both come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages.
FTTH for this Century: How to Build Networks that Last and Survive Future Requirements
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6/17/2017  | 
The optical fiber network infrastructures installed today will typically see four generations of transmission systems over the network’s expected lifetime. As recent history has shown, the amount of data traffic these networks will carry will increase dramatically and continuously.
Fundamentals of Fiber Cable Management
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6/17/2017  | 
Service providers continue to build out high-bandwidth networks around the world. These networks use a great deal of fiber—the medium that meets both their bandwidth and cost requirements. But just deploying the fiber is not enough; a successful fiber network also requires a well built infrastructure based on a strong fiber cable management system.
Overcoming Installation Challenges in the Last 200 Meters to the Premises
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6/17/2017  | 
Today’s fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service providers are being challenged with maintaining adequate return-on-investment (ROI) ratios while cutting capital expenditures (CAPEX) to make their networks subscriber-ready. Nowhere in the network is this more apparent than within the last 200 meters to the customer premises.
FTTX Case Study Series: One Cabinet, 5000 Configurations
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6/17/2017  | 
This global MSO offers triple-play services in numerous countries. Their aggressive expansion plans include both HFC and FTTH, with fiber optics providing the foundational capacity irrespective of the last-mile access technology. Key to business success is a network upgrade and migration plan flexible enough to realize the benefits of DOCSIS 3.1, yet ultimately upgradeable to FTTH and adaptable to the timelines of individual markets.
Data Center Optics at the Heart of the Hyperdata World
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6/16/2017  | 
Data centers and data center interconnections are proliferating at a rapid rate due to the dawn of IoT and increasing use of connected devices. If you are looking to mitigate transceiver issues and wanting to learn more about EXFO’s industry’s leading iOptics intelligent pluggable optics test solution, download the white paper.
Managing Chromatic Dispersion and Other Impairments in PAM-4-Long-Reach Deployments
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6/16/2017  | 
Rapidly growing infrastructure investments by webscale and hyperscale companies have led to the introduction of technologies designed specifically for their needs. Four-level pulse amplitude modulation (PAM-4) is an example of this kind of promising technology.
VoLTE and Mobile-First Collaboration Services Empower Operators to Fight Back Against OTT Providers
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6/13/2017  | 
In this white paper by Total Telecom and PGi, you will learn how VoLTE and mobile-first collaboration services empower operators to fight back against OTT providers.
Enabling Location-based Services to Drive Business
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6/9/2017  | 
The latest advancements in location-based services (LBS) have brought major improvements in the accuracy, reliability and types of services delivered to consumers and businesses. Learn more in this white paper.
Best Practices: Leveraging Cloud and Colocation To Avoid Downtime
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6/7/2017  | 
It is critical for business applications to be up and running 100% of the time, but managing IT infrastructure is complex. Compare three comprehensive business continuity models that address traditional and emerging threats. Better understand the solution that makes sense for your business, whether that is dedicated or cloud-based backup, and how you can future-proof your solution.
Cisco Software Innovations for Cloud-Scale Networks
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6/6/2017  | 
Growing volumes of data and traffic in the digital economy are overwhelming data centers and driving new approaches to building networks. Cisco has created an operational solution to these demands. We call it Cloud-Scale Networking.
Open Network Architecture: A Service Provider Strategy to Prosper From Digitization
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6/6/2017  | 
Disruption has become the norm, and industries of all kinds have been forced into a quest for survival. As a service provider, you can see it happening. The digital business is redefining and shaking up entire industries: retail, transportation, media, advertising, entertainment, hotels, and professional services. The question is no longer if enterprise-sized businesses will retool to become digital, but when and how.
Transformation Through Innovation - A Service Provider Strategy to Prosper From Digitization
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6/6/2017  | 
Disruption has become the norm, and industries of all kinds have been forced into a quest for survival. As a service provider, you can see it happening. The digital business is redefining and shaking up entire industries: retail, transportation, media, advertising, entertainment, hotels, and professional services. The question is no longer if enterprise-sized businesses will retool to become digital, but when and how.
The Road to Cisco Infinite Broadband
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6/6/2017  | 
Disruption has become the norm, and industries of all kinds have been forced into a quest for survival. As a service provider, you can see it happening. The digital business is redefining and shaking up entire industries: retail, transportation, media, advertising, entertainment, hotels, and professional services. The question is no longer if enterprise-sized businesses will retool to become digital, but when and how.
