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Small cell densification for 5G
Information Resources | 12/3/2020

Whatever your specific requirement—whether an end-to-end design offering speed and efficiency or a tailor-made solution—this white paper will help you develop the best possible solution for your networks.

Blog: Federation: Building the single source of truth for your network
Information Resources | 12/1/2020

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eBook: Break Away from Your Legacy Inventory Systems
Information Resources | 12/1/2020

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eBook: NaaS Demystified
Information Resources | 12/1/2020

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Video: Blue Planet SD-WAN Automation Solution
Information Resources | 12/1/2020

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Cable’s Cloud Journey
Information Resources | 11/23/2020

This e-book looks at cable’s cloud and convergence strategy, examines the hurdles that the industry faces, and discusses what operators can do next.

Key Findings for Service Providers from NETSCOUT’s 1H 2020 Threat Intelligence Report
Information Resources | 11/18/2020

Issue 5 Findings from 1H 2020

Heavy Reading Standalone Security: Adoption, Automation, Attributes and Attacks
Information Resources | 11/16/2020

This white paper presents several key data points from a recent Heavy Reading multi-sponsor market leadership study addressing 5G standalone (SA) core adoption and the security attributes that CSPs must consider in formulating effective security strategies.

Routed Optical Networking - A Transformative Architecture of Network Layer Convergence
Information Resources | 11/16/2020

Cisco’s vision is to leverage the fundamental lifecycle changes happening in the area of routers and optics and utilize those technologies in a different architecture. These all lead to a new network paradigm.

Heavy Reading’s 2020 Open RAN Operator Survey
Information Resources | 11/16/2020

With millions of sites installed globally, the Radio Access Network (RAN) is critical infrastructure. This importance is driving the telecom industry to develop new open RAN architectures, product solutions and operating models. This white paper presents and analyzes results from the Heavy Reading 2020 Open RAN Operator Survey.

Cloud-native meets hybrid cloud: A strategy guide
Information Resources | 11/16/2020

This e-book presents enterprise architects and IT leaders with a step-by-step guide for how to tackle modern IT strategy.

Video: AI/ML on containers, Kubernetes and Open Shift
Information Resources | 11/16/2020

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3 ways Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform accelerates innovation
Information Resources | 11/16/2020

Download this pdf for the three key ways automation can help your organization accelerate innovation and better serve your customers.

Network automation for everyone
Information Resources | 11/16/2020

Download this eBook and learn how businesses can improve infrastructure availability, staff productivity, network security, and configuration compliance.

For NFV Success, Automate Everything
Information Resources | 11/16/2020

This industry guide by SDxCentral outlines critical information for automating operations to achieve network function virtualization success.

Threat Intelligence Report 2020
Information Resources | 11/13/2020

The annual Nokia Threat Intelligence Report takes a look at the past year’s threat activity, including malware infections on mobile and fixed networks, based on data from hundreds of millions of endpoints and Internet of Things (IoT) devices protected by Nokia’s NetGuard Endpoint Security solution.

Shaping tomorrow’s smart transportation
Information Resources | 11/12/2020

Learn about the close synergies between cellular and transportation networks and how Qualcomm Technologies is paving the road for smart transportation with its technology solutions in connectivity, IoT, autonomy, car-to-cloud, and AI, tapping societal benefits for everyone.

How 5G NR-U can transform what 5G can do for you
Information Resources | 11/12/2020

5G NR-U presents mobile operators with a unique opportunity to boost network performance with anchored NR-U. With unlicensed spectrum featuring in 3GPP Release 17, learn how standalone NR-U can enable 5G private networks and the important role MNOs could play.

Webinar: The economic benefits of virtualizing the RAN for mobile operator infrastructure
Information Resources | 11/12/2020

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Security benefits of open virtualized RAN
Information Resources | 11/12/2020

This 451 Research Pathfinder report explores the security benefits of running 4G and 5G networks on open virtualized RAN (vRAN). With all the security complexities facing telecommunications service providers, it can help to understand how open approaches simplify operations.

Virtualized RAN: 4G/5G Strategies, Opportunities and Pitfalls
Information Resources | 11/12/2020

This Heavy Reading report includes of a survey of 81 digital service providers and their answers to some key questions.

