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5G Orchestration & Service Assurance Digital Symposium - Day 1
Date: 6/6/2023
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5G is taking important strides in 2023 that will enable it to reach its commercial zenith in a few years. Two notable steps in this journey include the deployment of the 5G standalone (SA) core and slice-based services running in a cloud-native environment. To support these innovations service providers (SPs) must continue to evaluate and fine-tune their orchestration and service assurance strategies.

Light Reading's third annual 5G Orchestration and Service Assurance Digital Symposium will investigate in detail the impact of the latest 5G technical innovations on orchestration and service assurance system design.



Session 1: Monetizing 5G Orchestration

Tuesday, June 06, 2023, 11:00 AM EDT

This session will document the role that orchestration will fulfill in this service monetization journey.


Session 2: 5G Hybrid Cloud Orchestration

Tuesday, June 06, 2023, 12:45 PM EDT

5G commercialization and monetization will happen in a 5G hybrid cloud deployment model. This support of private and public cloud deployments also has profound orchestration impacts.

Who Cares About Cloud? What Service Providers Really Need in Service Assurance
Date: 5/31/2023
Sponsors:
Enghouse Networks
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The telecom industry is at an inflection point. As the world grows increasingly connected, new market opportunities and enterprise use cases are so abundant that it’s hard to know which way to turn. Whatever the future holds, CSPs need the ability to seize new market opportunities when the time is right – and innovators in these new markets need OSS solutions that can be rapidly deployed and fit their needs.

Whether a CSP or a new market innovator it’s guaranteed that superior network performance and market agility will both be critical. Having the right operational support systems (OSS) in place will impact which business opportunities can be pursued. This means service assurance solutions must be scalable, robust, and configurable. There is a debate about whether operators are ready to deploy public cloud solutions for OSS or not – but this is entirely the wrong consideration. Cloud-enabling OSS solutions are about much more than making them deployable on the public cloud. Embracing cloud approaches is about ensuring the solutions are scalable, robust, and configurable. Whether the solution is deployed on a public cloud or a physical server is up to the operator.

Learn from industry experts about the benefits of cloud-native OSS, what it takes to create a cloud enablement mindset, and why it’s the first step in creating an interoperable, composable, API-driven architecture that allows CSPs to compete more effectively in a rapidly evolving market.

Discussion topics include:

  • The telco innovation dilemma and the velocity of change.
  • How the telco cloud has evolved and why a multi-cloud approach should be considered.
  • Why Service Assurance is more important than ever.
  • Benefits of OSS platform-as-a-service


Maximizing the Potential of 5G with Active Assurance
Date: 5/30/2023
Sponsors:
Spirent
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As service providers of all tiers begin to deploy and integrate with 5G networks, they face a host of new challenges and opportunities. The promise of increased data speeds, network slicing, and ultra-low latency brings enormous potential for innovation and growth. However, the complexity of 5G networks also presents new challenges for ensuring service quality and reliability. Disaggregation, virtualization, and dynamic changes are difficult enough to manage, but just as challenging is understanding what’s affecting the parts of the network you might not even own. Active assurance with full network visibility is essential for success. In this webinar, we will explore:

  • The unique challenges posed by new 5G services
  • Why active assurance is critical for service providers to realize the full potential of 5G networks and deliver on SLAs
  • Best practices for implementing effective assurance strategies including advanced analytics and machine learning
Join us to discover how network-aware service assurance can help deliver the exceptional customer experiences needed to protect your brand and your revenue streams.


Security Best Practices for an Evolving Threat Landscape
Date: 5/25/2023
Sponsors:
Radware
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As we move into 2023, service providers are confronted with an array of obstacles in safeguarding their networks and applications. These challenges range from protecting against cyber threats and data breaches to mitigating insider threats, securing cloud deployments, and enhancing overall security for themselves and their clients. To tackle these challenges head-on, service providers must embrace a multi-faceted approach to their security posture. In this webinar, we will delve into the evolving threat landscape and explore the most effective strategies that service providers can implement to keep pace with emerging threats and comply with changing regulatory requirements.

Key topics include:

  • Emerging threat landscape - The next generation of threats
  • Challenges and strategies influencing a service provider’s security strategy
  • Best practices for securing your and your customer’s network and applications


Intelligent auto-scaling for Open RAN Network Slicing
Date: 5/24/2023
Sponsors:
Canonical
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Communication Service Providers (CSPs) face an ongoing challenge: managing the ever-growing network traffic generated by countless devices while simultaneously developing innovative business models, maintaining high-availability service-level agreements (SLAs), and reducing operational costs (OPEX).

Open-RAN architecture brings a paradigm shift to this equation, enabling cloud-native RAN management through AI-powered microservices orchestrated on RAN Intelligent Controllers. By leveraging Intel® FlexRAN™ SDKs, AI/ML inferencing libraries, and AI accelerations in Intel® Xeon® processors, we demonstrate the efficient deployment of high-performance, value-added AI-based RAN applications without requiring dedicated AI chips.

As the 5G ecosystem evolves, responsiveness and scalability become increasingly crucial. Canonical proudly supports Intel® FlexRAN™ and Intel® Xeon® using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS with real-time kernel, ensuring seamless integration and performance optimization.

In this deep dive webinar, we will guide you through the implications for telecom operators and how this innovative architecture and framework can enhance performance by intelligently auto-scaling the Distributed Unit (DU) in a FlexRAN-based 5G using general-purpose hardware.

Key topics to be covered include:

  • FlexRAN: Revolutionizing Radio Access Networks
  • AI in RAN: Empowering Intelligent Network Management
  • Network Slicing: Optimizing Resources for Tailored Service Delivery
  • Ubuntu Real-Time Kernel: Maximizing Responsiveness and Performance
  • Secure Open Source: Ensuring Network Integrity and Security
  • MicroK8s: Simplifying Kubernetes Deployment for Telco Applications

Join us as we explore the future of telco networks and unveil groundbreaking advancements in AI-driven auto-scaling, radio service slicing, and Open-RAN technology.


5G Orchestration and Service Assurance Operator Survey: Priorities and Platforms
Date: 5/24/2023
Sponsors:
Juniper Networks, RADCOM
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To monetize investment and meet the strict performance level targets of 5G services, operators will need to implement advanced orchestration and service assurance capabilities. This webinar presents the key findings and analysis from Heavy Reading’s 5G Orchestration and Service Assurance survey conducted in March 2023 which investigated operators' orchestration and assurance platform strategies, readiness, and service priorities .

Topics to be discussed include:

  • End-to-end orchestration implementation drivers
  • Orchestration and assurance platform strategies
  • Preferred approaches for monetizing 5G slices
  • 5G service assurance team business priorities
  • Automated assurance benefits
  • Capabilities that have the greatest impact on 5G service quality


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Making the Most of DAA
Date: 5/18/2023
Sponsors:
Intel, Red Hat, Vecima
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As cable operators and vendors increasingly deploy distributed access architecture (DAA) technology to shift key functions and equipment from the cable headend to the HFC access network, one critical question is how to get the biggest bang for the buck out of the next-gen technology. What are operators and vendors learning from their rollouts of Remote PHY and Remote MAC/PHY? How are they applying those lessons in the field? What next steps are they considering?

This session will explore the state of DAA and look at where the industry is heading.


The Programmable Telco Digital Symposium
Date: 5/10/2023
Sponsors:
Cisco
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Session 1: Programmable 5G Private Networks

Wednesday, May 10 2023, 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

This session will examine the drivers, opportunities, and challenges in the 5G private networks market.

5G Network Strategies Operator Survey 2023: A Transport Network Perspective
Date: 5/9/2023
Sponsors:
Ciena
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Heavy Reading has recently published its 5G Network Strategies Operator Survey 2023 results, which includes key findings related to 5G transport networks. As 5G deployments advance, new spectrum, new RAN architectures, and increased traffic create new requirements for mobile transport. On this webinar, Heavy Reading’s Sterling Perrin and Ciena will discuss the survey results and how these latest market trends impact 5G transport networks.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • Key 5G Transport takeaways from Heavy Reading’s 5G Network Strategies Operator Survey 2023
  • How RAN evolution is driving new 5G transport requirements
  • Trends in RAN centralization and its impacts on fronthaul demand
  • Trends in network slicing and what it could mean to the xHaul
  • Operator’s priorities and concerns in timing and synchronization distribution


Delivering the Promise of Private 5G with VMware’s Enterprise-First Approach
Date: 5/3/2023
Sponsors:
VMware
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Private mobile networks have the potential to revolutionize enterprise access to wireless connectivity. Eventually, PMN may become as ubiquitous as Wi-Fi, but today, with the technology so new and expectations so high, it’s critical to choose partners you can trust. With over 300,000 organizations relying on VMware technology to drive digital transformation, VMware is a trusted partner in navigating the challenges and opportunities presented by emerging technologies. Learn more about what enterprise IT leaders are considering when deploying private mobile networks and VMware’s enterprise-first approach to delivering the promise of private connectivity.


Open RAN 2023 Operator Survey: An Industry Update and Look Ahead
Date: 5/3/2023
Sponsors:
Red Hat, NEC, Ericsson, Qualcomm
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Open RAN is advancing at a measured pace. With well-developed specifications, and increasingly competitive products from an array of vendors, operators can now deploy the technology across a wide range of network scenarios to better meet customer needs.

This webinar presents the key findings and analysis from the fourth annual Heavy Reading Open RAN Operator Survey conducted in winter 2023.

Among the topics to be discussed include:

  • Technology readiness for “at scale” nationwide deployment
  • vRAN implementation preferences and trends in RAN architecture
  • RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) platforms and multi-vendor xApps and rApps
  • Open fronthaul profiles and 5G massive MIMO
  • Changes in sentiment from our 2018, 2020 and 2021 surveys


APAC Digital Symposium - Day Two
Date: 4/26/2023
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OMDIA and Light Reading Asia, along with AsiaTechX, are teaming up again to produce a digital symposium focusing on how communications service providers (CSPs) are leveraging such diverse platforms and technologies as NG-PON, POL, Intelligent ODN and FWA to compete in the Asia-Pacific market.

