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The Triple Challenge of Network Transformation
Date: 12/18/2014 1:00 PM New York / 6:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Gigamon
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Operators are facing a slew of new technologies to roll out:

  • IP Voice (VoLTE, VoWiFi & VoIMS)
  • High speed transport pipes (40Gb & 100Gb)
  • Carrier Network Virtualization (Traditional server virtualization, SDN & NFV)

But this time around there’s a difference. In the past operators have been able to deploy new technologies in series, that is one after another. With the current new technologies, due to the interdependency on each other, they are linked. Therefore instead of deploying the new technologies in series, the deployment of one new technology forces the deployment of the others. This webinar will describe the three new technologies, the interdependencies between them, highlight why this is bad from the operator’s perspective and explore ways to overcome the resultant resource crunch - by the deployment of a Unified Visibility Fabric to de-risk the new technology rollouts.

In-Building Small Cell Services Opportunities for Enterprise IT and Mobile Operators
Date: 12/18/2014 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
Sponsors:
SpiderCloud & Intel
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In this 60-minute webinar, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown first brings you beyond basic coverage and capacity and looks at market readiness, challenges and opportunities for enterprise IT and mobile operators as the industry starts to embrace small cell services.

Caroline Chan, who leads Intel’s small cell market development efforts, provides an insight to market adoption of Edge Cloud services, enabling chips and modules, and industry standards developments in support of NFV small cell services for enterprise and venue applications.

Art King, director of enterprise applications and services with SpiderCloud Wireless and formerly head of IT mobility services for a global consumer brand, delves into use cases and examples for a scalable small cell system as a reliable platform for mobility services inside buildings and venues. With an IT friendly small cell system, IT can leverage mobile operators for cost savings with LAN-based Edge Cloud services, with tie-in to location, local caching of content and integration with smart building services.

Gabriel Brown moderates the session and makes sure you have enough time to ask your questions

New Synchronization Requirements for 4G Backhaul and Fronthaul
Date: 12/16/2014 12:00 p.m EST
Sponsors:
VeEX
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Join us for a webinar where we will discuss how taking full advantage of LTE-Advanced features places new requirements on mobile backhaul networks connecting the base stations to the core. This will require carriers to tightly synchronize base stations in terms of frequency, phase and time by deploying new distribution mechanisms including Synchronous Ethernet, IEEE 1588v2 PTP and GPS.

In addition, operators are increasingly looking to use small cells to grow capacity and for coverage fill-in, with architecture choices often involving a Centralized RAN (C-RAN). The Split Baseband and RF processing functions in the C-RAN create a mobile fronthaul network connecting the Remote Radio Units to the Baseband Units via a CPRI or OBSAI interface. We will discuss how the synchronization and timing requirements extend to the fronthaul networks and the testing strategies required for successful deployments.

The POWERful choice - Carrier Ethernet or MPLS ?
Date: 12/16/2014 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
RAD
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SONET/SDH transport networks that utilities have been using for years are rapidly becoming obsolete. Modern broadband packet based transport networks are clearly the solution, but they come in two flavors : Carrier Ethernet and MPLS (including MPLS-TP). This webinar introduces these two technologies, asks whether they can address the requirements of power utilities, and compares their suitability in the context of operational networks. Threats to communications security are discussed in depth.

Future-Proofing Your Digital TV Stack
Date: 12/11/2014 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Adobe
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HTML5. Cross-device. Multiplatform. OTT. Distracted viewers. The world of digital TV is undergoing a fundamental transformation, changing the way that viewers engage with content. With the proliferation of new devices and video screens, platform fragmentation -- and the challenge of measuring and monetizing viewing across screens -- is becoming more daunting than ever. We have reached a broadcast technology and business inflection point, making it increasingly important for network operators to invest in future-proof technologies for the next decade of digital TV.

Featuring insight into recent video trends with key data from the Adobe Digital Index' Q214 Video Benchmark report and Light Reading analysts, this webinar will address how to overcome the monetization, digital delivery, and analytics challenges in order to foster the scaling of next generation digital TV.

What Operators Haven’t Told You About C-RAN – Its Disruptive
Date: 12/10/2014 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
Sponsors:
EASIC
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The evolving dynamics of wireless services require a new approach that reduces MNO capital and operational expenditures. Cloud RAN (CRAN) comes into the scene as a MNO-driven initiative to reduce the cost of wireless services, with protagonists that include major service providers such as AT&T, Orange, China Mobile, SK Telecom, SoftBank and many others. CRAN is based on implementing the concepts of network function virtualization (NFV) to the radio access network (RAN). This decouples the hardware from the radio access protocol software and allows the network operator to leverage the economics of cloud computing and data centers. Hence, CRAN has the hallmarks of a disruptive technology that can change the economics of the wireless network as well as how equipment is designed and networks are deployed.

