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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.

Webinar: The Rise of Automation and Orchestration in Service Provider Networks
Information Resources | 10/7/2020

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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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