Session 1: 5G-Advanced – What, When, and How

Thursday, April 27, 2023, 11:00 AM SGT

3GPP has officially launched 5G-Advanced standardization. When will the 5G-Advanced system be commercially available, and what 5G-Advanced features will be prioritized by CSPs? How should CSPs achieve commercial success with a 5G-Advanced system? The webinar is to explore these questions.


Session 2: The Journey Towards a Net-Zero Mobile Network - A Holistic Approach Required

Thursday, April 27, 2023, 12:45 PM SGT

Radio Access Network (RAN) is the largest energy consumer in a telecom network, so managing the energy consumption of RAN plays a critical role in building a green telecom network. A fullstack solution, from component-level innovation to system-level optimization, is required to improve mobile network energy efficiency. Meanwhile, CSPs need to consider energy efficiency as a key performance indicator of their business operations and equipment procurements. The session is to discuss potential technical solutions and their impacts on mobile network energy efficiency.

Developing achievable SLAs for 5G Private Networks
Date: 4/26/2023
Sponsors:
Spirent
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The global rollout of 5G, growing availability of edge computing, and enhanced automation offers enterprises of all sizes, government, academic institutions, and more, the prospect of unprecedented agility and control through Private Networks. The ability to tailor the network to specific application environments offers a compelling value proposition. However, the many technologies (e.g., 5G, 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, etc.), deployment models, commercial models, and vendors, necessitate a rethinking of Service-Level Management. Enterprises must enforce not only performance KPIs, but availability and security as well.

Join experts Darius Singh, Private Networks Lead for STL Partners, and Marc Cohn, Private Networks Lead for Spirent, as they explain the key drivers for Private Networks, share the findings from a survey of hundreds of market participants, and describe how to validate new SLAs in the lab and monitor them in the live network.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • An introduction to Private Networking
  • Results from the survey of enterprises from multiple verticals
  • Findings from in-depth interviews from a diverse cross-section of Private Networking industry players
  • Why SLAs are so important and what enterprises are looking for
  • How to validate SLAs to ensure guarantees can be achieved and network downtime, user experience degradation, and cost penalties may be avoided
  • How to monitor SLAs in complex, hybrid network deployments

The Future of Quality of Experience (QoE) in Multi-Gig Residential WiFi Networks
Date: 4/26/2023
Sponsors:
Routethis
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Quality of Experience (QoE) is a critical factor that can shape customers' perception and loyalty to their internet service provider. With the rise of multi-gig WiFi residential networks, the definition of QoE is constantly evolving.

Join us to gain an understanding of what the future of QoE looks like, and gain practical strategies for how to meet subscribers' expectations for a seamless, instant, and consistent in-home WiFi experience.

In this webinar, we’ll explore:

  • What QoE means in a multi-gig residential world
  • Challenges, technology, and support stack required to deliver the highest possible QoE
  • Considerations for the next 5 to 10 years when building a multi-vendor ecosystem


APAC Digital Symposium - Day One
Date: 4/24/2023
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OMDIA and Light Reading Asia, along with AsiaTechX, are teaming up again to produce a digital symposium focusing on how communications service providers (CSPs) are leveraging such diverse platforms and technologies as NG-PON, POL, Intelligent ODN and FWA to compete in the Asia-Pacific market.

Session 1: Where Next for Coherent Pluggable Optics?

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 11:00 AM SGT

PON networks are well positioned to meet the growing bandwidth requirements of enterprises with XGS PON and beyond. PON technologies have evolved to meet many requirements of enterprise services, including SLAs, security, and redundancy. Come learn about the advantages of PON’s use beyond residential.


Session 2: Defining FWA Strategies and Best Practices

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 12:45 PM SGT

Fixed wireless access supports tens of millions of subscribers globally and continues to grow at a high rate. 5G FWA solutions have shaped new connectivity pathways for the hard-to-connect or under connected subscribers, allowing service providers to expand services and increase revenue potential while remaining competitive in their market. Come learn FWA strategies and best practices for deployment and operation.

13 Million DDoS Attacks – What You Need to Know
Date: 4/20/2023
Sponsors:
NETSCOUT
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The DDoS threat landscape continues to change at a rapid pace. Because Carrier and Internet Service Providers play a vital role in protecting customers and the Internet at large from DDoS attacks, it’s imperative that you stay abreast of the latest DDoS attack trends.

Join us in this webinar to explore the latest DDoS attack stats and trends from NETSCOUT’s DDoS Threat Intelligence Report, how they impact Carrier and Service Providers, and how you can identify and mitigate attack impact:

  • 13 million DDoS attacks globally! Get the details: counts, duration, bandwidth, and more
  • See Regional and Country trends.
  • Discover the most common DDoS attacks vectors, tactics, and techniques. (think Botnets, multi-vector attacks)
  • Learn about the link between DDoS attacks and global events including Ukraine-Russia kinetic warfare.
  • Use NETSCOUT’s global threat intelligence and Arbor Adaptive DDoS defense to automatically detect and stop DDoS attacks


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Getting A Fix on Fixed Wireless
Date: 4/20/2023
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As cable operators and rival providers scramble to deploy mobile services throughout the U.S. and Canada, fixed-wireless access (FWA) is rapidly becoming a major new platform for delivering broadband service to rural, exurban and other markets that couldn't be reached cost-effectively with wireline networks. But deploying FWA is much easier said than done because of geographical, spectrum, technical, regulatory, cost and other knotty obstacles. When does it pay for cablecos to go the FWA route? What conditions are the most favorable?

In this session, leading industry technologists will examine the pros and cons of FWA.


Finding the right path to Automation
Date: 4/19/2023
Sponsors:
Salesforce
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Communications service providers are continuing to face higher costs, tighter margins and fierce competition.

Join this webinar to learn how CSPs can improve processes across the business with a commonsense approach that follows a measured path to automation and avoids common pitfalls along the way. Attendees will also learn how Salesforce for Communications helps service providers automate processes from marketing to sales to fulfillment - and beyond - so that you can reduce costs while still providing exceptional service to your customers


B2B 5G: Lessons learned from Huawei’s path to monetization
Date: 4/18/2023
Sponsors:
Huawei
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Even in the face of challenging trade restrictions, Huawei has invested heavily in R&D and developed partnerships around the world to enable the roll out of new business lines leveraging 5G to B capabilities, in major industries such as ports, mining, roads, health care, and farming. While many CSPs in the west are pinning their hopes on B2B public and private 5G, they don’t yet have concrete examples of monetizing these services at scale. However, Huawei’s operator partners are already monetizing 5G and making significant inroads into the enterprise sector.

This webinar and discussion will explore the detail of how Huawei has helped CSPs monetize enterprise connectivity. With more service providers around the world considering when and how to turn on the latest wireless technology, business cases are being built and proven. How can these lessons from Huawei and its CSP partners help other operators meet the many challenges that must be overcome to funding and deployment of next-gen access networks?


Ready, set, automate: Delivering 5G services in the hyper-convergence era
Date: 4/13/2023
Sponsors:
Red Hat & Intel (ft. Casa Systems & IBM)
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For telecommunications service providers, introducing new services and experiences faster is essential for revenue growth. This can be particularly challenging for service providers with multiple access technologies looking to converge mobile, fixed, and cable into a single network. Today, more recent technologies like cloud-native network functions, microservices, and Kubernetes, along with methodologies like agile and DevOps, provide the speed, agility, and scalability needed to add services quickly and efficiently while centrally managing and orchestrating resources. Bringing mobile, fixed, and cable into a single network, built upon a flexible infrastructure, enables providers to deliver services beyond the data center borders.

In this joint presentation and demo, Casa Systems, Red Hat, IBM and Intel will discuss the evolution and convergence of multiple access technologies to the 5G core and 5G MPN network and explain the key customer trends and best practices that are taking providers to the edge and beyond.

Intel, Red Hat, and Casa Systems will also demonstrate how service providers can automate, deploy, manage, and monitor an open end-to-end integrated mobile architecture that delivers the network core components service providers need to deploy quickly and scale like the hyperscalers.


Harnessing the Power of Location Data
Date: 4/12/2023
Sponsors:
Lightbox
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Market innovation in location data solutions is enhancing the manner in which Service providers and ISPs utilize location data to streamline how they support critical functions such as, grant submissions as well as network design, long-term planning, ROI and even marketing.

This webinar will provide insight into the valuable role that location data plays in these design and marketing functions.

Specific areas to be addressed include:

  • The attributes to consider when purchasing a location data solution
  • How to streamline location data usage to create meaningful connections between often disparate sources of information.
  • An overview of LightBox’s SmartFabric solution design attributes and supported data assets


5G, from connectivity pipe to Network-as-a-platform: A transformative approach to designing, deploying and operating Modern 5G multi-cloud networks from core-to-edge
Date: 4/11/2023
Sponsors:
Red Hat
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Communication service providers (CSPs) are changing the landscape of 5G networks as they continue to push the boundaries with new technologies and services. From containers to multi-access edge computing (MEC), to private 5G and more, these organizations are chasing innovative ways to deliver value in new ways.

The traditional telco cloud has evolved. 5G cannot be underutilized as yet another connectivity pipe. Instead, it must be leveraged as a vehicle to transform networks of connectivity pipes into highly flexible services on a network-as-a-platform. This will help CSPs leverage the full potential of 5G and 5G Advanced Service Based Architecture (SBA) to enable AI-to-AI communication, instant service creation, monetizable automated decision making, etc.

Learn how peers and leaders in the telco industry created network-as-a-platform models– discussing their migration to multi-tenant cloud-native converged core platforms; unified core; messaging; application services with Service Based Architecture (SBA) and Service Based Interface (SBI) multi-cloud autonomous operations; network slicing; and 3GPP-based AI/ML enablement.