In this webinar will we discuss CRAN and why it will change everything, what challenges operators need to overcome to implement CRAN, and review technologies that enable the rapid deployment of cost-effective CRAN solutions.

CE 2.0: The Real-World Impact
Date: 12/9/2014 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
EXFO
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Carrier Ethernet 2.0 was designed to allow carriers to knit together diverse compliant networks to create an end-to-end experience for their customers to unleash the power of Carrier Ethernet. This webinar will look at the extent to which CE 2.0 is being deployed, the new capabilities it is enabling in the market, and the competitive advantages of those leveraging the MEF technical specifications and implementation agreements.

Deploying “Fat” vs “Fit” VNF? Realizing the Full Potential of NFV & SDN
Date: 12/9/2014 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
Sponsors:
ConteXtream
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The networking/telecom industries are making a big shift from the “Appliance” era where networking functions were delivered on proprietary hardware to the “Virtual-Function” era where functions will be delivered using a common infrastructure comprising of standardized hardware, virtualization software and SDN. There are several approaches available to operators looking to build this common infrastructure. Operators need to make the right choice to help the realize the full potential of this shift. In this webinar, ConteXtream and Heavy Reading will discuss how the common infrastructure can be architected for achieving maximum benefit.

Scalable and Secure Device Management for Telecom, Network, SDN/NFV and IoT Devices
Date: 12/4/2014 2:00 PM New York / 7:00 PM London
Sponsors:
ENEA
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Whether you are building a high end router or deploying an IoT sensor network, a Device Management Framework including support for new standards such as NETCONF/YANG and Web Technologies such as Representational State Transfer (ReST) are fast becoming standard requirements. Next generation Device Management Frameworks can provide substantial advantages over legacy SNMP and proprietary frameworks. These advantages and use cases will be thoroughly explained throughout the course of this webinar.

With the increasing and explosive growth of interconnected devices, Device Management is no longer a requirement exclusive to Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEM’s). Devices from the core of the network all the way down to Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), IoT sensors, and everything in between inclusive of Routers, Switches, and Gateways, etc… must be manageable. Telecom and Network Equipment providers are adopting new standards such as NETCONF and ReST over NETCONF to mitigate the problems that legacy standards do not solve such as scaling, security, transactional support, etc. In this webinar you will learn about:

  • Integrating new standards and web technologies including NETCONF, NETCONF Light and ReST
  • Legacy standards such as SNMP, XML-RPC, and how they can co-exist with NETCONF
  • Modelling Operational/Configuration data, Events, Notifications, Alarms and Traps with YANG
  • Northbound protocols – Command Line Interface (CLI), NETCONF, SNMP, REST, XML-RPC
  • Southbound protocols – Publish/Subscribe, message passing implementations
  • Integrating traditional ‘C’ style and High Level Objects in C++, Java and Python
Three Keys to Securing and Enabling VoLTE Communications
Date: 12/3/2014 12:00 p.m. New York/ 6:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Sonus Networks
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Both SIP and Diameter are essential for delivering VoLTE services. SIP and Diameter complement each other and work in tandem to provide the complete signaling needs of 4G/LTE networks. It therefore makes sense to combine the two platforms into one. SIP handles call control for establishing voice, video, messaging and IM sessions in 4G/LTE networks. Diameter is used for signaling between policy servers, subscriber databases and charging systems to provide AAA (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting) functions in 4G/LTE networks.

An integrated approach to SIP and Diameter signaling at the LTE network edge is one that offers many advantages over a separate multi-box approach, both in cost savings, and reduction of complexity, providing mobile network operators the ability to increase speed to market for VoLTE and advanced IP based services.

Join us for a discussion of how the integration of SBC and DSC functionality onto a single platform will have a positive impact on VoLTE providers by allowing then to save money, reduce complexity and roll out advanced IP based services faster.

Mastering the Economics of OTT Video
Date: 12/3/2014 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Ooyala
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While the timetable for when is still widely debated, it’s clear that TV’s future lies in the cloud, with fully digital workflows and delivery all but guaranteed in the not-so-distant future.

Most broadcasters and operators have taken the first step to acquire digital content rights and some have already launched OTT video services to compete with pure OTT offerings like Netflix.

How to ensure success, more specifically sustainable profitability, with OTT Video remains an unanswered questions for many.

How much value can be extracted from digital content rights? Which content is going to perform best? What is the most effective way to monetize content? How much are people willing to pay or how many ads will they sit through? Which syndication partnerships will generate the highest return? What devices and platforms should be prioritized?

