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Three Keys to Securing and Enabling VoLTE Communications
Date: 12/3/2014 12:00 p.m. New York/ 6:00 p.m. London
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
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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.

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
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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
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
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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.

CE 2.0: The Real-World Impact
Date: 12/9/2014 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
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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.

Future-Proofing Your Digital TV Stack
Date: 12/11/2014 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
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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.

The POWERful choice - Carrier Ethernet or MPLS ?
Date: 12/16/2014 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
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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.

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Razorsight Expert's Advice on Real-Time Analytics

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Razorsight's powerful cloud-based Predictive Analytics solutions are used by the world's leading communications and media brands to drive smarter decisions, enable faster actions and optimize outcomes. Get expert advice.
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From 4G to 5G: Alcatel-Lucent's Dave Geary

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Dave Geary, President of Wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, talks about the evolution of the 4G market, small cells, partnerships, 5G and the IoT.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Building a Secure Telefonica Network With Huawei's High-End Firewall

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Andrew Davies, IP architect of the Telefonica, a leading digital communications company, discusses the Huawei security gateway solution and putting the solution into the testbed.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Partners with Spirent to Verify CE12816's 10GE Port & TRILL Networking Capabilities

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Spirent Communications is the world's leading supplier for telecom testing appliances and solutions. Spirent has been in a close partnership with Huawei for a long time.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Saudi Airlines & Its ICT Transformation

11|24|14   |   2:07   |   (0) comments

In this video, Saudi Airlines discusses its network problems and how Huawei's Agile Network is its all-in-one solution.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Agile Switch Benefiting Saudi Arabia's Yamamah Hospital

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Saudi Arabia's Yamamah Hospital speaks about how Huawei's Agile Switch has improved the medical service's network infrastructure.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
FanPlay & Huawei Build a Wireless Agile Smart Stadium

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FanPlay is a cloud-based white label service, which is effectively a football fan engagement platform underpinned by mobile payment technology.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Building an Agile Stadium

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Stadiums may be thousands of tons of concrete and steel, but they now need to be agile. Being at the stadium may not be as alluring as it once was. Sports franchises and stadium operators discuss how to get fans back.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Helps ChinaCache Tackle Challenges in the Internet Industry

11|24|14   |   3:09   |   (0) comments

ChinaCache is China's largest content distribution network supplier. Huawei's CE12800 has provided ChinaCache with very strong support in its establishment of an infrastructure network.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Cefinity on Managed Security Services & Next-Generation Firewall

11|24|14   |   7:05   |   (0) comments

Cefinity is a cloud management service provider in Southeast Asia. Ivan Zhang, CEO of the company, discusses the implementation of security service management in the cloud era.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Agile Gateway in the Eyes of Cefinity

11|24|14   |   2:11   |   (0) comments

Cefinity is a managed service provider for enterprise networks. The company currently uses Huawei's AR series routers for the most complete range of functions. CEO Ivan Zhang speaks about the advantages of the AR series routers.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
CTO of Bus-Online Talks About Huawei's Agile Gateway

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Bus-Online covers around 100 million users everyday. In addition to providing mobile TV, and advertising services to the public, Bus-Online has also entered the field of mobile Internet.
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