5G pipe to network-as-a-platform discussion topics:

  • NFV journey with 4G LTE: what to apply to 5G cloud-native transformation
  • Converged 4G/5G telco cloud platform: the do’s and don’ts
  • Modernized Edge-to-Core Network: Considerations for unified architecture vision
  • 5G network-as-a-platform: Leverage the vision and monetize


RAN Evolution Digital Symposium - Day 2
Date: 4/6/2023
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Session 2: Progress in Open RAN Technology and Deployment

12:45 PM Eastern Standard Time

This session explores how RAN operations will evolve as cloud methodologies, such as CI/CD/CT, and new technologies, such as AI/ML and Digital Twins, are applied to multi-vendor RAN environments.

RAN Evolution Digital Symposium - Day 1
Date: 4/4/2023
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Session 2: Shifting RAN Automation & Analystics into the Next Gear

12:45 PM Eastern Standard Time

With 5G network buildouts now well underway, this session investigates the features, capabilities and requirements that will drive operators’ RAN strategies over the next ~3 years.

Taking the next step with Wi-Fi 6E
Date: 3/30/2023
Sponsors:
Zyxel & Walker
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Wi-Fi is essential, and as the connected home continues to grow, wireless solutions need to keep pace. A fast and reliable wireless gateway has become the cornerstone of the home. Offering a solution with multi-gig capabilities and Wi-Fi 6E can provide subscribers with all they need and more. Adding a managed Wi-Fi solution with industry standard TR069 allows for providers to configure, troubleshoot, and upgrade subscriber networks with ease. The ability to perform all these actions from the cloud offers the ability to remotely monitor and improve the customer experience instantly.

By attending, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about:

  • Whole Home Wi-Fi
  • Benefits of Wi-Fi 6 & 6E
  • 10gig Routers
  • Remote & Cloud Management Solutions


Are Your Cable/Fixed/FTTX Customers Impacted by Outages?
Date: 3/29/2023
Sponsors:
NETSCOUT
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Abstract: Do all your customers have service? And what is their service level? How do you know?

Service availability and user experience are arguably the two most important KPIs for a cable/MSO. Nothing is more important than making sure your subscribers have service availability and that they receive quality services. In this webinar, Jeff Templeton, Director of System Engineering, NETSCOUT, will discuss how cable/MSO can gain visibility to these essential measurements over hybrid coax, DAA and WiFi.


Will Your Open RAN Deployment Meet User Expectations?
Date: 3/29/2023
Sponsors:
Spirent
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It’s a simple and compelling vision: a new RAN, subdivided into plug-and-play functions, that opens the door to new levels of competition, innovation, and efficiency. But delivering on that vision is not simple. Open interfaces must enable precise timing and high performance between functions provided by multiple vendors. Virtualized software running on vendor-neutral hardware must scale to support heavy traffic loads and deliver high-quality services. There’s no room for error – the RAN uniquely shapes the customer experience and it carries all revenue-generating services – so it has to perform from day one.

Join our team of Open RAN experts – Gabriel Brown from Heavy Reading along with James Kimery and Anil Kollipara from Spirent – as they explore the latest techniques for assessing multi-vendor interoperability and performance for Open RAN technology. Understand the importance of accurately emulating real-world conditions during lab validation and why progressive testing, moving from isolated functional tests to full system tests, is a must. Most critically, learn why standards-based testing alone can’t answer the question of whether Open RAN will perform as expected when faced with the rigors of the real world.

Our panel of experts will cover the following topics:

  • The unique challenges O-RAN introduces to the market
  • Key differences in testing O-RAN and why it requires a fresh approach
  • Recommended best practices for validating Open RAN
  • How to use network emulation and traffic generation to model the real world
  • Why automation is critical to ensure continued success


A 5G Transport Inflection Point: What’s Next?
Date: 3/28/2023
Sponsors:
Ericsson, Fujitsu, Nokia
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5G hit more than one billion subscribers globally in 2022, making it the most successful generation in mobile history. But the evolution of 5G, and the transport network that must support 5G, is far from complete. Massive rollouts of 5G services based on new midband spectrum, migration from non-standalone (NSA) to standalone (SA) 5G cores, virtualization of the RAN, edge cloud deployments for low latency, and 3GPP Release 18 (5G-Advanced) will drive significant change in both the RAN and the transport network.

In this timely webinar, Heavy Reading will be joined by leading experts from Ericsson, Fujitsu, and Nokia to unveil key findings from Heavy Reading’s 2023 global 5G Transport operator survey exploring transport network considerations and requirements to meet the challenges of the next phase of 5G services.

Topics addressed will include:

  • Capacity expectations for 5G fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul
  • How 5G-Advanced and stand alone 5G cores impact transport decisions
  • Expectations for white box deployments in various network segments
  • Addressing challenges in centralized RAN and cloud/virtualized RAN deployments
  • Requirements for microwave transport supporting 5G
  • Transport as a crucial component in end-to-end network slicing


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Cable Goes Green
Date: 3/23/2023
Sponsors:
Intel, Red Hat
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From service vehicles to set-top boxes to cable modems to cables and connectors and other gear, cable operators face huge challenges in managing all their hard assets in an energy-efficient manner. But, in a charge led by SCTE, CableLabs and several major MSOs, operators are now making real strides. What steps are cablecos taking to make their fleets and equipment more sustainable? Where have they made the most progress so far? What hurdles still remain?

In this webinar, we will tackle these questions and more as we look at how the industry is pursuing greener networks to slash energy consumption, reduce its carbon footprint and build a more sustainable future.


Edge Computing Digital Symposium
Date: 3/21/2023
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Session 1: The New Edge Ecosystem - Service Providers, Hyperscalers and ISVs

11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

In this session we discuss how the CSPs, the hyperscalers and ISVs are partnering to create the smart Edge – combining performance, multi-cloud connectivity and vertically targeted enhanced use cases.


Session 2: Edge Computing Innovators

12:45 PM Eastern Standard Time

In this session we look at how service providers are helping enterprises innovate irrespective of enterprise vertical – whether manufacturing, smart city, defense, federal government, retail, logistics, etc.

How Networks Deliver Future Value
Date: 3/15/2023
Sponsors:
Amdocs
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The rapid transition to 5G standalone positions 5G to unleash new potential for the next phase of evolution in mobility services. With developments in BSS/OSS integrated functions, increased capability in OSS across domains like edge and cloud computing, and the extension of monetization and exposure across the entire ecosystem, 5G will accelerate innovation and development.

The key to success in this 5G era lies in five fundamental areas. In this webinar, we will examine the five areas and identify the critical opportunities Amdocs Networks bring to service providers and enterprises.

Key topics include:

  • Multi-domain extended services beyond pure physical assets
  • Monetization and exposure through extended operational & business footprint
  • Solutions beyond products definition
  • Key market changing and related solutions: Mobile Private Networks, Network Slicing, 5G xRAN and Zero-Touch and Intent-based networks
  • The crucial role of network services (service integration, consulting, etc..)


Unlocking real-world performance in Home Wi-Fi
Date: 3/7/2023
Sponsors:
Edgewater Wireless
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Wireless’ golden child to its biggest challenge. Wi-Fi’s 20 billion devices account for 95% of traffic from mobile devices, yet its poor performance generates 70% of customer care calls.

Contention and interference pose some of the biggest challenges in home Wi-Fi.

Can a ground-breaking, standards-compliant innovation unlock the results users crave?

Join Edgewater Wireless and their guest, Liberty Global, as they reveal the results of a year-long study into home Wi-Fi performance and the effects of increasing channel/link density. Edgewater’s ground-breaking Spectrum Slicing architecture increases the number of physical channels(links) beyond legacy Wi-Fi’s single-channel approach. Can more physical capacity unlock next-level performance in the home without replacing all end devices?

Key topics:

  1. Reveal the results of extensive research into home Wi-Fi performance
  2. Share the benefits of increasing channel density in the home
  3. Unveil the results of a real-world Pilot of a ground-breaking new silicon architecture complementary to WiFi7


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Getting the Edge on Edge Computing
Date: 2/16/2023
Sponsors:
Red Hat
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There are few things hotter in today’s tech world than edge computing, as service providers seek to bring powerful internet functionality to users at the very tip of their networks. As a result, cable operators and tech vendors are fervently exploring edge computing’s potential as they aim to develop and deliver such next-gen, low-latency connectivity services as augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), cloud gaming, holographic video, light-field displays, smart homes, 5G mobile, autonomous vehicles, healthcare sensors, home surveillance and facial recognition, among others. Where does cable stand in its pursuit of the edge? What challenges must still be overcome?

This session will examine cable's emerging edge compute strategy.


Digital Divide Digital Symposium
Date: 2/15/2023
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Panel 1: Betting the Farm on Fiber

11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

How can operators install more fiber without losing their shirts? What are the fastest, most efficient ways to deploy it? How can providers future-proof their fiber rollouts to stay competitive in the future? When, if ever, does it make sense to use coaxial cable rather than fiber? This panel will address these questions and more.


Panel II: FWA: A “Future-Proof” Fiber Alternative?

12:45 PM Eastern Standard Time

When does it make economic sense to go the FWA route? What conditions are the most favorable? Which spectrum is the best to use? In this panel, leading industry technologists will discuss the budding promise and potential pitfalls of FWA.

Achieve Your Growth Potential with Next-Gen Content Delivery
Date: 2/14/2023
Sponsors:
Varnish Software
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The CDN market is booming and in this webinar, we’ll decode the challenges, opportunities and economics involved in large-scale content delivery. We’ll also answer the question: What could you achieve if you could deliver 10x the video traffic on half the hardware?

