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Scalable Edge Deployments Made Fast and Easy
Information Resources | 3/31/2020

White Paper: How cable operators can win the gaming war
Information Resources | 3/23/2020

By 2022, gaming will make up 15% of all Internet traffic. Learn how to deliver, provision, and manage the network for the best gaming experience.

White Paper: Making the case for Remote PHY 2.0
Information Resources | 3/23/2020

Cable operators can benefit from the proliferation of 5G technologies and growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) by evolving from a Remote PHY 1.0 design to a Remote PHY 2.0 design. Read this white paper to learn how Remote PHY 1.0 could be improved.

White Paper: Transform Cable Hubs into Application-Centric Cloud Sites
Information Resources | 3/23/2020

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.

White Paper: A Case for SmartWiFi from Shaw Business
Information Resources | 3/23/2020

Learn how Shaw Business is using SmartWiFi for SMBs.

Simplify your network cybersecurity compliance verification and reporting with Cisco Crosswork Trust Insights
Information Resources | 3/23/2020

Operators of network infrastructures require tools to maintain integrity, availability, and authenticity. Cisco Crosswork Trust Insights is the answer.

Infographic: Top 5 reasons to choose Cisco SD-WAN
Information Resources | 3/23/2020

Video: Benefits of SD-WAN
Information Resources | 3/23/2020

Connected Tech Helps Cities Conserve Resources and Reduce Costs
Information Resources | 3/19/2020

This Solution Brief describes how a small company used a scalable and secure IoT platform to help them scale not only their water meter installations but also their entire revenue model.

Unleash the Power of Digital Transformation: Enable a New Collaboration Model Across the Telco Ecosystem
Information Resources | 3/19/2020

In this whitepaper, we are emphasizing the need to digitally transform the core business process of telecom operators, namely: 1) producing and 2) monetizing products and services, as referenced by the Enhanced Telecom Operations Map (eTOM) business process framework.

5G Edge Cloud Infrastructure Operator Survey
Information Resources | 3/16/2020

This Heavy Reading white paper draws on a Heavy Reading survey of industry professionals to identify the lead applications, technology solutions, and challenges to deployment of edge cloud infrastructure.

Ebook: Solving 5G's Biggest Challenges for Communications Service Providers
Information Resources | 3/15/2020

This eBook explores the technologies that will power the next wave of telecommunications.

Accelerating the Deployment of Critical Infrastructure Edge Services Through the OpenStack StarlingX Project
Information Resources | 3/15/2020

This white paper describes the business drivers leading to the creation of the StarlingX open source project and discusses why Wind River® continues its leadership in the project.

Open Source Infrastructure Software for vRAN Deployment and Operation
Information Resources | 3/15/2020

This white paper from Heavy Reading focuses on the software infrastructure operators need to deploy and operate vRAN commercially at scale.

Securing Private 4G/5G Mobile Networks
Information Resources | 3/13/2020

This brief from 451 Research delves into why companies looking to invest in private mobile networks must adopt a strong security posture against real-time threats.

8 Stages of the IoT Attack Lifecycle
Information Resources | 3/13/2020

Vulnerabilities in IoT devices are widely researched topics. But how do IoT devices get infiltrated with damaging malware? This infographic provides a brief summary of what happens at each stage during a cyberattack on an IoT device.

Let’s Get Real About Cloud + 5G + AI
Information Resources | 3/10/2020

Avoiding Complexity Doomsday
Information Resources | 3/10/2020

Download the Whitepaper to discover the many degrees of increasing complexity for network and service operations and much more.

Virtualized RAN: 4G/5G Strategies, Opportunities, and Pitfalls
Information Resources | 3/9/2020

This Heavy Reading report assesses the findings of a vRAN strategies survey conducted in late 2019.

Heavy Reading 5G Network & Service Strategies Operator Survey
Information Resources | 3/5/2020

The Heavy Reading 2020 5G Network & Service Strategies Operator Survey is designed to provide insight into how operators will scale 5G networks and identify the service strategies operators believe will drive investment and customer value in the near and medium terms.

Connectivity and Cybersecurity in the Transformative Cloud Era
Information Resources | 3/3/2020

This case study, produced Heavy Reading, documents the strategies that a U.K.-based nonprofit implemented to enable its academic and research members to thrive in the cloud era.