3 key considerations for virtual radio access network growth
Information Resources | 11/12/2020

This checklist explains key considerations for telecommunications service providers in successfully implementing virtual RANs (vRANs) with sustainable advantages.

ACG Research: Economic advantages of vRAN for mobile operators
Information Resources | 11/12/2020

This ACG Research infographic summarizes the benefits of virtualized Radio Access Network (RAN) infrastructures for mobile operators.

FTTx Case Study Series eBook
Information Resources | 11/10/2020

This eBook serves as trip down a memory lane of sorts, recalling how CommScope helped standardize one MSO’s network after several mergers, or how we trained fiber optic technicians on an ambitious broadband rollout. What we did a decade ago or yesterday or what we will do five years from now matters. And our customers matter.

Broadband networks case studies - Innovating the future of FTTx and HFC networks
Information Resources | 11/10/2020

This whitepaper includes eight case studies of FTTx deployments for broadband access networks. Case studies covered include expansion of fiber architecture in a rural area, deployment of broadband for a national utility and a high-speed rail line, fiber infrastructure capacity and speed upgrade by a major operator, rural to urban expansion of optical transport and FTTH, and more.

Virtualizing the cable headend
Information Resources | 11/10/2020

In this white paper you will learn more about DAA and how virtual headend solution with unique 3D scaling architecture, performance and reliability can help operators make smart decisions and build a future-ready network – fast – while managing costs and investments.

Network Convergence - Building a smart, simple infrastructure with advanced network capabilities
Information Resources | 11/10/2020

This eBook offers vital technology insights, examines changes at the infrastructure level, and helps identify what solution is right for you.

Cable Fiber Outlook Survey Report 2020
Information Resources | 11/6/2020

Light Reading and Heavy Reading have teamed up once again with SCTE/ISBE and four major industry vendors to survey cable operators and other wireline providers about their fiber buildout plans and strategies. In this report, we present the results of that third-annual survey.

Cable’s Fiber Outlook Survey Report – DAA & Converged Interconnect Network
Information Resources | 11/4/2020

Light Reading and Heavy Reading in partnership with SCTE-ISBE produced this survey report working with some leading vendors in the industry.

Case Study – Inventory Transformation
Information Resources | 11/4/2020

This Appledore Research case study looks at how Blue Planet Inventory has transformed operations at a major CSP and enabled massive operational efficiency improvement and the introduction of new SD-WAN products

Three new options for cable MSOs to efficiently scale their optical networks
Information Resources | 11/4/2020

This article explains how technology advancements are providing three new options for MSOs to efficiently scale their networks.

MSOs & Edge Compute – Drivers, Challenges and Opportunities
Information Resources | 11/4/2020

This report summarizes the quantitative and qualitative findings from Broadband Success Partners' interviews of 24 cable executives from network engineering and business services about the move to edge computing.

What you should know about Docsis 4.0
Information Resources | 11/3/2020

Download this ebook to learn the latest about cable’s continuing DOCSIS journey.

Securing the Connected Home: Steven Offerein interviewed at Broadband World Forum 2020
Information Resources | 11/2/2020

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Unlocking new revenue streams with CPE containers
Information Resources | 11/2/2020

This paper explains why forward-thinking telcos and router manufacturers who are willing to explore new ways of deploying CPE software, the ability to quickly and easily add new customer-centric services that lead to increased customer loyalty is becoming a reality.

Identity Protection: Good password hygiene and breach detection
Information Resources | 11/2/2020

ID protection solutions offer service providers new ways to reach target audiences. Service providers should carefully choose a solution that not only swiftly detects a breach, but prevents it from happening in the first place.

Connected Home Security – A Consumer Study
Information Resources | 11/2/2020

A growing concern for consumers. A golden opportunity for service providers.

Transforming global partnerships with Verizon’s uCPE platform
Information Resources | 11/2/2020

Case study: Verizon and Dell Technologies are working to transform the future of uCPE.