Varnish Software Tech Evangelist and expert, Thijs Feryn will show a live build of an Edge Cloud and Enterprise CDN architecture from an intuitive UI. Specifically focusing on:

  • How to deploy services rapidly
  • Deliver excellent digital experiences
  • And how you can maintain uptime, even when public CDNs go down


Heavy Reading Open RAN Platforms and Architectures Service Provider Survey 2022 Results
Date: 2/14/2023
Sponsors:
AMD, Intel, Kontron
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Open RAN promises significant opportunities for carriers and enterprises to deliver 5G services without being tied to legacy equipment and a single supplier. Open RAN and vRAN deployments are starting and are already capable of matching integrated RAN in simpler, lower-end deployments. The current challenge is delivering the benefits of Open RAN in high-end deployment scenarios, with large operating bandwidths and advanced antenna processing.

This webinar presents the key findings from the Heavy Reading Open RAN Platforms and Architectures Service Provider Survey. Heavy Reading’s Analyst at Large, Simon Stanley will lead a panel to discuss and analyse the results of the December 2022 survey, with guest speakers from AMD, Intel and Kontron contributing expert insight and opinion.

Among the topics to be discussed include:

  • When will the Open RAN and vRAN ecosystem be ready for mass deployment?
  • The highest priorities for service provider Open RAN and vRAN deployments
  • vRAN / Open RAN architecture and edge cloud integration
  • Open RAN / vRAN baseband implementation options
  • Key considerations when deploying Open RAN


Optical Networking Digital Symposium - Day 2
Date: 2/9/2023
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Session 1: Supporting 5G-Advanced: Optical Networks Evolution

11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

This session addresses optical networks technologies and benefits for 5G-Advanced.


Session 2: The Road to 800G and 1.6T in the Data Center

12:45 PM Eastern Standard Time

This session will cover the development of next generation pluggable and co-packaged optics in the data center.

Optical Networking Digital Symposium - Day 1
Date: 2/7/2023
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Session 1: Where Next for Coherent Pluggable Optics?

11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

This session will investigate the benefits already delivered by using coherent pluggable modules and the new opportunities being enabled by the latest developments.


Session 2: Use Cases and Frameworks for Transport Automation at Scale

12:45 PM Eastern Standard Time

This session aims to dig deeper into the automation mega-trend by zeroing in on these two crucial areas.

DIY Data Center Automation Deep Dive: Challenges and Opportunities for CSPs, Enterprises, and Cloud Providers
Date: 2/2/2023
Sponsors:
Juniper Networks
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Data centers have become ever more complex and critical to most businesses. Automation is crucial to securely and reliably manage them at speed and scale.

Many organizations employ a DIY approach to automate their DC networking infrastructure using substantial in-house development resources and a variety of available open-source tools and technologies. These organizations went down the DIY path with expectations of cost and time-savings, but this approach often proves to be more expensive and operationally complex than using off-the-shelf DC automation solutions.

To develop an understanding of in-house DIY DC automation activities, Juniper Networks teamed up with Analysys Mason to conduct an industry survey of CSPs, Enterprises, and Cloud Providers. This webinar will discuss the findings from the study and interviews, answer your questions during a live Q&A, and serve as a guide for organizations looking to build and uncover the reality of taking a DIY approach.

In this webinar, you will gain an understanding of:

  • The state of data center network automation and the impact of key market trends such as cloud and 5G on data center automation strategies
  • Survey data of organizations across all three segments unveiling the reality of taking a DIY approach to network automation
  • Key motivations and challenges of in-house developed DC network automation and the implications and ‘hidden’ costs associated with it
  • Need for an intent-driven, automation-first approach to Day 0, 1, 2+ data center operations and business case for investing in a horizontal, multivendor platform


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Winning with Wi-Fi 6 & Beyond
Date: 1/19/2023
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With the surging growth of connected devices, explosive consumer demand for more bandwidth and mounting congestion on the home Wi-Fi network, cable operators have the chance to play a bigger role in managing today's smart homes by upgrading to Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 7 and beyond. How can operators leverage the next-gen Wi-Fi specs to craft and support promising new smart-home services and boost their ARPU? And how can they overcome challenging home networking issues by deploying the new specs?

In this webinar, we will discuss the promise of the new Wi-Fi specs to boost home broadband, support new services and generate fresh revenues, as well as the technical, operational and integration hurdles that the new specs raise.


Dynamic, accurate data - the automation oil
Date: 1/19/2023
Sponsors:
Amdocs
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The evolution towards cloud-based, virtualized, disaggregated, and open networks introduces exponential complexity to operations.

At the same time, the monetization from next-generation networks such as 5G requires delivering services with unprecedented levels of performance and reliability.

Service Providers are on a journey to a new operational paradigm, one that focuses on business intent and demands continuous assurance across multiple domains and vendors.

In this webinar, we will focus on how unified orchestration and assurance drive hyper automation and closed-loop operations to deliver and maintain business intent, reducing costs and enabling new monetization models.

Key topics include:

  • Traditional operations and the challenges introduced by next-generation networks
  • The criticality of intent-driven operations and how to get there
  • Lessons learned from end-to-end orchestration and assurance use cases
  • The ongoing journey towards autonomous operation


How does 5G enable resilient communication for the connected intelligent edge?
Date: 1/12/2023
Sponsors:
Qualcomm
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As 5G powers the connected intelligent edge and the growth of the cloud economy, the number of connected smart devices continues to expand. While that growth drives digital transformation across industries, it also increases the threat surface of the end-to-end system.

That’s why we need to enable an agile and robust platform that can provide security and privacy at scale across different deployment types. 5G is that platform. 5G is building on LTE’s solid foundation, and it is already meeting the demanding requirements of today’s use cases. Looking forward, 5G security and privacy features will continue to evolve in 5G Advanced, bringing new levels of protection for a growing set of connected devices and services to enable further use cases through the rest of this decade.

Join the webinar to:

  • Learn why an end-to-end approach to system security is needed for resilient communication
  • Understand what zero-trust principles are, and why they are essential to protecting a wide range of 5G services
  • See what security enhancements are coming in 5G Advanced and beyond
  • Get a glimpse of our robust chipset security portfolio and how we are leading the way in realizing new features and services


Pluggable Coherent Beyond the DCI Universe
Date: 1/12/2023
Sponsors:
Acacia
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Network operators are now embracing the promise of coherent pluggables to enable new architectures including IP over DWDM that help reduce capex and opex. Newer coherent pluggable options such as Bi-Directional, 400ZR+ and high launch power solutions are expanding applications. In this webinar, representatives from several network operators explain the real-world applications for 100G, 200G and 400G coherent pluggable modules in their networks.

Topics will include:

  • Network operator perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of deploying coherent pluggables
  • Key applications for new Bright high launch power (i.e., 0 dBm) pluggable optics v
  • Use cases and architecture approaches for DCI, metro, and access application


5G Leads the Stride: All-Band 5G Solution Series for 5G In Fast Lane
Date: 1/5/2023
Sponsors:
Huawei
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Operators success in 5G will be built on new innovative services in revenue generation and future proofing network investments. As 5G spectrum evolution continues, 5G success will lie in the ability to leverage all spectrum bands with a single 5G solution. The ability for operators to adopt an “all-in-one” integrated solution that combines network technologies to deliver optimal performance, ultimate experiences and minimal energy consumption. Moving forward, all connections and services will evolve to 5G and so will all bands, including TDD, FDD and mmWave. Delivering a new standard for mobile broadband (MBB) network construction is an inevitable step for all mobile operators.

Key takeaways from this webinar will include Huawei latest Wireless Innovations and Products and leading 5G Business Cases

  1. 5G Business Success Case Studies – World's First 5G Fully-connected 3C Factory (3C- Computers, Communications, and Consumer Electronics) make up what's commonly referred to as the 3C industry in China , 5G Smart Ocean, 5G E2E Exclusive Slice to Enable Smart Grid, Munich 5G Tech City and real-life cases of 5G enabling digitalization in large-scale city clusters.
  2. Huawei MetaAAU: Extremely large antenna array-Massive MIMO (ELAA-MM) is a key technology for 5G-Advanced to address the coverage and power consumption challenges of 6 GHz, mmWave, and other spectra by enhancing both uplink and downlink coverage.
  3. Huawei 5G Digital Indoor System for Ubiquitous Giga Experience, LampSite 5.0 solution that features TDD+FDD multi-band and multi-RAT combination
  4. Ultra-Wideband and Multi-Antenna Technologies Simplify Deployment with Fragmented FDD Spectrum and Improve Spectral Efficiency Increasing performance and spectral efficiency while simplifying sites
  5. IntelligentRAN Empowers Intelligent 5G Networks, turbo charges the capabilities of the RAN architecture, leverages intelligence/AI
  6. RuralLink - Driving Rural Connectivity with unique microwave fronthaul capabilities


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Making Cable Smarter With AI, ML, Deep Learning and Automation
Date: 12/15/2022
Sponsors:
Red Hat
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Aiming to take advantage of the vast quantities of customer data they collect, cable operators are increasingly adopting artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), deep learning and network automation to improve service delivery, cut operating costs and gain greater insights into their customers. So far, for instance, operators are applying these technologies and techniques to plan their fiber-optic nodes better, run their HFC networks more efficiently and target their video content and ads to customers more effectively.

In this session, we will look at the most promising use cases for AI, ML, deep learning and automation, the challenges they present and the lessons that are being learned.


Simplify your Multicloud Networking to Improve Business Agility and Reduce TCO
Date: 12/13/2022
Sponsors:
Arrcus
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The convergence of cloud and communications is at a tipping point, accelerating the demand for new enterprise services. The dependence of these services on single hyperscale clouds can be a nightmare for availability and disaster recovery. Enterprises need to seek multi-cloud and hybrid cloud services to avoid getting handcuffed into a single cloud vendor and be able to take full advantage of a true modern network. Achieving that goal requires a multi-cloud networking solution with a routing fabric that enables cloud-to-cloud connectivity, connecting to multiple pools of capacity.