The Critical Importance of Consumer Trust in the Second-Hand Mobile Device Market
Information Resources | 3/3/2020

5G smartphone upgrades will see the secondary market deluged with used devices in 2020. Download this whitepaper to learn more.

The ABC’s of 5G New Radio Standards
Information Resources | 3/3/2020

Download this eBook to make sure you understand the basics of the 5G NR standards and what is coming next.

White Paper: Transforming to Telco Cloud: Start with Services and Applications
Information Resources | 2/25/2020

In this paper, we explore the first of the four fundamental pillars of service edge transformation: applications and services. The following areas are addressed: user experience, economics, decomposition, disaggregation and convergence.

Mapping Success in 5G: Evolve to a Software-Defined Mobile Network
Information Resources | 2/25/2020

A disaggregated and distributed software-defined mobile network (SDN) is not only possible, but also provides tangible economic and technical benefits. This white paper explains how existing network operators can evolve to an SDN.

White Paper: Flexible Light Orchestration of Wavelengths-a new control plane supporting flex spectrum networks
Information Resources | 2/25/2020

Existing optical networks benefit from Cisco’s Flexible Light Orchestration of Wavelengths(FLOW) control plane: fiber carrying capacity increases, cost per bit decreases, and next-gen data rates are supported, including 600G, 1 Terabit, and up.

White Paper: Don’t Get Left Behind: Fundamentally Reimagine your Services Edge Now
Information Resources | 2/25/2020

The time for the transformation of the services edge and edge computing deployment is upon us now. With our partners, Cisco has established several reference examples for edge deployments which can be used as a starting point.

White Paper: Reimagine the Service Edge: The Four Pillars of Transforming to Telco Cloud
Information Resources | 2/25/2020

With 5G, a new generation of B2B services will emerge. However, greater intelligence and computational capabilities need to take place at the service edge before Service Providers can deliver them. Transform your service edge using four key pillars.

451 Research White Paper: Benefits of Open vRAN for Established Service Providers
Information Resources | 2/25/2020

Open RAN initiatives leverage the virtualization of functions which create opportunities for innovation. In this white paper, you’ll learn advantages to putting the approach to work for operators in all stages of deployment.

Take Your Network to the Next Level with Single-Lambda 100G Pluggable Optics
Information Resources | 2/25/2020

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.

White Paper: Mapping Success: Evolve to a Software Defined Mobile Network WP
Information Resources | 2/25/2020

A disaggregated and distributed software-defined mobile network (SDN) is not only possible, but also provides tangible economic and technical benefits. This white paper explains how existing network operators can evolve to an SDN.

White Paper: The Benefits of Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)
Information Resources | 2/25/2020

The Cisco® NCS2000 Series Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) features provide extensive advantages during the optical network maintenance procedure, without having to purchase new line cards or waste available slots on the chassis.

White Paper: Don’t Get Left Behind: Fundamentally Reimagine your Services Edge Now
Information Resources | 2/25/2020

The time for the transformation of the services edge and edge computing deployment is upon us now. With our partners, Cisco has established several reference examples for edge deployments which can be used as a starting point.

ACG White Paper: An Economic Comparison of Front-Haul Architectures for 5G Network
Information Resources | 2/25/2020

This ACG white paper compares the IP routing front-haul network with several optical alternatives. It shows a significant TCO advantage, more functionality at lower cost than the optical front-haul networks that are predominately deployed today.

The 5G Business Case Puzzle - Putting it all Together
Information Resources | 2/25/2020

This report highlights some of the early advances made by participants in the 5G ecosystem and the opportunities and challenges that 5G is bringing to the telecoms industry.

Multi-Vendor Automation for Established IP Networks: A Telefónica Case Study
Information Resources | 2/18/2020

This Heavy Reading report presents a case study of how Telefónica is automating its IP network to improve network robustness and reliability and automate its disaster recovery, with the ultimate goal being an automated, intent-based IP network.

Chromatic Dispersion in 10Gb/s DWDM Systems
Information Resources | 2/13/2020

Having the right test solutions for maintaining fiber networks will be key in delivering high quality of service at low OPEX.