Combining Private 5G & Edge Computing: The Revenue Opportunity
Information Resources | 11/2/2020

As edge and 5G investments accelerate, operators search for the business case for these new technologies. In this report, we highlight the enterprise opportunity for operators in combining private 5G and edge, to deliver innovative and holistic solutions to enterprise customers.

SK Telecom MEC Case Study
Information Resources | 11/2/2020

SK Telecom is a leading operator, having already launched 5G in April 2019. It is now one of the first service providers to begin the journey to make edge computing real and develop its own MEC platform –for both distributed MEC and on-site MEC. This case study explores how SK Telecom is partnering with Dell Technologies for new MEC opportunities.

BT Case Study uCPE
Information Resources | 11/2/2020

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving multinational customers in 180 countries. It offers its enterprise customers a comprehensive portfolio of managed network services, which have evolved to include the latest uCPE solutions from Dell Technologies. Learn how BT is leveraging Dell Technologies uCPE platform for new managed services.

The Edge Opportunity - Platform Matters
Information Resources | 11/2/2020

The edge computing hype engine has been revving, with some in the business press touting edge as a new market that will potentially surpass the cloud market today. In this AvidThink research brief, learn Edge use cases, required software and hardware infrastructure, and Edge platform requirements.

The Role of the Radio Intelligent Controller (RIC) in Open RAN Systems
Information Resources | 10/29/2020

This Heavy Reading white paper discusses software-driven control of O-RAN systems. The focus is on the RAN intelligent controller (RIC) functions specified in the O-RAN Alliance’ architecture and how the RIC enables operators to build and manage higher performance 5G RANs.

Why ROADMs are an Essential Fiber Optic Technology
Information Resources | 10/29/2020

This paper explores the numerous advantages that ROADMs offer including faster provisioning of services, decreased capital costs and increased network and service availability.

Centralized Monitoring: Ensuring a Healthy Network and Enhanced Customer Experiences
Information Resources | 10/29/2020

This paper highlights how Centralized OTDR monitoring technology can help service providers not only ensure the health of the their network, but also improve customer service and experience dramatic cost savings.

Access-to-Core Optical Transport Network Switching: Delivering Rapid Provisioning of Layer 1 Business Services
Information Resources | 10/29/2020

This paper highlights how an innovative and economical access-to-core Optical Transport Networking (OTN) switching solution can enable service providers to provision these lucrative services rapidly, speeding up time to revenues, maintaining customer satisfaction, while also guaranteeing service availability.

Time to Turn the Lights Out on SONET
Information Resources | 10/29/2020

This paper explains the technology evolution of SONET and lays out the case for why service providers should consider migrating their legacy networks to IP-based transport.

ESG Research White Paper: The Latest Insights with Cybersecurity
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

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Video: Confidently secure your business with SecureX
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

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Reimagine Security with a Security Platform Approach
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

A security platform approach creates quantifiable improvements for your business: operational efficiencies, innovation, empowering resources through automation, reducing complexity, rationalizing ROI, reducing risk and measuring success.

Simplify your Security with the Broadest, Most Integrated Platform
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

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Reduce Complexity with a Built In Platform Experience
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

SecureX is a cloud-native, built-in platform experience within our portfolio and connected to your infrastructure. It is integrated and open for simplicity, unified in one location for visibility, and maximizes operational efficiency to secure your network, endpoints, cloud, and applications.

SD WAN: The New Landscape for Networking
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

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Frost & Sullivan Webinar: Managed versus DIY SD WAN
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

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Video: Benefits of SD-WAN
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

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Report: See how a 60% reduction in unplanned downtime is possible
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

Organizations that deploy advanced networking technologies can achieve significant value. This IDC study showcases the quantifiable results organizations interviewed by IDC have realized as a result of embracing advanced networking technologies.

IDC shares three critical requirements of SD-WAN
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

Enterprise SD-WAN requires integrated security built directly into the SD-WAN platform; multicloud connectivity; and the ability of an SD-WAN platform to guarantee high levels of application reliability, no matter where that application is hosted.

White Paper: How to Address Post-Quantum Security Threats
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

There is some confusion and noise in the communications market on post-quantum security threats. This paper is an attempt to provide some clarity on the issues and the possible solutions and demonstrate how Cisco is preparing in this new era.

