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Quality of Experience (QoE) in the Virtualized World: Meet the Adaptive QoE Scorecard
Date: 10/6/2015 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
Procera Networks
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The introduction of virtualized networks fundamentally changes how QoE is measured. The reality today is that mobile and fixed subscribers cannot choose the quality of broadband services they wish to receive. This is because service offerings are presented with a theoretical maximum speed, which very often does not relate to the typical QoE subscriber experience.

This impairment becomes even more noticeable in virtualized networks since software is deployed based on real-time demand requirements. Therefore, given that NFV is driven by service agility and application delivery, network operators must rethink how they measure and score overall quality metrics for their subscribers.

One of the first steps in developing QoE metrics for virtualized networks requires creating QoE metrics for individual subscribers that capture service consumption on an application level. This not only provides a more realistic view of subscriber QoE experience, it also provides more granular data which makes QoE reports more actionable.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why QoE does not equal speed, and how to measure in a consumer-focused way instead
  • How QoE measurement reports can be enhanced to become more actionable
  • How NFV changes the rules and relevancy of current QoE measurement metrics

The Right Open Strategy for NFV
Date: 10/6/2015 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
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  • Making an Open NFVi which is fit for purpose
  • Embracing Opensource, implementing standard interfaces and data models
  • Running NFV in production networks

The journey to NFV must result in delivering dynamic, highly dependable services efficiently, and anything less should be considered a failure. To get to this point as fast as possible we need to be working as one community but in doing so cannot compromise on quality or security.

In this session Alcatel-Lucent will outline what it has achieved in embracing Openstack and other open source software for the development of CloudBand the world’s first and most advanced NFV platform. The session will outline the steps taken to ensure high availability, In Services software upgrades, VNF lifecycle management and root cause analysis.

The session will conclude with an overview of how these steps have helped Alcatel-lucent and its customers achieve lean NFV ops which has helped them operate more efficiently.

Less Really Is More: A CCAP Convergence Case Study
Date: 10/6/2015 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Casa Systems
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One network for high-speed data, another one for video and maybe a third one for voice – does this make sense anymore? Clearly, purpose-built networks are giving way to converged platforms, enabling service providers to compete more effectively in the Gigabit Era, where every service is expected to be ultra-fast and ubiquitous.

Casa Systems’ CCAP (Converged Cable Access Platform) offers a new way to approach service delivery. Built to provide voice, video and data, Casa’s C100G CCAP is a workhorse built to bring service providers out of the dark ages of purpose-built networks and into the converged services future.

In this webinar, Casa Systems and Time Warner Cable will discuss a real-world case study. Time Warner Cable has deployed Casa’s C100G in New York City, becoming the first MSO in North America to commercially offer both high-speed data and video via CCAP. This rollout has led to fewer pieces of equipment, lower energy usage, fewer truck rolls, and less operational complexity, while generating more QAMs, greater channel density and higher speeds for customers.

Speakers will share key learnings about the preparation required, the challenges faced, and the benefits gained. Less really is more.

Insights from the Field: Speeding Small Cell Deployment
Date: 10/7/2015 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
Alcatel Lucent
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Operators know that small cells are the best way to deliver coverage and capacity both indoor and outdoor, but many face deployment barriers. These barriers include regulatory approvals, cost effective leasing agreements, access to sites with power and backhaul facilities, and large-scale trained installation workforces. Join this webinar to gain real-world insights on how specialized, trained partners are able to dramatically speed the deployment time – by 30-40%. Benefit from Alcatel-Lucent’s and our certified partner expertise and knowledge on how to remove these barriers and get small cells deployed on a mass scale.

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
  • Network Transformation in the Age of Virtualization
    Date: 10/22/2015 12:00 PM New York / 5:00 PM London
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    On some level, communication service providers (CSPs) have been transforming their networks for years to support new technologies and launch new services. However, network functions virtualization (NFV) has the potential to radically alter how CSPs define and implement network transformation in the future. Join us for a technical and business-level discussion addressing both the opportunities and challenges that NFV will have on network transformation. Topics to be covered include the impact of virtualization on service delivery, network design and monitoring, and operations.

    Architecting VNFs for Lean NFV Operations
    Date: 10/27/2015 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
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    The journey to NFV must result in delivering new dynamic services with massive cost efficiencies and anything less should be considered a failure. Lean NFV operations with extreme automation will be critical to gain the promised efficiencies. But the starting point is delivering real VNFs that are able to take full advantage of cloud technology to automate the full application lifecycle management. In this session Alcatel-Lucent will outline some examples of these new dynamic services which need NFV to thrive. And in pursuit of Lean NFV operations, they will discuss the attributes of architecting real VNFs to ensure that networks are optimized for highly elastic cloud operations whilst maintaining high performance demands. Alcatel-Lucent will reference the work done to create Rapport communication software to deliver new contextual-based communication services leveraging cloud VoLTE/Vo-WiFi networks.

    Transforming Your OSS for Network and Services Orchestration
    Date: 11/17/2015 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
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    • Management and Control Continuum for NFV
    • Dynamic operations for a dynamic business
    • Managing physical and virtualized service functions

    The journey to NFV must result in delivering dynamic highly dependable services efficiently and anything less should be considered a failure. Dynamic services require an operational support infrastructure which sits across the existing physical and the new cloud infrastructure. It needs to provide a continuum across the management and control planes to ensure rapid and efficient service fulfilment and assurance.

    In this session Alcatel-Lucent will outline the challenges and a framework for providing model-based fulfilment and assurance across both the physical and the virtual infrastructure. It will focus on abstraction and automation to ensure scale and resiliency without compromising services delivery and as a means to rapidly introduce new service to further enhance customer experience.

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