Network Slicing and 5G Future Shock
Information Resources | 2/13/2020

In this white paper, Heavy Reading looks specifically at network slicing: what it is, why it is needed, what some of its dependencies are, and how the CSPs are likely to monetize it. What is clear from our research is that in order to succeed, 5G needs network slicing. In order for network slicing to succeed, it needs full life cycle orchestration and automation.

Building the modern 5G network requires the use of modern digital solutions
Information Resources | 2/12/2020

With every new mobile generation comes network construction. New radios, antennas, and base band units must be installed. This requires site survey, network design, construction, and eventual operator acceptance. Digital solutions can help streamline the construction process, making construction more efficient so mobile operators can deploy 5G quicker and start to recoup their investment sooner.

Beyond Mobile Network Sharing: Regulatory Challenges in Dense Urban Areas
Information Resources | 2/10/2020

This white paper addresses the global regulatory environment for mobile network sharing, including the changing economics of the mobile industry and the challenges and opportunities of sharing in dense urban areas.

Fiber in 5G Networks
Information Resources | 2/10/2020

Having the right test solutions for maintaining fiber networks will be key in delivering high quality of service at low OPEX.

5G Core: 5G System Architecture Poster
Information Resources | 2/10/2020

The race to 5G is a competitive one and there are many differences to consider. This poster illustrates a multitude of interfaces, functions, architecture and much more. It’s a lot to consider so we recommend the full size, digitally downloadable version.

SD-WAN Security Services: Implementation, Integration & Impacts
Information Resources | 1/29/2020

This white paper presents a subset of several key findings from the SD-WAN Security Market Leadership study that provides insight into the implementation and integration of security capabilities into SD-WAN solutions. It also explores the impact of enabling technologies such as analytics and automation.

e-Book - Transforming Telecommunications with Intelligent Automation
Information Resources | 1/29/2020

A practical, easy to follow guide to help understand and simplify 'what is Intelligent Automation, Robotic Process Automation' and how they can help Telecommunication companies in their processes and operations.

White Paper: Visualize, Optimize and Automate with Intent-Based Network Optimization Tools
Information Resources | 1/22/2020

New intent-based network optimization tools like Cisco Crosswork Optimization Engine make it possible to monitor network behavior, visualize the topology, see segment routing policies, and optimize the network based on criteria you specify.

White Paper: Cisco 8000 Series Routers: Trustworthy Hardware Designed to Protect Against Threats and Attacks
Information Resources | 1/22/2020

The Cisco 8000 Series Router (8000 Series) is the foundational routing device to support the next evolution of the Internet, and Cisco has addressed security throughout the entire development cycle of the product.

White Paper: Automate Your Certification Process to Onboard in Hours, not Days
Information Resources | 1/22/2020

Today, it takes a long time for to certify, test, and bring new devices on board. By introducing automation into your certification process, the time it takes to bring hardware and software online can be reduced to hours instead of days.

White Paper: Automate Your Certification Process to Onboard in Hours, not Days
Information Resources | 1/22/2020

Today, it takes a long time for to certify, test, and bring new devices on board. By introducing automation into your certification process, the time it takes to bring hardware and software online can be reduced to hours instead of days.

White Paper: The Cisco 8000 Series Routers: A Breakthrough in Routing
Information Resources | 1/22/2020

Cisco introduces a breakthrough in routing with the Cisco 8000 Series Routing platform. A router that can anchor networks for a decade or more for vast scale for 400 G connections and up to 259 Tb/s., from predictable OpEx rather than CapEx.

Research Study Results: Service Providers save 50-70% in costs with Automation and Orchestration
Information Resources | 1/22/2020

Say goodbye to customer coding and service disruptions. Service Providers who use Automation and Orchestration are significantly reducing costs.

White Paper: Cisco Network Services Orchestrator: The Bridge to Automation
Information Resources | 1/22/2020

Cisco® NSO serves as a bridge between application or service owners and infrastructure owners, letting each team operate in its native environment, yet still collaborate effectively together - valuable as part of any automation initiative.

White Paper: IOS XR7: The New Operating System that is Thin, Fit and Modern
Information Resources | 1/22/2020

Meet IOS XR7. The newest version of one of the most widely deployed operating systems in the world. IOS XR7 is thin, fit and modern to provide the simplicity, power and trust you need in an operating system today.