Key Topics will Include:

  • Speeding time to market – new applications can be deployed quickly across multiple national/international markets using inter-market connectivity
  • Business agility – flexible platforms allow for interoperability to IT service providers and site-to-site connectivity solutions
  • Expand market reach – leverage inter-market connectivity to reach more enterprises and interconnection among an ecosystem of providers
  • Reduce total cost of operation – direct cloud connectivity cuts data egress fees, and adding virtual router capabilities, removes investment in routing equipment
  • Increased security – direct connections create private network isolation for enterprises which is more secure than connecting through the public internet
  • Improved customer experience – low-latency performance assures consistent experience from the core to the edge
  • Business simplification - enabling customers to blend pools of capacity and provision across them. Simplify onboarding and reach customers through a single network interface
  • Rapid scaling - allow enterprises to create applications that can be programmed on top of a uniform API/SDK-like interface
  • Resource optimization - use of orchestration capability to launch or spawn virtual routers in different clouds


How to sell cyber security to your subscribers
Date: 12/13/2022
Sponsors:
BitDefender
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Technology advancement has been a double edge sword for those impacted. The quality of life has improved drastically while new challenges and complications have also surfaced on the opposite end of the spectrum. The typical household today is surrounded with numerous digital devices and some of them continue to stay with us even when we leave. People are aware of the cybersecurity challenges they’re facing and are looking for solutions to protect their digital lives, but they lack the knowledge and motivation to manage their own cybersecurity. Service providers can capitalize on this opportunity and increase revenues by providing simple, ready-to-use cybersecurity solutions that require minimal user input. In this webinar, we focus on how ISPs can better address their subscribers needs, and also make a profit, by packing cybersecurity into a much needed and accessible service. Cybersecurity is not an area where service providers should be pulling back on spending. An evolving cybersecurity portfolio is a long-term investment and the key to keep your subscribers protected, engaged and happy.

Key topics include:

  • Overview of today’s cyberthreats
  • How cybersecurity addresses latest threats
  • Cybersecurity as the top value-added service
  • Driving awareness with education and repetition
  • Leverage current events related to cybersecurity


5G Leads the Stride: An Update on Huawei Wireless Product & Solutions and 5G Business Cases
Date: 12/12/2022
Sponsors:
Huawei
More information and registration

Operators success in 5G will be built on new innovative services in revenue generation and future proofing network investments. As 5G spectrum evolution continues, 5G success will lie in the ability to leverage all spectrum bands with a single 5G solution. The ability for operators to adopt an “all-in-one” integrated solution that combines network technologies to deliver optimal performance, ultimate experiences and minimal energy consumption. Moving forward, all connections and services will evolve to 5G and so will all bands, including TDD, FDD and mmWave. Delivering a new standard for mobile broadband (MBB) network construction is an inevitable step for all mobile operators.

Key takeaways from this webinar will include Huawei latest Wireless Innovations and Products and leading 5G Business Cases

  1. 5G Business Success Case Studies – World's First 5G Fully-connected 3C Factory (3C- Computers, Communications, and Consumer Electronics) make up what's commonly referred to as the 3C industry in China , 5G Smart Ocean, 5G E2E Exclusive Slice to Enable Smart Grid, Munich 5G Tech City and real-life cases of 5G enabling digitalization in large-scale city clusters.
  2. Huawei MetaAAU: Extremely large antenna array-Massive MIMO (ELAA-MM) is a key technology for 5G-Advanced to address the coverage and power consumption challenges of 6 GHz, mmWave, and other spectra by enhancing both uplink and downlink coverage.
  3. Huawei 5G Digital Indoor System for Ubiquitous Giga Experience, LampSite 5.0 solution that features TDD+FDD multi-band and multi-RAT combination
  4. Ultra-Wideband and Multi-Antenna Technologies Simplify Deployment with Fragmented FDD Spectrum and Improve Spectral Efficiency Increasing performance and spectral efficiency while simplifying sites
  5. IntelligentRAN Empowers Intelligent 5G Networks, turbo charges the capabilities of the RAN architecture, leverages intelligence/AI
  6. RuralLink - Driving Rural Connectivity with unique microwave fronthaul capabilities


The Evolution of the Multi-Service Network Edge
Date: 12/7/2022
Sponsors:
Juniper
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The Multi-Service Network Edge has always been crucial to deliver on superior end-user experience as well as new, innovative service offerings. In short, service revenue is minted at the network edge. But -as in many technology areas- requirements keep evolving: Cloud-centric architectures, the overwhelming need for automation, machine-learning workloads, enforcing security policies, the insatiable thirst for applications for more bandwidth. That is just to name a few.

Agenda:

  • The key challenges for CSPs today and what is changing quickly
  • What advantages the emerging multi-service edge offers over traditional core and access routing technology?
  • Why there is an overwhelming need for compact routing platforms which support advanced services at scale
  • Embedded service intelligence use cases at the network edge


Overcoming 5G standalone delays to deliver new revenue
Date: 12/7/2022
Sponsors:
Spirent Communications
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As new standalone cores roll out, 5G is fully embracing the cloud. Early movers have many lessons learned, but one critical takeaway is that the cloud breaks 5G testing as we know it. Traditional manual validation testing simply can't keep up with the constant stream of releases of cloud-native functions and compute and connectivity infrastructure across an expanded set of 5G vendors. Join our team of experts, Heavy Reading Principal Analyst, Ruth Brown, Spirent Head of Strategy, Steve Douglas, and Spirent VP of Global Business Solutions, Chris O'Loughlin, as they explain why 5G is disrupting traditional testing and share how 5G leaders are adopting automation and "as a service" models to reinvent testing for the 5G cloud.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Service providers' transformation to the cloud: status, challenges, and headwinds
  • What a cloud-native 5G core release calendar looks like and the move to CI/CD
  • The need for automation across the lab-to-live lifecycle
  • The role of "as a service" models and case studies


Cable Next-Gen Business Services Digital Symposium
Date: 12/6/2022
Sponsors:
Nokia, Red Hat
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The Cable Next-Gen Digital Symposium is a one-day event featuring Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner. Join them alongside industry experts as they discuss the most significant trends driving cable next-gen into 2022 and beyond.

Honorary Chair - David Strauss, Principal, Broadband Success Partners

This session will be moderated by Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading.


How Hybrid Supercapacitor Energy Storage Can Help Broadband Service Providers Improve Reliability, Reduce Costs and Achieve Sustainability Goals
Date: 12/1/2022
Sponsors:
ATX Networks
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Cable operators and telcos are under increasing pressure to reduce carbon footprints and reach both self-imposed and mandated sustainability goals over the next several years. A step in that direction is the replacement of traditional backup power systems based on lead-acid or Lithium-based batteries with cleaner, safer, and more durable energy storage technology. This webinar introduces attendees to the latest breakthroughs in hybrid supercapacitor energy storage and details how standby power solutions based on that technology can simultaneously help service providers reduce capital and operational expenditures, eliminate environmental hazards, improve service reliability and leave a cleaner and greener planet for future generations.

Key topics include:

  • Breakthrough benefits of hybrid supercapacitor technology
  • Revitalizing today’s backup power operations
  • Deficiencies of existing standby power solutions
  • How supercaps can shave current energy costs


New Best Practices for Metro Networks in the 5G Era
Date: 12/1/2022
Sponsors:
NEC & Juniper
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Global 5G connections will surpass one billion this year and one of the biggest shifts we expect is with Metro Networks, where architectures will need to evolve to support new revenue generating or cost saving technologies such as Edge Computing and Cloudification. Combining networking technology solutions and end-to-end network integration and professional services, Juniper and NEC have been partnering for many years to help operators transform their networks. Learn how both companies are currently partnering to offer a joint turn-key solution that provides operators with a smooth migration path from their existing traditional metro architectures to a new type of metro architecture, called Cloud Metro, which is scalable, agile, lowers TCO and is optimized for sustainable business growth.

This webinar will explore the new paradigm shift of Metro Networks and the global system integrator’s role in the 5G era with a case study of one operator’s Metro Network transformation. The webinar will also answer the following questions:

  • What factors are driving this paradigm-shift of Metro Networks and how do operators need to prepare?
  • What does the new Metro Network look like and how do automation and AI capabilities reduce OpEx and outages in the field?
  • What is the role of the global system integrator in the 5G era to support network transformation?
  • What are best practices for operators who want to take the path to “unlock their network for the 5G era” by making a global system integrator one of their strategic business partners?
  • What are the learnings from a real operator’s Metro Network transformation?


Using real-time wireless network insights and intelligence to drive competitive advantage
Date: 11/30/2022
Sponsors:
Thinkrf
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RF spectrum monitoring has always been challenging. While operators have always had access to their own network data, it has traditionally been difficult, expensive and resource intensive to collect and analyze data on competitive infrastructure or new network deployments.

What’s needed is a new approach to RF spectrum monitoring that provides competitive intelligence through a continuous, real-time view of the RF spectrum environment. By harnessing the power of a single network of distributed IoT sensors, telecom carriers / mobile network operators can easily access timely, accurate, and secure competitive intelligence data without making significant investments in equipment or conducting expensive drive tests. In this webinar, telecom carriers / mobile network operators / wireless network operators will explore an innovative technique to unlock the value in their RF spectrum assets with continuous, real-time insights on the state of their wireless technologies and their competitors.

Key topics include:

  • Consistent and accessible real-time network intelligence
  • Comparing current vs. historical infrastructure deployments
  • Limitations of traditional methods for spectrum management: drive test and crowdsourcing
  • Spectrum monitoring/management as a service
  • Optimizing and protecting your spectrum assets
  • Using competitive insights to reduce subscriber churn and create new revenue opportunities
  • Improving your spectrum re-farming and technology deployment strategies


Striding Towards the Intelligent World
Date: 11/30/2022
Sponsors:
Huawei
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In the future, individuals, households, and industries will have higher requirements for digital infrastructure.

