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Case study: Ooredoo Tunisia | InfoVista’s Performance Insight Reduces OPEX and CAPEX of State-of-the-art IP Backhaul Network
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2/5/2016  | 
Ooredoo Tunisia, the leader in Tunisian mobile telephony, was able to bring 3G services to its customers only three months after receiving the license. As part of this achievement, the network team focused its engineering efforts on deploying a 10 Gigabit IP backhaul aggregation infrastructure.
Mobile Backhaul Performance Management – Challenges, Requirements, Benefits and ROI
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2/5/2016  | 
This whitepaper discusses in depth the current (and future!) underlying business and technical challenges network operations and engineering teams face when assuring the performance of their increasingly complex mobile backhaul networks. In particular, what requirements Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) need to meet, and how a next-generation network performance management solution can bring significant benefits to the business.
Wireless Business Continuity – by Heavy Reading
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2/5/2016  | 
It’s difficult to conceive that retail might be the cutting edge of where IoT is heading. The reality is that the industry has had to embrace the fundamental changes that the Internet has imposed on its business model, at the same time as adjusting to rapidly evolving technology, such as beacons, digital signage and tablets as point-of-sale terminals.
Business and ownership model case studies for next generation FTTH deployment
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2/4/2016  | 
This paper is a review of two previous white papers published by the DISCUS project consortium in November 2013. After discussions with many stakeholders on topics of regulation and business models for next generation fibre access network architectures, we have analysed a number of case studies around the world on both open access and vertically integrated ownership models, and report here our updated view.
Local Loop Unbundling regulation: is it a barrier to FTTH deployment?
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2/4/2016  | 
This white paper describes how the Local Loop Unbundling regulation of copper pairs in access networks might present a barrier to FTTH deployment, as it inhibits infrastructure providers from developing more efficient optical access architectures that benefit from the closure of many currently active central offices and the early retirement of the copper cable infrastructure.
Re-architecting Infrastructure and Operations to Enable New Growth
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2/3/2016  | 
Digitizing with Huawei Telco OS – Architecture and applications
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2/3/2016  | 
Cloud Transformation, Reforming Your Business
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2/3/2016  | 
IoT: Collaborating on connections
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2/3/2016  | 
The six steps to Digital
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2/3/2016  | 
CSPs will become DSPs if they follow these six steps - and create a customer experience to shout about!
Carrier’s ICT Network 2020 Transformation – A Huawei White Paper
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2/1/2016  | 
Huawei wishes to be carrier’s trusted transformation partner to so that they can cost-efficiently and smoothly evolve to the target Network 2020 architecture based on wise investment decisions.
Protect Your Brand – Launch VoLTE Service with Confidence
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2/1/2016  | 
Spanning multiple connections of network technologies and domains, VoLTE has the inherent flexibility to enable many different types of services while creating new revenue opportunities. While the benefits of VoLTE may be clear, the path to a successful launch can pose significant challenges. With a solution that addresses VoLTE’s critical success factors, NETSCOUT is ready to cut through complexities with a comprehensive, user-friendly solution.
Effectively Troubleshoot – VoLTE Call Drops
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2/1/2016  | 
NETSCOUT’S 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; Allows for real-time monitoring of interoperability issues introduced during maintenance windows.
Launch VoLTE Services with Confidence
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2/1/2016  | 
NETSCOUT’S 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; Reduces calls to customer care through proactive alarms and ongoing monitoring of the elements, domains and devices involved.
VOLTE TROUBLESHOOTING – Protect the Customer Experience with Iris Session Analyzer
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2/1/2016  | 
An operator’s ability to offer high quality voice calling on the LTE network will be a critical step in the fight to reclaim revenue from competitors—but it won’t be easy. Launching VoLTE requires continual tuning of both the access and core networks in order to establish, support and handover mobile voice calls as subscribers move throughout the network—all while maintaining a quality of experience that is at-or-better-than existing service alternatives.
Improving mobile customer retention through multi-dimensional analysis of QoE
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1/19/2016  | 
This white paper discusses an end-to-end network, multidimensional approach to customer QoE with use case examples that demonstrate its value for CSPs. Key dimensions include location, device type, and application.
Aligning Business & Operational Transformation: Enabling the Network to Participate in the API Economy – by Heavy Reading
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1/14/2016  | 
This white paper explains the significance of the emerging API economy and the drivers for CSP participation in it, and describes the need for a digital network service platform as the repository for a CSP's IT and network assets expressed as digital services. It then explores the management implications of the digital network platform and the need for a new operational architecture, and describes the properties of the new operational architecture.
Making a Compelling Business Case for Virtualized CPE – by Heavy Reading
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1/13/2016  | 