Integrated Photonics Revolutionize Data Center Interconnects
Information Resources | 1/22/2020

Download this paper to learn about three key trends in data center interconnect technologies.

Data Center Interconnects Reach 400G Speeds - New Standards Adopt Coherent Optical Technology for DCIs
Information Resources | 1/22/2020

Download this paper to learn about three key trends in data center interconnect technologies.

Coherent Optical Transforms Data Center Interconnects - Integrated photonics and new standards drive next-generation DCI
Information Resources | 1/22/2020

Download this paper to learn about new developments in integrated photonics technology and standards, allowing coherent optical technology to be more cost-efficient in data center interconnects.

Segment Routing Tutorial Videos
Information Resources | 1/16/2020

This report documents and helps improve the interoperability of commercial solutions for communication service provider(CSP) transport networks.

Day One: Configuring Segment Routing with Junos
Information Resources | 1/16/2020

Blog – SR-What You Need To Know
Information Resources | 1/16/2020

Will Segment Routing Deliver on Its Promise?
Information Resources | 1/16/2020

In this white paper, Heavy Reading explores the state of SR today: What is working and what’s not? What is the industry doing to ensure broad, reliable adoption at scale for this promising new technology?

Global update on 5G spectrum
Information Resources | 1/16/2020

Spectrum is the mother’s milk for wireless communication. Mobile operators and service providers around the world are starting to deploy their new 5G networks; however, each region is making varied progress opening up new spectrum for 5G. This presentation provides an update of the global spectrum landscape for 5G.

A first look at 3GPP Rel-17 and beyond
Information Resources | 1/16/2020

The scope of the third release of 5G standards — 3GPP Rel-17 — is now formally defined. These new projects will build upon the Release 15 and 16 technology foundation as well as expand the reach of 5G in terms of new services, deployments, and spectrum bands. This presentation provides an overview of 3GPP Rel-17 that will take us another step closer to delivering on the 5G vision.

What’s in the future of 5G
Information Resources | 1/16/2020

We’re at the beginning of the 5G era, and there is a rich roadmap of new 5G technologies coming in 3GPP Release 16, 17, and beyond. Not only do we expect 5G mobile experiences to get even better, but the continued 5G technology evolution will also expand mobile connectivity into many new services and industries. This presentation outlines Qualcomm’s vision of our 5G future.

The Race to 5G
Information Resources | 1/15/2020

This ebook will help you better understand some of the technical considerations behind 5G deployment, how you can use intelligent automation to drive operational efficiency, and why real-time visibility is more important than ever for success in the field.

Improving CSP Network Planning and Optimization to support 5G
Information Resources | 1/15/2020

This report provides insights on the challenges CSPs should expect to face with the planning and optimization of 5G networks. It also highlights solutions that CSPs can adopt to address these challenges and best practices CSPs should consider when migrating their networks to 5G.

eBook: SD WAN: The New Landscape for Networking
Information Resources | 1/14/2020

[NEW] Upcoming Webinar Jan 23 2020 - The Edge Gets Real: Data Center Automation for Telco and Cloud Service Providers
Information Resources | 1/13/2020

Tune into this webinar to learn about how new hardware and software innovations purpose-built for these smaller distributed environments are transforming concepts of edge compute into reality.

Use Case: Sprint Automates 50 Business Processes within 6 Months
Information Resources | 1/8/2020

Learn how Sprint automated 50 business processes within 6 months leveraging intelligent automation.

Blue Planet Inventory transforms operations at a major CSP
Information Resources | 1/7/2020

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.

Holistic Automation: The Dynamic Inventory Cornerstone
Information Resources | 1/7/2020

Service providers are on the path to digital transformation. Getting to that desired state, however, is no small feat when their networks continue to evolve and change over time. This paper looks at the critical role unified, dynamic inventory plays in driving automation, orchestration, analytics, and agility in service delivery and assurance across physical and virtualized networks.

Inventory in Virtualized, Software-enabled Networks
Information Resources | 1/7/2020

In this paper, Appledore Research considers the importance of inventory’s role today for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), and what that role will be tomorrow. Today’s inventory systems have become too passive, manually intensive, and reactive to accommodate services comprising truly dynamic and changeable resources. This paper explores why an evolved, dynamic inventory will play a key role in enabling CSPs to transform operations and reap the full rewards of software-based networks.