White Paper: Optimize your Network for IP with Converged SDN Transport Architecture
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

Cisco is advocating a new Converged SDN Transport architecture to bring about simplification in order to drive higher scale and lower TCO for IP services.

Network Modernization: Heavy Reading White Paper & Case Study: The Most Promising TDM to IP Solution for Network Modernization Today
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

This Heavy Reading white paper discusses the modernization challenge and presents CEM over MPLS-based networks as the most promising solution for operators and their customers. Underscoring the point that CEM is ready today, we provide a case study of Verizon's circuit-to-packet modernization using CEM with MPLS, which is being deployed today.

Take Your Network to the Next Level with Single-Lambda 100G Pluggable Optics
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

As a network operator, you can always count on Cisco to focus on optics solutions that provide real-world benefits. Read this solution overview and learn how to transform your network with world-class optics.

What are breakouts and how do you use them?
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

Breakout mode on network equipment (switches, routers, and servers) opens up new ways for network operators to keep up with the pace of bandwidth demand. By adding high speed ports that support breakout, operators can increase face plate port density and enable upgrade to higher data rates incrementally.

Leading Lights Awards 2020 Winners & Finalists Ebook
Information Resources | 10/21/2020

The Leading Lights Ebook showcases some of our highlights from this year’s awards – commending the communications industry’s leading companies, teams and individuals of 2020.

5G Edge Servers for vRAN, O-RAN & MEC
Information Resources | 10/20/2020

Advantech 5G Edge Servers expand operators’ base station hardware choice by providing them with an enhanced range of white-box servers that has been specifically designed for vRAN and the telco edge to meet high availability and carrier-grade network needs.

Private 5G Networks for Industrial IoT
Information Resources | 10/20/2020

The Advantech Private 5G Network solution combines industrial-grade hardware with full-stack radio access and core software in a fully integrated platform.

Edge Computing in Telco Networks: Gaining the Competitive Edge
Information Resources | 10/16/2020

Heavy Reading's "Edge Computing in Telco Networks: Gaining the Competitive Edge," summarizes the results of our Q2 survey of global service providers (SPs) on their plans for edge computing.

Build an Open, Next-Generation Virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN)
Information Resources | 10/15/2020

In an increasingly complex network landscape that includes co-existing 4G and 5G deployments, multiple centralized and distributed deployment models and several radio interface standards, communications service providers (CoSPs) need a way to increase agility, openness and flexibility while keeping costs under deployment and maintenance control.

Accelerating the 5G Fronthaul Gateway – FAQ Sheet
Information Resources | 10/15/2020

The Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card (Intel® FPGA PAC) N3000 is programmable and allows the optimization of data plane performance to achieve low costs while maintaining a high degree of flexibility.

Accelerate Your Data Center with Intel® FPGAs
Information Resources | 10/15/2020

SmartNICs based on the Intel® SmartNIC FPGA C5000X platform help cloud service providers (CSPs) make the most of their network capabilities and help improve revenue from infrastructure investments.

SmartNICs with Intel® FPGAs Boost Performance for Converged Broadband Networks
Information Resources | 10/15/2020

FPGA-based Intel SmartNICs for telecommunications can transform wireless and wireline broadband access networks by providing increased visibility into network traffic at the edge, enabling new services and revenue streams.

Video: Networks are what keep us going
Information Resources | 10/12/2020

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Podcast: Meeting network demands in an era of uncertainty
Information Resources | 10/12/2020

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Cignal AI Report: The Nokia PSE-V coherent chipset
Information Resources | 10/12/2020

This report gives you an independent third-party analysis of our 5th-generation PSE-V chipsets and where they sit within Nokia's coherent solutions strategy. What are the competitive pros/cons?

Networks keep us going
Information Resources | 10/12/2020

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Ebook: Our networks keep us going: Quality at the heart of critical networks
Information Resources | 10/12/2020

Read this e-book to Learn more about the demands placed on modern IP and Optical networks during challenging times.

Radio Access Network Evolution: The Cornerstone for Growth
Information Resources | 10/9/2020

This paper explore the security challenges that must be addressed to fully realize the potential of 5G network deployments.