In this session we will explore various methods to answer these difficult questions and the role that data will play in solving the multiple, and complex, dimensions of OTT Video.

Ericsson Mobility Report- South East Asia & Oceania Mobile Landscape and Predictions towards 2020
Date: 11/26/2014 11:00 AM Singapore / 10:00 PM New York
Sponsors:
Ericsson
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The new ERICSSON MOBILITY REPORT unveils a wealth of data-driven insights on the state of the global and regional mobile landscape today and predictions of what it could be tomorrow. Ericsson has performed in-depth data traffic measurements since the early days of mobile broadband from a large base of live networks covering all regions of the world. This report will share data you won't find anywhere else - along with analysis based on our measurements, forecasts and other complementary consumer studies which provide further understandings into current traffic and market trends.

Please join us in this webinar featuring the just released Ericsson Mobility Report with South East Asia & Oceania insights. Ericsson's Warren Chaisatien, Head of Marketing for Australia & New Zealand and Networked Society Evangelist for South East Asia & Oceania, will discuss trends on 4G/LTE, smartphones, data and social media usage, and the region's interest in connected devices, as well as key predictions towards 2020.

Achieving Carrier-Grade OpenStack for NFV
Date: 11/20/2014 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
Sponsors:
HP/Windriver
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The cloud computing wave is enabling the communications industry’s shift towards network and application virtualization, empowering the delivery of new services to their customers more quickly with significantly reducing operating and capital costs. In order to facilitate this shift, CSPs require carrier grade, open standards based NFV solutions that are extremely reliable.

More specifically, CSPs are looking to leverage to OpenStack technology for their future NFV environment while addressing carrier grade needs. HP and Wind River are joining forces to provide CSPs with an open, highly reliable, and comprehensive NFV infrastructure (NVFi) solution. Now, CSPs can accelerate their journey to NFV while leveraging the open source community approach so successful with enterprise IT, without compromising the “always on” experience customers have come to expect.

Please join Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, Vinay Saxena, Chief Architect NFV, HP and Glenn Seiler Vice President, Networking Solutions, Wind River for discussion on how new solutions can help CSPs on their NFV Journey.

Leveraging Next Gen Server Architectures for Virtual CDN
Date: 11/18/2014 12:00 AM New York / 5:00 PM London
Sponsors:
HP/ 6WIND
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CDN owners are faced with increasing demands for content coming from a plethora of devices—many of them mobile. This means their traffic volumes are growing rapidly in the face of sustained competition. They need to distribute their networks cost effectively, and are looking for alternatives.

New network function virtualization (NFV) solutions from companies like 6WIND and HP are enabling a virtual CDN solution. It leverages 6WIND’s packet processing capabilities and HP’s telecom-grade server platforms. Combined, they offer the promise of lowering CDN operators’ capex and opex, while also providing support for hosted CDN services and an optimized environment for application developers.

Please join Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, François-Frédéric Ozog, VP of Business Development, at 6WIND and Lloyd Mayhew, WW Business Development Manager, Telecommunications Industry, HP Servers for a discussion on how new solutions can help CDN operators, telecom operators and application developers achieve their business objectives.

Demystifying SDN & NFV for Cable Operators
Date: 11/11/2014 11:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Juniper Networks
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Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are gaining traction in the cable industry as network operators seek game-changing ways to ease ever-growing bandwidth demands, improve service delivery and consistency, cut operational costs, and slash time to market for new services, features and applications. However, many network operators, including cable MSOs are still uncertain about how, where, and when to implement virtualized solutions in their networks. Join Light Reading, Cox Communications, and Juniper Networks as we explore current trends in SDN/NFV adoption, approaches that some pioneering MSOs are trying and some common challenges facing cable MSOs as they implement SDN/NFV solutions. We will look at how NFV and SDN are fueling a fresh approach to cable network performance and offer some practical approaches to leveraging SDN and NFV solutions to enable new and dynamic service creation, more efficient network automation, and more simplified cable architectures.

Sunny Skies for Cloud DVR?
Date: 10/28/2014 11:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Alcatel-Lucent, Alticast, Arris
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Following Cablevision's successful deployment of network DVR services throughout the New York metro area, Comcast is now rolling out its new Cloud DVR service across its U.S. footprint. At the same time, an increasing number of cable equipment and software suppliers are introducing Cloud DVR solutions to pave the way for more rollouts. In this webinar, we will take a close look at the growing Cloud DVR phenomenon, explore its revenue potential, examine the challenges that lie ahead for cable operators, and see how these challenges can be overcome.