Making Networks SDN-Ready with Segment Routing
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6/6/2017  | 
Service providers are transforming their business using NFV based services and SDN enabled networks. But the pace of transformation has been slow. To find out why, Cisco recently conducted a study to understand the progress and challenges that SPs are facing as they go through this transformation.
Evolving the Mobile Security Architecture Toward 5G
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6/6/2017  | 
While the mobile threat landscape is becoming more challenging, only a subset of leading mobile operators is keeping up with the software programmability that’s needed to help their mobile security architecture meet those threats. In one sense, 5G will provide better than ever continuity between the former and new generations of technology.
Prepare Your Mobile Network for 5G
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6/6/2017  | 
Your competitors are preparing for 5G, are you?
Transform Your Video Services with a Cloud Platform
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6/6/2017  | 
How agile are your video services? Consumer demands for video are constantly changing, while the cost of new service provision rises. But by taking advantage of cloud platforms for video, you can deliver new services quickly and efficiently.
The Silent Threat: Protect Your Video Business from the Risks Posed by Credential Sharing
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6/6/2017  | 
Credential sharing presents a significant challenge to your video business but the issue is not intractable. Most importantly, your organization needn’t face the challenge alone. Engage with Cisco as your video security partner. We understand the problem and are already using innovative technology combined with human intelligence to develop a proactive response to varied forms of piracy, including credential sharing.
The Science of Sound Part 2: Noise in the Workplace and the Promise of Mobile Conferencing
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6/5/2017  | 
In The Science of Sound, Part 2, we delve deeper into the issue of noise in the office and how distracting sounds in the work environment can inhibit your productivity and concentration — and we will teach you how to deal with unwanted workplace noise.
NETCONF/YANG: What’s Holding Back Adoption & How to Accelerate It
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6/2/2017  | 
NETCONF/YANG is the industry’s latest attempt to crack the network configuration challenge. With the advent of NFV, NETCONF/YANG will become a key tool for the configuration of programmable networks and a key enabler of automation. The move to a network configuration management standard is long overdue as communications service providers (CSPs) move into an era of dynamic, self-provisioning network services.
Cisco Orchestrated Assurance Powered by Netrounds: Automated Verification of Network Service Quality
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6/1/2017  | 
What if you could automatically verify that each provisioned service works when delivered and continues to work throughout its lifetime? Netrounds' active test and monitoring capabilities, orchestrated and fully automated through Cisco NSO, enable you to do just that.
FTTX Case Study Series: Innovation on a Paper Napkin
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5/25/2017  | 
The choice of products can sometimes have a large impact on overall deployment costs and schedules.
Carrier-Grade vBRAS: Key to the Cloud MAN
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5/24/2017  | 
Transforming the Fixed Wireless Access market With FlexRAN-based Small Cell Solutions
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5/24/2017  | 
Baicells Technologies, Qubee Pakistan and Intel officially released whitepaper for the Fixed Wireless Access (“FWA”)Market, which explores the various business and technical challenges of FWA operators evaluating the use of LTE and how they can leverage solutions from Baicells to speed their time to market and prepare for the future of 5G.
Mobile Anyhaul
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5/24/2017  | 
Mobile backhaul is evolving from a static, linear connection to a programmable mesh interconnecting all mobile and cloud elements dynamically. It must evolve because the radio access and packet core elements it interconnects are also changing to support new services and industry verticals. In the course of this evolution, traditional distinctions between fronthaul, backhaul, and backbone are fusing toward an end-to-end ‘anyhaul’ architecture.
The TCO of Network Functions Virtualization: Understand the Lifecycle Costs
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5/24/2017  | 
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is a key part of the data center transformations of telcos, which expect to see not only greater agility and flexibility, but more efficient resource utilization and lower opex, as well. Mobile operators are preparing for 5G and the new services and business models it will enable. This transition is also driving the move to software-driven architectures. Read more in this Heavy Reading whitepaper produced for VMWare.
Cloudy With a Chance of Poor Network Performance
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5/8/2017  | 
Many strategies are employed to isolate VNF resources to ensure performance and scale, each of which comes with its own certain risks and trade-offs. This white paper explains those isolation strategies, and why they might not work as intended.
Intellectual Property – Empowering ZTE’s Growth
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5/4/2017  | 
Optical Anyhaul - Mobile Transport for the 5G Era
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5/3/2017  | 
5G will require operators to deploy new cloud RAN architectures that enable a new level of scale, efficiency, and flexibility. This application note discusses how optical networks are evolving to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by 5G.