For individuals, immersive services like XR and holographic communication are maturing, and connectivity experience is set to increase from 1 Gbit/s to 10 Gbit/s. Mobile DOU will surge from today's 15 GB to 100 GB. Requirements for latency and ubiquitous connectivity will also increase. For households, the demands generated by advanced services like 24K 3D VR games and holographic education and meetings are creating a full-fiber, 10 Gbit/s era. For industries, digital transformation has now entered the fast lane. Industrial-grade applications such as smart manufacturing and power grid dispatching are raising diversified requirements for connections, quality, and sensing, while also triggering explosive growth in demand for computing power and storage.

We must continue to work hard if we hope to reach an intelligent world. The 5.5G era is an important milestone on this path – one we cannot miss. In the 5.5G era, we will need ubiquitous 10 Gbit/s experience; intelligent and high-quality compute scheduling; highly autonomous L4 networks; Cloud Native 2.0 services for enterprises, and a 10-fold increase of computing effectiveness, storage, and infrastructure energy efficiency.


5G Core Operator Survey: Charting the Route to 5G SA
Date: 11/29/2022
Sponsors:
F5, Oracle, Red Hat, Xilinx (AMD)
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The 5G core is essential to enable standalone (SA) operation in the 5G system. Operators are currently designing and deploying new core network architectures using cloud native technologies and operating models. This investment will have deep and broad implications for operator services and the wider mobile ecosystem.

This webinar presents the key findings from the second annual Heavy Reading Cloud Native 5G Core Operator Survey. Heavy Reading’s senior principal analyst for mobile networks will lead a panel to discuss and analyse the results of the 2022 survey, with guest speakers from AMD, F5, Oracle and Red Hat contributing expert insight and opinion.

Among the topics to be discussed include:

  • The impact of 5G core on services and customer experience
  • 4G to 5G core migration strategies and common 4G/5G core networks
  • Cloud infrastructure choices for 5G core (IaaS vs PaaS vs vendor stack)
  • CI/CD/CT tools and operations
  • The outlook for edge services and distributed 5G core


The Secret Is Out: 5G Success with Intelligent Automation
Date: 11/29/2022
Sponsors:
NETSCOUT
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RAN Datasets Must Evolve to meet AI/ML Objectives

Using standard datasets for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) analysis of Next Generation Radio Access Networks (RAN) will not solve many of the critical RAN capacity and coverage issues or automated intelligence goals due to their complex objectives. Legacy signaling datasets can no longer simply be correlated to resolve performance issues and service objectives for these advanced 4G/5G networks.

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) know that the only path forward to next-generation AI/ML automation intelligence framework is to apply stateful analysis of raw RAN datasets and all critical emerging network variables prior to feeding AI/ML frameworks. And this path requires a journey of discovery to analyze data at the source.

With 30+ years of experience working with data at NETSCOUT, we know data secrets and we are helping CSPs succeed with their next generation 4G/5G networks.

Join NETSCOUT’s RAN expert, Robert Froelich, Sr. Director of Product Management, in this webinar, to learn about these four critical issues in 4G and 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) networks:

  • The impact of poorly configured neighboring cells on service and subscriber experience
  • Why single call analysis is no longer viable to optimize carrier aggregation
  • Why optimizing intra-cell elements for capacity is important
  • Why AI/ML algorithms need network source, problem, or use case-specific datasets
The Secret is Out! We invite you to join us to discuss the details.


Enterprise 5G Fixed Wireless Access: Unlocking ROI
Date: 11/22/2022
Sponsors:
Ekinops
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Despite investing heavily in both standalone and non-standalone 5G deployments, few Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are thinking beyond the simple delivery of faster mobile broadband services for consumers.

This webinar will explore:

  • unlocking new revenue streams to monetize 5G network investments
  • how CSPs can
    • leverage 5G as a primary link and meet the evolving connectivity needs of their business customers
    • harness the power of 5G to futureproof their networks with slicing and Edge computing


5G Next Wave and Service Evolution Digital Symposium, Day 2
Date: 11/17/2022
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The 5G Next Wave Digital Symposium is a two-day event featuring Heavy Reading’s senior principal analyst, Gabriel Brown and principal analyst, Ruth Brown. Join them alongside industry experts as they discuss the most significant trends driving 5G into 2022 and beyond.

This session will be moderated by Gabriel Brown - Senior Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading and Ruth Brown- Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks and 5G, Heavy Reading.


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Lowering Latency Levels
Date: 11/17/2022
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With work-from-home collaboration tools emerging as critical during the pandemic and consumers increasingly using bandwidth-eating applications like video conferencing and multi-player online gaming, cable operators and vendors are looking to lower network latency levels to improve the quality-of-experience (QoE) for subscribers. As a result, cable technologists are now working hard on ways to do just that.

In this session, we will delve into CableLabs' new Low Latency DOCSIS specs and explore the technologies, techniques and tools that the industry is developing to measure, monitor and reduce latency, jitter, buffering and other network performance issues. We will review the progress that's been made so far and discuss what the future may hold.


Bridging the Digital Divide
Date: 11/16/2022
Sponsors:
Corning, DZS, Radisys, Vantiva
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With the U.S. federal government alone now doling out $9.2 billion from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to spur broadband deployment in rural and other underserved areas and over $40 billion more on the way from the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, cable, fiber, telco, wireless, satellite, municipal, utility and other broadband players are all angling for chunks of these huge public funding pies.

Yet, even as these new funding spouts are turning on, other major hurdles – such as equipment, labor, materials, contractors, regulatory, energy costs, etc.-- must be overcome before the digital divide can be closed, or at least narrowed.

How can operators and vendors meet these challenges? What types of broadband networks are they planning? Which technologies will they deploy? What areas are they targeting? What kinds of challenges are they facing? How do they plan to overcome these hurdles?

In this webinar, Heavy Reading and four key technology suppliers—Corning, DZS, Radisys and Vantiva (formerly known as Technicolor)—will present and discuss the results of a comprehensive new study about the digital divide. Speakers will tackle the above questions and more as we examine the gaps in the ever-expanding U.S. broadband market and explore ways to close them.


5G Next Wave and Service Evolution Digital Symposium, Day 1
Date: 11/15/2022
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The 5G Next Wave Digital Symposium is a two-day event featuring Heavy Reading's senior principal analyst, Gabriel Brown and principal analyst, Ruth Brown. Join them alongside industry experts as they discuss the most significant trends driving 5G into 2022 and beyond.

This session will be moderated by Gabriel Brown - Senior Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading and Ruth Brown- Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks and 5G, Heavy Reading.


Asia Tech 2022 Digital Symposium
Date: 11/10/2022
Sponsors:
QCT, Mavenir
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The Asia Tech Digital Symposium is a one-day event featuring Omdia principal analysts, Rémy Pascal and Roberto Kompany. Join them alongside industry experts as they discuss the most significant trends driving tech into 2022 and beyond.

This session will be moderated by Rémy Pascal, Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure, Omdia.


Why Getting the Customer Experience Right Is So Valuable
Date: 11/9/2022
Sponsors:
Salesforce
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According to original research commissioned by Salesforce, more than three-quarters of customers surveyed (78%) said they’d consider buying from tech vendors if given the opportunity. Despite deep investments in network infrastructure and services, providers need to give customers a reason to stay if they want to stay competitive. Customers are increasingly open to testing new providers and are willing to switch for better rates, more transparent service agreements, and personalized self-service options.

Join emerging technology consultant Dr. Sally Eaves along with Salesforce’s Kishore Sannidhanam for a deeper dive into what’s driving customer thinking around these new buying decisions for communications products and services. In this Light Reading webinar, they’ll also discuss:

  • The emergence of values-driven purchasing, where the majority of customers expect their preferred vendors to align with customers’ environmental, societal, and governance values.
  • Why the “customer experience” matters more than ever and how that experience consists of more than just providing good service to customer queries or complaints.
  • The reasons that CSPs must do a better job of building self-service capabilities to drive adoption, since the majority of customers (51%) prefer doing business online.
  • A call-to-action from customers for providers to partner with streaming providers for deals, discounts, and other extras for video services that continue to enjoy high demand.


Shining the Light on Next-gen Cable Network Evolution
Date: 11/9/2022
Sponsors:
Nokia
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Cable operators have reached a crossroads. After decades of enjoying dominant market share for fixed broadband services in the U.S., operators now face an unprecedented cluster of challenges:

  • a new wave of telco and fiber overbuilders
  • inefficient and expensive HFC networks, and
  • a business model dependent on a declining service.
As cable providers consider their legacy network roadmap and strategy, they must be clear about what it will take to remain relevant and be competitive through the end of the decade and beyond. That means looking not just at the network performance levels required to meet consumer expectations, but also their sustainable operating costs and margins.

Key topics include:

  • Cable broadband trends
  • Cable's technology roadmap: DOCSIS 4.0 vs FTTH
  • CAPEX and OPEX considerations
  • FTTH migration routes and time frames
  • Opportunities beyond B2C


Beat the Competition With a Subscriber Acquisition Strategy
Date: 11/8/2022
Sponsors:
Calix
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Is subscriber acquisition part of your strategy? How do you plan to reach new subscribers before the competition does?

Armed with more than $100 billion in funding, new competitors and incumbent providers are looking to expand their networks and grow their business. They’re targeting your pool of potential subscribers. If you are a broadband service provider who competes on speed and price alone, you are vulnerable to competitive threats.

So how can you win? Join Broadband World News and Calix for this special webinar to hear new strategies you can use to fuel growth and acquire new subscribers.

We’ll discuss:

  • Trends driving competition in the broadband market
  • Differentiated services and its impact on your business
  • Insights required to get started and its role in fueling growth
PON’s Capabilities Beyond Residential – focus on Enterprises
Date: 11/8/2022
Sponsors:
Nokia via Omdia
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Today’s PON technology is supporting enterprises around the world. However, not all CSPs have embraced PON technology for beyond-residential. This webinar will explore the crucial questions facing CSPs regarding the use of PON for enterprise services.

