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Webinar Archives
Hardware Acceleration at the Edge with Project Adrenaline
Date: 7/9/2020
Sponsors:
Altran
Archived webinar available soon

The world is rapidly moving toward a realization that an unlimited number of devices will generate massive amounts of data needing to be processed in near real time. Edge computing allows applications to be hosted closer to devices or consumers and can deliver low-latency, real-time services to end-users. Altran has been investigating this problem through Project Adrenaline, a co-innovation partnership with CableLabs, wherein we jointly developed open source software and collaborated on proofs of concept. In this webinar, we focus on how clients can leverage Project Adrenaline for building a cloud-native, end-to-end model for application development, deployment and monitoring of hardware accelerators – essentially creating an accelerator-as-a-service.

Key topics include:

  • Use of GPUs, FPGAs and Smart NICs to improve performance and reduce cost
  • Head End Transformation for MSO’s
  • 5G, CBRS and Private LTE for Service Providers
  • Improve Performance, Reduce Cost Using GPUs, FPGAs, and Smart NICs
  • Low Latency Networking using Programmable Devices & Hardware Offload
  • Run Analytics, Cloud Gaming at the Edge


Citizens Broadband Radio Service: A Game Changer for Private Networks
Date: 7/7/2020
Sponsors:
Federated Wireless
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Do you want to learn more about how CBRS is being used to put private networks well within reach of the enterprise? Hear about some of the deployments already underway, and get some expert perspective on the upcoming FCC PAL auction. Tune in to this informative webinar hosted by Senior Analyst Will Townsend, Moor Insights, as he discusses these topics and more with Federated Wireless CTO Kurt Schaubach, Federated Wireless VP Legal Advocacy Jennifer McCarthy, and JMA Director of Global Markets and Solutions Kurt Jacobs.


Drive Down Your Network Complexity With Advanced Automation
Date: 7/7/2020
Sponsors:
Ribbon
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Service providers are spending billions of dollars a year dealing with network outages, service degradation and growing security threats. The increase in network traffic is a key factor resulting in these challenges. Consequently, automation is considered critical to enabling service providers to address operations and management issues resulting from this traffic increase. The traditional rules-based approach to implementing automation will not be sufficient to support the level of activity needed to control, manage and secure the network. In order to automate operations, additional variables and metrics will need to be assessed to proactively detect when events of interest occur, analyze them, identify and execute appropriate responses.

To address these challenges, service providers are turning to advanced analytics techniques that are flexible, adaptive, and intelligent. In this webinar we will discuss how machine learning (ML)-based analytics, as an advanced analytics function, can enhance service providers' automation objectives with capabilities to detect and resolve network issues, plan network growth, optimize network performance, prevent security threats, reclaim revenue leakage, and more

Key topics include:

  • Value proposition on the role of ML-based analytics and automation in addressing the operator's business challenges
  • Data modeling complexity today, and where is it going
  • Use cases where ML can be deployed to address network operations, fraud challenges, and to detect correlations between problem areas and underlying protocols and network functions
  • Highlight strategies that operators must adopt to successfully implement ML-based analytics to automate their networks


5G Phase 2: What’s next after eMBB and FWA?
Date: 7/1/2020
Sponsors:
ECI
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Carriers around the world are slowly, but surely, rolling out 5G networks. With 5G rollout now gathering pace, attention is now being focused on using these networks to introduce new revenue generating services, beyond eMBB and FWA. In this webinar, we focus on how 5G can act as a catalyst for a new wave of revenue generating opportunities. We will focus on the short-term, and show if, and where, consumers are willing to spend and how operators can take advantage of this.

Key topics include:

  • Where are we on our 5G marathon?
  • Where are the opportunities for monetization in the short-term?
  • Discussion of results of new consumer research?
  • What do operators need to do today to pave the way to increased profitability


TIP OpenRAN: Towards Disaggregated Mobile Networking
Date: 6/30/2020
Sponsors:
TIP
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Mobile networks connect over 5 billion users and generate over $1 trillion of service revenue annually. With millions of cell sites deployed globally, this makes the RAN the most important distributed network infrastructure in the world.

As operators enter the 5G-era, the RAN is increasingly software-driven and based on open implementation and open interfaces.

Join our panel session where we will discuss some of the highlights of the white paper recently published by Gabriel Brown, focused on the work of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenRAN Project Group, one of the foremost open RAN initiatives in the industry.

Key topics will include:

  • The need for an open, disaggregated RAN
  • Progress towards commercialization at scale
  • TIP OpenRAN within the wider ecosystem
  • Progress on the Evenstar open radio program


Building a DN-Oriented 5G Core
Date: 6/29/2020
Sponsors:
Huawei
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The global development of 5G is beyond expectation. By mid-April, 380 operators have invested in 5G networks, 73 of which have already commercially launched 5G services. 5G networks will not only enrich our lives with new experiences, but also become a key platform for innovation, bringing a multitude of opportunities to industries like smart port, smart grid, smart manufacturing, and others. At the same time, these new opportunities demand new network requirements, such as how to provide B2B customers with differentiated services and deterministic experiences.

This webinar will discuss:

  • What’s 5G Deterministic Networking (5GDN)? Why is the core network key to achieving 5GDN?
  • How is a DN-oriented 5G Core network built?
  • What successful cases can be replicated in the B2B industry applications based on 5G MEC?

Deploying PON in a Pandemic World
Date: 6/25/2020
Sponsors:
Calix
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If challenges bring with them opportunities, then the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly brought plenty of opportunities for broadband technology, and especially for PON. Since the pandemic struck in full force earlier this year, service providers have seen traffic surge 20% or more on both the upstream and downstream sides of their broadband networks.

How are savvy service providers turning these hefty bandwidth challenges into promising opportunities? Which PON technologies are they choosing to deploy and why? And what are they doing differently in this "new abnormal" environment to ensure that their subscribers enjoy the quality-of-experience they not only expect but must have?

Join Light Reading and Calix for answers to these questions and more in an upcoming webinar. During this session, we will discuss:

  • What is the best PON technology for your applications?
  • Has deploying PON changed in today's new world?
  • What do you need to ensure your subscribers can meet the needs of all the people now living, working and learning at home?


Changing Consumer Behaviours are Accelerating the Need for 5G
Date: 6/25/2020
Sponsors:
Ericsson
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The need for mobile communications and data services is greater than ever.

In this webinar, we discuss how the covid-19 pandemic is causing long-term changes in consumer behaviours and how these behaviours drive the demand for 5G. The latest insights from Ericsson Consumer Lab explains how. We also look at the latest trends on service packaging, demonstrating how service providers drive and capture the increasing consumer demand for mobile data services. We conclude with Ericsson´s view on Fixed Wireless Access, including market potential and key success factors to realize this important use case for 5G.

Key topics include:

  • Covid-19 pandemic drive long-term changes in consumer behaviours
  • Global statistics on service packaging and pricing models
  • How to capture the Fixed Wireless Access market potential


Network-as-a-Service: Transforming the Enterprise Marketplace
Date: 6/24/2020
Sponsors:
Amdocs
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Network-as-a-service (NaaS) not only represents an opportunity for communications service providers (CSPs) to enhance their network and cloud services offerings, it also translates into enhanced choice, agility and service reach for their enterprise customers.

To understand the NaaS drivers, opportunities and technical requirements, Heavy Reading and Omdia, in collaboration with Amdocs, launched three comprehensive global market surveys in the fourth quarter of 2019. These surveys were designed to collect valuable NaaS data trends and preferences from enterprises, virtual network function (VNF) vendors and CSPs from around the world.

This webinar will provide a readout of the key survey findings. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Business and technical drivers for enterprises to adopt NaaS-based services
  • Enterprise preferences for buying specific VNF-based services via a service provider portal
  • VNF vendor perception of the challenges CSPs face in monetizing NaaS services
  • VNF vendor insight into the value proposition that advanced NaaS-based capabilities such as cross-domain orchestration delivers
  • CSPs commitment to implement NaaS services
  • CSP NaaS implementation drivers and challenges
  • The criteria CSPs consider when selecting NaaS vendors
  • Tier-1 CSP NaaS use case example


The Outlook for Private Mobile Networks: The Opportunity for Telecom Operators
Date: 6/23/2020
Sponsors:
Ericsson, Intel, NetNumber, Qualcomm
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Private mobile networks (PMNs) are designed for the performance, coverage, and security requirements of enterprise users. One of the critical issues that will determine the shape and growth rate of this market segment is the ecosystem of suppliers, implementors, and operators that will lead technology development, deployment, and day-to-day operations. To investigate this, and other important private network issues, Heavy Reading surveyed telecom operator and enterprise end-user professionals for their views on private network technology, use-cases, and operating models. This webinar will present and discuss the highlights of that study.

Among the topics to be covered include:

  • How operators see the PMN opportunity
  • Enterprise perspectives on the use-cases driving interest in PMNs and their technology preferences and timelines
  • Attitudes towards 5G, LTE and Wi-Fi 6 radio technologies
  • PMN network architectures and the role of edge compute


5G Network Strategies: Deploying and Securing Edge Clouds
Date: 6/18/2020
Sponsors:
Red Hat
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To deliver consistent performance in 5G networks and to support low-latency, ultra-reliable services in particular, it is widely expected that operators will need edge cloud infrastructure. Hosting applications and content closer to the "user" can improve the service experience and enable high-performance applications that are impractical, inconsistent or not possible, using only large, centralized cloud infrastructure. Without question, this will require that CSPs turn up their security game.

Join this webinar and hear what respondents to Heavy Reading's 2020 5G Networks & Services Strategies Operator Survey think about edge deployment and edge security.


SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Tapping Into the Cloud
Date: 6/18/2020
Sponsors:
Red Hat, Harmonic, Intel, Nokia
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Despite getting off to a relatively late start, the cable industry is now ardently pursuing a software-based strategy, seeking to shift various functions and services to the cloud. So far, operators and vendors are focusing on moving key functions of network firewalls, routers, set-top boxes and even CMTS chasses to the cloud as they look to boost their capacity, scale their operations, increase their network efficiencies and roll out new services. This session will explore cable's cloud strategy, look at where those efforts may lead and assess what the industry still needs to do.


Proactive Care: Achieving Speed and Resilience in an Era of Connectedness
Date: 6/17/2020
Sponsors:
ServiceNow
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Proactive customer care isn't just smart business for today. It's the battleground for future success. Adopting a proactive approach to customer experience is the best way to earn trust, prevent churn and even drive fierce loyalty, all while reducing the cost to serve.

This webinar will explore how communications service providers are accelerating customer care productivity and creating frictionless customer experiences by automating digital workflows on a unified cloud native platform. Join us to learn how CSPs are leveraging service management platforms to:

  • Deliver a proactive experience for both customers and employees
  • See the big picture – from customer to network
  • Serve better while spending less


How to Evolve xHaul Networks for 5G
Date: 6/16/2020
Sponsors:
Anritsu, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Infinera
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As operators move toward mass-market 5G deployments, planning the next-generation transport network is front and center on their minds, including fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul networks – collectively called "Xhaul transport." Delivering the greatest combination of scale and efficiency is essential for success, but how should operators move forward? In this special multi-sponsored webinar, Heavy Reading will present the newest findings from the 2020 global 5G transport operator survey. Heavy Reading will be joined by leading 5G experts from Anritsu, Ericsson, Fujitsu and Infinera to discuss implications of the findings and trade insights gleaned from real-world activities and deployment experiences.

Topics addressed in the webinar will include:

  • Transport upgrade plans and deployment timelines to support mass-market 5G rollouts
  • Viability and requirements for the IEEE's Time Sensitive Networking for fronthaul standard
  • 5G requirements for network-based timing and synchronization
  • Operator views on the role of microwave for 5G transport
  • How network testing will evolve to support new 5G requirements
  • How packetizing fronthaul can facilitate convergence of wireline and RAN transport


Key Considerations for Acceleration Solutions in 5G Networks
Date: 6/16/2020
Sponsors:
Intel
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The 5G network infrastructure from the radio unit to the cloud is evolving to deliver higher bandwidths. This requires many more radio units of significantly greater complexity, presenting challenges in both traditional and disaggregated end-to-end wireless network deployments that can be addressed through acceleration solutions.

In this webinar we will:

  • Summarize the key points of change/evolution in 5G networks and challenges when deploying radio units
  • Discuss key considerations for programmable acceleration solutions for use in fronthaul gateway (FHGW), L1 acceleration and radio beam forming/digital front end
  • Highlight an example of a programmable acceleration solution for FHGW deployments


Cable Europe Digital Symposium Series - Day 2
Date: 6/11/2020
Sponsors:
Ciena, CommScope, Harmonic, Hirshmann Digital Access, VIAVI
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In this unique online, two-part event, Light Reading's resident cable expert Alan Breznick and special guests will discuss how European cable operators and other wireline providers are leveraging DOCSIS 3.1 and 4.0, Fiber Deep, DAA, FTTH, DAA, PON, network virtualization, cloud services, IoT, WiFi, IP video, 5G and other new technologies, platforms and services to compete in the new decade.

Automating Field Service Operations: The Key to Coping with Disruption
Date: 6/10/2020
Sponsors:
Comarch
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Broadband and mobile networks continue to provide essential connectivity to emergency services, key workers, and the population at large during this pandemic-stricken period. Supporting these networks are technicians and field engineers who are performing a vital job in difficult circumstances. Their efficiency can be significantly improved through the use of software that automates Field Service Operations. Automation software can also help communication service providers (CSPs) cope with the increasing complexity of networks as new technologies are implemented. Such tools can help CSPs and field service contractors streamline their network deployment and maintenance processes.

This webinar will present tools and strategies which help automate the completion of field tasks. We will cover valuable lessons for all organizations who are involved in telecom infrastructure rollout and maintenance, including CSPs, subcontractors and technicians.

Key takeaways:

  • Market ready field service automation options for CSP and Infrastructure Operators
  • Strategy for leveraging technician’s handsets to both eliminate unnecessary paperwork
  • How to quickly and easily troubleshoot network equipment while onsite


Zero-Touch Testing for SD-WAN and 5G Unified Transport
Date: 6/10/2020
Sponsors:
Netrounds
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How to speed-up the delivery of quality assured services?

The economy is dependent on reliable and high-performing network connections. Still, a majority of business service providers are unable to successfully turn up services and onboard their customers fast enough.

One ability that has been missing for many years is for service delivery teams to quickly confirm that SD-WAN and wholesale transport services have been configured properly before customers start using the service. Most business service providers skip the turn-up testing phase, or use inadequate methods, which result in failed deliveries and expensive repair.

The solution is to automate the activation testing process to guarantee that service levels are delivered, so that customers can be successfully onboarded.

By attending this webinar, service delivery teams will learn:

  • How to confirm service levels before onboarding customers.
  • How to quickly locate and fix issues along the end-to-end service path.
  • How to automate the most critical service assurance processes for SD-WAN and wholesale transport services.

