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Harold DePriest, President and CEO, EPB
More information and registration Chattanooga’s EPB publicly owned utility comms company has become a poster child for how to enable a local economy using next-gen networking technology. Steve Saunders, Founder of Light Reading, sits down with Harold DePriest, president and CEO of EPB, to learn how EPB is bringing big time tech to small town America.
CEO to CEO: Jay Samit, CEO, SeaChange
More information and registration Join us live for Light Reading's interview with Jay Samit, the newly appointed CEO of publicly traded SeaChange International Inc. With a resume that includes Sony, EMI, and Universal, Samit brings a reputation as an entrepreneur and a disruptor to his new role at the video solutions company. Hear what he has to say about the opportunities in video, as well as the outlook for cable, telco, OTT and mobile service providers.
VeEx Pre-BTE Radio Show: Cloud Enabled Service Testing for Cost Efficiency and Agility
More information and registration Regardless of the network operator type (mobile, fixed-broadband, etc.), reducing costs is always a common factor. When it comes to test and measurement equipment infrastructure, cost reduction is not any different. This radio show will introduce VeEX's cloud enabled service testing solution, emphasizing on how operators can minimize CAPEX and optimize OPEX. The show will outline how operators can significantly reduce heavy upfront capital expenditures with VeEX's all-inclusive test platform, and how they can optimize their operational expenditures by managing their test equipment infrastructure on VeEX's VeEspress cloud-based environment. VeExpress provides cost efficiency and service delivery agility to a network operators bottom line.
Network Architecture Considerations for Next-Gen Mobile Backhaul
More information and registration Smartphone use is the most significant driver of traffic growth in mobile backhaul technology as these devices become more integrated into our business and personal lives. Key contributors to greater capacity increases are classic mobile phone users upgrading to smartphones and service migration from 3G to 4G LTE in the backhaul. This migration is expected to result in total backhaul traffic growing at 87% (CAGR) from 2013 through 2017, according to research by Ovum. Ovum also forecasts that 4G connections will reach 70% of the North American population by 2017. The traditional backhaul technology, copper, has been in decline because it cannot keep up with these capacities, resulting in greater use of fiber and microwave technology.
Packet optical technologies enabling these high-capacity solutions combine advanced traffic management and WDM capabilities. As SDN technology works its way into the backhaul, the platforms of today need to be SDN ready, where a central controller provides the network-wide decision making for packet routing and wavelength switches. Fiber optics, though the preferred transport, are not always available or cost effective in these applications. Microwave is an alternative solution while waiting for fiber to be trenched or as a low-cost transport method. Microwave can be deployed in weeks, offering gigabit transport.
New architectures using small cells and C-RAN (cloud or centralized radio access network) technology help to resolve concentration points lacking adequate coverage and reduced capacity. Small cell architecture using C-RAN and WDM transport technology will reduce the power, footprint, and complexity of the small cell. The C-RAN architecture centralizes the base band unit (BBU) at the macro site or CO using Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI™) over fiber optic or microwave transport to the remote radio head (RRH) deployed at the small cell site.
This combination of transport technology, whether full SDN-capable or SDN-ready, enables the highest optimization over the BH, offering:
• Load balancing via prioritized dynamic bandwidth allocation
• Self-healing fault recovery
• Smooth scaling for future demands
Steve Pelosi, Vice President and Head of Optical Products, Fujitsu
Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
The NFV Ecosystem: Partnership Strategies for the Virtual Realm
Sponsors: Wind River
More information and registration In order to develop or commercially deploy Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) products a robust ecosystem is crucial, given the days of "we can build it all" are gone.
Instead, product developers must expand the scope and number of ecosystem partners in order to respond to service provider business opportunities and challenges inherent with a shorter time-to-market product delivery cycle that is necessary to drive new revenue streams and increase ARPU.
Join Wind River for a discussion addressing how NFV is changing the scope and breadth of ecosystem partnerships and explaining why we are still in the early phase of ecosystem expansion.
Kelly Herrell, VP & GM, Software Networking, Brocade
Charlie Ashton, Director, Business Development, Wind River
Jim Hodges: Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
NFV Orchestration: Out of the Lab & Into the Networks
More information and registration Join Cyan’s Director of Software Innovations, Nirav Modi and Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Caroline Chappell for a great discussion on the successes and challenges uncovered by early adopters of NFV Orchestration, and the use cases being pursued by operators.
Join us for this discussion and also hear:
• Real-world findings about NFV orchestration and the state of the industry
• Perspectives on the promise vs. the reality of the programmable network
• Breaking vendor lock-in
• What does it take to be successful? Practical findings from early adopters are shared.
Nirav Modi, Director, Software Innovations, Cyan
Caroline Chappell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
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Comcast Formally Ends Its Bid for TWC Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/24/2015
What if the Comcast Merger Fails? Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/20/2015
Google's WiFi-First Mobile Service 'Fi' Is Here Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/22/2015
Comcast Merger May Hinge on Hulu Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/22/2015
Google Ready to Release Thousands of Loons Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/20/2015
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A New Hardware Paradigm for the Telco Data Center
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Next-Generation Platforms for Telecom Cloud Services
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