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When to Test Different Transport Technologies, and Why
Date: 9/3/2015 3:00 PM Singapore Time
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Networks are quickly evolving to 100G and beyond. Increasing end–user expectations of reliability of data delivery are also fuelling new challenges for network testing for operators and network equipment vendors. Operators are also moving from traditional SDH/SONET to Ethernet and OTN (Optical Transport Network). This requires engineers to keep themselves updated on different transport technologies and industry best testing practises, to effectively test, commission and optimize their networks, to ensure the level of quality their end customers expect.

Join this webinar to gain greater insight into and understanding of :

  • SDH/SONET, Ethernet and OTN and the reasons they are used
  • How OTN works and its significance in future networks
  • Differences between 10, 100 and 400GbE and why it matters
  • Different transport technologies. Testing, when and why
  • Determining what should be tested over OTN and why
  • Understanding the move from RFC2544 to Y.1564 and RFC6349
  • Why the move to 100G and OTN means testing strategy needs to be refreshed
  • Integrating OTT & Pay-TV: A real-world use case about how UPC Hungary rapidly rolled out new OTT video services to 500k+ cable subscribers
    Date: 9/8/2015 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
    Kontron & Intel
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    Within the past year, cable operator UPC Hungary has demonstrated just how well Internet video services can be integrated with traditional pay-TV services, with YouTube naturally proving to be the biggest attraction for subscribers. In fact, UPC Hungary announced last September that its customers were already viewing more than 1 million minutes per day of YouTube content after the first three months of availability on TV, with the average viewing time clocking in at about 45 minutes per session.

    To make YouTube available on existing cable set-top boxes, UPC Hungary deployed the CloudTV Streamcast platform from ActiveVideo to virtualize STB functionality in the cloud. But what was the overall approach that enabled UPC to deploy the service so quickly? What type of cloud infrastructure was implemented to ensure that the network could keep up with the sharp spikes in customer demand for more video? What technology made it possible to deliver these services in a cost-effective manner?

    In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to resolve challenges in video transcoding and virtualization and maximize channel densities
  • How ActiveVideo leveraged Intel® Iris Pro Graphics and the Media Server Studio to make vSTB a scalable and efficient reality
  • How the complete package uses highly scalable HA converged infrastructure COTS servers
  • Use Case Prioritization of 5G
    Date: 9/15/2015 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
    Alcatel Lucent
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    Whilst discussions take place on which technology implementations are best, the larger issue at stake is the order in which the selected technologies will be deployed and what they should be used for. A 5G air interface will efficiently support multiple types of traffic services from mobile broadband to machine type traffic. If a low-band 5G carrier is deployed first, this could offer a richer set of services than "simply" mobile broadband. If video and other similar types of higher bandwidth traffic is sufficiently supported by LTE, a new 5G carrier could be used for machine type traffic, exploiting new features like connectionless access for improved network efficiency.

    Model-Driven Device Management & Control for Cloud, NFV/SDN, IoT, Appliance & Carrier-Grade Deployments With NETCONF & YANG
    Date: 9/15/2015 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
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    With the rapid convergence of technologies such as telecom, cloud, IoT and NFV, the need for more capable and heterogeneous device management solutions has become significant. While early standards such as SNMP, coupled with CLI and web interfaces, still remain relevant, a much richer set of functionality is needed in terms of scalability, security and reliability. To address the needs of these devices and applications, most of which will have some component deployed within a cloud infrastructure or cloud OS, NETCONF is fast becoming the de-facto Device Management standard for both physical and cloud-based deployments. While NETCONF is mostly used for management and configuration today, Enea’s Device Management framework solution can utilize NETCONF to meet the needs of other key areas, including Device Control (model-driven user-defined remote procedure calls [RPC] actions for issuing authenticated control operations) and DevOps (model-driven deployment and application lifecycle management).