Please join Patrick Kelly from Appledore Research and Cyril Doussau from Netrounds to learn how communications service providers can empower their teams to increase service quality and customer satisfaction, while lowering costs.


Cable Europe Digital Symposium Series - Day 1
Date: 6/9/2020
Sponsors:
Calix, Teleste, VIAVI
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In this unique online, two-part event, Light Reading's resident cable expert Alan Breznick and special guests will discuss how European cable operators and other wireline providers are leveraging DOCSIS 3.1 and 4.0, Fiber Deep, DAA, FTTH, DAA, PON, network virtualization, cloud services, IoT, WiFi, IP video, 5G and other new technologies, platforms and services to compete in the new decade.

Show me the money! Monetizing IoT security and parental control in connected homes
Date: 6/8/2020
Sponsors:
Irdeto
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The number and types of connected devices in the home are rapidly growing, leading to greater consumer convenience and better quality of life. However, this is also rapidly making the home more vulnerable to cyberattacks.

In this webinar, we focus on how internet service providers (ISP) can help protect their customers through IoT security and explore where such services can increase brand NPS and consumer ARPU in the process.

Key topics include:

  • The rise in consumer IoT and the need for IoT security
  • The consumers’ willingness to pay for IoT security and parental controls
  • Different ISP business Key steps to succeed ISP business models

New consumer research will be presented which outlines the latest trends.


5G Networking Digital Symposium Series - Day 2
Date: 6/4/2020
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Session One

Cloud Native 5G Core: Implementation, Deployment & Operations Strategies
Date 06/04/20 @ 11:00 A.M. ET
Platinum Sponsor: Amdocs
Gold Sponsor: Metaswitch

Presentations by Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

The 5G Core (5GC) controls user session, mobility, and security in a 5G network. As such, it is integral to 5G network capabilities and to operator service offers. This webinar will investigate how operators can deploy 5G Core using cloud-native technologies and operating processes. Among the themes for this session will be:

  • Cloud-native 5G core design and implementation
  • Deploying and operating 5GC at the edge
  • Roadmap to 5G standalone; Integration with 4G core


Session Two

5G Security: It’s Complicated
Date 06/04/20 @ 12:30 P.M. ET
Platinum Sponsor: NetNumber
Gold Sponsor: A10 Networks

Presentations by Jim Hodges, Chief Analyst, Heavy Reading

Effective 5G security strategies are not simply an extension of 4G security policies. In order to ensure complete security compliance, 5G security strategies must address the complex security implications of not only the new distributed core and radio networks, more powerful 5G devices, the implications of a fully separate data and control planes, as well as the mass-scale exposure of APIs, and security implications of slice-based services. This session will document the impacts of these five new 5G base of requirements and document best practices for deploying a comprehensive and sustainable security stance.

Fireside Chat: The InterGENerational Future of Your Network
Date: 6/4/2020
Sponsors:
NetNumber
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As Communications Service Providers consider when and how to upgrade their networks and services to 5G, they are also grappling with how to maintain existing 3G and 4G networks that continue to support revenue-generating services. In this video fireside chat, Steve Legge, NetNumber COO, and Jim Hodges, Heavy Reading Chief Analyst, discuss the complexities of migrating legacy network monitoring and management to IT-based software-defined infrastructures, and debate the future of cloud-native networks.

Fast Forward to IP-Delivered Video
Date: 6/3/2020
Sponsors:
Vecima, TiVo
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Hear from cable operators and other industry leaders who are now delivering video services over IP technology.

  • How are these providers making the transition from video delivered over legacy access networks?
  • Is IP enabling a unified experience over multiple networks and devices?
  • Are the promised benefits of lower CPE costs, self-install kits and bring-your-own-device models coming true?

In this webinar sponsored by Vecima Networks and TiVo, we will tackle these questions and more, and offer up case studies of service providers now deploying IP video services.

5G Networking Digital Symposium Series - Day 1
Date: 6/1/2020
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Session One

5G RAN Strategies: Designing for Coverage, Performance & Business Success
Date 06/01/20 @ 11:00 A.M. ET
Platinum Sponsor: Intel
Gold Sponsor: Red Hat

Presentations by Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

The Radio Access Network (RAN) is the most critical part of mobile network, supporting billions of users and myriad businesses worldwide. This webinar will investigate strategies for expanding 5G RAN coverage and performance across diverse environments and locations. Among the themes for this session will be:

  • How to extend macro 5G RAN coverage and capacity using multiple frequency bands and advanced antenna technologies
  • Indoor 5G solutions and how/when to integrate with the wide-area network
  • The role for 5G small cells as part of an integrated RAN strategy


Session Two

What’s in Your Toolbox? Making Sense of 5G Transport Requirements
Date 06/01/20 @ 12:30 P.M. ET
Platinum Sponsor: Fujitsu

Presentations by Sterling Perring, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, Fujitsu, and one network operator keynote

Operators are in the midst of defining their long-term transport architectures to support the mass-scale 5G rollout of the next several years. Transport options abound but choosing the right transport tools for the job is not always straight-forward – and the stakes are high. This session explores the most promising 5G transport options, from fronthaul to backhaul and from optics to packets and evaluates pluses and minuses in different scenarios:

  • Does the choice of radio spectrum affect choice of transport technologies?
  • Are the transport network priorities and trade-offs in centralized RAN- architectures versus distributed RANS?
  • Will macro cell connectivity requirements and technology options differ from small cells?
  • Do edge computing plans affect transport network architectures, and vice versa?

2020 Optical Networking Digital Symposium Series - Day 2
Date: 5/28/2020
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11:00 a.m. The Coherent 400 Gbit/s Revolution
400 Gbit/s is a crucial inflection point for optical networking and up until now, the industry has used small form factor, pluggable modules for client-side interfaces and larger, proprietary coherent cards for line-side transmission. At 400 Gbit/s, the client side and the line-side meet, and, for the first time, optical vendors are building pluggable, coherent 400 Gbit/s modules that meet the space and power requirements of client-side modules.

This session will delve into the coherent 400 Gbit/s revolution and all of its implications.

12:30 p.m. Open and Disaggregated Optical Networks: Reality Test
After several years of hype, how is disaggregation progressing in optical networks? From Heavy Reading operator surveys, we know that one area of interest is open and disaggregated line systems in which systems and optical terminals are supplied by different vendors and managed under a common software control. Hyperscalers are pioneers in open line systems, but we are also seeing interest in traditional telecom. The Open ROADM MSA, which is supported by tier 1 operators including AT&T, Orange, and SK Telecom, specifies a high degree of disaggregation and interoperability. Separately, groups including TIP and ONF are promoting open and disaggregated packet-optical systems aimed at 5G transport, DCI, and other applications. This session will put disaggregation in optical networks to the reality test: What is working? What is not working? Which operators are leading the disaggregation charge?

Automating Multi-Vendor Networks: A Practical Approach in Telefonica’s Network
Date: 5/27/2020
Sponsors:
Cisco
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Globally, service providers are wrestling with several major challenges including exploding traffic growth, increasingly complex technologies, opex barriers to profitability, and increased pressures from the business to compress time to value. The next generation of mass-scale networks must make operations just as important as functionality. Network automation is becoming increasingly more important to telecommunications companies as the demand for more services and faster deployment increase.

Join our special webinar where you will learn insights from Heavy Reading's recent case study of how leading global telecom operator Telefónica is transforming its multivendor networks through the deployment of an automated, intent-based IP network.

In addition, attendees will hear:

  • How Telefónica's forward-looking R³ automation initiative and strategic partnership with Cisco are improving network robustness and reliability.
  • The real-world benefits expected from Telefónica's selection of Cisco's Crosswork Automation portfolio for multivendor network orchestration with closed-loop automation.

How to build a better 5G?
Date: 5/27/2020
Sponsors:
Ericsson
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5G is happening faster than 4G, and is being deployed in a totally different way to previous mobile generations. For the first time, operators have a faster way to deploy nationwide 5G coverage, increase bit rates, and evolve to 5G standalone, efficiently leveraging existing mobile infrastructure. The new approach offers tremendous value for consumers and enterprises in terms of coverage, performance and low-latency use cases.

Ongoing nationwide 5G deployments are the foundation for a smooth 5G standalone introduction. In this webinar we will share experiences from 5G live networks in South Korea, the US and Europe, and the latest trials of 5GC.

Key topics include:

  • Reuse of spectrum, sites and mobile infrastructure
  • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing, 5GC and Orchestration
  • Migration to 5G standalone
  • Cloud NFVi platform
  • Breaking the energy curve

2020 Optical Networking Digital Symposium Series - Day 1
Date: 5/26/2020
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12:00 p.m. Nearing the Shannon Limit: High-Performance Optical Networking for the Next Decade
Coherent transmission was the optical transmission catalyst of the past decade, providing the capacity and spectral efficiency gains that DWDM systems required in order to meet Internet bandwidth demand. But those gains are becoming harder to come by, as researchers estimate that around 1 Tbit/s may be the practical limit for optical channel capacity, based on the Shannon Limit.

1:30 p.m. Building Automated and Programmable Optical Networks
The buzz around the term “SDN” has subsided, but the value proposition of software-defined networking remains front and center: delivering open, automated, and programmable optical networks. Network automation plays a crucial role in reducing operations costs, which is essential for operator profitability. The good news is that operators globally are making good progress on the automation front with early wins in real-time inventory discovery, management and optical service provisioning. Longer-term goals focus on multi-vendor interoperability and orchestration across domains to expand early use cases and broaden into others. This session will address the current state and future course of software automation and programmability in optical networks, including use cases and applications, enabling technologies, and key standards.

Building Flexible and Open Architectures for 5G
Date: 5/26/2020
Sponsors:
Ceragon
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As operators prepare to launch 5G services, it is evident that in order to effectively and efficiently deliver the utmost performance, 5G network build-outs need to be based on an architecture which is open, flexible and scalable - across all the network domains.

In this webinar we will discuss the following:

  • While it has been established that 5G network cores are to be based on a cloud-native, open-architecture, what about the remaining network domains?
  • Can an open-network architecture in the RAN and transport domains help address the unique challenges 5G networks are facing? If so, how?
  • Are open architectures in the RAN and transport domains mature enough?

Supercharge your Fiber Broadband Service: How open, disaggregated software-defined access networks can be a game changer
Date: 5/21/2020
Sponsors:
Radisys
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As data usage continues to explode with the number of connections growing each year and higher bandwidth demands, including from unforeseen events like the current pandemic, service providers are faced with the challenge of how to build networks that can scale and are future-proof to a large extent.

In this webinar, Radisys will focus on how service providers can benefit from open interfaces, key hardened open source components and disaggregated broadband access architectures to optimize their FTTx network and create opportunities to drive incremental value through an expanded service offerings like Industrial IoT, Telehealth and Smart Cities.

Key topics include:

  • The shift toward open architectures
  • Cloud native software with microservices
  • Leveraging open source solutions from ONF/SEBA/VOLTHA
  • Expansion and enablement of new service offerings

SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Smart Pipes, Smarter Cities
Date: 5/21/2020
Sponsors:
SCTE
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As more and more cities move to improve service delivery and streamline operations by adopting Internet of things (IoT) technologies, a large new market is emerging for cable operators and vendors who can supply the equipment and software to support these next-gen applications. Whether the cities want to implement smart traffic lighting, smart parking, smart trash pickups, smart water meters or the like, they all require smart transmission pipes that deliver more broadband capacity than ever before. In this webinar, we will look at how cable operators and their tech partners are maneuvering to offer those smart pipes, the services they're offering, the challenges they're encountering and the lessons they're learning.
Leveraging PON for Next-Gen Network Services
Date: 5/20/2020
Sponsors:
Precision Optical
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Through the enablement of high-capacity, low-latency, point to multi-point networks and significant cost savings, PON technology has major potential to meet smart cities and IoT infrastructure requirements while effectively transforming access networks.

In this webinar, the experts at Precision Optical Transceivers will cover PON architecture integration considerations, adjacent technologies and more. Key topics include:

  • PON technologies, explained
  • Considerations for PON and WDM integration
  • Adjacent compatible optical technologies
  • GPON transceivers
  • Future technology integrations

5G Webinar: How to Automate and Scale 5G Deployments
Date: 5/14/2020
Sponsors:
EXFO
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With the COVID-19 pandemic altering our daily lives and social interactions, carriers are scrambling to cope with the new realities of social distancing and near-universal remote working, as well as the increasing likelihood of a major global recession.

As if all that weren't enough, the pandemic is also taking its toll on 5G technical readiness as governmental measures impact global supply chains and the normal work of standards bodies. For instance, 3GPP has already delayed its work on both the Rel-16 Stage 3 and Rel-17 standards by three months. In turn, these delays have consequences for the broader 5G ecosystem, with snowballing effects on the makers of 5G devices, network equipment manufacturers and carriers planning to deploy 5G SA.

With the pending global recession, carriers will also face the challenge of monetizing their 5G deployments at a time when consumers and businesses will undoubtedly be less willing or able to spend money.

Join us for this free webinar as we assess these issues with our panel of experts.

Key takeaways from this webinar include:

  • Update on carrier 5G rollouts
  • Current 5G outlook and short-term challenges
  • Mapping of 5G field deployment inefficiencies
  • How to safely automate, digitalize and scale 5G rollouts with cloud and analytics

Better Indoor Coverage, Better 5G Networks
Date: 5/14/2020
Sponsors:
Huawei
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In the 5G era, more than 70% of mobile broadband traffic and most innovative applications occur indoors. Therefore, the quality of indoor network coverage is a key factor for the 5G commercial success. Due to the introduction of high frequency bands and the higher requirements of new services on network experience and capacity, 5G indoor coverage faces new challenges.

Meanwhile, 5G also brings new opportunities for the indoor network. Indoor 5G networks can accelerate the intelligent and digital transformation in vertical industries such as smart manufacturing, smart hospital, and smart warehousing. In addition, investment in indoor 5G networks can bring new business opportunities for operators.

This webinar will explore:

  • The opportunities for indoor networks from both 2C and 2B aspects, and the business value for investment on indoor coverage
  • How to set up a new standard of indoor coverage to meet requirements from new services and applications
  • The challenges with 5G indoor coverage solutions: Why traditional solutions, like outdoor macro station or DAS, cannot efficiently support 5G indoor coverage
  • The vital shift from DAS to next generation indoor system: Digital Indoor System (DIS). The latest solution developments and market progress

Evolving the Enterprise with Second Generation SD-WAN: Managed Service Success Strategies
Date: 5/13/2020
Sponsors:
ENEA
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Enterprises of all sizes are now focused on harnessing the inherent power of the virtualized cloud and SD-WAN to enhance service outcomes. In response service providers must continue to innovate to meet their enterprise customer expectations. This innovation must take place on several levels, including enhancing manage services delivery, leveraging virtualization on customer premises and extending partner ecosystems.

