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Cloud Interconnect – Seeding the Cloud for Profit With Cloud DCI
Date: 5/4/2016 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Nokia
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Data center interconnect (DCI) is the fastest-growing optical market sector, with most communications service providers and network operators offering a range of managed and unmanaged DCI services to enterprises and public sector customers. But as data centers move to the cloud, a new cloud ecosystem is emerging that requires new approaches to DCI. Learn how to reap financial benefits from the cloud through cloud DCI services. Join Heavy Reading analyst Sterling Perrin, and Nokia’s Gary Holland to learn more about:

  • The emerging cloud ecosystem, the different participants and the role of cloud interconnect
  • The central role of service providers and network operators in the cloud ecosystem
  • Why IP, Ethernet and optical capabilities are critical to a successful cloud interconnect strategy
  • The role of integrated IP/optical, NFV and carrier SDN in cloud interconnect

We'll also show how service providers and network operators can offer cloud interconnect to all participants in the cloud ecosystem and thereby drive additional revenues and profitability.

Getting VNFs ready for the Cloud
Date: 5/6/2016 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Cisco, Ericsson, Intel and Oracle
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Having laid the foundation through earlier webinars on the Future of Virtualization Project, the Benchmarking Index and initial survey results, this webinar will dig into one of the most urgent requirements – that of getting VNFs prepared to be delivered in the cloud. Often referred to as making them “cloud native,” VNF suppliers are re-architecting their VNFs so they are not only able to operate on standardized x86 platforms, but also to support a cloud delivery model. This will involve new architectural approaches such as microservices, leveraging emerging technologies like containers.

Join Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, as she guides a discussion with leading industry representatives from Cisco, Ericsson, Intel and Oracle about what their companies and customers are doing to make VNFs cloud-native, and the challenges and opportunities this process presents.

New Revenue Opportunities from the Telco Cloud
Date: 5/17/2016 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Four years into the virtualization journey, there is little doubt that on a technology level, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) are now mature enough to support initial small scale commercial implementations. In planning for NFV/SDN/Cloud transformation, operators have tended to focus on cost / capex savings and unquantified “agility” benefits. New revenue opportunities are many and fragmented which is why these are rarely articulated. Accordingly, the key focus of this webinar is to examine revenue growth opportunities from a range of potential new services - some already being launched, some further out and inevitably more speculative. The webinar will also present key findings sourced from a modelling tool that enable network operators to quantify NFV/SDN revenue upsides that may not be explicitly quantified today. In addition, the webinar will share recent research undertaken by Telco2.0/STL Partners with support from HPE on the services and strategies that will empower network operators to realize new revenue streams from the telco cloud. Specific topics to be covered in detail include:

  • Why and how NFV and SDN distributed compute capabilities could generate new revenue growth.
  • The potential new services enabled by these technologies.
  • The revenue growth that a telco might hope to achieve.
  • Timelines associated with the monetization cycle.

Single-Lambda 100G: Enabling 400GE Data Center Networking
Date: 5/17/2016 2:00 p.m. New York/ 11:00 a.m. Pacific
Sponsors:
AppliedMicro
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Insatiable demand from Internet Content Providers with hyperscale data centers for network bandwidth is pushing 400GE as the next speed. Cost-effective deployment of 400GE in the data center will require single-laser solutions with PAM4 modulation.

By leveraging existing fiber infrastructure, single-lambda 100G solutions enable quadruple face plate densities while providing the flexible deployment model required in today's increasingly flat networks and dramatically reducing total cost of ownership.

Chip development for a FinFET process node is the only way to deliver the power and density capabilities required by single-lambda 100G solutions. Having demonstrated their industry-leading, FinFET-based, True 100G test platform at OFC 2016, AppliedMicro is uniquely positioned to sponsor this webinar.

Featuring experts from AppliedMicro and other industry leaders, this webinar will show the readiness and deployment timeframe of the 400GE silicon, module and switch ecosystem.

Messaging in an NFV Environment: Service Success Strategies
Date: 5/19/2016 10:00 a.m. New York/ 3:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Xura
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Like many other mobile applications, messaging services are going through a period of profound change that will see SMS, MMS, IP messaging (IP-SM and RCS) and Voicemail migrate from standard bare metal solutions to new models including software only virtualised deployments in private clouds, NFV environments or other possible variations

Still, many questions need to be addressed and many decisions left to be made. Accordingly, this session will address a number of open questions and will present the key findings from a Heavy Reading exclusive research project that provides valuable insight into mobile operator service priorities and virtualization strategies. Specific topics to be addressed include:

  • Which messaging services will operators migrate to NFV and when?
  • What are the leading technical and business virtualization drivers?
  • What technical challenges do operators anticipate migrating towards NFV?
  • How will NFV impact their organizations?
  • How they will support, manage and orchestrate the various VNFs within the cloud?
  • How can we understand the key business drivers behind implementing NFV deployments?
  • How can Xura's strategy for assisting mobile operators achieve success in the new world order of virtualized messaging?