Two Worlds Collide: The Inevitable, Imminent Convergence of Mobile Transport and Fixed Access Networks
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5/3/2017  | 
The worlds of fixed and mobile are about to collide. FTTH networks are becoming indispensable for 4G/5G fronthaul and backhaul thanks to their performance, flexibility and the cost-effectiveness of sharing the installed base of fiber infrastructure.
Nokia IP Mobile Anyhaul: Transport to Flawless Mobile Experiences
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4/28/2017  | 
Nokia IP Mobile Anyhaul—an industry-leading all-IP, 5G-ready mobile transport solution—can help you create value for your customers to be among the first to support ultra-broadband connectivity and IoT applications.
Cloud RAN & the Next-Generation Mobile Network Architecture
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4/27/2017  | 
Virtualization: A Critical Capability for Service Provider Success in IoT, 5G & Beyond
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4/17/2017  | 
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a huge opportunity for communications service providers (CSPs) because of the sheer scale of investment it will attract and the business impact it will have globally. This white paper provides an in-depth look at the IoT landscape, the challenges and opportunities IoT provides, and some strategies for success.
The Pivotal Role of Service Assurance Systems in NFV/SDN Environments – Whitepaper
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4/12/2017  | 
The Pivotal Role of Service Assurance Systems in NFV/SDN Environments
See What’s Happening Across the Entire Network - NFV Service Assurance Datasheet
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4/12/2017  | 
See What’s Happening Across the Entire Network - NFV Service Assurance Datasheet (SPDS 011-1602)
Accelerating 5G NR for Enhanced Mobile Broadband & Beyond
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4/7/2017  | 
Learn how we are accelerating the schedule for the 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 specification – the global 5G standard – to efficiently deliver fiber-like connections to our mobile devices starting in 2019.
VR and AR pushing connectivity limits—what role will 5G play?
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4/7/2017  | 
Learn how 5G addresses the connectivity requirements in terms of capacity, uniform experience, and latency for four futuristic AR and VR use cases.
The essential role of Gigabit LTE and LTE Advanced Pro in a 5G World
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4/7/2017  | 
Learn how we are getting the first glimpse of the 5G world with Gigabit LTE and LTE Advanced Pro today.
Accelerating C-V2X technology and defining the path to 5G for autonomous driving
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4/7/2017  | 
Learn how we are accelerating C-V2X technology towards 5G for safer, autonomous driving.
Carrier Cloudification: What Every Telecom Executive Needs to Know
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3/30/2017  | 
Canonical has the solutions and expertise to help telcos make the move from the rigid business models of the past to delivering revenue-generating services much faster.
The Risks and Rewards of Transitioning to NFV- What CSPs Should Know in 2017
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3/29/2017  | 
Many CSPs are turning to NFV as it allows for dynamic provisioning of network resources. There are potential risks involved, however. This infographic outlines the risks and rewards of transitioning to NFV.
NFV Reality & Assuring Services on Hybrid Networks
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3/29/2017  | 
In partnership with SevOne, Heavy Reading authored this whitepaper discussing the main NFV management concerns of operators, requirements to monitor and assure services on hybrid virtual networks, and the types of solutions to consider.
NFV in 2017: Opportunities and Obstacles for CSPs
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3/29/2017  | 
The key to achieving new levels of agility, meeting customer needs, and innovating faster lies in moving away from aging infrastructure and transitioning to NFV. This eBook explores the opportunities and obstacles for CSPs transitioning to NFV.
Revelations: Nominum Data Science & Security Report (Fall 2016)
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3/27/2017  | 
This report shows how profit-motivated attackers outpace defenders as they continue to evolve their attacks, and investigates the largest threats that affect organizations and individuals, including ransomware, DDoS, mobile malware, IoT-based attacks and more.
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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Playing it safe can only get you so far. Sometimes the biggest bets have the biggest payouts, and that is true in your career as well. For this radio show, Caroline Chan, general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division of the Network Platform Group at Intel, will share her own personal story of how she successfully took big bets to build a successful career, as well as offer advice on how you can do the same. We’ll cover everything from how to overcome fear and manage risk, how to be prepared for where technology is going in the future and how to structure your career in a way to ensure you keep progressing. Chan, a seasoned telecom veteran and effective risk taker herself, will also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air.