To understand the interplay of these factors in Q1 2020, Heavy Reading, in collaboration with Enea, conducted a global enterprise survey designed to provide additional insight into enterprise managed service partner expectations, selection criteria and adoption drivers.

This webinar will provide a readout of several key research findings that provide valuable insight for service providers concentrating on refining their managed service success strategies.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Commitment and timeline for adopting SD-WAN and uCPE based managed services
  • Overall managed service satisfaction levels
  • The attributes enterprises consider when selecting these services
  • Likelihood enterprise will switch managed service providers or vendors
  • Strategies to implement practical, cost-effective managed services

With 5G here now, what’s next for the Internet of Things?
Date: 5/12/2020
Sponsors:
Qualcomm
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Today, we are only in the early phases of 5G deployment, yet we are already seeing unprecedented proliferation of technology adoption and consumer demand for 5G. While 3GPP Release 15 established a solid technology foundation and focused on enabling enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) use cases such as the smartphones, Release 16 and beyond, building upon this foundation, will expand into new applications across industries. To fully realize the 5G vision, we are working with the ecosystem to further evolve 5G with a focus of addressing the requirements of expanded IoT use cases. After all, 5G is an innovation platform for this decade that will deliver unified connectivity for virtually everything around us.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • Why AI, edge cloud computing, and 5G are essential for the IoT expansion in the information age
  • How 5G is poised to transform almost every industry and what new use cases 5G will bring
  • How 5G technology is evolving to meet a diverse set of IoT requirements
  • How Qualcomm is leading the industry to deliver on the 5G vision of connecting our world

Reveal the invisible: using machine learning to transform the mobile user experience
Date: 5/12/2020
Sponsors:
EXFO
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Mobile networks are increasingly complex to manage. Over the past three years, outages have increased by 46% with little end in sight given traffic is forecasted to increase by over 700% within four years.

In the midst of this, mobile customers have higher expectations. Net promoter score (NPS), the key predictor of customer lifetime value and propensity to churn, is now 49% dependent on users' network experience. Beyond outages, frequent degradations that impact their ability to get things done are now responsible for 98% of customer dissatisfaction. Fixing the user experience is paramount in a time of single-digit margins, uncertain financial conditions and the race to build out 5G.

But user experience is largely invisible to operators. Existing monitoring systems that report aggregate KPIs over 5 to 15 minutes can't resolve the individual user experience, so impairments often go unnoticed. The call center is usually the first to know when there is a problem, but since subscribers are more likely to churn than call, it's often too little, too late.

In response, operators are now turning to machine learning-based analytics to enable them to quickly cut through seas of alarms to find fault origins and maintain user experience. This webinar will show early examples of the new visibility these techniques enable at three leading mobile operators in Europe, the Middle East and North America.

Specific topics to be addressed in this webinar include:

  • User experience research trends from a recent Heavy Reading survey conducted for EXFO
  • The impact of disruptive traffic conditions on customer user experience
  • How machine learning detection and diagnosis integrates into existing NOC tools
  • The value proposition of implementing AI-based service assurance

(Source for statistics: GSMA 2020, Heavy Reading, 2019-08 global MNO survey for EXFO)

Accelerate the Deployment of 4G/5G Virtualized Open RAN featuring WWT, Cisco and Altiostar
Date: 5/6/2020
Sponsors:
World Wide Technology
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WWT, Cisco and Altiostar are working together to develop an open, cloud-based, virtualized Open RAN blueprint that will help service providers deploy high-performance networks, enable agile service delivery and reduce operational expenditures. The blueprint, validated in WWT's Advanced Technology Center, is an end-to-end turnkey solution that accelerates operators' time-to-revenue and offers a rapid 4G/5G upgrade path. Key aspects of this approach to be discussed in this webinar include:

  • Deliver secure end-to-end 4G/5G solutions and services to service providers
  • Maximize ROI on existing network infrastructure
  • Enable a new ecosystem of vendors, leveraging a cloud-based architecture
  • Future-proof architecture that creates a streamlined transition path to 5G

Network-as-a-Service: Transforming the Enterprise Marketplace
Date: 5/6/2020
Sponsors:
Amdocs
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Network-as-a-service (NaaS) not only represents an opportunity for communications service providers (CSPs) to enhance their network and cloud services offerings, it also translates into enhanced choice, agility and service reach for their enterprise customers.

To understand the NaaS drivers, opportunities and technical requirements, Heavy Reading and Omdia, in collaboration with Amdocs, launched three comprehensive global market surveys in the fourth quarter of 2019. These surveys were designed to collect valuable NaaS data trends and preferences from enterprises, virtual network function (VNF) vendors and CSPs from around the world.

This webinar will provide a readout of the key survey findings. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Business and technical drivers for enterprises to adopt NaaS-based services
  • Enterprise preferences for buying specific VNF-based services via a service provider portal
  • VNF vendor perception of the challenges CSPs face in monetizing NaaS services
  • VNF vendor insight into the value proposition that advanced NaaS-based capabilities such as cross-domain orchestration delivers
  • CSPs commitment to implement NaaS services
  • CSP NaaS implementation drivers and challenges
  • The criteria CSPs consider when selecting NaaS vendors
  • Tier-1 CSP NaaS use case example

What are the Key Factors that Affect 5G Network Quality and User Experience?
Date: 4/30/2020
Sponsors:
Huawei
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On this webinar experts from Omdia and Huawei will discuss the key factors that affect 5G network quality and user experience. Omdia will present their research findings from a global survey of telecom operators that examines how 5G networks are being planned, optimized and operated.

COVID-19 bring unprecedented challenges for communications service providers. Providing a high quality, robust and resilient telecom network has proven to be critical to coping with the disruption caused by COVID-19 across the world. Indeed, the crisis has been a catalyst to accelerate the deployment of services based on 5G for industries including healthcare and medicine.

This webinar will address common questions that operators ask when planning, deploying and operating 5G networks:

  • How can 5G planning ensure a satisfactory ROI?
  • How can we improve the efficiency of 5G service assurance?
  • How can operators best evaluate and manage user experience on 5G networks?
  • What are the key measures operators should take to enable the data rates and latency that customers expect from 5G?

Please join us to learn about the key factors affecting 5G network quality, user experience and operational efficiency.

How MSSPs Can Automate up to 95% of Response Actions and Transform SOC Services
Date: 4/30/2020
Sponsors:
Palo Alto
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MSSPs are not immune to the challenges many security teams face today, like alert fatigue and disjointed processes. Adding new services built on more and more third-party solutions while maintaining the service delivery of the team’s efficiency can be a daunting task. New solutions aside, adding new customers to service can cause an exponential increase in these challenges and headaches.

As a result, MSSPs are increasingly turning to Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) technology to drive internal efficiency for services like Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and continually provide outcome-driven value to their customers.

In this webinar, we’ll uncover how SOAR technology can help MSSPs automate tasks, bring together disjointed processes and products and ultimately lead to a more efficient team and service. Specifically, we’ll dive into how Cortex xSOAR by Palo Alto Networks can optimize the blend between machine-powered automation and human intervention to drive automation up to 95% of response actions for services like MDR, built on Cortex xDR.

Key takeaways in this webinar:

  • Discover emerging challenges for MSSPs
  • Learn about SOAR technology and how it can solve MSSP service delivery challenges
  • Get introduced to Cortex xSOAR by Palo Alto Networks and how it addresses these challenges
  • Hear how to drive efficiencies and increase your profitability for your managed services and deliver security outcomes for your customers

5G & FTTH Network Convergence - Impact on Physical Layer
Date: 4/29/2020
Sponsors:
STL
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Our consumption of data is growing relentlessly whether it is at home, in the office or on the move. Disruptive events like pandemics result in significant traffic burst overnight with a changing mix of type of data flows. With economic activity depending more then ever on the digital infrastructure, our investments in this fourth utility will accelerate. The high costs of building infrastructure and the mobile and fixed network functions smoothly intertwining drives operators to optimize investments to make the case work. In this webinar, we discuss the impact of the 5G and FTTH convergence on the physical layer of fibre networks.

This interactive session will provide details on the innovations:

  • What impact does 5G densification has on 5G infrastructure
  • What does physical convergence mean for the infrastructure requirements
  • Can this physical layer be monetized

Accelerate 5G for Business – What Actions Can CSPs Take?
Date: 4/28/2020
Sponsors:
Ericsson
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5G is here and ready to power enterprises. Let’s start innovating.

Industry digitalization is happening today. With the potential to increase revenues by 35%, the digital transformation of industries opens a significant opportunity for communication service providers (CSPs) to leverage the benefits of 5G cellular technology and build new markets, outside the borders of traditional telecom. Enterprises around the world are open to engage with them as they seek solutions and services to enhance their digital maturity and competitiveness. However, the demands enterprises put on CSPs to cater for such transformations also reveal gaps in today’s capabilities, that must be addressed.

In this webinar, we will cover what leading service providers have identified as critical to develop their 5G enterprise business, and what steps to take to succeed in the new 5G marketplace. Key topics include:

  • The voice of 1100 enterprise IT decision-makers across industries and markets
  • Use case examples illustrating the characteristics of the 5G powered business
  • The most critical initial capabilities to succeed in the innovative 5G landscape
  • A stepwise approach to success: A practitioner´s guide to 5G for enterprises

400G Pluggable Coherent Optics – Accelerating Validation and Deployment
Date: 4/22/2020
Sponsors:
VIAVI Solutions
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In this webinar, we will discuss the range of challenges – from photonic layer through host module management – that all need to be brought up to allow a widescale and painless deployment of 400G-class pluggable coherent modules.

Coherent optics have played a major role in DWDM transport and have been used in closed, engineered links. The emergence of pluggable digital coherent optics (DCO) is creating a more open and multi-vendor system. In this open, multi-vendor ecosystem, the demands and directions for test, validation and troubleshooting are significant. Though this started with 100G in CFP, we now see a significant ramp-up for 400G class modules with a broad range of applications, from DCI through classic DWDM transport.

Anyone interested in learning more about 400G validation and deployment should attend, including IC companies, module vendors, optical systems companies and service providers.

Programmable Infrastructure For Edge Computing: Unleashing Scalable Innovation
Date: 4/21/2020
Sponsors:
Lanner
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The network edge must scale to support an exponential growth in bandwidth demand, in the number of connected devices and in the volume of applications demanding low-latency. To meet this demand – the edge requires a scalable, high-performance, power-and-space-efficient computing platform on which to develop, deploy and upgrade network functions. Emerging edge platforms need to satisfy the diverse and varying infrastructure needs of a multiple network constituents including cloud providers, communication service providers and enterprises.

In this webinar, Lanner, Noviflow, Fortinet, and Intel will present the Lanner HTCA 6600 platform which combines Intel's Xeon Scalable processors with the P4-programmable Barefoot Tofino switch silicon to deliver a fully-programmable platform for developing and deploying microservices-based edge computing applications providing significant OpEx savings to network operators. The webinar will include details of key edge workloads that are being enabled by this platform.

Taking Streaming Video to the Next Level
Date: 4/20/2020
Sponsors:
Red Hat
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With media behemoths like Apple, Disney, NBCUniversal, AT&T and Discovery all plunging into the increasingly congested streaming video space, the OTT video market is shifting into a more advanced stage of development. But, even as these new streaming services come to market, numerous hurdles must still be cleared, including technical, operational, security, business model, service quality and navigation issues.

In this special online seminar co-hosted with the Streaming Video Alliance, video industry experts from across the spectrum will:

  • Assess the streaming video market
  • Evaluate the latest entrants
  • Examine the major challenges they face
  • Discuss how the industry can reach the promised land of OTT Video 2.0 – a scalable, stable, secure streaming platform that generates regular, predictable revenue

Future Vision Webinar Series - Network Automation: What’s Still Missing?
Date: 4/17/2020
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CSPs will turn to automation to address the increasing complexity of their networks; and to be successful they must discount the traditional domain-centric approach to automation. CSPs that will lead in network automation in 5G must take an end to end approach that automates service and network flows across multiple domains and adopt the organizational changes required to support the evolving network environment. This webinar will offer different CSP automation strategies, and how vendors can adapt automation portfolios to address these demands.

Key Areas Covered:

  • CSPs need network automation, but how achievable is it?
  • Highlight strategies that CSPs must adopt to successfully automate their networks, including 2-3 pathways operators can take based on their cloud maturity levels and size
  • Provide an overview of MWC-linked vendor announcements on new capabilities and network automation solutions
  • Shine a spotlight on capabilities that are not being addressed and why they are important as CSPs move into the web-scale domain

Speakers
Adaora Okeleke, Senior Analyst, Telco IT & Operations, Omdia
Stephanie Gibbons, Principal Analyst, Network Software & Infrastructure, Omdia

SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Playing with PON
Date: 4/16/2020
Sponsors:
VIAVI, Intraway, Corning, Intel
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Even though DOCSIS may still have a long life ahead of it, PON is rapidly emerging as an important alternative transmission technology for cable operators as they install more fiber lines. Whether they are leveraging EPON, GPON, 10G EPON or the other various PON flavors, cablecos and vendors are increasingly deploying PON to meet their customers' bandwidth needs. How is the industry leveraging the different PONs? What are the requirements for deploying the technology? How can operators and vendors mesh PON and DOCSIS? This webinar will tackle questions like these and more.
Future Vision Webinar Series - Third Time Right? CSPs Re-Discover the Platform Economy
Date: 4/16/2020
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At the launch of 3G, CSPs believed they would become the epicenter of the Internet ecosystem; with 4G, they thought they would have increased prices, but they got nothing. With 5G, many CSPs believe they will have little more to offer than connectivity, but there is more. A small but growing number of CSPs are rediscovering the importance of managing and getting more involved in the service-creation and value-creation process. In this webinar, Omdia examines the key activities and elements of CSPs strategies to become ecosystem players and profit from it.

Key areas covered in this webinar will include:

  • Moving on from super aggregator
  • The role of 5G, AI, edge, as a platform
  • Being a channel to market, is that enough?

Speaker
Dario Talmesio, Senior Analyst, Telco IT & Operations, Omdia

5G Is Redefining Transport Networks – Are You on Board?
Date: 4/15/2020
Sponsors:
EXFO
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Whatever the level of speed, latency or throughput demanded, the transport network is the bedrock upon which 5G networks are being built – powering the movement of all that data across fiber optic connections. And all the new 5G requirements will have a direct impact on the transport network. From the core to the radio unit, 5G demands a tight link between all transport network resources – even more than in previous generations of network technology. Expectations are high that this unprecedented transformation of the transport network be done right. In this exclusive webinar, Colt Technology Services, EXFO and Light Reading will delve into the key 5G requirements that will affect the deployment of the technology, including:

  • More fiber links between access points and backhaul networks – and what this means for 5G transport
  • Higher bandwidth and new synchronization requirements
  • Preparing for lower latency, network slicing and edge computing
  • Potential impact of private cellular on backhaul connectivity
  • Faster and more efficient fronthaul connections (eCPRI)
  • More granularity in the distribution of network functions (CU, DU, RU)
  • Testing considerations to efficiently manage and maintain 5G rollouts and deliver the stringent QoS performance results
Join us for this webinar to learn more about the transport network's changing requirements as the race to 5G heats up.