How Next Generation Session Border Controllers (SBC) can Harness the power of NFV and SDN to Launch New Services and Reduce Costs
Date: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 PM
Sponsors:
Sonus
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NFV and SDN can significantly reduce SBC provisioning procedures by automating certain time-consuming tasks, lowering operating costs significantly by dramatically reducing the complexities of setting up and maintaining hardware based SBCs. Service Providers have the ability to spin-up additional SBCs with little or no setup, reduce the configuration burden, and reduce the probability for configuration errors. A provisioning process that used to take many hours or days can now be completed in a matter of minutes.

This webinar will provide an overview how an SDN controlled service model can significantly reduce network operations by automating time-consuming tasks. In addition to reducing Operational Expenses, real-time interaction between virtualized SBCs and SDN Network Controllers, will empowers service providers to deliver a range of innovative new services, including:

  • Launch same-day Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking services in new markets and geographies
  • Scale-up SIP capacity anywhere in your network
  • Deliver high-end SIP services at a lower price point to small and medium businesses
Reinventing OSS for an NFV/SDN Era
Date: 10/21/2014 12:00 p.m. New York/ 6:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
UBIqube
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SDN and NFV both promise hardware vendor independence, improved operational efficiency, standardized and open interfaces and the dynamic chaining of network functions to create new services. While potentially bringing disruptive benefits to the networking industry, they also come with their own sets of challenges. Key among these challenges is service orchestration & management in particular when legacy network architectures are to be part of a hybrid service delivery solution.

Siloed, legacy operation support systems (OSSs) are structurally not fit to address this challenging roadblock in the way of ubiquitous adoption of NFV based services.

We believe a new generation of management system is required which should feature the ability to enable rapid new service design and roll out over multivendor hybrid networking infrastructure. Key to this capability is the engineering of a powerful abstraction layer decorrelating the multivendor world of devices (physical and virtual, South) from the world of service design and management (North).

When MDM is Not Enough: Service Provider Key Considerations for Monetizing Mobility
Date: 10/15/2014 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Symantec
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The use of mobile devices is gaining domination over desktop usage. Some analysts predict that by 2017, 50% of employers will make BYOD in the workplace compulsory. Forward thinking Service Providers are exploring how to monetize mobility management beyond traditional MDM. Explore how granular control of apps/info without MDM, adding proactive threat and app protection, and treating app intelligence as a value added service will create network differentiation and strengthen your brand.

Virtualizing the DSC: Documenting the High Value Use Cases
Date: 10/8/2014 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Ulticom
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In large part due to the ramp of commercial 4G network deployments and anticipated rollout of NFV virtualized network functions, there is now an even greater focus on managing control plane interfaces. As a result, the technical and business drivers for deploying centralized Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs) are now stronger than ever.

Join Steve Davis, Ulticom’s Product Manager for an in-depth technical presentation designed to document the tangible and immediate benefits associated with deploying a virtualized DSC. To capture the real-world implications from a network operator perspective, Kim’s presentation will include a number of specific use cases including leveraging virtualization to enhance IPX based Signaling as a Service (SaaS) network capabilities.

Leveraging Analytics to Optimize and Monetize the Video Experience
Date: 10/7/2014 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
Sponsors:
IneoQuest
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Find out how video analytics are the foundation to driving revenue for Multiscreen Video Services with Heavy Reading and IneoQuest.

As consumers have more ways to watch video than ever before, video providers are looking at new business strategies for revenue growth. This webinar will provide insights on how to capitalize on the evolution of content delivery and effectively monetize high value content. We’ll cover:

  • Complexities of content delivery today
  • The challenges providers face monetizing multiscreen video services
  • The role of video analytics in optimization and monetizatio​​n
  • Impact analysis and proactive churn management with video analytics ​​
  • Growing returns through optimization ​​

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Platforms for Accelerating the Software Defined and Virtual Infrastructure
Date: 10/2/2014 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Advantech, 6Wind, Netronome
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As network infrastructures evolve and selected elements shift from physical systems to virtual functions a new class of network appliance is required that provides high performance processing, balanced I/O and hardware or software acceleration. Such a platform must combine standard server technology and modular systems that can be configured to support line rate performance with network interfaces up to 100Gbit/s. This webinar will discuss a class of network appliance that offers performance levels previously requiring more complex and costly architectures while integrating seamlessly with standard software frameworks such as Linux, Open vSwitch (OVS) and Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK).

