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Strength in Numbers: The State of Managed Security Services
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2/14/2019  | 
Gain fresh insight into how service providers (SPs) are grappling with cloud adoption and its sharp impact on network security. Learn about SPs’ commitment to cloud-delivered managed security services, adoption timelines and revenue potential. See how SPs are evolving their managed security services practice with Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) and more.
The Critical Importance of Consumer Trust in the Second-Hand Mobile Device Market
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2/13/2019  | 
The second-hand mobile device market is a big and lucrative success story. Mobile operators, OEMs and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) therefore remain committed to its ongoing success. This global study from Blancco underlines the significance of safeguarding consumer trust in the used device buyback process and warns against complacency when it comes to keeping consumer data secure.
Digital Realty’s journey to becoming a global leader in colocation
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2/8/2019  | 
EcoStruxure provides Digital Realty with solutions for growth in the fast-moving colocation market. Digital Realty and Schneider Electric worked together to develop standard solutions and configurations to ensure consistency for both existing and new customers.
Customer Insight Future-proofing your colocation business
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2/8/2019  | 
While enterprises continue to own and operate in-house datacenters, their use of colocation and other outsourcing services is growing fast. Demand for colocation and wholesale datacenters, with their readily available space and power, their professional operations teams and, increasingly, their rich connectivity and value-added offerings, has never been stronger.
Schneider Electric – Digital Realty
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2/8/2019  | 
Schneider Electric – The Mobile Edge
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2/8/2019  | 
All Roads Lead to ROME - An Automated Physical Layer
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2/7/2019  | 
Software Defined Layer-0: Use Cases
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2/7/2019  | 
A Reliable Zero-Touch Data Center: Designed to Scale
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2/7/2019  | 
Network Cabling Re-Architected and Automated
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2/7/2019  | 
Distributed Cloud: Emerging Network Requirements for Edge Compute
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2/6/2019  | 
Resources that have traditionally been deployed in centralized data centers are beginning to be deployed in new locations closer to where traffic is being generated. This is being done to both improve latency and service quality and reduce transport costs. Because “the edge” can be different places depending on one’s point of view, “distributed cloud” is the preferred term.
Econocom Italia and Pluribus Networks: Delivering the Future Today
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2/1/2019  | 
The distributed, controllerless Pluribus Adaptive Cloud Fabric enables Econocom to manage its multi-site Naboo Cloud network as a single fabric, simplifying operations, cutting operating costs and unlocking the white box economics of open networking.
Analyst Report: IDC Innovators: Datacenter Software-Defined Networking, 2018
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2/1/2019  | 
In a study of four start-up vendors, Pluribus Networks was named an IDC Innovator thanks to differentiators like controllerless SDN, the ability to virtualize geographically distributed networks and inherent support for data center interconnect.
Analysys Mason: Converging IT and Network Teams: A Cloud-native Automation Platform Is the Catalyst for Successful Operations
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2/1/2019  | 
Network automation is an imperative if operators are to deliver services with sustainable levels of agility and profitability. Automation enables the network to adapt to events and demands rapidly and efficiently, and supports a new speed of digital business. This paper assesses the value of a cloud-native platform for operational automation, which can be shared by IT and networking organizations, and also recommends five operational automation steps that operators can take.
Why You Need Scanner-based Testing for NB-IoT Coverage Measurement
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1/21/2019  | 
Operators deploying NB-IoT must ensure connectivity, have visibility of active cells and verify their correct function. Download this Application Card to learn how to use scanners to measure coverage, performance and correct operation of NB-IoT.
Unlock The Promise of 5G
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1/18/2019  | 
It will be critical to follow three key imperatives to succeed in your complex and expensive transition to 5G: Optimize Your Network, Monetize New Solutions, and Protect your 5G network at massive scale at every layer and for multiple threats. This eBook examines ways service providers can address these three imperatives, and successfully transition to 5G.
5G Transport Networks: Heavy Reading Operator Survey & Analysis
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1/18/2019  | 
Killer Use Cases for 5G Monetization
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1/17/2019  | 
5G will offer improved speed, increased capacity and greater flexibility. Read the eBook to discover the killer use cases that will attract customers and justify this significant investment.
Converged Packet Transport for 5G
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1/16/2019  | 
As 5G New Radio ( NR) standardization progresses, operators are increasingly understanding that transport networks must be upgraded and re-architected to support 5G applications at scale. This white paper addresses 5G evolution from a transport network perspective, emphasizing the role of a converged packet network capable of addressing all 5G use cases, as well as diverse mobile and fixed services. Such a converged packet network is critical for making the 5G business case work.
Defining the Transport Network for 5G
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1/14/2019  | 
This white paper, written by Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Sterling Perrin, addresses the transport network evolution that is required to support large-scale 5G rollouts. Download it now to learn how to create the efficient transport your 5G network needs.
Heavy Reading’s 2018 Open RAN Operator Survey
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1/11/2019  | 

In this report we present the results of a Heavy Reading operator survey, conducted in the autumn of 2018, on the outlook for open radio access networks (RANs). We defined “Open RAN” as the ability to integrate, deploy and operate radio access networks using components, subsystems and software sourced from multiple suppliers. The survey was open to employees of communications service providers only.

Overcoming the Challenges of Scaling Next-Generation Fiber Services
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1/8/2019  | 
This white paper delves into the findings from the comprehensive online survey of 154 cable and fixed-line executives- complemented by one-on-one interviews of service providers in North America, Europe and Asia conducted by Heavy Reading- to dissect the challenges that providers face in scaling fiber-based services and examine the impact that deploying IP-based services over fiber will have on back-office systems.