Future Vision Webinar Series - Personalizing Customer Experience for 5G
Date: 4/15/2020
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There are two critical and complementary engines of growth for CSPs – Continuous innovation (which for CSPS will include 5G and its potential for new forms of value), and the delivery of a positive and individualized customer experience. In this webinar, we will examine customer experience and its role in enabling CSPs achieve expected growth opportunities from 5G. As well as why customer experience matters, you will learn about some of the immutable principles that can enable any business to deliver a consistently positive customer experience. You will also learn about how technology is also transforming and evolving with a look at the emergence of customer engagement platforms, what they are and how they can best be harnessed.

Key Areas Covered:

  • CSPs are focused on rolling out 5G but forgetting the need to improve customer experience to ensure sustained growth
  • CSPs continue to struggle to meet their CX objectives and need to realize the role that personalized customer engagement should play in achieving better customer experience
  • New technology solutions can deliver personalized customer engagement, but only if people, processes and platforms are aligned to achieve this objective

Speakers
Adaora Okeleke, Senior Analyst, Telco IT & Operations, Omdia
Jeremy Cox, Principal Analyst, Customer Engagement, Omdia

Future Vision Webinar Series - 5G Hitting the Mainstream for Devices in 2020
Date: 4/14/2020
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5G can help light a spark under a handset market that has struggled for growth in the past couple years and also open up opportunities for emerging brands to stake their claim to be the next major players in the market. This webinar examines the current state of play for 5G devices, how operators and manufacturers are positioning their devices and most importantly the trends on pricing and sales volumes.

Key Areas Covered:

  • Overview of the key device announcements and how they will impact the smartphone market in 2020
  • A top-level view of the key trends for 5G devices in brand share, pricing, and new manufacturer/operator partnerships
  • Non-smartphone device launches – is 5G beginning to make an impact in other consumer devices?

Speaker
Daniel Gleeson, Principal Analyst, Consumer Technology, Omdia

Future Vision Webinar Series - A Viral Slowdown: The Effect of Health Concerns on the Value Chain
Date: 4/14/2020
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Planning with extreme uncertainties while dealing with crises is the current state of business for all technology companies. This webinar will speculate on the short and long-term effects of the crises induced by the COVID-19, provide key learnings from CSPs and digital players, and discuss what governments are doing to support these businesses. There will be a specific focus on 5G and how the 5G market will be affected by the current climate.

Key areas covered in this webinar will include:

  • All things go digital: collaboration, productivity, entertainment, lifestyle. The unwanted benefits of a health crisis.
  • Coping with the emergency with vital utility services: what are CSPs doing to support governments and, in turn, governments to help CSPs?
  • How will 5G deployments be affected by the global slowdown? Is there a silver lining?
  • Compare and contrast: what are the similarities with the recent economic and financial crisis? What should we expect in the short and long term?

Speaker
Dario Talmesio, Senior Analyst, Telco IT & Operations, Omdia

Current Security Case Studies in 5G/IoT and MSSP
Date: 4/9/2020
Sponsors:
Radware
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Join us as Travis Volk, Technical VP of Global Business Development and Carrier Sales at Radware, and Jim Hodges, Chief Analyst at Heavy Reading, discuss two current case studies in Tier 1 service providers looking at two things: a) state-of-the-art 5G/IoT protection; and b) becoming a managed security service provider (MSSP).

Attendees will learn about the new landscape and new threats associated with 5G/IoT and understand how one large carrier plans to combat those threats. In addition, attendees will understand the opportunity and business case behind service providers offering new managed security services for enterprise customers and how another large Tier 1 carrier is delivering those services. Finally, attendees will be introduced to additional resources available from Heavy Reading and Radware to better understand these two emerging security use cases.

How to Avoid Turning Mass Fiber Deployments into an OPEX Vortex
Date: 4/8/2020
Sponsors:
EXFO
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This session will challenge current testing approaches and expose their shortcomings as service providers deploy many more fiber links in preparation for 5G rollouts. The evolution of the networks requires revised methods and procedures to keep service providers and their contractors efficient and profitable. Learn how a simple proactive change can make or break your business.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • The fiber optic challenges you will be facing
  • How yesterday’s testing methods cannot meet the demands of tomorrow’s networks
  • How simple and easy steps by the techs can save big sums
  • Monetizing Enterprise Connectivity Services to Achieve New B2B Growth
    Date: 4/7/2020
    Sponsors:
    Huawei
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    Enterprise connectivity service plays a key role in operator B2B growth.

    Successfully competing within the market requires continued efforts from network service providers to engage with their customers on completely new levels.

    The current state of service providers' portfolios is very dynamic and innovative, and the purpose of this webinar is to inform enterprises and operators about the latest industry trends and innovations.

    Operators can leverage the knowledge from this webinar to evaluate and compare platforms, services and features offered by the market, to inspire new ideas in order to boost connectivity services growth.

    Register to learn more about:

    • Latest industry trends and innovations
    • What new trends and innovations mean for operators and how to stay ahead
    • Why enterprise connectivity services are vital to boosting B2B growth
    • Key knowledge to evaluate future growth and ideas

    Assessing Digital Telco Maturity Levels
    Date: 4/2/2020
    Sponsors:
    Whale Cloud
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    Digital transformation has become a necessity for service providers, driven by the market impact of internet content providers (ICPs) and web-scale players. Service providers are pursuing digital transformation, driven by the need to reduce operational cost, improve operational efficiency, increase revenue, and enable innovation. To do this they are leveraging a wide range of digital technologies that support improved customer experience, diversify revenue streams through vertical innovation, deliver operational excellence, and support all of these through a unified technology framework. Implementing such a long list of technology changes across multiple domains will be challenging, but it is essential if service providers are to keep up with their fast-moving digital and web-scale peers.

    This webinar will bring to you:

    • Key findings of the latest study conducted by Omdia (formerly known as Ovum) on digital telco transformation. This includes a global survey of senior decision-makers in network, IT, and other key functions within service providers, exploring what is driving this digital transformation and which technology areas are being targeted by service providers.
    • Introduction to a Whale Cloud- crafted holistic digital telco transformation toolkit, that includes DTMM (Digital Telco Maturity Map), SOP (Standard Operating Process) and Metrics, to help communication service providers (CSPs) to catalyze their digital transformation.

    Business Continuity and Enabling a Secure Mobile Workforce
    Date: 3/30/2020
    Sponsors:
    Palo Alto
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    During this unprecedented time, ensuring the health & safety of your employees is critical. We realize that rapidly scaling remote work options to enable secure connectivity to SaaS, cloud, and data center applications is also top of mind for IT & Security leaders.

    We have a number of solutions ready to go to help, all while maintaining your existing security posture. Join us online to learn more.

    During this session:

    • we will walk through architecture and configuration options
    • share customer examples
    • answer questions about deployment and scalability

    European 5G Leaders: Network and Service Innovation
    Date: 3/26/2020
    Sponsors:
    Mavenir, Red Hat
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    5G networks are expanding rapidly, adding coverage and customers at pace. In this webinar we will look at progress in 5G worldwide since launch almost a year ago, with a focus on European markets. European operators are in an excellent position to capitalize on 5G and create advanced and reliable services. With decent spectrum holdings, excellent 4G coverage, open economies and high levels of online services penetration, the region is a driving force of global 5G development.

    The webinar will also look ahead to the next phase of 5G development, linking innovation in network and device technology to the creation of end-user services. Joined by an independent guest speaker from BT/EE in the UK, Heavy Reading Principal Analyst, Gabriel Brown will lead a discussion to bring the audience up to speed on 5G progress and provide a forecast of what to expect in 2020 and beyond.

    SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar: Extending the Spectrum
    Date: 3/26/2020
    Sponsors:
    Vecima
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    In their never-ending pursuit of more bandwidth, cable technologists are now working on new DOCSIS specs that would raise the industry's RF spectrum ceiling from the current 1.2GHz limit to at least 1.8GHz. At the same time, they are exploring options to raise the ceiling to 3GHz in the near future and possibly as high as 6GHz later on. This webinar will focus of the options for extending the plant spectrum, the opportunities that those options will open up and the challenges that the effort will present.
    Security Agility – Case Studies and Key Learnings From 5G Deployments
    Date: 3/25/2020
    Sponsors:
    A10 Networks
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    Your security infrastructure should be as agile as your mobile network.

    Improving network and service agility has been top of mind for mobile operators as they have transitioned their network to 5G over the last year. At stake – new 5G service opportunities that depend on agility for more selective targeting and customization of network capabilities.

    Network security is paramount to 5G success, yet increasing the agility of security infrastructure has been problematic for mobile operators that have often accumulated multiple legacy security solutions over several technology transitions. As traffic from 5G critical enterprise and consumer applications becomes increasingly mobile and demands higher levels of availability and protection, security agility will be key to operator success.

    In this webinar, A10 Networks will describe security agility and key learnings from deployments with mobile network operators over the last year. It will include case study-based examples of operators that are moving their networks towards 5G, virtualized core and MEC architectures. Insights will be provided on:

    • Characteristics of security agility
    • Automation and elastic scalability that helps optimize investment per node (case study)
    • Improve DNS security without disrupting DNS service with DoH (case study)
    • Move to MEC: security agility for rapid roll out (case study)

    Connectivity Is Dead: Long Live (Intelligent, Infinite, Cloud) Connectivity
    Date: 3/18/2020
    Sponsors:
    EXFO
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    Connectivity is no longer an interesting topic. Or is it? As the 5G era dawns, the potential use cases and impact of wireless/mobile connectivity have been attracting attention. Importantly, discussions focus not only on the value but also on the “profile” of connectivity. Indeed, new (mainly IT) concepts – including cloudification and open network architectures – are drastically changing the wireless/mobile industry.

    Join Dr. Konstantinos Stavropoulos, solution marketing lead at EXFO, and Gabriel Brown, principal analyst at Heavy Reading, for an insightful discussion on 5G connectivity. In this webinar, you will learn about:

    • The value of connectivity now and in the future, focusing on 5G
    • The main aspects of connectivity, from intelligence to (resource) infinity to cloud
    • The key network – domain and architecture-related – challenges for connectivity
    • The key business challenges for connectivity
    • Ways to make the most of connectivity in consumer/enterprise use cases

    5G Edge Cloud Survey Insights: Where to Place Your Bets on the 5G Edge
    Date: 3/17/2020
    Sponsors:
    Wind River
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    In a recent Heavy Reading operator survey, 85% respondents said the edge cloud is important, or critical, to their 5G strategy. This is not a surprise given the use cases typically associated with 5G, such as autonomous/assisted driving, AR/VR, high-def streaming video and industrial applications. But it begs the question, if the edge cloud is so important, when and how will it be deployed? And what applications will be most important for service providers looking to capitalize on 5G?

    To address these questions and more, join us for a special web seminar that will share insight and analysis from the Heavy Reading 5G Edge Cloud Survey, produced in association with Wind River. The discussion will be led by Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown, with expert input from Wind River's Paul Miller.

    Among the topics addressed in the survey are:

    • Which edge cloud applications are most commercially attractive?
    • Preferences for edge cloud infrastructure software (proprietary vs. virtualized vs. cloud native)
    • Operator expectations for progress on virtual RAN
    • Virtual 5G baseband and associated performance implications
    • The need for a private 5G network for an industrial setting
    • The expected roll-out for 5G in autonomous vehicle operation

    We hope you will join us for a lively session and interactive Q&A.

    SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar: Making Way for DAA
    Date: 2/20/2020
    Sponsors:
    SCTE, Harmonic, Red Hat, Vecima, VIAVI
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    Following years of fits and starts, cable operators and vendors in both North America and Europe are finally starting to roll out various distributed access architecture (DAA) options for shifting key headend functions and equipment to the access network, thereby expanding the HFC network's capacity to deliver new, more advanced services and operate more efficiently and effectively. But, whether they are leveraging Remote PHY, Remote MAC/PHY or some other type of DAA, cablecos and their tech partners are finding that deploying DAA is even harder than expected. In this session, we will examine the latest DAA moves by operators and vendors, the strategies they are pursuing, the hurdles they are encountering and the early lessons they are learning.
    Orchestration & Automation for the Telco Cloud Era
    Date: 2/13/2020
    Sponsors:
    VMWare
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    The communications industry is at a critical point in its transformation as innovations such as 5G and edge computing are being planned and progressively rolled out. Virtualization, and now the telco cloud, act as a foundational component of this transformation with the promise of enhanced service experience, complete resilience, operational agility and optimized capital expenditure. This is a radical departure from the traditional, single-purpose hardware appliance model. CSPs now have to design and operate their services across a web of data centers bridging physical and virtual ecosystems while enabling interoperability across competing vendors. Designing and managing services requires the coordination of multiple VNFs. An automated approach is needed that abstracts the multi-cloud complexity and removes tedious manual tasks to achieve network transformation and operational efficiency.

    On this webinar you will learn about:

    • The state of MANO in the market and the transition from NFV to telco cloud
    • The growing need for cloud-first orchestration
    • Telco cloud orchestration capabilities and applications
    • VMware's recent announcement about Project Maestro

    The Internet for the Future: Innovations to Redefine Service Provider Networking
    Date: 2/11/2020
    Sponsors:
    Cisco
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    $1 in CapEx consumed by service providers today does 11 times the work it did just a few years ago. Also, for each $1 in CapEx spent by operators, almost $5 in OpEx gets paid. This can’t continue unless we reinvent the rules.

    Cisco is changing the economics of the Internet for the Future by powering service providers and web-scale operators to build a durable network foundation, created using breakthrough innovations. This interactive session will provide details on the innovations covering silicon, optics, software and systems. We will review why they help customers, with real-world examples, to implement new network architectures using these foundational technologies.

    So mark your calendars and learn how you can benefit from building converged, cloud-enhanced and fabric-based network architectures that improve CapEx efficiency, OpEx utilization and time-to-service.