Small Cell Backhaul Solutions: Which Technology Fits the Bill?
Date: 9/30/2014 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Xilinx
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While small cells currently compliment the roles of the 3G/4G macro-base stations for coverage and capacity, they also have different characteristics. This webinar discusses wireless backhaul capacity, networking, and signal processing challenges for small-cells. It then focuses on the technologies -- millimeter-wave (E and V bands) radio technology in particular, as well as hardware and software design solutions leveraging Xilinx All Programmable SoC platforms. Examples will be given showing how PHY and L2-L3 functions can be implemented in a flexible, low-risk, and cost-efficient manner.

Virtualization: Be on the Fast Track to Monetization in 10 Days
Date: 9/23/2014 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Redknee
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As we face a new era of digital services, an operator’s ability to monetize these services in a manner that is light weight, easy and fast is paramount. Virtualization and cloud-based BSS is a technology means to this end. Join Jim DeMarco, CTO of Redknee, as he showcases how an operator’s virtualization strategy enabled it to support a new business line in just 10 days. Learn about the best practices used and the tangible benefits that other operators are attaining today.

Monetizing A2P SMS Traffic and Reclaiming Lost Revenues
Date: 9/18/2014 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Cloudmark
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Application-to-person (A2P) SMS has increasingly become a key method for organizations to communicate with their customers. This has been driven by the ubiquity of mobile phones and the universality of SMS. Unfortunately, this has also lead to a massive growth in messages being sent through illegitimate routes that bypass the operators’ billing systems. This is commonly referred to as grey routes carrying grey traffic, and is a tactic commonly used by third-party aggregators to boost their own profitability. The result is lost revenue for mobile operators who often do not have visibility and control of messages on their network.

This webinar with industry experts from Heavy Reading and Cloudmark will take an in-depth look at the need to tackle this problem by:

  • Capturing operators’ lost revenue by identifying and re-routing rogue traffic.
  • Eliminating the use of grey routes by providing legitimate channels for inbound traffic that enables operators to bill for it.
  • Enhancing control and policy strategies to catch mobile attacks that may be entering networks via illegitimate means.
Diameter Signaling Controllers, Meet Your Future
Date: 9/11/2014 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Dialogic
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Why the DSC of yesterday won’t meet the needs of your Diameter networks now

In a very short time, the strategic value of Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs) has increased dramatically. A DSC is now being seen not only as a platform to support Diameter routing, mediation and security but also as a means to interwork, orchestrate and enhance other control plane signaling protocols such as RADIUS and SS7. And the DSC is emerging to play a key role in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) environments that will fundamentally change how the control plane is utilized in next-generation virtualized IP networks.

Join Tom Schroer – Director of Service Provider Marketing, and Jim Hodges – Senior Analyst for Heavy Reading, as they discuss how service providers are leveraging the next wave of signaling controller functionality today and cover use cases that highlight the additional functionality DSCs will need to meet emerging control plane signaling orchestration requirements.

You will learn all about:

  • Techniques to mine the value of control plane messages to enhance and differentiate services
  • How signaling interworking can reduce service delivery costs and speed up interoperability with other networks
  • Accelerating service velocity and reducing costs through signaling orchestration
Achieving a Finely-tuned Network Through Just-In-Time Capacity Management
Date: 9/9/2014 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
Sponsors:
CENX
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Operators struggle to upgrade and manage their network capacity to keep pace with growing network traffic, while simultaneously preserving quality levels to prevent customer churn. This market pressure is felt especially by mobile operators.

When moving from "just-in-case" (JIC) capacity management in their backhaul networks to "just-in-time" (JIT), mobile operators can significantly reduce capex and opex while still delivering exceptional user experience.

This Light Reading webinar will cover:

  • An operator’s current JIC approach to capacity management
  • Barriers to effective capacity management
  • JIT capacity management concepts and ingredients to success
  • Alignment with software-defined networking (SDN)
Optimizing the Last Frontier for the Contact Center: Customer Interaction
Date: 8/28/2014 2:00 PM New York / 7:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Support.com, Inc.
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How customers experience your company’s live support has a huge impact on your brand, the perception of the company, and ultimately your bottom line.

Contact centers have successfully implemented optimization for ACD/IVR, workforce optimization, but not yet for live customer interactions. Solving most support problems is a largely manual process involving scripts, static knowledge bases and time-consuming "talk therapy". The result is an inconsistent service that is highly dependent on the expertise of individual agents.

There is a better way! In this webinar, Ari Bannerjee of Heavy Reading and Amy Millard of Support.com will discuss:

  • Contact Center support trends – and impact of overall technology trends for support
  • Customer Interaction Optimization – What is it? What are the key measure and strategies?
  • Actual case studies with metrics from implementing Customer Interaction Optimization
  • Strategies for reducing handle time and increasing NPS in real-world cable and telco environments​​
Harnessing the Value of Predictive Orchestration in Today's Multivendor WAN
Date: 8/27/2014 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Cisco
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Network operators have well-documented issues delivering services efficiently because of rising operational costs and inefficient utilization levels in their networks. As such, the desire to simplify and speed service creation and management through SDN and other approaches to automation, virtualization and orchestration has captured their attention.