The Path to Open and Disaggregated FTTx
Information Resources | 10/2/2020

This Heavy Reading white paper begins with an overview of the drivers leading operators to evaluate disaggregation for their next-generation fixed access networks.

Virtualizing and Distributing the Cable Network
Information Resources | 10/2/2020

This e-book highlights some of the early advances made by cable operators of all sizes— including Comcast, Vodafone, Buckeye, Comporium, Westman Communications, and 1Tennessee—in virtualizing their cable access networks and expanding their capacity.

Stake Your Claim of This $17B Edge Opportunity
Information Resources | 10/1/2020

This research, commissioned by World Wide Technology and performed by Analysys Mason, forms the basis of our new report, "The Edge Disconnect." It highlights the drivers for enterprise edge adoption and provides insight into the challenges decision makers face in making edge a reality for their business.

Edge Strategy in 10 Steps
Information Resources | 10/1/2020

The primacy of mobile edge computing means service providers should take a proactive approach to defining your organization's edge proposition and the role it will play in the edge ecosystem. Find out how in this interactive workbook, which provides a logical process to help service providers determine their role in the enterprise edge ecosystem.

Scaling Edge Inference Deployments on Enterprise IoT Implementations
Information Resources | 10/1/2020

This paper presents the overall Edge Inference Infrastructure based on OpenVINO and Intel's processors and accelerators. The outcome of this joint work is a full end-to-end IoT reference architecture with ingredients, capabilities and features from hardware/device, Operative System (OS) and containerization that meets customer requirements.

How Telcos can build services portfolio with Edge
Information Resources | 10/1/2020

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15 edge use cases in key industry verticals
Information Resources | 10/1/2020

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Network Performance Score
Information Resources | 9/30/2020

Download this free interactivity test white paper to learn how to simultaneously measure the fundamental performance characteristics of 5G mobile networks.

White Paper: Build Accurate Traffic Matrices with Demand Deduction
Information Resources | 9/28/2020

This paper outlines the need for traffic matrices, describes how Demand Deduction works and how traditional approaches fall short of building accurate, complete traffic matrices.

White Paper: Changing the Way Service Providers Build 5G Networks
Information Resources | 9/28/2020

Estimates show today’s 5G marketplace for service provider delivered services more than doubling to $123 billion by 2025. Cisco Cloud Services Stack for Mobility is a complete mobile core solution designed to address this massive expansion.

White Paper: Learn Best Practices for Core Network Capacity Planning
Information Resources | 9/28/2020

This whitepaper will discuss best practices for core network planning.

White Paper: Designing a Scalable Network to Unleash the True Potential of 5G
Information Resources | 9/28/2020

This paper looks at how PLDT and Cisco are designing a new and scalable network architecture that can unleash the true potential of 5G.

White Paper: Improve Business Agility with a Telco Data Center
Information Resources | 9/28/2020

This paper looks at how telco cloud built with telco data center design is the key foundational architecture to enable new services made possible by 5G.

White Paper: Transform Cable Hubs into Application-Centric Cloud Sites
Information Resources | 9/28/2020

Cable network operators have a tremendous opportunity to transform their existing hub sites into next-generation application-centric cloud sites. Learn how cable MSOs can leverage their networks to support more applications and generate more revenue.

How does Open RAN drive efficiency and enhance 5G adoption?
Information Resources | 9/28/2020

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Customized Open RAN deployment models
Information Resources | 9/28/2020

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White Paper: Critical Nature of Systems Integration in Accelerating Open RAN
Information Resources | 9/28/2020

This white paper establishes the need for Open RAN within service providers’ network architecture and its ability to help accelerate 4G capabilities while providing a simple and accelerated path forward for adopting 5G.

9 Steps to Ensure Smooth Transition Between Old RAN and Open RAN
Information Resources | 9/28/2020

This white paper details key steps operators must take to deploy an end-to-end solution and ensure a smooth transition between old RAN systems and innovative new Open RAN solutions.

Building a 5G Blueprint to Speed Deployment and Time to Revenue
Information Resources | 9/28/2020

This white paper features a case study with Dell Technologies and WWT as they jointly invest to accelerate service provider 5G rollout and service delivery.

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