    5G+AI: The Ingredients Fueling Tomorrow’s Technology Innovations
    Date: 2/6/2020
    Sponsors:
    Qualcomm
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    5G and AI are two of the most disruptive technologies the world has seen in decades. While each is individually revolutionizing industries and enabling new experiences, the combination of both 5G and AI is going to be truly transformative. Applying AI not only to the 5G network but also the device will lead to more efficient wireless communications, longer battery life and enhanced user experiences. The low latency and high capacity of 5G will also allow AI processing to be distributed amongst the device, edge cloud and central cloud, enabling flexible system solutions for a variety of use cases. At Qualcomm Technologies, we are not only working on cutting-edge research for 5G and AI, but we are also exploring their synergies to realize our vision of the future.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn how:

    • AI is making 5G better -- in the network and on the device
    • On-device AI processing is essential, and even more so in the 5G era
    • 5G is empowering a new computing paradigm: distributed learning over wireless

    Boosting Your 5G Monetization with a Distributed Cloud Architecture for Charging
    Date: 2/4/2020
    Sponsors:
    Amdocs
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    The world of digital and the rise of 5G create new opportunities for operators to expand into new business value chains. Consequently, operators need agile monetization systems that reflect a new portfolio of services, business models and a new approach to consumer payments and value. All of this plus ensuring they meet the technology requirements of 5G and cloud-native IT, while also lowering TCO and performing at scale.

    Implementing charging systems as a fully cloud-native solution leverages the full benefits of the cloud, such as agility, elasticity and cost optimization. Furthermore, utilizing a distributed edge architecture to deploy charging functions closer to the end devices will serve to reduce HW and signaling footprint, which are expected to increase dramatically with the surge of connected devices over the 5G network.

    In this webinar, Amdocs and AWS will present their approaches to bringing cloud and edge into the operator’s monetization domain, through Amdocs’ RevenueONE, AWS’ public cloud and AWS’ Outposts.

    Join this webinar to learn:

    • The advantages of a decentralized architecture for 5G charging
    • Different use cases of charging functions running on the public cloud and its edge extensions
    • How AWS Outposts can complement your hybrid cloud infrastructure

    Control App Services To Be Agile: Network Transformation Strategies for Service Providers
    Date: 1/30/2020
    Sponsors:
    F5 Networks
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    We're delivering the highest volume of data traffic in history, with mobile traffic projected to grow to 131 EB/month in 2024 (74% of which will be video). Service providers must be deliberate with their application services for fast adaptation, as they are challenged by telcos as well as nontraditional competitors, while simultaneously transitioning to 5G. Industry leader James Feger, general manager of service provider for F5, will lead this session on how to do so.

    Join this webinar and learn how F5 is visualizing and preparing secure and distributed application services that support agile and automated network transformation.

    What you will learn:

    • Key concepts for how to be more software-driven, leveraging multi-cloud strategies
    • Automation in the right places to enable changing customer needs
    • How to push edge compute as close to your customers as possible with webscaling

    SD-WAN Security Services: Implementation, Integration & Impacts
    Date: 1/30/2020
    Sponsors:
    Amdocs, Fortinet, Lavelle Networks, Nuage Networks from Nokia
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    SD-WAN has come a long way in a very short period of time. Not only in terms of commercial adoption, but also in the scope of services supported.

    One area that has undoubtedly fueled this growth is the integration of powerful security capabilities. In order to fully understand the impact of security services on SD-WAN implementation, in 4Q 2019, Heavy Reading, in collaboration with Amdocs, Fortinet, Lavelle Networks and Nuage Networks, created and fielded a comprehensive SD-WAN security-focused survey designed to provide granular insights into the state of SD-WAN security services.

    This webinar will provide a readout of several key survey findings. Topics to be addressed include:

    • SD-WAN security service implementation timeline and anticipated growth metrics
    • SD-WAN security service integration models
    • Location preferences for deploying SD-WAN security services
    • Specific security service implementation priorities
    • Implementation challenges as well as service differentiation opportunities
    • Security VNF orchestration preferences
    • The role of analytics to enhance SD-WAN security service delivery

    Securing the 5G-Ready Telco Cloud
    Date: 1/29/2020
    Sponsors:
    Palo Alto
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    The technological shift to dynamic and scalable architectures brings agility and flexibility to network modernization - reducing the time to bring new services to market while enabling rapid service deployment. In response, service providers are now building a highly-distributed telco cloud environment that spans across multi-vendor, multi-site cloud infrastructures, designed to meet the performance and scalability requirements that advanced 5G-enabled service offerings will require.

    These evolving network architectural changes vastly impact security postures that mobile operators are required to adopt in their journey to 5G. As service providers prepare for building out 5G-ready telco clouds, they will need a resilient network with robust security mechanisms to support the diversity and performance requirements of 5G-enabled applications and services.

    During this session, we will discuss:

    • Security implications of cloud adoption in telco environments
    • How to enforce cloud-agnostic security at scale across cloud architectures
    • • Ways to embed security in every stage of DevOps workflow to secure your container workloads

    We will conclude the discussion by providing a five-step approach for building a proactive defense around your 5G-ready telco clouds.

    The Edge Gets Real: Data Center Automation for Telco and Cloud Service Providers
    Date: 1/23/2020
    Sponsors:
    Pluribus
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    There has been a lot of talk about the edge, but generally, the industry is still in the process of transitioning from discussing the topic at conferences to deploying it in the field. One of the challenges is ensuring that specifically designed networking hardware and software can meet the requirements of constrained environments and highly distributed architectures. Retrofitting existing networking solutions designed for large centralized data centers results in high cost, complexity and compromise. 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.

    Join Heavy Reading analyst Jim Hodges; Pluribus Networks CMO Mike Capuano and Vice President, Product Management Alessandro Barbieri; and Red Hat's Chief Technologist for Global Service Providers Ian Hood as they review multiple innovations for wireless and wireline telco operators, MSP/CSPs and even mid-market enterprise customers that are looking to automate small- and medium-sized, single- and multi-site data centers, including highly distributed edge compute environments.

    Virtualized RAN: 4G/5G Strategies, Opportunities and Pitfalls
    Date: 1/22/2020
    Sponsors:
    Red Hat
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    Are operators virtualizing their RAN? When, and with what goals in mind? Heavy Reading surveyed over 80 global operators to gain their perspective on deploying virtualized RAN solutions. In this webinar we share the results of that survey, sponsored by Red Hat. We focus on vRAN deployment opportunities and challenges; how existing 4G RAN infrastructure and planned 5G implementations influence deployment, and how emerging container and cloud native technologies impact vRAN plans. We also examine how the operators' desire to avoid vendor lock-in may require evolving platform solutions to simplify managing and integrating multi-vendor VNFs in an NFV environment.

    Key topics include:

    • The VNFs operators are implementing today
    • Their plans for vRAN deployment
    • How these plans vary in relative to 4G and 5G roll-out
    • The choices operators are making in terms of vertical versus horizontal solutions
    • How the move to cloud native and containers will impact vRAN implementation.

    SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar: Future-Proofing with Fiber
    Date: 1/16/2020
    Sponsors:
    SCTE
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    No matter how much their network upgrade strategies may differ, cable operators have united around one cause – putting more fiber in their plant. Whether they intend to embrace the pending DOCSIS 4.0 specs, shift to a distributed access architecture (DAA), pursue network virtualization or go fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), they all aim to keep installing more fiber lines to advance their goals because of fiber's superior capacity and performance. In this webinar, we will look at the cable industry's continuing progress in its fiber crusade, the opportunities that fiber offers, the fiber-related technologies that can be leveraged and the obstacles to adding more fiber to the HFC plant.
    Accelerate Testing and Certification with Cisco CQE
    Date: 1/14/2020
    Sponsors:
    Cisco
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    $1 in CapEx consumed by service providers today does 11 times the work it did just a few years ago. Also, for each $1 in CapEx spent by operators, almost $5 in OpEx gets paid. This can’t continue unless we reinvent the rules.

    Cisco is changing the economics of the Internet for the Future by powering service providers and web-scale operators to build a durable network foundation, created using breakthrough innovations. This interactive session will provide details on the innovations covering silicon, optics, software and systems. We will review why they help customers, with real-world examples, to implement new network architectures using these foundational technologies.

    So mark your calendars and learn how you can benefit from building converged, cloud-enhanced and fabric-based network architectures that improve CapEx efficiency, OpEx utilization and time-to-service.

    Huawei’s View: State-of-the-Art in 5G RAN Equipment
    Date: 12/18/2019
    Sponsors:
    Huawei
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    With 5G networks are live around the world, the industry is looking to the next phase of deployment and performance. For equipment vendors, this means the need to innovate in software and hardware is relentless. In this webinar Huawei will present its latest innovations from its commercial 5G RAN portfolio. Among the topics to be discussed are:

    • Latest C-Band Massive MIMO – these new RU products capable of 400 MHz bandwidth, with 320Wats of output power and automatic beam adjustment, are now available in a hardware package that weighs just 25KG
    • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) -- to rapidly increase 5G NR coverage using low-band spectrum. Millisecond switching allows DSS to improve spectrum resource utilization (vs. hard spectrum allocation) and maintain 4G user experience
    • 5G Super Uplink – based on work with Chinese operators, Huawei will present ideas to improve NR uplink capability
    • 5G Site Design – site costs and aesthetics are extremely important. The correct product design enables operators to build sites that are faster to deploy, have a lower physical footprint, consume less power, and are visually discreet

    Join Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown and Huawei’s Dong Zhang on December 18 to learn more on the status of 5G technology innovation as well as ecosystem development around the globe.

    IoT Evolution in a 5G World: Architectures & Security Strategies
    Date: 12/17/2019
    Sponsors:
    A10 Networks
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    The deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices on a massive scale will have far-reaching service and security implications for service provider networks. This session will commence by covering the technology options for IoT deployment, including cellular IoT (e.g. NB-IoT and LTE-M) in 4G, how they will evolve with 5G deployments, and how 5G will help accelerate the deployment of cellular IoT.

    This session will also document how the acceleration of IoT deployment increases the overall security threat to 5G networks. In order to address these threats, new strategies are necessary. One such strategy that will be covered is the adoption of a two-tiered security approach that is optimally positioned to handle security challenges posed by IoT and 5G adoption. Finally, the webinar will explore the role that governments and regulation will play in securing IoT and 5G networks.

    Network Slicing & the New Business Model in the 5G Era
    Date: 12/17/2019
    Sponsors:
    ZTE
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    Compared with building a physical network infrastructure, a Virtualized Private 5G Network by end-to-end network slicing saves TTM(Time to market) and huge investment, and there are no regulatory issues associated with spectrum licenses. 5G end-to-end network slicing solution integrates SDN/NFV, Network Slicing and related technologies to help different types and sizes enterprises to have their own Service-Level Agreement(SLA) guaranteed VPN/slice(eMBB, uRLLC, mMTC) at an affordable price. But the question is how mobile industry to make money from this?The mobile industry is facing many problems of business model crisis. The traditional B2C Model with unlimited data traffic packet will lead to the stagnation of operators' income, whilst the investment of network will continue to grow in 5G era. Whilst services such as autonomous driving, VR/AR are significant, however, the new features of 5G (low latency, ultra-bandwidth) are too difficult for end-user to understand and pay for them directly... What is the new strategy and major sources of income for operators in 5G era? What’s the enhancement of end-user experience in 5G?A New 5G business model is needed to solve all these problems above.

    Virtualizing the Cable Architecture
    Date: 12/12/2019
    Sponsors:
    SCTE, Red Hat
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    After getting off to a late start, the cable industry is now advancing in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) space, even leading the way in virtualizing its access networks. But, while cablecos are beginning to virtualize such key network functions and hardware as firewalls, routers, set-top boxes and even CMTS chasses, they still have a ways to go. In this session, we'll look at where cable stands in its cloud journey, what it should virtualize next and which challenges must still be overcome.

    Disaggregated Networks Management & Orchestration Can Be Surprisingly Simple
    Date: 12/11/2019
    Sponsors:
    Drivenets
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    Huge growth in demand for network capacity and scale is driving service providers to re-think their network architecture. They are looking at how hyperscalers solved similar challenges in the cloud with a disaggregated architecture based on low-cost white boxes and resource virtualization, with network disaggregation gaining momentum among the large service providers. Operators that are disaggregating their network are excited about the service and operational opportunities that it opens up, but concerned about the operational complexities this creates, requiring them to pull together all the infrastructure elements – hardware and software – on their own. This is something that was entirely done for them through a single-vendor solution. This is where orchestration and management come into play.

    Join this webinar and learn about the management and orchestration of a disaggregated network architecture, bringing it all together – simply.

    • From ODM to network – how to secure and automate the white boxes provisioning process
    • ZTP (Zero Touch Provisioning) – seamlessly scale-out and scale-up in the network
    • What is a virtual chassis and what does it mean for a single entity?

    Disaggregation is now here. Learn how.

    Identifying the Top 5G Use Cases for Business Success & Social Value
    Date: 12/11/2019
    Sponsors:
    Huawei
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    Operator success in 5G will be built on innovative services that generate net new revenues. Quite a few use cases are emerging from the early-adopting country markets in 5G already, including Switzerland, China, and South Korea. This webinar will discuss the latest thinking from Huawei on the use case categories that can most benefit from 5G performance and can deliver tangible economic and social value to end customers.

    To ground the session in a real-world context, you will learn from the world’s first 5G use cases including but not limited to:

    • Swiss 5G Smart Farming
    • 5G Intelligent Connected Vehicle
    • 5G Digital Factory
    • 5G Medical Network Construction Standard
    • 5G Smart Travel

    Key takeaways from this webinar will include but not limited to:

    • How is 5G being deployed to boost industry 4.0 development on a global basis
    • Key benefits of introducing 5G into industrial use, with the other new technologies including cloud and data analytics
    • What can we learn from these early 5G use cases? What’s really working and what needs to be adjusted?

    Join Ovum Analyst Dario Talmesio and Huawei’s Daisy Zhu on December 11 to discuss these new insights into 5G use-cases and business opportunities.

    Using Big Data Analytics for Better Network Insights in the Cloud Era
    Date: 12/10/2019
    Sponsors:
    Nokia
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    A wide choice of Internet applications and services and ubiquitous connectivity across all devices are changing how online content and OTT video are consumed. Service providers need better insights into what is happening throughout their network -- most importantly in the "first mile" -- to optimize the delivery of their own and OTT services, and ensure premium customer experiences for both.

    In this webinar, we will examine current OTT trends and service provider approaches, and how big data analytics can help provide real-time, multi-dimensional, subscriber-level insights for network optimization and marketing/service planning.

    Key topics include:

    • New customer expectations in the era of the cloud, 5G and IoT
    • The era of CDNs, multiple OTT subscriptions and service provider –- OTT partnerships
    • The importance of understanding what is going on in your network and on the Internet
    • Big data-based analytics for deeper network, service and subscriber insights
    Monetize 5G Transformation Today, with Analytics!
    Date: 12/3/2019
    Sponsors:
    Ribbon
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    Waiting to build-out your 5G network and capitalize on new 5G opportunities, such as Massive IoT, Smart City and Connected Cars? Since 4G handles today’s growing subscribers, devices and traffic, many operators are leveraging data analytics use cases to transform end-to-end customer experience. As 4G & 5G technologies coexist, we will explore how operators can monetize data analytics today, and seamlessly evolve into supporting the use cases of tomorrow.

