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100G and Beyond: Challenges During Deployment and Service Activation
Date: 3/10/2015 1:00:00 PM EDT / 4:00:00 PM PDT
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With the need to constantly increase bandwidth, many telecommunications operators are moving from 10G to 100G on DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) networks. The shift towards 100G and B100G brings new opportunities—but also challenges during deployment and service activation. This webinar will discuss what sets 100G apart, with a focus on test and measurement for the optical layer. Topics such as fiber characterization, handling new impairments in coherent systems, challenges in mixed 10G/100G systems, and what’s next will also be discussed.

Three Ways to Tame the Wild West of WebRTC
Date: 3/12/2015 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
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Web Real-time Communication (WebRTC) is one of the most disruptive communication and collaboration technologies to hit the market in years. It’s a wild, untamed market that is expected to become more complex as the device base continues to move from PCs to mobile phones and tablets… and beyond.

Although WebRTC is generating high levels of interest and excitement, IT departments need to be aware of important security and interworking related considerations. For instance, service providers and enterprises have embraced Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) in a big way, and WebRTC must integrate into these established environments. In order for WebRTC to succeed it must seamlessly interwork – or be interoperable – with existing SIP-based networks. Furthermore, enterprises and service providers need to be judicious about network security when WebRTC browsers start communicating with their networks because of the potential threat of a malicious web application taking over a user’s browser and directing communication.

Taming the Wild West of WebRTC may seem daunting, but the answer is as simple as S-B-C. Session Border Controllers (SBCs) deployed at the edge of the network help secure networks from attack by recognizing and neutralizing threats, while ensuring reliable communication by bridging the technology gap between old and new. SBCs are a critical component of a successful WebRTC game plan for any enterprise or service provider.

Join the discussion to learn how WebRTC can open your business to new frontiers, securely and reliably.

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
Metro Data Center Interconnect in 2015 – the “Big Traffic” Opportunity”
Date: 3/17/2015 10:00 AM New York / 2:00 PM London
BTI Systems
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The Data Center Interconnect (DCI) market is experiencing explosive global growth. Content, service and colocation/hosting providers are seeking to directly connect content to end users at the edge of global networks. Providers need this direct connection in order to deliver faster, anytime, anywhere access to the unprecedented numbers of businesses and consumers straining these networks, driven by the game-changing dynamics of cloud computing, mobility and video. Adopted early by the largest Web/content providers, service providers are now building metro overlays for DCI. And colocation and hosting providers are deploying DCIs as their businesses and data center real estate grows. While early DCI deployments centered around national and international routes, the DCI market is now undergoing massive and accelerating deployments in metro and regional areas.

In this Super Service Provider Webinar, we take an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities facing content, service and colocation providers of different types as they build their business and their networks around data centers and the cloud – with a particular focus on the metro and regional network. Providers will need to evolve to a new type of network architecture – optimized for the cloud - that will help control costs, guarantee quality and deliver new revenue-generating services to connect users and the cloud. To address this need, providers must move towards a cloud–optimized network, leveraging integrated IP, optical and management solutions together with software-defined networking (SDN). This will allow them to deploy networks that meet the dynamic and rapid growth in customer demand for video and other high-bandwidth cloud services with instantaneous access over the metro network.

Driving Customer Loyalty Through Network & Service Quality
Date: 3/24/2015 11:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
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With the explosion in digital services, CSPs are becoming more focused on customer loyalty and how they can provide a differentiated customer experience while at the same time drive greater business performance. Many CSPs are turning to metrics like Net Promoter Scores (NPS) to measure how loyal their customers are. Increasingly, they are making significant investments to understand the key factors that influence customer loyalty particularly in the area of network and service quality.

In this exclusive webinar hosted by Light Reading and IBM, gain first-hand insight into the growing influence network and service quality has on customer loyalty metrics like NPS and learn how CSPs can exploit this growing trend to their advantage. During the webinar, we will share a number of exciting findings on this topic from in-depth recent research we have conducted with a number of leadings CSPs around the world.

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Mobile broadband is changing our lives. It's reshaping the Internet, industry, and society. It allows us to freely connect with one another anytime, anywhere. At this year's Mobile World Congress, Huawei will share its latest insights and newest ideas and technologies that will shape the future of MBB. They will showcase their end-to-end MBB solutions that will ...
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Accelerate Digitizing, Boost Digital Business

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A new digital revolution is leading us to a better connected world. Together with millions of digital partners, Huawei will help CSPs to build their digital service ecosystem and aggregate a wide variety of digital services. In this video, we find out how Huawei is going to help CSPs implement digital operations.
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BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better

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This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
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Light Reading ICT Leaders Roundtable at MWC 2015

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On Sunday March 1, 2015, Light Reading will host an ICT Leaders Roundtable in partnership with Huawei. At this half-day event, CIOs, analysts and researchers will discuss key industry trends like virtualization in the cloud with a specific focus on new business models. Located at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel near the Fira Barcelona, space is limited so please ...
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Going Green in 2015

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Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.
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SDN & NFV: Where Are We Going From Here?

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss gives his perspective on why SDN and NFV should be tightly interconnected and how he sees the industry moving forward.
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Time for Gigabit Europe?

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Brocade Brings New IP Vision to 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading gathered 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, Brocade's Kelly Herrell shared his company's strategy at ...
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Brocade's Kelly Herrell on the New IP

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Brocade VP of Software Networking Kelly Herrell at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Brocade's approach to the New IP, the future of the telecom industry, and more.
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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.
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