    In this webinar, you will learn about:

    • NETCONF -- including data modelling, transactions, security, RPC and notifications
    • YANG data modeling with an overview of the many use cases when used with NETCONF
    • Where does NETCONF fit in SDN/NFV, IoT, telecom, cloud OS and physical devices
    • High-availability requirements for carrier-grade NETCONF, including the NETCONF Server, Database, Protocol and Messaging Service components
    • Device Control – using NETCONF to support user-defined remote procedure calls
    • NETCONF and SNMP – where and why is SNMP still needed
    • Application Lifecycle Management with NETCONF/YANG covering:
      • Software Release/Configuration/Upgrade/Downgrade
    • Removing the impedance mismatch between the system model and the application code with a common distributed Object messaging layer supporting complex data types and XPath


    Media Begins With “Me”
    Date: 9/22/2015 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
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    Millennials are driving the requirements of next generation media experiences. Enabling these new services requires highly personalized offerings that provide fresh, dynamic and visually rich experiences that are intuitive and consistent across all screens. The evolution of IP networks simplifies the ability of Cable and Telco operators to provide these diverse media experiences, especially by leveraging cloud and analytics to enable flexible media delivery. Powering these rich experiences will be highly-adaptive media processing capabilities that capture and present this content quickly and intelligently. This webinar will look at the emerging media requirements of millennials, and explore media delivery and processing options that operators will rely on to meet these demands.


    Future of Virtualization Webinar Series: Benchmarking the State of Virtualization
    Date: 9/22/2015 12:00 PM New York / 5:00 PM London
    HP & Intel
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    The Future of Virtualization project is an effort backed by the world's most important communications technology suppliers to create and deliver a single authoritative source for the entire virtualization ecosystem. This webinar will focus on the three indexes developed for the Future of Virtualization initiative – the Virtualized Deployment Index, the Virtualized Planning Index and the Virtualized Spending Index. The indexes represent the industry's first effort to measure leading indicators of virtualization deployment based on progress reports from more than 20 of the largest CSPs worldwide. In this webinar, we’ll explain how the indexes work and how they can be used by CSPs to benchmark their own progress in migrating to virtualized systems.

    WAN Performance Draining Your Budget? 3 Steps to Turn Your Network Into a Strategic Asset With Software-Defined WAN
    Date: 9/24/2015 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
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    Wide Area Networking (WAN) is becoming the bottleneck for many businesses migrating their corporate application data to off-premises private or hybrid cloud solutions. Cumbersome IP policy and configuration management have made it difficult for enterprises to efficiently utilize available WAN resources, and existing IP network architectures are unable to provide enhanced quality of service (QoS) for mission-critical data. WANs need to be able to dynamically adjust to meet the traffic demands of real-time cloud-based applications, and enterprises need visibility and control of application performance over the WAN.

    Join Sonus expert Dan Teichman, Senior Product Marketing Manager, for valuable insight into how a software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) provides a high-performance, highly reliable WAN that allocates network resources in real-time. Attendees will learn the benefits of optimizing network functionality with a secure SD-WAN solution that dynamically supplies just-in-time WAN connectivity while delivering end-to-end monitoring and analytics.

    Managing and Orchestrating Hybrid Networks
    Date: 9/28/2015 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
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    As Cable and Telco operators migrate network functions to data centers, they need automated business processes & management tools to orchestrate and control the resulting hybrid (physical and virtualized) network. Specifically they require management and analytic tools that allow them to enter new market segments easily, deliver new services quickly, migrate physical network functions seamlessly, and scale network asset dynamically. This webinar will explore the challenges hybrid networks will impose on operator systems, as well as options for operators to orchestrate, automate, control, scale and decommission virtual network functions


    The Evolution of Transcoding
    Date: 10/8/2015 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
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    The accelerating deployment of VoLTE, VoWiFi and WebRTC interactive services are introducing a new generation of HD audio and video codecs into the network. To maintain interoperability between legacy and new generation services will require real-time transcoding in the media path between devices. The challenge for network operators is traditional transcoding architectures are not keeping up with modern service demands, hence new approaches need to be considered.

    In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How the scale and complexity of real-time transcoding is changing
  • Why traditional approaches for delivering transcoding in SBC and MGW equipment have limitations resulting in increasing network operating costs
  • How an adjunct transcoding architecture using an IMS Media Resource Function (MRF), compatible with existing SBC and MGW infrastructure, can deliver improved economics
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