    In this webinar, we will discuss:

    • "Operations, Security, & Monetization" specific use cases in today’s network
    • New role of analytics in this evolution
    • 5G use cases & security threats

    5G FWA – Game-Changer for Fixed Broadband Substitution or Niche Supplement?
    Date: 11/26/2019
    Sponsors:
    Huawei
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    5G is a hot topic in 2019, and 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is one of the most contentious domains. Some mobile operators see it as hopeful game-changer in a fixed market for significant growth, while other fixed network incumbent operators tend to view it as supplemental in remote, rural areas.

    • High-quality broadband connection remains out of reach for millions of homes and businesses due to high fiber costs, ageing copper networks and remote geographic location.
    • Commercial 5G FWA deployments promise sustainable, high-speed internet access to otherwise poorly-served or unconnected homes and businesses, with support for services such as smart home, digital gaming and enterprise broadband.
    • 5G FWA gives operators a cost-effective, strategic option to remain competitive, gain new customers and compete in new areas without having to build-out a wireline network.
    • This webinar will discuss the real-world capabilities of 5G FWA networks, how operators' go-to-market strategies differ and what we can expect for FWA development in the short-term future technology-wise and ecosystem-wise.

    EXFO and Tier 1 European Operator Optimize Network Operations Through Automated Troubleshooting
    Date: 11/21/2019
    Sponsors:
    EXFO
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    In this webinar we will investigate how it is possible to empower CSPs with real-time topology to automate the discovery and pinpointing of common causes behind network outages.

    We’ll examine a recent use case developed with a leading North-European Tier1 operator on how to lay a solid foundation for the safe adoption of automation. We’ll see how to get these key benefits::

    • Detection and pinpointing of faults in the network to ensure the rapid resolution of outages: how to cut down the time taken to resolve outages from hours to minutes
    • Enhanced customer experience and improved customer satisfaction resulting from the earlier detection and resolution of faults; fix issues before they spread and impact customers thereby preserving outstanding service quality
    • Reduced OPEX resulting from improved overall efficiency and optimized network operations
    • Empowered staff equipped with the capability to perform their roles more efficiently and SOC teams equipped to handle and manage a more complex infrastructure

    Join us to learn more about solving critical business challenges standing in the way of automation.

    Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and the path to 5G WWC (Wireline Wireless Convergence)
    Date: 11/20/2019
    Sponsors:
    Juniper
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    Fixed Wireless Access has been gaining momentum as one of the key use cases being explored as part of service providers' plans for 5G. 5G WWC as defined in 3GPP Release 16 opens the door to brand-new user experiences, including service equivalency and wireline-wireless convergence. This helps service providers to leverage WWC to provide differentiated services, including the ability to offer enhanced SLAs along with network simplification and optimization.

    Join our session to learn how Juniper can help you grow into newer markets enabled by FWA and offer converged services for enterprises and other key verticals.

    Key topics include:

    • FWA market overview
    • Opportunities and use cases for FWA
    • New mobile and converged services for enterprises and key verticals
    • Advantages of multi-access and intelligent traffic steering
    • Juniper Multi-Access User Plane

    Adopting Automation. A Technology Imperative With Risk
    Date: 11/19/2019
    Sponsors:
    NETSCOUT
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    Automation is no longer a buzz word as companies are implementing solutions with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms to drive performance and handle menial tasks. We are all moving to bring automation into our network environments at a time where the demand is currently greater than its capabilities.

    Join James Hodges, Chief Analyst from Heavy Reading and Scott Iekel-Johnson, Director of Product Management from NETSCOUT as they discuss automation for network security and the implications it has for service providers and large enterprises. During this webinar, we will share insights from a recent survey around automation for DDoS Mitigation and discuss the core tenets necessary for automation to be effective in today’s complex network infrastructures.

    Key topics include:

    • The promise of automation versus the current reality
    • The DDoS attack landscape and its impact on "automated" networks
    • Impact of false positives to security professionals
    • Automation defined by NETSCOUT and the Arbor Platforms

    Securing the Cable Network
    Date: 11/14/2019
    Sponsors:
    SCTE, Red Hat
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    Wary of the increasing number of hacks into enterprise and consumer data networks, cable technologists are pursuing ways to protect their increasingly complex networks and their customers from cyber attacks. CableLabs, for instance, is developing a “Micronets” framework to safeguard the home network. In this session, experts from CableLabs and elsewhere will discuss what cable operators can do to keep the bad guys out.

    Standardize Your Telco Cloud to Accelerate, Assure & Automate
    Date: 11/13/2019
    Sponsors:
    Juniper, Red Hat
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    Communications service providers are investing in cloud technologies to transform their businesses and take advantage of new growth opportunities around 5G, digital media, IoT and other new markets. However, the speed of transformation has been slow as service providers have faced obstacles building telco cloud technologies due to a lack of in-house skills. Frustrated with the cost and delay of self-integrating a cloud stack, CSPs have often reverted to vertically integrated software stacks custom built for specific VNFs. These vertical stacks are a stop-gap "band aid" fix but do not deliver the long-term strategic value of well designed telco cloud infrastructure. To solve this problem, Juniper and Red Hat have teamed up to create Contrail Cloud, a completely pre-integrated, OpenStack-based, horizontal telco cloud offering, that simplifies cloud design, deployment and operations.

    Join this webinar to learn how to achieve:

    • Faster time to market – by leveraging a turnkey solution that expedites service design and lifecycle management.
    • Always-on services – with comprehensive visualization and remediation that automates virtualized and containerized network functions.
    • Simplified operations – using DevOps processes and open source tools for CI/CD, testing, and maintenance

    Transport Technologies & Testing Strategies for 5G Deployment
    Date: 11/13/2019
    Sponsors:
    VIAVI Solutions
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    Service providers pioneering 5G network rollouts are pushing the limits of transport networks and fiber infrastructure that was designed for earlier technologies. As high-bandwidth, low-latency applications such as IoT, connected cars and virtual presence become mainstream, operators will need strategies and tools to ensure that their front-, mid- and backhaul networks can stand up to the stringent new requirements 5G brings. Join Heavy Reading analyst Sterling Perrin and VIAVI thought leaders Reza Vaez-Ghaemi and Kashif Hussain to discover key considerations for preparing and testing transport networks for 5G.

    Key Topics Include:

    • 5G Ecosystem Requirements
    • Transport (Back-, mid- and fronthaul)
    • Testing for Transport Applications
    • Timing and Sync Technologies
    • Timing and Sync Testing

    RAN & Transport Convergence for Virtualized 5G & Beyond
    Date: 11/12/2019
    Sponsors:
    Fujitsu
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    5G will enable many new use cases within many new markets. Fixed wireless access and enhanced mobile broadband are near term applications being deployed today. If a MNO architects their network to optimize for these early deployments, using traditional RAN and transport solutions, what happens when alternate configurations are required as other value add use cases mature? Building overlay networks to address these new applications is inefficient, not scalable and not cost effective. How does an operator develop a network that is scalable, flexible, fast to market and cost optimized to support the new diverse 5G use cases? In this webinar Fujitsu experts in Wireless and Transport will describe the convergence and virtualization of the RAN and Transport with multi-domain coordination to address this challenge.

    Key topics include:

    • How to lower risk when deciding on the next generation network
    • Advantages of disaggregated RAN and transport
    • Benefits of control and user plane separation
    • Reducing cost and increasing flexibility with network virtualization
    • Flexibility and time-to-market advantages of multi-domain orchestration
    • Demonstrate how these solution elements combined, future-proof the network for future 5G uses cases

    Security Orchestration and Automation for Telcos
    Date: 11/7/2019
    Sponsors:
    Nokia
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    The potential for dynamic configurations in 5G requires new, dynamic and flexible security architectures. 5G network slices must be appropriately secured for different use cases, and as a result, telcos must focus on measurable security management and assurance. The webinar introduces new security strategies, architectures and practical use cases to transform security operations to be orchestrated & automated by using machine learning, multi-dimensional analytics and threat intelligence in order to drive rapid and predictive responses to threats.

    Our live webinar highlights following operational sections:

    • Constantly measure your security posture and risk levels,
    • Control and limit access to key operational systems and assets,
    • Detecting threats earlier with data analytics and machine learning,
    • Rapid response to minimize the impact of cyber attacks
    How to Produce Live 8K 360-Degree Media Events
    Date: 11/6/2019
    Sponsors:
    Intel
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    Not too long ago, services like live 4k/8k video and AR/VR media were seen as futuristic capabilities, reserved only for next-gen trials or proof-of-concept designs by top cloud and communications service providers. But now these types of media have become a reality. We have moved rapidly from passive viewing of content to active, intelligent visual experiences. This transformation to what's known as the visual cloud calls for the use of advanced cloud-native technologies to boost video compression efficiency, manage network resources, offer real-time analytics and deliver more engaging content experiences.

    Join Akamai, Iconic Engine, Intel and TiledMedia to learn how to deliver end-to-end 8k 360 Live VR using commercial off-the-shelf components, as well as discuss the new medium's business impact and transformative potential for transmitting live events.

    Commercial 5G: Preparing to Scale
    Date: 11/6/2019
    Sponsors:
    A10 Networks, Commscope
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    With the first 5G networks now live, operators are now looking to scale the network and service offer to the mass market. Nowhere is the market moving faster than South Korea where 5G is already a mainstream proposition, in the hands of millions of customers. In this this special webinar we examine how and why Asia Pacific markets are poised for growth and look ahead to the next phases of 5G technology capability and the introduction of advanced services.

    Among the additional topics to be covered:

    • Scaling 5G RAN capacity and coverage
    • Critical issues of the core network
    • Next phases of 5G network development

    Cloud Service Provider Transformation Strategies – Leading With Security
    Date: 11/5/2019
    Sponsors:
    Radware
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    Today’s network and application threat landscape is a complex, multifaceted and often intimidating environment. Threat actors continue to evolve their tools, tactics and procedures to evade detection and cause harm to hosted applications and network availability. As the threat landscape evolves, attacks are growing in complexity and persistency, and zero-day attacks exploit newly discovered vulnerabilities. These concerns are magnified as applications migrate to the cloud, the traditional enterprise IT perimeter dissolves, and organizations face a distributed data center that spans cloud providers and the organization's private network.

    Enterprise innovation continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Data and applications now live in multiple cloud environments across both public and private clouds, spanning colocated and internally hosted infrastructure, platform-as a-service and software-as-a-service offerings with little emphasis placed on the security and compliance of these managed environments. Learn how cloud and hosting providers can leverage the Radware suite of security products and defend their customer-hosted assets with industry-leading Web Application Firewall, Bot Management, DDoS and Cloud Workload Protection.

    Join us to discuss how clouds providers and managed service providers can institute a full-stack security suite into cloud transformation strategies for the enterprise. Bring a security suite to market that is backed by Radware Enterprise Threat Response team, providing CSP and MSP customers with 24x7x365 security team support.

    Be 5G Ready With Next-Gen Programmable Radio
    Date: 11/5/2019
    Sponsors:
    Sterlite Technologies
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    5G drives a wealth of applications, from IoT to telemedicine. It's not just about latency; bandwidth is key to massively expanding the scale and availability of these applications.

    The new age network architecture is shaping up to meet imminent demands on the scalable networks that need more bandwidth and app-driven functions. This, along with capex/opex reduction for service providers, is driving new age SDN/NFV-centric 5G architecture.

    STL is at the forefront of driving key 5G innovations to disaggregate and program the 4G/5G ecosystem. The new ecosystem entails disaggregation across RU, DU, CU, vBBU, RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller), EPC, 5G, Orchestration and OSS/BSS.

    FTTx Mantra – Building Next-Generation Scalable Access Networks
    Date: 10/31/2019
    Sponsors:
    Sterlite Technologies
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    In a bid to create multi-gigabit-capable access networks, operators across the globe are looking to build converged data networks that are scalable, resilient and can support multiple use-cases for both wired and wireless connectivity. However, creating such a service-oriented-network requires detailing out several considerations, including required network characteristics, architecture considerations, overlaying technologies and desired service parameters. In this webinar, we aim to discuss the practical challenges faced while designing and deploying gigabit-enabled access networks and best practices which allow CSPs to address them in the most effective manner, thereby bringing efficiencies across network capex and opex.

    The Road to a Secure 5G: How Secure Are We Today?
    Date: 10/30/2019
    Sponsors:
    Palo Alto
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    This session will discuss industry and market trends seen in 4G networks, and provide a scorecard on how secure some are and what we foresee in 5G networks. Are we moving into an inherently more secure network, or will old problems get carried across? To realize a strong and healthy communications framework in the future, the industry needs to maintain a focus on the security of 5G. The session aims to provide you with insights and themes on what we have seen from a number a telco networks worldwide, and what all of us need to prepare for a 5G world.

    IoT, 5G, Security, and RoI
    Date: 10/29/2019
    Sponsors:
    Radware
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    Service providers (SPs) are now well into the process of addressing the intricacies associated with successfully supporting IoT and 5G services in a cloud environment. And one major challenge is coming to terms with the additional security challenges the cloud introduces.

    While these security challenges may at times seem overwhelming, 5G and IoT cybersecurity is not simply an additional operational cost, it also represents a business opportunity/competitive differentiator that can be integrated throughout the overall architecture. As a result, SPs can realize a profitable revenue stream that is built upon offering value-added security services on top of their already entrenched connectivity services important to verticals, such as education, healthcare and financial services, among others.

    In order to assist SPs with their roll-out security services, Heavy Reading, in collaboration with Radware, recently developed a modeling tool designed to quantify the financial and Return on Investment (ROI) fundamentals of IoT security services.

    This webinar will present the key findings from this collaboration, including presenting an overview of the model, as well as presenting deployment scenarios that validate the value proposition of IoT security services.

    What’s happening at the Edge
    Date: 10/23/2019
    Sponsors:
    HPE and Intel
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    Edge computing is becoming a critical part of the virtualized infrastructure for wireless and wireline communications. However, it is not clear yet what software and hardware platforms will be most important for network operators and solution providers. Edge computing platforms will cover a wide range of server performance and may need to support extended temperature operation and harsh environments. In this webinar, we focus on providing a deeper understanding of network operator's requirements for edge computing and the software and hardware solutions that can best meet their needs. The webinar will draw on the results of an exclusive survey conducted by Heavy Reading during August and September 2019.

    Key topics include:

    • 5G adoption, major use cases, network slicing
    • 5G network cloud characteristics, technical requirements, business requirements
    • Risk in-sourcing, management and operation complexity, security, evolving standards, IT lifecycles

    Microsoft Azure ONAP-based NFV and SD-WAN solution
    Date: 10/23/2019
    Sponsors:
    Amdocs
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    SES has teamed with Amdocs to operationalize the first ONAP-based NFV and SD-WAN solution. This solution running on the public cloud utilizes an open, standards-based network automation and service orchestration platform. In this session, Amdocs, SES and Microsoft will share with the audience how a network automation and service orchestration platform, together with Microsoft Azure cloud, are used for scalable, automated delivery of intelligent network services.

