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Dealing With DDoS Application Threats In Mobile Networks
Date: 2/4/2015 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
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The publicity given to devastating cyber-attacks on companies like Sony Pictures leads some mobile operators to believe that the uniqueness of the mobile network, service and device environment means they are nowhere near as vulnerable to DDoS and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). Leveraging Heavy Reading survey data, and pointing to real examples which have not attracted the same level of publicity, this webinar will demonstrate just how vulnerable the network stability and confidential information of mobile operators becomes to DDoS attacks, especially as LTE scales. It will also outline how the mobile operator’s operations team and threat detection and mitigation capabilities need to evolve from wireline to wireless to protect its network assets and the user experience of its customers.

NFV’s Biggest Barrier: Overcoming the Operations Challenge
Date: 2/10/2015 11:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
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NFV promises great opex savings; however, migration to virtualized infrastructure will make network operations dramatically more complex for service providers. This barrier needs to be overcome in order to rollout NFV on a broad scale and to deliver quality-assured data services with the speed demanded by end-users.

This webinar will describe:

  • The operations complexities introduced by NFV architectures
  • The lifecycle service orchestration framework that is required to effectively fulfill and assure services across virtualized and physical hybrid networks
  • Real-world strategies to make evolution to NFV possible and actually improve operations
Network Performance Enforcement: A New Approach to Network Congestion Management
Date: 2/11/2015 1:00 PM New York / 6:00 PM London
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Network Performance Enforcement (NPE) on a per-flow basis didn’t exist a year ago. Yet this radical new approach is transforming not only the entire end-user network experience -- guaranteeing that no subscriber session will ever crash again regardless of network load – but also resets fundamental service provider business model and architectural assumptions that have been in place for decades.

This webinar will show how NPE uniquely integrates the simultaneous real-time, discrete monitoring and control of millions of concurrent IP flows, successfully guiding and adjusting bandwidth and security policy on each individual flow 20 times per second as it passes through NPE-controlled links.

The value for service providers includes a large uptick in bandwidth utilization, the monetization of previously withheld “reserve” bandwidth, and the ability to offer new granular levels of guaranteed services based on multiple tiers of enforced “fair usage” on a single network. Fully compatible with legacy, virtual, SDN and NFV networks today, NPE has been architected with the scale required for Cloud, Mobile and IoT network deployments.

Smart Stadiums and Mall Services – The Holy Grail!
Date: 2/12/2015 11:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
SpiderCloud & Intel
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In this 60-minute webinar, HeavyReading analyst Gabriel Brown first brings you inside the stadium and mall opportunity, taking a look at what’s considered the “Holy grail” for small cell, IOT, Location Based Services, Commerce and Retail. It’s the intersection of consumers, business and big brands.

Caroline Chan, who leads Intel’s small cell market development efforts, provides insight to market adoption of Edge Cloud services, IOT enabling modules for retail and venues, in support of NFV small cell services.

Art King, director of enterprise applications and services with SpiderCloud Wireless, formerly head of IT mobility services for a global consumer brand, dives into use venue and mail use cases and actual services examples with a large business partner where they explore location, local caching of content, and consumer/business cloud services with an NFV platform inside a scalable small cell system deployed on an Ethernet LAN.

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

Today’s DDoS Attack: Threatening ISP Infrastructure and Degrading your Business
Date: 2/18/2015 12:00 PM New York / 5:00 PM London
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Attack methods have become more diversified and service providers are now battling more advanced attack vectors that threaten the availability and performance of their services. Commonly, service providers are coming up against DDoS attacks which have evolved into a sophisticated, aggressive and damaging attack vector. To maintain service availability and keep their downstream customers up and running, service providers must be able to detect, analyze and defeat DDoS threats in real-time before they develop into costly service availability outages. Join this session to better understand the state of DDoS in the service provider space, and how providers can protect themselves and their customers from DDoS attacks.

Lessons Learnt from NFV Proof-of-Concepts: The Pathway to Commercial Deployment
Date: 3/12/2015 3:00 PM New York / 8:00 PM London
HP/ Intel
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NFV is a radical and ambitious transformation of the telecom network. A critical part of bringing NFV to commercial readiness is the ETSI-led proof-of-concept (PoC) program. These multivendor PoCs provide insight and guidance into the technical and interoperability challenges network operators, and their suppliers, face as they bring NFV to large-scale production networks.

In this webinar Heavy Reading will provide an introduction on the status of NFV deployment in carrier networks worldwide and underline the importance of the PoC program. This will be followed by a more detailed review of four selected PoCs, by expert speakers at HP and Intel, which address both the platform aspects of NFV (the NFV cloud) and the services and applications aspects (the use-cases).

The PoCs to be discussed on this webinar are:

  • PoC#22 - Demonstration of High Reliability and Availability in a Multivendor NFV Environment
  • PoC#6 - Virtualised Mobile Network with Integrated DPI
  • PoC#23 - E2E orchestration of virtualized LTE core-network functions and SDN-based dynamic service chaining of VNFs using VNF FG
  • PoC#7 - C-RAN virtualization with dedicated hardware accelerator
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
LRTV Documentaries
The Rise of Virtual CPE

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As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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February 5, 2015, Washington, DC
February 19, 2015, The Fairmont San Jose, San Jose, CA
March 17, 2015, The Cable Center, Denver, CO
April 14, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City, NY
May 12, 2015, Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO
May 13-14, 2015, The Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
June 8, 2015, Chicago, IL
June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
June 9, 2015, Chicago, IL
September 9-10, 2015, The Westin Galleria Dallas, Dallas, TX
September 29-30, 2015, The Westin Grand Müchen, Munich, Germany
November 11-12, 2015, The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA
December 1, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
December 2-3, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
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