The Promise of MulteFire
Date: 5/19/2016 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
MulteFire
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Operating solely in unlicensed spectrum, MulteFire delivers enhanced coverage, improved capacity, full mobility for better user experiences, and security in local area deployments.

During this webinar, MulteFire Alliance Board Chair Stephan Litjens will provide an overview of MulteFire technology and the benefits it brings to mobile operators, enterprise, cable providers, venue owners, end users and more. Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown and MulteFire Alliance member company panelists will then discuss the business opportunities and the creation of a MulteFire ecosystem, including specification development and a compliance program.

Attendees will learn how MulteFire:

  • Delivers LTE-like performance with WiFi-like deployment simplicity
  • Compares to other LTE technologies operating in unlicensed spectrum
  • Coexists harmoniously with other technologies in unlicensed spectrum, including Wi-Fi
  • Broadens the LTE ecosystem to existing and new wireless providers
  • Provides a neutral host to serve any user

Going Gigabit – DOCSIS 3.1 VS. FTTH
Date: 6/1/2016 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
NCTC
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Seeking to offer gigabit speeds to broadband subscribers, small an independent cable operators are now facing a potentially momentous decision: Should they upgrade their plant and equipment for the next-gen DOCSIS 3.1 spec or should they leave their HFC lines and DOCSIS world behind for fiber-to-the-home networks and PON technology? In this webinar, we will evaluate these two fundamentally different choices, weigh the pros and cons of each choice and examine the critical factors that should be considered before moving forward. Both DOCSIS and PON experts will weigh in on the options.

Getting Down to Business – What Makes Sense
Date: 6/22/2016 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
NCTC
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At this point, it almost goes without saying that small and independent cable operators should plunge aggressively into the commercial services market to make up for video subscriber losses and slowing broadband growth. But what’s the best way to attack the $150 billion business services market? Which sectors are showing the most promising growth? What types of services are local and regional businesses seeking now? How can cable best make further inroads against the incumbent telcos? In this webinar, we’ll tackle those questions and more.

MulteFire's End-to-End Architecture
Date: 7/21/2016 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
MulteFire
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By bringing the benefits of LTE technologies to unlicensed spectrum and taking advantage of the radio link, MulteFire provides enhanced coverage, capacity and mobility as well as improving the quality of experience and security in private network deployments. The technology will support both downlink and uplink in unlicensed spectrum.

In this webinar, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown and MulteFire Alliance Radio Work Group members will take an in-depth look at the MulteFire Radio.

Attendees will learn:

  • Specification relation with 3GPP
  • Overview of the MulteFire specification to deliver LTE-like performance
  • Signaling that helps to meet the co-existence with other unlicensed technologies like Wi-Fi
  • Architecture considerations in frame configurations for HetNet/homogenous deployments

Understanding MulteFire’s Radio Link
Date: 8/25/2016 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
MulteFire
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By bringing the benefits of LTE technologies to unlicensed spectrum and taking advantage of the radio link, MulteFire provides enhanced coverage, capacity and mobility as well as improving the quality of experience and security in private network deployments. The technology will support both downlink and uplink in unlicensed spectrum.

In this webinar, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown and MulteFire Alliance Radio Work Group members will take an in-depth look at the MulteFire Radio.

Virtualization the Cable Network
Date: 9/7/2016 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
NCTC
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Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are now gaining traction as cable operators seek innovative new ways to meet growing bandwidth demands, improve service delivery and performance, slash operating costs and bring new products, services and features to market quicker. Yet many cable providers -- especially smaller ones -- are not yet sure how, where and when to implement virtualized solutions in their networks, or even how to begin. In this panel, top cable technologists will discuss the industry’s early trials and pilot programs with virtualization, the use cases they’re exploring, the results they’re seeing and the challenges they must still overcome. The experts will also lay out the early virtualization steps that smaller and independent operators can start taking today.

Managing & Monetizing Multiscreen Video
Date: 10/13/2016 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
NCTC
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Now that cable operators have started striking carriage deals with Netflix, Hulu and other OTT video players, the Berlin Wall between traditional pay-TV service and online video has finally begun to tumble. Cable providers are increasingly crafting broadband video packages and integrating Internet video content into their broader multiscreen video offerings. But providers are still seeking ways to make the most of their traditional TV programming by distributing across the ever-growing number of video devices. In this webinar, video experts will discuss how small and independent cable operators can manage and monetize their TV Everywhere offerings more efficiently and effectively with the help of NCTC and its partners.

Winning Ways with WiFi
Date: 11/16/2016 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
NCTC
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As large cable operators keep rapidly expanding their WiFi network reach to serve both residential and commercial customers, they are increasingly seeking ways to run those networks better, improve their quality of service and make more money off them. With at least 15 million hotspots now deployed by the industry across the US and millions more on the way, some major MSOs are even exploring or pursuing a WiFi-first strategy for voice, data and other wireless services. But what about smaller and independent operators in less dense regions of the continent? How can they make WiFi pay off? In this session, cable WiFi experts will look at what makes sense for smaller operators, explore the opportunities the technology offers, examine the challenges it presents and discuss ways to overcome these hurdles.

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