    Programmable FTTx: Readiness for a Virtualized Access Network
    Date: 10/22/2019
    Sponsors:
    Sterlite Technologies
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    The demand for a software-defined, converged, last-mile access infrastructure has grown significantly in the last few years. The experts' point of view is that this technology adoption will pave the way for 5G fronthaul transformation, large-scale IoT adoption, and will establish the use cases for edge cloud deployments.

    But how far has the technology matured?

    Has the software-enabled access network moved beyond the experimentation cycle and reached any stage of production readiness?

    Is it ready to take forward and used for paving the way for a massive agile network transformation at the last mile?

    This webinar deals with these questions and more. As a leader in data networking solutions, STL has engineered a programmable FTTx solution portfolio, teamed up with ecosystem partners and validated the suitability of the technology to field environments. The observations and insights gathered in the course of engineering the solution, hardening it and subjecting it to field trials will be the key topics of the webinar discussion.

    How to Cut Your BSS Costs by up to 80% With Public Cloud
    Date: 10/22/2019
    Sponsors:
    Optiva
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    This webinar will explain how communication service providers (CSPs) can save up to 80% of their total cost of ownership of Business Support Systems by deploying on the public cloud. Moderated by Heavy Reading’s Senior Analyst, James Crawshaw, with guests from Optiva and Google Cloud, this webinar will address the most common objections that telecom CTIOs have about moving their critical business applications to the public cloud. The presenters will share the positive, real-world results of CSPs that are successfully migrating to the public cloud.

    • Are you concerned about data security and privacy in public cloud?
    • Do you know why you can’t replicate the benefits of public cloud with private cloud (or your own data center)?
    • Do you know how your industry peers have achieved massive savings by moving their IT stack to public cloud?

    Join us for this webinar to get answers to those questions and learn how your organization can become a market leader by embracing public cloud.

    Gain cloud native business agility Building a digital foundation for flexibility, speed, and success
    Date: 10/18/2019
    Sponsors:
    Red Hat
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    New technologies like cloud, 5G, and machine learning are revolutionizing the telecommunications industry. Service providers are increasingly turning to open, cloud-native technologies to deliver new digital services, increase business agility, and optimize costs. NEPs can take advantage of these same technologies to build an adaptable, standardized foundation for their own business. With a consistent infrastructure, you can reduce infrastructure complexity, streamline operations and development, and improve security and scalability. Plus, you’ll gain the experience you need to create and deliver cloud-native offerings to your own customers in the future.

    Join this webinar to learn about the benefits of cloud-native operations and application development for NEPs and how you can start your journey to the cloud.

    Key topics include:

    • How Open technologies can help deliver new digital services
    • How to create and deliver cloud native offerings
    • Establish a consistent infrastructure for scale
    • Differentiate your cloud offerings

    Using Ansible to Manage Networks and Kubernetes Applications
    Date: 10/18/2019
    Sponsors:
    Red Hat
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    Ansible for NEPs: Techniques to implement network automation and manage container applications

    Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) are engaged with Communication Service Providers (CSPs) in a variety of areas. NEP’s offerings for CSPs include custom hardware/systems, VM and container-based software applications and platforms, and value-added services including design, operations and support. For these dynamic and complex networks and offerings, the importance of automation has dramatically increased.

    Ansible is an open source IT configuration management, deployment, and orchestration tool. It provides large productivity gains to a wide variety of automation challenges and can perform the orchestration of complex multi-tier workflows and can assist in application software deployment.

    Two areas of note for Ansible use are for network automation and to manage the deployment of container applications. In the first, Ansible’s task- based, agentless nature makes it easily applicable to the networking space, and support is included with Ansible for automating networking from major vendors.

    Another important use of Ansible is to help simplify deployment, management, and operations of stateful applications in Kubernetes container clusters. This is done using Kubernetes Operators which can be mostly easily written using Ansible. Kubernetes Operators are Kubernets-native applications that use a standard API.

    Join this webinar to learn about the benefits of using Ansible for NEPs and how you can get started quickly.

    Agile Integration for Network Equipment Providers: API-Centric Agile Integration - Future-ready Solutions
    Date: 10/18/2019
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    Digital business revolves around IT. Service providers are increasingly using integrated data and application programming interfaces (APIs) to better connect with their customers—and new revenue streams. NEPs can do the same thing to boost their own business. Integrate data across your organization to gain greater insight into your customers, operations, and infrastructure. Use APIs to connect systems, applications, and data sources both internally and externally. Agile integration tools can help bring your organization together and prepare you for the API economy.

    Join this webinar to learn more about agile integration and the business benefits for NEPs.

    Automating the Cable Network
    Date: 10/17/2019
    Sponsors:
    SCTE, Red Hat
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    Like other network operators, cable providers are seeking to automate their networks for a variety of reasons, including simplifying network provisioning, scaling services more efficiently, gaining more insights into their customers and cutting operational costs. They are also looking to boost bandwidth utilization and service quality. But putting AI and automation to work is no easy task. In this session, we’ll focus on where the industry stands with automation now and how operators can make strides.

    How Next-Gen Telco Impacts Edge Data Center Architecture
    Date: 10/16/2019
    Sponsors:
    Schneider Electric
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    It is clear that 5G's arrival is imminent and we'll start to see deployments as early as this year. How it will change our lives remains to be seen, but we do know that 5G content delivery will take place at the edge within the local community network or cluster – this is the only way to achieve the lowest latency. To reap the benefits promised by 5G, networks will require a transformation of how and where data is stored and processed, or a new data center architecture based on central core, metro edge core and local edge core clouds. This webinar will address the network of core and edge data centers that will be needed to support 5G and the configurable, flexible and secure solutions required to adapt for deployments at the edge.

    Break open the treasure chest with Network Design in 5G era
    Date: 10/16/2019
    Sponsors:
    Nokia
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    Until now, telecom network design has been largely static and based on creating a one-size-fits-all infrastructure. However, the arrival of 5G brings about a new focus on specific use cases and how they can be supported. A roll out of 5G infrastructure will support a wide range of use cases with varying performance needs. Network slices will create virtual instances of a network, using the same underlying hardware, to meet each use case’s needs.

    In addition, legacy network interwork with new technologies will bring more complexity that conventional design processes will not be able to deal with.

    Nokia is innovating and enabling this new approach with ‘Digital Design’ for 5G use cases. The new of way of working involves network design process that is dynamic, automated, uses real-time simulation and directly impacts the technology & business KPIs. The ‘Digital Design’ process churns huge amounts of data from variety of sources to build up a ‘digital twin’ of the use case and consequently iterative process ensures a final design for the use case that meets the precise QoS & performance needs of the target use case.

    But the story doesn’t end here. If you’d like to hear more about the potential for 5G to open treasure chests, please join our webinar on 16th October.

    From Static to Programmable. Leveraging the next wave of virtualization to deliver secure end-to-end applications.
    Date: 10/15/2019
    Sponsors:
    Accedian
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    Service Provider (SP) cloud architectures and strategies are continuing to evolve. One of the most visible attributes of this transition is the shift to application-aware, programmable on-demand networks, that support real-time traffic routing and hybrid connectivity.

    In this new model, application and security network functions, such as firewalls, application acceleration, and remote access, are being virtualized so customers can order these on-demand functions via self-service portals. In an implementation context, since the enterprise network is virtualized at the edge, control will depend on deep visibility into end-to-end application usage and behavior from the data center to the customer premises.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    • What to consider when designing programmable networks to support and secure your applications
    • The pros and cons of new virtualized network functions that can be delivered to customer premises
    • How to take advantage of programmable networks with end-to-end visibility, improved QoE and real-time reporting

    The Race for Capacity: Space-Division Multiplexing in Next-Generation Subsea Cables
    Date: 10/15/2019
    Sponsors:
    Infinera, Corning
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    Global bandwidth usage is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of approximately 40% between 2018 and 2025, and an increasing share of that demand is coming from hyperscale Internet content providers (ICPs) like Facebook and Google.

    Over the last decade, subsea transmission cables have evolved from pre-coherent, dispersion-managed cables to all positive-dispersion cables that are optimized for coherent transmission. We are now seeing a transition to so-called space-division multiplexing (SDM), which represents the latest trend of subsea cables with higher numbers of fiber pairs to meet growing demand from ICPs. SDM-based solutions also enable subsea cable operators to achieve lower cost per bit.

    Join this webinar and learn:

    • What is driving hyperscale ICP demand, and is it sustainable?
    • What is SDM, and why do we need it?
    • What are the fiber and cable solutions for current and future SDM systems?
    • What are the implications of subsea SDM systems on long-haul terrestrial networks?
    • What features are needed in next-generation transponders to maximize performance over these cables?
    • Will these new features help in “legacy” cables as well as in SDM systems?

    Everything you need to know about Implementing and Monetizing Microsoft Teams Calling
    Date: 10/10/2019
    Sponsors:
    Ribbon
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    First impressions and positive experiences are key when adopting any new technology. This is especially true for the migration of voice and meeting services to the powerful new Microsoft Teams Calling services platform.

    This webinar will present some simple yet impactful recommendations for a prosperous migration to Microsoft Teams Calling. The session will commence by focusing on the important first steps to ensure that quality of service and experience will continue to meet or exceed customer expectations.

    The second half of the webinar will provide an in-depth view of architecture and related call flows designed to provide a granular services-level view of the technical requirements necessary to truly harness the power of Microsoft Teams Calling.

    Global Influences on IoT Agile Billing Development
    Date: 10/10/2019
    Sponsors:
    MDS Global
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    The strategic approach taken by CSPS around the world to launch IoT services is proving important when shaping the development of propositions, specifically with regard to the billing of IoT services. Many CSPs are still in the early stages of progressing billing and exploring new IoT monetization models, but there is also awareness of emerging billing models which are more frequently being used by small and medium-sized IoT vendors. As the diversity of IoT applications increases and the number of partners in ecosystems grows, the CSPs will need to adopt new business support systems [BSS] to move beyond being just a connectivity provider, and into the functional role of lead enabler.

    Key topics include:

    • Exploring the current status on CSP IoT Monetisation strategies – survey-based analysis
    • Critical elements in building an IoT Monetisation practise
    • The hurdles in CSPs executing and generating revenues from IoT
    • The case for agile billing and the move to lead enabler

    Driving 5G Profitability by Simplifying Operations
    Date: 10/9/2019
    Sponsors:
    Nokia
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    5G presents a potential $2 trillion opportunity for communications service providers (CSPs). But increasing revenue is only part of the equation. For CSPs to make 5G profitable, they will also need to look at the cost of spectrum, infrastructure and operations in order to drive profitable growth.

    This webinar will focus on controlling the operational cost component of the profitability equation. New modes of operation will introduce new cost metrics which must be achieved in an evolving marketplace where quality of service will be more closely tracked through enterprise service level agreements and contracts.

    In this webinar, we will explore several use cases that demonstrate how operations can be transformed to drive productivity, cut OPEX and reduce your time-to-revenue. When you modernize your network and service operations, develop efficient processes and consolidate operational tools CSPs not only lower their costs, they also enhance their ROI and profitability.

    Take part in this interactive web seminar to learn:

    • Why is it important to look at the cost side to drive 5G profitability
    • How to simplify operations to boost productivity
    • How to ensure SLA compliance with next generation operations
    Mapping Success: 5G Evolution Reimagined
    Date: 10/3/2019
    Sponsors:
    Cisco
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    Transitioning your existing network to 5G is a challenging task. How you arrive at your goal requires a process map built on best practices and use of the right technologies. The alternative is falling back to a status quo network that can translate investments into 5G success.

    In this webinar, we focus on leveraging new technologies proven to reduce costs, accelerate time to market and simplify complexities.

    Key topics include:

    • Building the map to achieving your goals
    • Best practices for each network segment
    • Reimaging the existing network
    • Monetizing your investment

    5G Mobile xHaul Test Specifications & Use Cases for Field Measurements
    Date: 10/2/2019
    Sponsors:
    Anritsu
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    The 5G RAN evolution changes the mobile fronthaul and backhaul network architecture to deliver ultra-high capacity, availability and coverage. As wireless and wireline carrier networks prepare for 5G supported networks, field network technicians and service administrators face new challenges in implementing and testing optical wireline equipment and fiber. From fiber testing and CPRI, to eCPRI, RoE Ethernet traffic and network timing synchronization, this webinar will provide an overview of the latest technology and new test methodologies developed to tackle the increased demands of 5G networks.

      Key points discussed in this presentation are:
    • Industry specifications and standards impacting the rollout of 5G xRAN/xHaul field deployment
    • Fiber testing, CPRI, and eCPRI, RoE & Ethernet traffic generation, including timing sensitive networks
    • Use cases showing the latest technology and test methodologies developed to handle the increased demands of 5G networks

    5G Converged SDN Transport – the Key to New 5G Services
    Date: 9/26/2019
    Sponsors:
    Cisco
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    The promise of 5G services is huge. Massively scalable, low-latency enabled applications will open up new ecosystems, business models and creativity across enterprise and residential markets. Sounds great, right?

    At the same time, 5G will require mobile networks to increase availability, reliability and security to new heights that aren’t entirely predictable as the network surface grows exponentially and new services grow organically. Is your network a platform for new service innovation and will it enable your business to grow agilely in unforeseen directions as 5G technology opens new frontiers? Now is the time for network operators to evolve their transport networks in advance of mass 5G rollouts. Operators have many decisions to make, but what is the best path forward?

    Join this Light Reading webinar to learn about the technical aspects of the 5G transport network, laying the foundation for deeper dives on the evolution of your transport architecture.

    Attendees will learn:

    • How to facilitate the convergence of mobile and wireline services onto a single transport network
    • How to enable new 5G services with heightened performance/enterprise-grade expectations
    • How to increase service innovation and velocity
    • How to lower TCO

    Bringing HDR video to Life
    Date: 9/19/2019
    Sponsors:
    SCTE
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    In their drive to sell more 4K TVs, consumer electronics makers are embracing HDR, or High Dynamic Range, a technique that expands the range of both color and contrast significantly on a TV set. This technology makes images appear to have more depth and richness. But it puts even more bandwidth and compression demands on pay-TV providers. How can cable operators meet those demands? In this session, we’ll look at what’s possible.

    Doing More With Less - How to Get More Out of Your HFC Network While Holding the Line on Opex
    Date: 9/18/2019
    Sponsors:
    VIAVI
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    Relentless competition is driving cable operators to squeeze more bandwidth out of their HFC networks within their existing opex budgets, a seemingly impossible task. In this webinar, we will share how operators are turning to signal leakage applications beyond government-mandated testing in light of recent tech breakthroughs, dramatically improving both plant integrity and subscriber QoE while spending no more on opex.