When single-feature VNFs and their lifecycle management requirements are described using rigorous data models that can be manipulated programmatically in software, they can be onboarded, deployed and managed quickly and at low cost through the use of automation.

This paper argues that the business case for vCPE is made compelling through the combination of these capabilities.

Blade Site: Redefining Radio Site Infrastructure
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1/12/2016  | 
Etisalat and Huawei Unveil First White Paper in MENA about Future Network of 2020
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1/12/2016  | 
The White Paper underlines the vision of Etisalat Group to harness its technological vision and key industry advances to provide innovative premium and differentiated service experiences for customers. The adaption of new architecture and processes outlined in White Paper will enable Etisalat Group to devise a practical 5-year road-map for the adaption of SDN and NFV technologies. It also provides a detail understanding of the impact of SDN/NFV adaption on the existing platform and processes.
eBook: Analytics and big data
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1/4/2016  | 
This eBook gives an introduction to big data and analytics processing. It describes how we identify big data and the importance of the analytics processes that telcos should be implementing to most benefit from the tremendous amounts of data available to them.
A Big Apple Case Study - Big Benefits from Full CCAP Deployment
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12/17/2015  | 
Deploying the full complement of services supported by Casa Systems’ CCAP has enabled Time Warner Cable to provide a better customer experience and reduce energy consumption today, and to have a clear path to scaling up to continually meet demands in the future.
Artesyn-Wind River - Optimized Hardware-Software Platform Maximizes Performance Density for NFV Applications
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12/11/2015  | 
By collaborating with Wind River through the Titanium Cloud ecosystem to provide interoperable networking services, Artesyn delivers pre-validated carrier grade server solutions that optimize performance density, allowing telco providers to maximize their OPEX savings while delivering high-value services to their customers.
Brocade-Wind River NFV Solutions Deliver Carrier Grade Reliability and Accelerate New Services
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12/11/2015  | 
The partnership between Brocade and Wind River enables service providers to leverage NFV without sacrificing the reliability and performance of hardware networking solutions. By collaborating with Wind River through the Titanium Cloud ecosystem to provide interoperable networking services, Brocade delivers best-in-class performance on an open platform, enabling the rapid creation of innovative and reliable systems.
Genband-Wind River - Joint NFV Solution Delivers Virtual SBC with Carrier Grade Reliability
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12/11/2015  | 
The GENBAND and Wind River partnership enables service providers to leverage NFV without sacrificing the reliability and performance of fixed-function networking solutions. By collaborating with Wind River through the Titanium Cloud ecosystem to provide interoperable networking services, GENBAND is able to offer its CSP customers carrier grade NFV solutions that combine GENBAND’s reliable VNFs with Wind River Titanium Server software.
Overture-Wind River - Carrier Grade NFV Orchestration Delivers Superior Reliability and Market-Ready Solutions
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12/11/2015  | 
The integrated, carrier grade Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution from Overture and Wind River delivers an automated orchestration capability that accelerates a CSP’s ability to deploy new services while minimizing risk.
Cisco ASR 9000 Integrated DDoS Mitigation with Arbor Networks Peakflow TMS
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12/11/2015  | 
Cisco and Arbor Networks are partnering to deliver industry-leading DDoS mitigation capabilities on the ASR 9000 Series routers. This partnership extends the Peakflow solution by adding the Threat Management System (TMS) DDoS mitigation functionality to the ASR 9000.
Cisco ASR 9000 vDDoS Protection Solution
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12/11/2015  | 
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.
Frost & Sullivan: The Expanding Role of Service Providers in DDoS Mitigation
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12/11/2015  | 
DDoS mitigation requires visibility, analytics, and security expertise. Service providers have tremendous insight into network activities, and so should not simply manage purpose-built DDoS mitigation solutions, but should leverage their insight to better identify attacks.
Cisco ASR 9000 vDDoS Protection Solution Overview
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12/11/2015  | 
Cisco ASR 9000 virtual DDoS (vDDoS) protection defends your network against DDoS attacks by embedding Arbor Networks DDoS detection and mitigation technology into your Cisco network.
Accelerating the Transformation to Virtual Network Services
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12/8/2015  | 