An SDN solution that includes predictive analytics based on continuous collection and correlation of traffic and topology state from live customer networks is ideally suited to this problem set. In the interest of rapid development, applications should be able to take advantage of web technologies such as Representational State Transfer (ReST) that get visibility into the provider network without requiring a deep understanding of protocols or network structure. Technologies such as NETCONF/YANG and PCEP are ideal for control of the multivendor network.

This LR webinar will cover common service provider use cases for more quickly and consistently optimizing and monetizing infrastucture. We will detail the underlying technologies required for this undertaking and highlight specific functionalities geared towards value added services and business optimization. Finally, we will discuss use real operator workflows to make the business case for network control in today's service provider network.

Mastering Trillions of Records
Date: 7/24/2014 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
BAE Systems
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If you can master large quantities of data you can succeed. The rise of Google, Linkedin, Facebook, etc. has proven that storing and understanding data can lead to big rewards (more than $65 billion last year). Communications service providers (CSPs) are now asking how they can get in on the action. At the same time people are more aware of their right to privacy and the impact of data loss.

In this webinar, we look at some of the technical challenges of storing large quantities of data. We will consider what types of data CSPs have and how storing this data might benefit their business. We will discuss the alternative ways of storing the data for different uses and cover Hadoop, traditional database and alternative technologies. Finally, we will consider cost-effective ways that CSPs could comply with proposed legislation in the US Senate, “The USA FREEDOM Act.”

Exploring 5G: Performance Targets, Technologies & Timelines
Date: 7/22/2014 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Anritsu
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R&D organizations, vendors, and operators are now starting to define and develop 5G wireless technologies, with a view to commercial deployment from 2020 onwards. This webinar will address performance targets, key technologies, and potential timelines for 5G trials and commercial launch.

Elevate your Security Profile with SDN/NFV and Security Orchestration
Date: 7/15/2014 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Symantec
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Service providers who adopt network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) gain on-demand application/tenant-driven services and network optimization while reducing their costs significantly. Security mechanisms will need to work seamlessly together to handle the new vulnerabilities posed by network virtualization, implemented discretely, in different physical and virtual domains, leaving no vulnerabilities. Ecosystems of security solutions will coalesce around software-defined security controllers (SDSC), and such ecosystems will need to capture security policies from multiple SDN controller and NFV management and orchestration vendors. This session explores concepts for designing and implementing security in a trusted network.

Network Management and Security Requirements for SDN/NFV Networks
Date: 7/9/2014 10:00 am ET / 3:00 pm GMT / 4:00 pm CET
Sponsors:
Napatech
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As we move into the commercialization phase of both SDN and NFV, there is generally consensus that the move to a pure software model will enable new levels of service agility that traditional networks have never been able to achieve.

Conceptually this will be possible by leveraging this software model in more dynamic, real-time and innovative ways that transcend physical limitations of integrating software into dedicated platforms that remotely serve the end-user.

However, to fully realize this vision, there are a number of decision points and challenges the industry must address. Accordingly, this webinar will focus on both from a network management and security perspective. Specific topics and questions the webinar will address include:

  • How will the move to more agile SDN/NFV networks impact carriers and customers?
  • The need for real-time network insight to manage IP traffic and the role that automation and real-time policy play.
  • What are the real-time performance monitoring requirements for IP networks?
  • What are the challenges of supporting SDN/NFV management and security enforcement requirements in 100G networks?
Expanding Programmability From the Control to the Data Plane With Xilinx Software Defined Specification Environment
Date: 6/26/2014 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Xilinx
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The networking industry is moving from the “fixed-function era” where services are built upon proprietary hardware architectures and custom software to the “virtualized-function era” using standard hardware and software-defined networking (SDN). While networking software architectures are evolving rapidly, data-plane hardware often remains bogged down and cannot easily accommodate agile SDN software models. To address this mismatch between SDN software and old-style hardware, Xilinx has introduced the revolutionary “softly” defined network approach, which creates a software-defined data plane with content intelligence so that equipment design teams can precisely tailor network hardware that delivers the flexible network services and applications required. This webinar explores open hardware trends in the global market and how network architects can leverage the Xilinx Software Defined Specification Environment for Networking (SDNet) and its revolutionary softly defined network approach.