    How to Get Extraordinary Value Out of 5G With Agile Operations
    Date: 9/11/2019
    Sponsors:
    Nokia
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    The 5G era will change everything for service providers but they will need to quickly launch entirely new services, embrace new ecosystems, and try new business models if they are to capture part of the US$2 trillion marketplace.

    To be successful, service provides need to be more agile. They need to develop platforms for new services, so you can create, deliver, assure and monetize them with greater speed. Cloud-native network functions and operations automation, including DevOps, all help service providers be more agile. They enable on-the-go, highly customized digital services, underpinned by closed-loop, end-to-end service lifecycle management.

    But it’s not just the tools; with an agile mindset and operational processes, service providers can seize opportunities as soon as they appear, and launch new services faster. This webinar will examine how 5G ecosystem operations and DevOps can contribute to significant revenue growth and reduce time-to-market.

    Leveraging Routing Analytics to Enable Intent-based Automation
    Date: 9/10/2019
    Sponsors:
    Cisco
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    A number of solutions exist to monitor the routing health of your network, but analytics at scale without an automation mitigation strategy can be tedious and even ineffective. The true challenge with any network analytics capability is how to automatically translate those insights into actionable intelligence.

    In this webinar, we will focus on how to bridge the gap between the passive monitoring of routing analytics and active network risk mitigation. In addition, we will examine the challenges of an on-premises deployment and the advantages gained by utilizing a cloud-based SaaS approach to analytics.

    On this webinar you will learn:

    • The pros and cons of on-premises vs cloud management of large, variable routing data.
    • How to make your network more manageable and analytics more accessible.
    • How to operationalize analytics streams - making analytics intent-driven, not just an awareness tool.

    Disaggregated Networking Technology: What's behind the promises of the new web-scale disaggregated router?
    Date: 9/4/2019
    Sponsors:
    Drivenets
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    The wide adoption of cloud services changed the architecture of large data centers, driven by new virtualization technologies, low cost white-boxes and the development of automated operations. In contrast, service providers’ network architecture has remained almost the same for the last 30 years, with expensive propriety hardware, multi-layer architecture and dedicated systems per network service. While NFV attempted to bring some of the data center virtualization efficiencies to networking, it has been limited to just a few services and low-throughput access solutions.

    The emergence of networking merchant silicon technologies opened the door for service providers to embrace web-scale networking by adopting the architectural concepts of large clouds. CSPs can now build high-scale converged infrastructures that support any service on any port, with cloud-native software and microservices. Such a disaggregated approach can scale higher than any traditional approach, at a much lower TCO.

    Join this webinar and learn about the technologies and architecture behind the disaggregated router.

    What you will learn:

    • What exactly is disaggregated routing
    • How does disaggregated network compare with the current networking models
    • What are the challenges of scaling a disaggregated network to the capacity and availability requirements of service providers

    Self-Configuring NFV Packaged Solutions- for Fast and Flexible Deployment
    Date: 8/21/2019
    Sponsors:
    F5
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    NFV solutions have been available for seven years, but have yet to go mainstream. Service providers believe that NFV is very complex to implement, though critical to their overall business strategies over the next five years, in the race to get to 5G.

    Join this webinar and learn how F5 is making purchasing, sizing and deployments of NFV easier.

    What you will learn:

    • How to size your service deployments
    • How to Develop deploy new services (and terminate them) at the click of a button.
    • How to automate your service deployments from the start.

    Building the New Telco Edge – Hardened & Flexible; Open & Reliable
    Date: 8/20/2019
    Sponsors:
    HPE & Arrow
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    Massive data generated by connected devices require CSPs to consider new approaches that provide network flexibility and enable new service offerings and revenue streams. Moving from centralized processing to distributed or “edge” processing will enable CSPs to process data in near real-time directly at the edge, improving network efficiency and service levels. The infrastructure deployed at the edge must support workload and quality-of-service requirements while operating reliably in remote and harsh environments.

    HPE’s new Edgeline EL8000 is a unique compute platform designed to provide the highest compute power in harsh conditions of edge locations. This platform is specifically developed to address unique challenges of massively distributed edge deployments of telecommunication edge.

    Attend this webinar and learn about:

    • Architecting optimized edge and cloud systems for network efficiency
    • Advantages of employing open standards and software-defined approaches
    • Benefits of the new HPE EL8000 Converged Edge System for high-performance, low-latency services
    • Techniques for enabling remote management

    AI-Based Threat Protection for 5G and IoT Networks
    Date: 8/15/2019
    Sponsors:
    A10
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    The threat landscape will only get more sophisticated with the transition to 5G networks. The exploding use of IoT devices from home, factory and agriculture automation to cashier-less retail outlets brings the potential of a massive proliferation of DDoS attacks coming into the 5G cloud-based network through multiple entry points. Detection and mitigation of these attacks in real time is an absolute requirement to protect both the network availability and the critical applications that depend on it.

    DDoS is not just a nuisance in 5G but may, in fact, be a matter of life and death with the deployment of life-critical services like remote medicine and driverless and connected cars. Telco networks must borrow from the lessons learned in enterprise security – using these solutions to protect the telco network. In addition, more advanced security using machine learning will be critical to stop threats, particularly in low-latency networks.

    Please join representatives from A10 Networks and Heavy Reading as we discuss.

    Join this webinar and you will learn:

    • How 5G will drive the makeover of enterprise services and the importance of detecting and mitigating DDoS attacks utilizing machine learning
    • Considerations for implementing advanced automated security techniques
    • The security implications of migrating from telco protocols to IT protocols
    • The value of zero-day behavior anomaly recognition and attack pattern recognition in securing 5G and IoT networks

    Deploying Next-Gen PON
    Date: 8/15/2019
    Sponsors:
    SCTE, Corning, VIAVI Solutions
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    While DOCSIS may never die, it's not the only transmission technology in cable's arsenal anymore. With the industry's growing emphasis on Fiber Deep and FTTH rollouts, cable operators are increasingly turning to EPON, 10G EPON and other PON flavors to move bits over their fiber-rich networks. Where does the industry stand with PON now? What kinds of trials, pilots and rollouts are happening? How will NG-PON get deployed? In this session, our experts will assess PON's prospects in the DOCSIS world.

    RF Propagation Modelling for 5G RAN Planning & Design
    Date: 8/13/2019
    Sponsors:
    Netscout
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    NETSCOUT has conducted over 2500 Continuous Wave (CW) measurements in 3.5, 28, and 39 GHz frequencies and created hundreds of 5G RF propagation models. The webinar will summarize key learnings from RF propagation modeling studies in Sub-6 GHz and mmWave for practical applications in 5G radio access network planning & design.

    Key Topics include:

    • Why accurate propagation modeling for 5G RAN Planning & Design is important;
    • What will be some challenges you may face in higher frequencies?
    • How far should you expect mmWave to propagate?

    Delivering on the Promise of Segment Routing with SRover6, SRv6 and SRv6+
    Date: 7/30/2019
    Sponsors:
    Juniper Networks
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    Segment Routing (SR) was introduced to the market just a few years ago with a promise that it would simplify network transport by seamlessly interworking with IPv6, reduce complexity by moving state information from the network to the packet, and provide an end-to-end transport architecture that spans multiple network domains.

    Adoption of SR is growing, but will SR deliver on its promise? In this webinar we will explore the state of SR today; what is working, what’s not, and perhaps more importantly, what is the industry doing to ensure broad, reliable adoption at scale for this promising new technology. Please join representatives from Heavy Reading and Juniper Networks as we discuss:

    • How SR-MPLS (SRover6), SRv6, and SRv6+ are enabling end-to-end network deployment
    • SRv6+ and why we need it
    • The use of a centralized controller for SR Traffic Engineering
    • How a centralized SR controller simplifies SR management across multiple network domains

    Taming the IT Infrastructure Monster in 5G Networks
    Date: 7/24/2019
    Sponsors:
    HPE and Intel
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    As communications service providers (CSPs) begin deploying 5G, they will leverage Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) where software is disaggregated from hardware. However, NFV implies a shift in end-to-end validation responsibility from equipment vendors to system integrators or CSPs themselves. CSPs will therefore incur new risks for the end-to-end solution as elements are acquired and integrated independently. The extensive use of IT infrastructure and the 5G network architecture also makes the networks more vulnerable from a security standpoint.

    In this webinar, we’ll first look at 5G network adoption, use cases, requirements and deployment challenges:

    • 5G adoption, major use cases, network slicing
    • 5G network cloud characteristics, technical requirements, business requirements
    • Risk in-sourcing, management and operation complexity, security, evolving standards, IT lifecycles

    We’ll then focus on the ways in which these challenges can be addressed:

    • Secure infrastructure
    • Cloud consumption models to reduce CAPEX
    • Investment protection to avoid vendor lock-in
    • Risk mitigation using pre-validated software and hardware stacks
    • Standards-based infrastructure
    • Faster introduction of IT innovations to reduce OPEX

    By attending this webinar, participants will walk away with a greater understanding of how they can manage their 5G infrastructure costs while keeping their networks secure.

    Do You Really Understand Your Subscriber Usage Patterns? Analytics to the Rescue!
    Date: 7/23/2019
    Sponsors:
    Ribbon
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    Globally, mobile data traffic grew around 60% last year and is expected to grow by a factor of four between 2018 and 2022. So how can operators leverage these massive amounts of data to their benefit?

    With analytics, operators can leverage all that data to develop new business models that go beyond traditional connectivity. When harnessed effectively, analytics delivers new customer insights that help operators make smarter business decisions, reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies. Operators have only just begun to scratch the surface in terms of the lucrative business opportunities that data analytics presents.

    In this webinar we will explore how big data analytics enables operators to proactively respond to changing network and market dynamics, such as:

    • Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) and IMS network and subscriber performance metrics to discover end-to-end interoperability problems
    • Improving/Enabling self-care and reducing call-center contact
    • Identifying subscribers who have the potential to churn or move to a competitor
    • Distinguishing network, application and device issues associated with poor subscriber experience
    • Helping to optimize investment decisions for broadband, voice and IoT

    Connectivity for the Edge Computing Era
    Date: 7/18/2019
    Sponsors:
    Infinera, Corsite, Arista, Fujitsu
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    SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar: Bracing for the 5G Era
    Date: 7/18/2019
    Sponsors:
    SCTE, Red Hat, Netscout
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    Seeking to stay ahead of aggressive rivals like AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, cable operators are busily upgrading their networks for multi-gigabit speeds, cloud-based IP video services and next-gen wireless services. But now, with the emergence of 5G technology, the big question is whether cablecos will be able to harness 5G to their advantage or find themselves fighting a rearguard action against it. In this session, we will tackle the opportunities and challenges that 5G presents for cable in an increasingly converged world and discuss how operators can make the most of it.

    Digital Operations: Rise of a New Species?
    Date: 7/17/2019
    Sponsors:
    Nokia
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    Industry 4.0 presents a $2 trillion opportunity for communications service providers (CSPs). To realize this opportunity, networks need to mutate into a new type of highly reactive, highly reliable and high-quality business platform, ready to on-board new digital services. In an increasingly complex environment, the digital evolution of operations – supported by AI and automation – is key to efficiently deliver the highest-quality standard and deliver the best experience. In this webinar, we will present real examples of how CSPs are benefiting from digital operations.

    Key topics include:

    • The future of network and service operations
    • How AI and automation can improve efficiency and quality
    • Real case studies showing how CSPs are transforming their operations

    Security Services for Service Providers: It's Easier Than You Think
    Date: 7/16/2019
    Sponsors:
    Cisco Umbrella
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    Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are reeling from cyber attacks such as malware and phishing. And, SMBs often have a good relationship with their service provider (SP) and rely on the SP for high quality Internet and mobile connectivity. These two realities combine to create a lucrative SP opportunity.

    Cisco Umbrella is cloud security platform that provides the first line of defense against threats on the Internet. SPs can quickly and simply enhance their connectivity services with robust security for a value-add revenue source. Cisco Umbrella requires minimal investment and is simple to explain, deploy and manage. It just works, helping the SP keep costs down and margins up.

    Learn how Cisco Umbrella can help you protect your customers with value-add security and grow your revenue.

    How to Accelerate CSP Digital Transformation by Simplifying IT Infrastructure
    Date: 7/15/2019
    Sponsors:
    Infosys & Vodafone in partnership with Ovum
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    Digital transformation is on the agenda of all CSPs with over 90% of CSPs across the globe having commenced their digital transformation journeys. Their objectives? To improve business profitability through reduced costs, increased revenue performance and customer experience.

    Operational agility will play an important role in achieving these objectives. However, CSPs’ legacy IT environments hinder how quickly they can transform operations given the complexity of their IT estates. CSPs must therefore identify effective ways to address challenges associated with the increasingly complex IT environment. One approach to consider is the deployment of modern application development practices such as development and deployment on cloud, transforming enterprise architecture towards microservices, APIs and adoption of DevOps practices and tools. These concepts are aimed at simplifying CSPs’ IT applications ecosystems whilst providing capabilities to support their long-term ventures.

    In this webinar we will look at how Vodafone UK is addressing the challenges associated with its IT environment, working in partnership with Infosys. During this webinar, we’ll cover the following:

    • Market trends driving the need for digital transformation in the telecoms industry;
    • Factors impeding CSP digital transformation;
    • Best practices CSPs should adopt to address current challenges;
    • Case study: How Vodafone UK is accelerating digital transformation journey, using cloud, microservices; and
    • Key recommendations CSPs should bear in mind while embarking on their digital transformation journeys

    How Cable Can Profit From the New Video Streaming Wars
    Date: 7/11/2019
    Sponsors:
    Espial
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    Led by Apple, Disney and AT&T, some of the world’s largest media companies have entered or are now entering the booming streaming video space. For existing streaming providers, this will make the streaming space riskier and messier. For consumers, it may mean needing to subscribe to every streaming service they want separately. All of this may end up jeopardizing the biggest benefits of streaming video – namely, the superior user experience and lower costs of OTT.

    But there may be a silver lining for cable here. Light Reading and Espial invite you to attend a webinar focused on the potential advantages that the increasingly crowded streaming space may offer for cable operators. This webinar will bring in industry leaders to discuss the new avenues and new ways that operators can reinvent their business models and services to make a profitable comeback in the streaming video market. Michael McCluskey from Espial, Candice Mayberry Storsveen from HBC and Alan Breznick will participate in a panel-style discussion to provide their valuable perspective on this topic.

    Taking place on July 11 at 11 a.m. EST the webinar will cover:

    • The existing OTT video landscape and current cable ecosystem
    • A summary of key action items for pay-TV operators
    • A panel discussion to explore new business models and technology considerations

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