Next Leap into Cloud Networking
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1/4/2019  | 
How Disaggregation Accelerates Innovation And Operations
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1/4/2019  | 
How Acumos Can Fast Track Your AI Development
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12/19/2018  | 
This white paper discusses the advantage of community based innovation, explores the potential applications of AI in telecom, assesses some of the challenges in applying AI and describes how the Acumos project can help solve some of these problems.
Virtualizing the RAN and Edge Computing How carriers can take advantage of vRAN, C-RAN and MEC
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12/18/2018  | 
This white paper introduces the virtual RAN, cloud RAN and MEC with an insight into the new applications they can enable, with a focus on how carriers can potentially save money on infrastructure development and make money from new services.
Enabling the Virtualized Edge With FPGA SmartNIC Data Acceleration
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12/10/2018  | 
As virtual infrastructure extends toward the edge, technology is required to overcome some unique challenges. The solution is to implement FPGA-based SmartNICs, which offer scalable, deterministic performance with very low latency at a fraction of the space, power, and overall cost. Such a solution is secure, open, and fully programmable, ensuring that costs remain low well into the future.
NETSCOUT Success Story: NFV/Cloud Network Readiness – Reduce CAPEX and OPEX
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12/7/2018  | 
  • A cost-effective solution to support future growth
  • Seamless usability of one system for multiple networks, saving on troubleshooting (OPEX)
  • Proactive service assurance along the transformative journey to NFV/Cloud
NETSCOUT Article: Is Your Information Close Enough to the Edge?
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12/7/2018  | 
With the Network Edge now a key foundation for data analytics, it is playing an ever more important part in the performance of service provider networks. It is important to ensure that this network infrastructure, in the form of mobile edge computing, delivers on its promises and is carriergrade in the same way as the service provider network that enables it.
NETSCOUT Whitepaper: Assuring Application Agility in Multi-Cloud Environments
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12/7/2018  | 
Enterprises worldwide are undergoing some form of digital transformation or have a digital strategy in place. At the heart of these transformations is an intent to provide consistent and superior real-time customer experience to their end customers, rapidly deliver new services, and significantly reduce the cost of operations.
Transforming the wireless edge to realize 5G’s full potential
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12/5/2018  | 
The wireless edge transformation has begun with intelligence moving closer to where it matters most — the users. Qualcomm is driving the entire industry forward to make 5G a reality in 2019, check out this presentation to see how 5G and AI will join forces to enrich our lives and transform industries.
Boundless photorealistic mobile XR over 5G
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12/5/2018  | 
XR is meant to be mobile and it is going to get better once we have 5G. Take a look at this comprehensive presentation on boundless XR messaging from Qualcomm about split-rendering, utilizing on-device processing, 5G, and edge cloud.
Breaking the wireless barriers to mobilize 5G NR mmWave
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12/5/2018  | 
Mobilizing mmWave for smartphones is no small feat, and it requires cutting-edge R&D and working with the entire ecosystem. Download this presentation to see how Qualcomm is overcoming another impossible challenge to transform mobile communications.
Perfect Your Peering Strategy: Scalable. Resilient. Efficient. Automated.
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12/3/2018  | 
Internet peering must be reimagined to handle increased traffic growth. Find out why you should consider a localized peering strategy that places peering or content provider cache nodes closer to consumers.
Use Segment Routing to Deliver Applications with Simplicity and Scale
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12/3/2018  | 
Turbo charge your network with Segment Routing and differentiate the way applications are delivered with simplicity and scale.
Simplify and Accelerate Network Migration
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12/3/2018  | 
Service providers can make network migrations simple with Cisco NSO’s industry-leading, model-driven service automation framework. Take full advantage of new network device capabilities quickly, with much less operational effort, and with less risk.
Detect Problems in Real-Time by Seeing Performance and Availability of Your Network
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12/3/2018  | 
Using patented algorithmic and machine-learning technologies, Cisco Crosswork Situation Manager identifies performance-affecting incidents in real time while enabling smart workflows to resolve any issues, accelerating the time to get repairs made.
Go Cloud Native CCAP for Scalability, Security & Velocity
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12/3/2018  | 
Going cloud native has many advantages. Learn how cloud native applications overcome the limitations of virtual network functions to help cable operators achieve scale, security and velocity.
Hello Self Optimizing Networks! Enable open network automation now and launch new applications in minutes
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12/3/2018  | 
Learn how Multi-Domain Service Optimization is the first solution to use machine learning to manage, control, and optimize the multivendor mobile network for end-to-end user QoE, so you can optimize today’s network with tomorrow’s capabilities.
Using Machine Learning for Predictive Automation from cloud to client
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12/3/2018  | 
This white paper moves beyond the buzzwords and provides a deeper look at machine learning, fishing in a sea of data, and applying machine learning algorithms within AIOps.
Enabling distributed services for cloud-to-client connected experiences
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12/3/2018  | 
This engaging eBook will take the reader through consideration of what is possible with a well-conceived 5G-ready heterogeneous network infrastructure that delivers the cloud to client connected experiences for your customers.
Want a single platform for consumer & business, human & machine over any type of access? Use a converged, cloud-native packet core for true distribution of multi-access, multi-generational network functions and put capabilities exactly where needed
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12/3/2018  | 
Learn how packet core now enables true cloud-based distribution of multi-access, multi-generational network functions across the network, placing critical capabilities either in a private cloud or public cloud platform, whenever or wherever needed.
Evolve your transport network for 5G Now
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12/3/2018  | 
Protect Your Peering with Cisco Security
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12/3/2018  | 
DPI for vEPC vendors: real-time analytics, QoE & security
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12/3/2018  | 
This white paper provides insights on why DPI is important for vEPC solutions and on the different uses cases it enables. It also discusses the aspects involved in deciding whether to build or buy DPI.
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