We will focus on:

  • How PON technology supports enterprise services, including SLAs, bandwidth, latency, security, and coexistence with residential customers
  • Why CSPs should consider the convergence of residential and enterprise services onto a converged PON-based access network and why now
  • Lessons learned from case studies


Using Data to Streamline Service Provider Operations
Date: 11/3/2022
Sponsors:
Precisely
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Data quality used to be a one-dimensional term: Is your data accurate? As the data landscape has become more complex and sophisticated, data quality has evolved to require a more holistic approach to encompass much more and ensure trust in data. Integrated data quality and governance provide a more robust single view that data-driven Telco companies require to have more complete confidence in critical business decisions.

Join us for an exploration of use cases and trends that illustrate how innovation in data management continues to evolve. Our speakers will include Adam Mazzola, Executive Director, Finance at Comcast, who will talk through the successful launch of their new and innovative program for optimizing reconciliation processes.

Key topics will include:

  • Evolving Data Monetization: improve your bottom line with the ability to confidently leverage data as an asset
  • Evolving to a Single View of Data: break down silos, and gain a powerful, comprehensive single view of your organization’s data
  • Evolving Data on the Move: ensure consistent levels of data quality by monitoring data as it moves throughout the business
  • Evolving Operational Value: enrich, fix, and validate data to open the door to new possibilities


Evolve your network with Cisco Silicon One
Date: 11/3/2022
Sponsors:
Cisco
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The industry has fractured into many unique architectures based on organizational structures and decades old limitations. This has created a fragile network which is difficult to operate and expensive to operationalize. What would it be like to offer true convergence across routing, switching and AI/ML networks?

In this webinar, we focus on the challenges that exist in the market and how this effects the network operators and how we can help you break through the current limitations.

Key topics include:

  • The problem with the current state of the silicon market
  • How a converged architecture changes pace of innovation
  • How the right silicon architecture can help you achieve your sustainability goals
  • How to build market leading AI/ML networks

  • Simplifying Operations with Multi-layer Network Control
    Date: 11/2/2022
    Sponsors:
    Ciena
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    Growth in cell sites and connected devices, introduction of new applications, and shifting consumption patterns are driving high scalability and variability in data traffic. CSPs know their networks must be able to react to capacity demand with speed and agility. To do so, CSPs need to simplify, accelerate, and automate network operations.

    In this webinar, you will learn why multi-layer SDN domain controllers are a central element in transforming network operations. Join principal analyst Jennifer P. Clark to explore topics:

    • Market changes driving operational transformation
    • Convergence of multiple network layers
    • Pivotal role of multi-layer SDN controllers in the rearchitected NOC
    • Key enablers of a successful strategy: open APIs, analytics
    • Practical view of operational benefits


    Why Telcos Need a Cloud Strategy: 4 must have considerations
    Date: 11/2/2022
    Sponsors:
    Red Hat & Intel
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    5G standalone (SA) deployments is driving telecommunications towards a major shift to cloud-native networking slated to be implemented across the entire network from core to the edge infrastructure. This transition to containerized workloads from existing virtual network functions (VNF) has deeper implications in the way operators design, deploy, and manage applications. As they do so, telcos are faced with several strategic choices to cost-effectively deliver cloud infrastructure and related network functions across large scale, distributed, multi-vendor, and multi-cloud deployments. Having a defined strategic roadmap can help telcos stay focused on their journey to cloud native while business models and their partnerships with hyperscalers continue to evolve.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    • How are telcos embracing cloud native practices?
    • Why do telcos need a sustainable strategy for cloud?
    • Can telcos leverage the existing ecosystem of hyperscalers, technology suppliers, and opensource contributors on their journey?
    • What are the challenges of a hybrid multi-cloud strategy for telcos?
    • How are silicon vendors helping in delivering specialized edge platform for network workloads?


    5G Real-time Analytics: The Last Mile of Automation
    Date: 10/27/2022
    Sponsors:
    Ribbon
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    5G promises to unlock a broad set of new services across consumer, enterprise, and industrial domains at lower costs and higher velocity. It will accomplish this by adopting cloud-native, fully automated networks with end-to-end traffic engineering. Cloud native functions, DevOps, and slicing enable 5G networks to scale-in/out, support many use cases, and billions of devices, to deliver on the promise. Unfortunately, as network functions, devices, and SLAs explode, the challenge of operational troubleshooting also increases, by orders of magnitude.

    This webinar will identify the technologies, applications and deployment models service providers must adopt to implement 5G real-time analytics, a.k.a. the last mile of automation, to fully realize 5G return on investment.

    On this webinar we will discuss:

    • What has and has not been automated on the road to 5G
    • What technologies and analytics applications enable "the last mile of automation"
    • How can service providers deploy 5G real-time analytics


    Service Provider AI Survey 2022 Results: Accelerating AI Deployment in Data Centers and Mobile Networks
    Date: 10/26/2022
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    Artificial intelligence (AI) is touching nearly every industry in the world with companies deploying or evaluating AI for many applications. Communications service providers are starting to widely deploy AI processing to enhance and manage network services including 5G RAN. Key benefits from deploying AI include improved customer experience, enhanced network performance, new revenue generation and reduced network operation costs. AI processing requires some level of acceleration and can be implemented using different approaches including AI as a service (AIaaS). This creates multiple challenges for service providers as the industry moves from the early adopters to the widespread application of AI.

    This webinar presents the key findings from the Heavy Reading AI Acceleration in Data Center Service Provider Survey, conducted in May and June 2022. Among the topics to be discussed include:.

    • Key areas where AI benefits service providers, AI uptake and the most promising AI technologies
    • Company AI strategies and specific AI workloads being implemented
    • Challenges to implementing AI including cost of deployment, in-house competencies and development capabilities
    • Solutions and trends to implement AI technology including where AI workloads reside today and in the next five years


    Why should CSPs rethink the role of billing?
    Date: 10/26/2022
    Sponsors:
    Amdocs
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    A new generation of digital-first buyers are gaining more control of the buying conversation. To capture more of the converging and evolving ICT markets that these buyers now influence and drive, service providers need to understand how billing drives customer experience conversations.

    With everything else like network speed and the product and services being equal, excellent customer experience creates a true differentiator for the service providers improving loyalty and reducing churn. Billing is an integral part of the customer journey and critical in creating an end-to-end seamless experience changing the role that billing has traditionally been holding.

    In this webinar, Omdia analyst James Crawshaw and Amdocs Head of Product Marketing for Monetization suite discuss the changing role of billing. Uncover:

    • How rising consumer expectations and changing commerce behaviors are raising the game for service providers’ billing platforms
    • Analyze the gaps between the market’s current requirements and the roles and functions that legacy systems are designed to fulfil
    • Address the capabilities service providers should look for in a modern, digital-era billing platform and cloud-native architecture
    • Discover how Amdocs Freestyle Billing, the newly launched revolutionary monetization solution is enabling CSPs to enable unique customer experiences and monetize anything in the new digital era.


    Coherent Optics: 100G, 400G and Beyond
    Date: 10/25/2022
    Sponsors:
    Ciena, EFFECT Photonics, Infinera, Ribbon
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    Coherent pluggable optics are converging at 400Gbps transmission, the data rate that is set to play a dominant role in optical networks over the next decade. For communications service providers (CSPs), higher performance 400G ZR+ pluggable coherent optics hold particular promise for lowering capex and opex, fostering interoperability, and defining new metro/regional network architectures, including IP over DWDM (IPoDWDM).

    In this special webinar, Heavy Reading will be joined by leading experts from Ciena, Effect Photonics, Infinera, and Ribbon to unveil key findings from Heavy Reading’s 2022 global coherent optics operator survey analyzing coherent 400G optics and the evolution to both higher data rates (800G+) and lower rates (coherent 100G pluggables).

    Topics addressed will include:

    • Operator performance requirements for the next generation of 400G ZR+ pluggables
    • Expectations for openness and interoperability across both hardware and software
    • Addressing challenges in deploying integrated optics on routers (IP over DWDM)
    • Expectations for 800G+ coherent optics – in both pluggable and embedded formats
    • Evolution of pluggable coherent optics at the edge, including emerging 100G pluggables as well as XR optics


    Open Ran Digital Symposium, Day 2
    Date: 10/20/2022
    Sponsors:
    Ericsson, HPE, Intel, Wind River, Red Hat
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    The Open RAN Digital Symposium is a two-day event featuring Heavy Reading’s senior prinicipal analyst, Gabriel Brown and founder and principal consultant, Simon Stanley. Join them alongside industry experts as they discuss the most significant trends driving open RAN into 2022 and beyond.

    This session will be moderated by Gabriel Brown - Senior Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading and Simon Stanley - Founder and Principal Consultant, Earlswood Marketing.


    SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Converging Wireline and Wireless Networks
    Date: 10/20/2022
    Sponsors:
    Intel, Red Hat
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    With the help of 5G mobile technology, fixed-wireless access (FWA) is rapidly emerging as a promising new platform for delivering broadband service to areas that can't be reached cost-effectively by copper, coax or fiber, as well as providing the backbone for 5G service. But combining wired and wireless networks and stacks to achieve true fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) is much more easily said than done.

    In this session, leading cable and mobile technologists will discuss the promise of FWA and FMC to deliver broadband service, cut costs, attract new customers and generate fresh revenues, as well as the hurdles that still must be overcome to make them truly competitive.


    Integrated Risk Management Approach into the Telecom Market
    Date: 10/19/2022
    Sponsors:
    Mobileum
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    The 5G network evolution has opened up an abundance of new business opportunities for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) in verticals such as industrial automation, health care, and automotive. This has required CSPs to enable secure interconnection between 5G networks and ensure end-to-end confidentiality and integrity between source and destination networks.

    In this webinar, we focus on how integrated risk management enhances protection for 5G interconnect security, and supports dynamic business decision-making via shared risk processes.