With its thorough, forward-looking vision and comprehensive approach to enabling deployment of functions in flexible combinations with prominent ecosystem partners, F5 has shown itself well-prepared to help operators accelerate their transition to virtualized network services.
Ten Essentials for Securing LTE Networks
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11/30/2015  | 
Service providers building out their 4G LTE networks are grappling with numerous complex security challenges. Learn which security capabilities are essential for them to consider and why as they begin to implement carrier-class network firewall solutions.
Streamlining Order Delivery of Next-Generation Business Services – By Heavy Reading
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11/30/2015  | 
Understand just what’s needed to help service providers streamline the order-to-cash processes of their new and existing next-generation business services.
Enterprise Services Delivery Fast Facts Infographic
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11/30/2015  | 
Understand the numbers from latest global survey conducted by Heavy Reading and Amdocs.
Virtual EPC for Tier 2 & 3 Mobile Operators – by Heavy Reading
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11/23/2015  | 
Backed by global Tier 1 operators, today's state-of-the-art virtual Evolved Packet Core technology offers performance close enough to the classic hardware-based products. Arguably, a software-based mobile core levels the playing field with bigger operators because it puts brand-name EPC products and features within reach of smaller operators.
Anvato Case Study: Dynamic Ad Insertion
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11/18/2015  | 
Live Streaming with Dynamic Ad Insertion - Hearst Television
The Juniper Networks Platform for Agile Service Delivery
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11/18/2015  | 
Video- Case study with Orange Business Services
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11/18/2015  | 
LTE radio transport security - Vulnerabilities, threats and controls
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11/17/2015  | 
The adoption of LTE (Long-Term Evolution) mobile technology has grown significantly in the past 3 years bringing with it many advantages to subscribers and operators. There are also inherit cyber threats and other risks in the LTE technology that should be considered by operators. This paper presents an overview of the risks and countermeasures that operators should consider when assessing the security requirement for their radio access networks.
The Missing Layer - SDN MANO in Multi-Service Networks
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11/16/2015  | 
Sedona Systems Demo
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11/13/2015  | 
OPEN SOLUTIONS FOR NFV – A Checklist for Achieving the Benefits and Managing the Risks
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11/12/2015  | 
In summary, when evaluating a platform for your NFV solution, openness plays an important role—but it’s not as simple as it may seem. There are factors that need to be considered alongside the open requirements. Use this checklist to ensure your solution will truly be open—for business.
ACG Research : Accelerating the Transformation to Virtual Networks Services
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11/11/2015  | 
The relentless pace of innovation is driving developers and service providers to redefine how they bring applications and services to users. Users’ demand for new applications is forcing a transformation away from limited function, tightly integrated and proprietary solutions toward a more fluid, programmable, adaptable service delivery environment.
Brief: Flow processing on 100GbE ports with the Ultra High Network Appliance
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11/6/2015  | 
The FWA-6522C is Advantech’s new concept of ultra high-end network platform to boost performance of applications migrating to 100GbE. The FWA-6522C makes the most of its four integrated Intel® Xeon® processors and its 400 Gbps of I/O by optimizing packet delivery from the network ports into the CPU sockets and into the virtual machines. This paper describes this innovative platform architecture and shows some applications that can leverage the ultra high-end FWA-6522C appliance.
Brief: Does your Telecom Cloud Infrastructure have the Competitive Edge
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11/6/2015  | 
This product brief describes the huge potential of Advantech’s NFV Elasticity initiative and the network platforms that make it possible.
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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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Ireland's Data Dream

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Host In Ireland president Gary Connolly tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders about the role Ireland is playing in hosting data for the world's largest organizations.
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Brocade Keynote: Transitioning to the New IP

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At 2020 Vision in Dublin, Andrew Coward, VP of Service Provider Strategy at Brocade, presents the transition to the New IP.
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