Leveraging Policy Control in an SDN World
Date: 6/26/2014 9:00 a.m. New York / 2:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Ericsson
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Policy control has been widely deployed by network operators to help manage IP traffic and applications, and to support the development of new types of service plans. But how will the role of policy control change as operators deploy software-defined networks? And what benefits can it bring to SDN? In this webinar we will analyze how SDN could be enriched by the information and the decisions available in policy control and also how SDN will influence the evolution of existing policy control solutions.

The Role of the Metro gets Cloudy – Service Providers Risk Getting Soaked by a Data Downpour
Date: 6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Ciena
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Applications such as mobile data services and enterprise cloud services, and the increasing speeds of the access networks over which they are delivered, are driving up the demand for both quality and quantity of bandwidth at the network edge. At the same time carriers are looking to consolidate the separate networks that have typically served their various access infrastructures, imposing further capacity and density requirements on installed equipment. Meanwhile, architectural changes inspired by NFV and SDN mean that more carriers are considering deploying mini datacenters in the metro and closer to access networks for the delivery of virtualized applications -- a move which will force the deployment of more transport capacity to guarantee service delivery. These trends are all fueling the need for 10 gigabit-per-second Carrier Ethernet services. 10-GigE is rapidly displacing GigE and legacy TDM as the edge transport network of choice, delivering both aggregation and support for service level agreements closer to the customer. Carriers want rapid service delivery and ease of operations, putting pressure on the next generation of Metro Ethernet gear to deliver more than higher capacity.

Six Myths and Truths about Virtualization of the Mobile Core
Date: 6/24/2014 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Ixia
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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) marks a profound paradigm shift in networking as we know it to move network functions from dedicated hardware appliances to running on virtualized server platforms. But while mobile operators agree on the need and vision for NFV, many are struggling to understand the practical migration steps to NFV and how to measure success.

This webinar with industry experts from Heavy Reading and Ixia will take an in-depth look at:

  • The motivations for NFV
  • When does it make sense to move to NFV and when doesn’t it?
  • How do I know a migration to a virtualized appliance was successful?
  • Best practices for measuring performance of a virtualized environment.

Please join us as we discuss Six Common Myths and Truths of Virtualization. All webinar registrants will receive a copy of Ixia’s new eBook, "Demystifying NFV: A Definitive Guide to Measuring Performance in a Virtual World."

Accelerating Time-to-Market & Reducing Development Costs through Innovative and Flexible Collaboration Models
Date: 6/12/2014 12:00 pm New York / 5:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Avago Technologies
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Networking OEMs today face ever-changing market needs at an accelerating rate and complexity. Their challenge lies in balancing development costs with the need to adapt quickly to evolving market requirements. Avago & Tieto have joined forces to enable and provide networking OEMs with the technology, support, and services they require to be successful in the marketplace. Leveraging this unique collaboration and domain expertise, networking equipment vendors can quickly deploy emerging applications such as NFV and HetNets using key technologies such as ODP and OpenStack, reducing resource investments and time to market by more then 40%.

Making VoLTE a Success with Real-Time QoE Analytics
Date: 6/11/2014 10:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Ipoque & Napatech
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With many recent new launches and more to come in 2014, VoLTE is finally moving center stage for mobile network operators. In principle, VoLTE can help operators both to control costs and to meet competition from both conventional and Web-based communications service providers. But there are significant challenges too, both business and technical. In this Webinar, we will:

  • Look at the LTE deployments and progress with VoLTE, video and rich communications services
  • Analyze technical vs. monetization challenges
  • Identify critical factors in assuring real-time QoE
  • Present use cases that deliver value based on VoLTE analytics
Scale Solutions Across Mobile Networks
Date: 6/5/2014 12:00 pm New York / 5:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Avago Technologies
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Deploying dense urban access points that cover both licensed and unlicensed spectrum can offer higher quality-of-experience guarantees for end-users. In this webinar, LSI Corporation and SAI Technology discuss scalable LTE-Advanced solutions for both dense urban and rural applications, utilizing Axxia-based systems-on-chips. Intelligent partitioning of remote-radio-heads with centralized Layer 1 to Layer 3 processing on Axxia delivers key power/performance advantages, including lowering capex and opex for service operators and enterprises.

Scaling Network Security for LTE: A Multi-Layer Approach
Date: 6/4/2014 2:00 pm New York / 7:00 pm London
Sponsors:
F5
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Service providers know they need to protect the network, maintain user privacy and stability, and manage billions of sessions without costs spiraling out of control and without affecting LTE enrolment plans. In this webinar, Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, and Leonid Burakovsky, Senior Director of Strategic Solutions at F5, will outline the new challenges introduced by LTE, specifically new security threats in the service provider network. They will address the importance of implementing a dynamic, multi-layered security approach that makes use of virtualization, service chaining, and Diameter signaling platforms.