Whitepaper: Overcoming the 5G Challenges of Monitoring, Assurance, and Automation
Information Resources | 1/2/2020

This Heavy Reading paper examines the key assurance challenges operators anticipate for 5G, the monitoring capabilities they will need, and their top priorities for the automation of service assurance.

Article: 5G is Coming; Do You Have the Critical Visibility You Need to Assure Your Network?
Information Resources | 1/2/2020

5G is coming. In fact, it may have already arrived in your network with lab testing, early field trial, or initial rollout in the US, Asia, Europe, or elsewhere. But do you have the tools that provide visibility to 5G, for interoperation and lab testing, to monitor and troubleshoot your 5G networks?

Infographic: Smart Visibility From Here to 5G
Information Resources | 1/2/2020

End-to-end Smart Visibility Without Borders, including Cloud RAN (C-RAN), Virtualize Core, and Edge Cloud Computing with NETSCOUT’s carrier-grade monitoring solution that is designed for the cloud.

Datasheet: Visibility Without Borders
Information Resources | 1/2/2020

Carrier service providers (CSPs) need a single, real-time view into these connections. NETSCOUT® software monitoring solution is designed for the cloud, is vendor agnostic and offers true Visibility Without Borders..

SD-Wan Strategies Survey Report
Information Resources | 1/2/2020

Light Reading/Heavy Reading and MEF are excited to share the results of our second annual joint global SD-WAN services survey. Thanks to MEF and our industry sponsors, we can deliver the full results to the industry to help network operators make the best decisions for their own SD-WAN strategies moving forward.

Fight Churn & Grow Revenue
Information Resources | 1/1/2020

Ebook: Making 5G Work
Information Resources | 12/13/2019

Learn how to accelerate 5G designs, ace conformance testing, ensure carrier acceptance, and reduce manufacturing test times and costs.

Satellite Synchronization is Critical to 5G Mobile Cellular Network Operation
Information Resources | 12/13/2019

Synchronization in carrier networks isn’t new but the demands of 5G are bringing new attention to it. 5G changes the game and more radios and antennas installed to support increases the potential for signal interference. This paper illustrates and explains the changes needed and how to avoid synchronization interference.

Maximizing the Value of Edge Cloud
Information Resources | 11/26/2019

In this Heavy Reading white paper, learn about the opportunities the edge cloud represents for service providers.

White Paper: Case Study – Duocast Ramps up Network Recovery Times to Safeguard Quality of Service
Information Resources | 11/26/2019

This white paper is to provide insights and analysis on how the MX204 Universal Routing Platform, EX4300 Enterprise Switch and Junos Fusion Provider Edge helped addressing the concerns and achieved outstanding business results for the CSP customer.

Research Summary: Enterprise Network Automation and beyond
Information Resources | 11/20/2019

EMA decided to launch a new research project that explores advanced approaches to enterprise network automation. This report is the result of that study.

451 Research Business Impact Brief: Formulating an agile integration strategy in the hybrid cloud era
Information Resources | 11/20/2019

EMA decided to launch a new research project that explores advanced approaches to enterprise network automation. This report is the result of that study.

Finding Flexibility with Microservices, Containers, and Runtimes: How to capture the benefits of Microservice design
Information Resources | 11/20/2019

An introduction to the Forrester analyst report: How to Capture the Benefits of Microservice Design

451 Research Business Impact Brief: Formulating an agile integration strategy in the hybrid cloud era
Information Resources | 11/20/2019

EMA decided to launch a new research project that explores advanced approaches to enterprise network automation. This report is the result of that study.

Tomorrow’s Agile Operations
Information Resources | 11/18/2019

This Appledore whitepaper shows how various operations functions fit together and how you can reduce the frequency of “re-invention”, by re-using both software and experience.

Four Big Questions Around Network and Service Operations in 5G Era
Information Resources | 11/18/2019

In this e-book, we gathered perspective from top Nokia experts on how service providers can evolve their operations for 5G while controlling costs, ensuring quality and security, and gaining competitive agility.

Intelligent Automation Demo
Information Resources | 11/15/2019

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