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Customer Experience Management in 5G
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2/26/2019  | 
Operators have invested heavily in spectrum and infrastructure to build out the next generational wave of wireless radio communication technology and to gain their position within 5G’s expanding use cases. This report, based on a global survey of communication service providers, examines the deployment time-table of 5G capabilities from network operators, their monetization strategies and the customer experiences they believe are most worth their investment.
How Will 5G + AI Transform the Wireless Edge
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2/25/2019  | 
This white paper, commissioned by Qualcomm, describes the market drivers for and barriers to distributed computing in the 5G era. The paper also explores key use cases that will be transformed as AI processing is spread among the cloud, the edge cloud, and devices.
Get Predictive with Machine Learning RAN Automation
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2/24/2019  | 
Up Your Game in network performance, customer experience and network optimization with the predictive speed of Machine Learning RAN Automation.
Extend peering to the edge to deliver quality subscriber experiences
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2/24/2019  | 
Extend peering to the edge to beat the bandwidth explosion and deliver quality subscriber experiences.
Improve your customer experiences by moving compute to the edge
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2/24/2019  | 
Live on the edge - improve your customer experiences by moving compute to the edge
Boost efficiency, scalability, and extensibility of your network with Artificial Intelligence for IT operations (AIOps)
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2/24/2019  | 
Embrace Artificial Intelligence for IT operations to boost efficiency, scalability, and extensibility of your network.
Rakuten: a mobile network that actually lowers your costs and makes you more competitive
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2/24/2019  | 
Disrupt your thinking for the 5G Era by Cisco, Rakuten and Altiostar. Reimagine an end-to-end mobile network that actually lowers your costs and makes you more competitive.
Future proof your transport network for 5G low-latency and scale
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2/24/2019  | 
Future proof your transport network for 5G low-latency and scale
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2/24/2019  | 
Deliver high-quality mobile experiences-even at highway and railway speeds
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2/24/2019  | 
Manage connected experiences from the packet core to end devices to deliver the highest quality mobile experiences - even at highway and railway speeds.
A mobile network that lowers your costs and makes you more competitive
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2/24/2019  | 
Disrupt your thinking for the 5G Era by Cisco, Rakuten and Altiostar. Reimagine an end-to-end mobile network that actually lowers your costs and makes you more competitive.
Integrate DDoS security into your distributed peering plan
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2/24/2019  | 
Protect your network edge by integrating proven, scalable and multi-layered DDoS security into your distributed peering plan.
Learn how network operators really feel about multi-vendor open RAN
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2/24/2019  | 
Learn how network operators around the world really feel about multi-vendor open Radio Access Networks.
Prevent route leaks and attacks with network visibility, analysis and alerts
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2/24/2019  | 
Prevent route leaks and BGP attacks with network visibility, analysis and alerts.
Use Segment Routing to Deliver Applications with Simplicity and Scale
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2/24/2019  | 
Turbo charge your network with Segment Routing and differentiate the way applications are delivered with simplicity and scale.
Rakuten and Cisco: How to build a faster, more flexible and highly optimized 5G network
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2/24/2019  | 
Out-maneuver your competition by reimagining your business and 5G architecture. Read how Rakuten with Cisco and Altiostar built a faster, more flexible and highly optimized 5G network.
Trust matters. Establish true network trust end-to-end from the cloud
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2/24/2019  | 
Trust matters. Establish true network trust end-to-end – from the supply chain to third party verification from the cloud.
Ensure your network infrastructure is authentic, audited, trusted
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2/24/2019  | 
Trust matters. Ensure your network infrastructure and its components are authentic, audited, and without unauthorized modification.
Ensure your edge computing infrastructure is authenticated and trusted
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2/24/2019  | 
Trust matters. Ensure your edge computing infrastructure is authenticated and trusted.
Ensure your 5G network infrastructure is authentic, verified, trusted
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2/24/2019  | 
Trust but verify. Ensure your 5G network infrastructure is authentic and verified.
Next-Gen SON for Mobile Network Automation
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2/21/2019  | 
The case for advanced services, delivered over complex 4G/5G infrastructure, is underpinned by operators’ ability to automate operations in the RAN and across the wider network. To address this a new generation of SON solution, designed for service outcomes, is emerging. This new Heavy Reading custom report identifies the key technologies that define next-gen SON, including machine learning, zero-touch automation, user-centric optimization, and programmable network platforms.
Cignal AI Report: Tracking the Deployment of 3rd Generational Coherent
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2/20/2019  | 
When the first commercially deployed 100Gb/s coherent technology arrived in 2010, it was a watershed event. Coherent technology sparked greenfield deployments by operators, launched the flexible-wavelength grid and made ROADM-based networks much easier to use. This report from Andrew Schmitt, Cignal AI, covers coherent technology’s evolution, market success, and the road ahead. Download the report to learn more.
5G Network & Service Strategies Operator Survey
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2/20/2019  | 

This new Heavy Reading survey report provides insight into how operators will deploy 5G networks, identifies potential services strategies that will drive investment, and reveals likely timelines for commercialization.

The Integration Challenges of Software-Defined & Virtualized Enterprise Networking
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2/19/2019  | 
As Service Providers rush to deploy SD-WAN and NFV services to their enterprise customers, they are typically picking a couple of different CPE platforms, VNFs and SD-WAN partners to work with. Click here to learn more about the architecture of uCPE including hypervisor, management tools and virtual networking.
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.
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.


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