Protecting Mobile 4G Data Networks (and Revenue) from Advanced Threats
Date: 5/29/2014 12:00 pm New York / 5:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Arbor Networks
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In order to meet their subscribers’ insatiable demand for multimedia content and to prepare for the future explosion of the “Internet of Things” M2M applications, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have no choice but to continue to invest in their 4G LTE networks. MNOs are also keenly aware that their business models will shift from predominantly voice- and text-based to data-based revenue models. Therefore, to avoid damage to the top and bottom lines of their businesses, it’s imperative that MNOs do everything they can to protect the availability and performance of their 4G LTE, all-IP, data networks. Join Arbor Networks and Heavy Reading as they highlight the latest trends in mobile network threats and discuss ways to minimize their impact on mobile network infrastructure and services using industry best practices and Arbor Networks solutions.

OTT: Debunking the 5 Most Common Misconceptions
Date: 5/29/2014 10:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Ooyala & Akamai
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Thanks to the rapid growth of the over-the-top (OTT) video business over the past few years, many traditional video service providers are now interested in entering the market. Intrigued by OTT’s promising revenue prospects, services providers are planning, testing, or developing their own Internet video services for launch. Yet, in all too many cases, they are looking to enter the market without doing their homework, leaving them vulnerable to some common misconceptions about what’s needed to build a successful OTT business.

Please join leading experts from Telstra and Ooyala as they tackle and correct the five most common misconceptions about the OTT video world. In this session, we will explore such leading misconceptions as:

  • Content rights are easy to negotiate
  • OTT’s business model is all settled
  • OTT’s infrastructure and hardware are no different from IPTV’s
  • The cloud doesn’t have enough security
  • Audience behavior is the same
Profiting From Service Innovation: How Communications Service Providers Leverage Policy to Turn Insights Into Action
Date: 5/28/2014 12:00 pm New York / 5:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Sandvine
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Service plan innovation is a top-of-mind objective for communications service providers (CSPs). Catalyzed by increased LTE deployments and competitive forces in the market, service differentiation is more important than ever. Vital to service innovation are the network policy control, PCRF, and enforcement products that enable creative offerings ranging from simple data packages to application-centric plans. In order to successfully provide personalized services, CSPs need purpose-built business intelligence and customer experience management tools that reveal valuable insights about subscriber segments and behaviors . This webinar explores service innovation trends in the global market and how CSPs have leveraged insights to take action, resulting in increased competitive differentiation and improved customer experience.

Interconnect & LTE Operators - 5 Things to Consider When Migrating to NFV
Date: 5/27/2014 12:00 pm New York / 5:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Sonus Networks
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Interconnect (IPX) and LTE operators are actively evaluating the deployment of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in their networks. NFV is a fundamental change in the IPX and LTE network architecture that is expected to deliver benefits such as network agility, opex savings, flexibility to choose multiple vendors, and consolidated network management. Networks will migrate to NFV over time, and not as a one-time network-wide switchover. It is important for operators to have a solid game plan that protects their existing investment, minimizes disruption to the existing network, and provides the ability to migrate to NFV at their own pace.

Why Openness Is Critical for SDN & NFV Success
Date: 5/8/2014 12:00 pm New York / 5:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Ciena
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SDN and NFV are viewed as disruptive forces that will bring about wide open networks, allowing operators to usher in a new wave of innovation and multi-vendor interoperability. At the core of any SDN transformation is openness, which has widespread implications for hardware, software, and network management.

This webinar will examine the implications and benefits of openness. You will learn:

  • The implications of the evolving standards process on SDN and open-source
  • How SDN enables NFV in an open environment Why open-source is important
  • Key initiatives that will pave the way to an open, multi-vendor network
Transforming the Economics of Residential Broadband With VDSL Broadband Amplifiers
Date: 5/6/2014 10:00 am New York / 3:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Actelis Networks
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Meeting high-speed residential broadband service level targets and universal service objectives profitably is impractical with FTTH. But pushing DSLAMs very close to customers to make possible necessary service levels with FTTC simply trades one set of challenges for another. Now far more efficient residential broadband networks can be built that fully leverage the installed base of any vendor's DSLAMs and DSL modems.

Learn how broadband amplifiers enable you to:

  • Get more distance and bandwidth out of VDSL2, with or without vectoring
  • Enlarge the customer serving area and achieve greater operational efficiencies
  • Reduce CAPEX and fiber backhaul costs, and accelerate time to market
  • Transform the business case for residential broadband
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