    Key topics include:

    • Risk Monitoring
    • Revenue Assurance
    • Fraud Management
    • 5G Security


    Open Ran Digital Symposium, Day 1
    Date: 10/18/2022
    Sponsors:
    Kontron, Fujitsu, Mavenir
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    The Open RAN Digital Symposium is a two-day event featuring Heavy Reading’s senior prinicipal analyst, Gabriel Brown and founder and principal consultant, Simon Stanley. Join them alongside industry experts as they discuss the most significant trends driving open RAN into 2022 and beyond.

    This session will be moderated by Gabriel Brown - Senior Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading and Simon Stanley - Founder and Principal Consultant, Earlswood Marketing.


    5G Network Slicing Operator Survey: Results and Analysis
    Date: 10/13/2022
    Sponsors:
    Amdocs, Ericsson, Sandvine
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    Network slicing is a set of capabilities designed into the 5G system to create logical networks that can be configured to meet the performance needs of diverse service types and customers. The Heavy Reading 5G Network Slicing Operator Survey offers insight into the status of slicing technology and how operators plan to use these capabilities to offer commercial services.

    In this webinar, principal analyst Gabriel Brown will lead a discussion that reviews and analyses data from the 2022 network slicing survey, with input by expert representatives from study sponsors Amdocs, Ericsson and Sandvine. Among the topics to be covered:

    • Motivation for network slicing
    • The priority enterprise and consumer use cases
    • Status of network slicing technology development
    • Perceived technical and commercial challenges
    • Commercial partnership models


    Amdocs Charging: 5G monetization gets supercharged
    Date: 10/11/2022
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    How can service providers best monetize 5G and cohesively manage what has gone before?

    A flexible, future-proof, 5G-native charging solution is key to addressing the huge monetization potential of advanced standalone 5G and beyond.

    Historically, communications service providers (CSPs) have maintained many BSS platforms, supporting different lines of business with dated requirements. This limits their evolution, creating siloed environments for post-paid and pre-paid, fixed and mobile, 3G/4G and 5G, and more. In the 5G and cloud-native era, such silos are becoming unsustainable, and a new paradigm is required.

    Amdocs Charging addresses these challenges, bringing together Amdocs charging capabilities with those from Openet (acquired in 2020) to provide a “better than both” Amdocs Charging – built to ensure rapidly evolving expectations for 5G and beyond are met and exceeded.

    Join us for our webinar that covers:

    • Why and how Amdocs combined its charging assets with Openet
    • How 5G creates a significantly new role for charging
    • Requirements for proactive charging and monetization success
    • Charging as a focal point for rapid service launches and early 5G success
    • 5G charging priorities – hot use cases


    Decoding End to End Automation for 5G: ORAN and Telco Cloud
    Date: 10/11/2022
    Sponsors:
    Tech Mahindra
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    The technological shift to innovative and scalable architectures is bringing agility and flexibility to network modernization - powered by end-to-end automated network deployments. Carrier providers are now building a highly distributed telco cloud environment spanning across multi-vendor, multi-site cloud infrastructures, designed to meet 5G ecosystem requirement.

    Alongside the roll-out of 5G core and radio, the Radio Access Network (RAN) is joining the race with more open, virtualized, and distributed architecture.

    Join the experts from Tech Mahindra & Intel as they dive deep into the following:

    • Road towards ORAN and Telco cloud
    • Role of automation in disaggregated Networks
    • Diverse deployment models for CapEx and OpEx optimization
    • Solution for E2E automated deployment of Telco Cloud


    The Programmable Telco Digital Symposium, Day 2
    Date: 10/6/2022
    Sponsors:
    Napatech, EXFO
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    The Programmable Telco Digital Symposium is a two-day event featuring Heavy Reading’s principal analyst, Jennifer P. Clark and research director, Jim Hodges. Join them alongside industry experts as they discuss the most significant trends driving programmable telco into 2023 and beyond.

    This session will be moderated by Jennifer P. Clark Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Edge Computing, Heavy Reading.


    The Programmable Telco Digital Symposium, Day 1
    Date: 10/4/2022
    Sponsors:
    ServiceNow
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    The Programmable Telco Digital Symposium is a two-day event featuring Heavy Reading’s principal analyst, Jennifer P. Clark and research director, Jim Hodges. Join them alongside industry experts as they discuss the most significant trends driving programmable telco into 2023 and beyond.

    This session will be moderated by Jennifer P. Clark Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Edge Computing, Heavy Reading.


    Best Practices for Automating Wholesale Network Ordering for 5G, Cloud and SD-WAN Services
    Date: 9/28/2022
    Sponsors:
    Neustar
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    High-speed connectivity is critical for today’s economy. However, ordering wholesale broadband and transport services between Communications Service Providers (CSPs) remains a slow, complex, and outdated process. Despite legacy system investments, CSPs are still limited by their use of siloed tools which makes adopting new business models difficult. CSPs must transform to compete in today’s digital economy.

    This must attend webinar is for those involved in the ordering and delivery of broadband and transport services between Service Providers. Hear from Industry experts on how CSPs are gaining a competitive advantage and improving agility and accuracy through automation.

    Other topics to be addressed include:

    • How APIs are shaping the way for digital transformation
    • The financial and customer benefits of automating inter-provider services
    • How to leverage transformation to drive innovation and growth
    • Buy versus Build analysis
    • The role of cloud providers in the future of connectivity


    Edge Digital Symposium, Day 2
    Date: 9/22/2022
    Sponsors:
    Intel, Supermicro
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    The Edge Computing Digital Symposium is a two-day event featuring Heavy Reading’s principal analyst, Jennifer P. Clark. Join her alongside industry experts as they discuss the most significant trends driving edge computing into 2022 and beyond.

    This session will be moderated by Jennifer P. Clark Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Edge Computing, Heavy Reading.


    High Performance Broadband Aggregation at the Edge
    Date: 9/21/2022
    Sponsors:
    Edgecore & IP Infusion
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    The global 5G rollout, in tandem with expanding fiber broadband, enables bandwidth-intensive applications. These in turn are driving consumer demand for increased access speeds on carrier, cable, and mobile among other networks. Edgecore and IP Infusion support a broad range of diverse use cases in aggregation, transport and provider edge routing to meet these challenges while also putting innovation back into the hands of Service Providers, releasing them from vendor lock-in.

    In this Webinar, Edgecore and IP Infusion will discuss the following topics:

    • Bandwidth pressures on the aggregation portion of the network resulting from fiber broadband rollouts, 5G adoption and edge cloud.
    • High performance aggregation solutions are required by Service Providers to deliver broadband Internet services at cost-effective prices.
    • Broadband aggregation solutions from Edgecore and IP Infusion enable Service Providers to realize the benefits of network disaggregation.


    Edge Digital Symposium, Day 1
    Date: 9/20/2022
    Sponsors:
    Intel, Red Hat
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    The Edge Computing Digital Symposium is a two-day event featuring Heavy Reading’s principal analyst, Jennifer P. Clark. Join her alongside industry experts as they discuss the most significant trends driving edge computing into 2022 and beyond.

    This session will be moderated by Jennifer P. Clark Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Edge Computing, Heavy Reading.


    SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Edge Computing: The Next Frontier
    Date: 9/15/2022
    Sponsors:
    Red Hat, Vecima, Intel, Harmonic
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    Few things are hotter in today's tech world than edge computing, as companies of all shapes, sizes and stripes seek to bring powerful Internet functionality as close as possible to users at the tip of their service networks. Accordingly, cable operators and tech vendors are now exploring edge compute's potential as they aim to develop and deliver next-gen, low-latency connectivity services such as augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), cloud gaming, holographic video, light-field displays, smart homes, 5G mobile, autonomous vehicles, healthcare sensors, surveillance and facial recognition.

    Where does cable stand in this pursuit? What challenges must still be overcome?

    This session will examine cable's emerging edge compute strategy.


    Light Up Your Smart Life: Practices and Prospects for Android TV
    Date: 9/14/2022
    Sponsors:
    ZTE
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    Google's influence in the pay-TV market is continuing to expand as operators' interest in the Android TV system increases and leads to a surge in shipments of Android TV set-top boxes.

    In 2021, ZTE ranks top among global STB vendors in terms of the growth in Android TV STB subscribers with early 4 million active devices. Withmore than 20 years of experience in the video industry, ZTE will invite operators, distributors, analysts, and partners to gather in the cloud to share their secrets of success with Android TV based on global video market trends and opportunities, and discuss the future development and evolution of video together.


    Delivering Coherent Pluggable Optics from Edge to Metro and Beyond
    Date: 9/13/2022
    Sponsors:
    Ciena, Infinera, Nokia, Effect Photonics, Fujitsu, Juniper
    More information and registration

    The Optical Networking Digital Symposium is a two-day event featuring Heavy Reading’s optical analysts, Sterling Perrin and Simon Stanley. Join them alongside industry experts as they discuss the most significant trends driving optical networking into 2023 and beyond.


    Setting up for success with BEAD funding
    Date: 9/8/2022
    Sponsors:
    Precisely
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    As the NTIA prepares to disburse $42.45 billion for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, many questions remain unanswered. Not the least of which is the availability of the FCC’s new broadband coverage maps, which will determine the allocation of funds, under- and unserved areas to bid on, and the standards CSPs must meet. However, the maps aren’t expected until sometime this fall. Meanwhile, initial planning is already underway, as CSPs must develop strategies to optimize bid success and network build-out.

    Join Precisely, as they discuss best practices CSPs can implement to prepare to win bids and roll out service efficiently while satisfying compliance and reporting criteria and maximizing long-term adoption.

    Topics covered in this webinar will include:

    • Assessing the economic viability of an area to inform bid strategy
    • Optimizing budgets to maximize bid success and value once infrastructure is in place
    • Targeting marketing and outreach based on location demographics to encourage widespread adoption
    • Harnessing trusted data to meet regulatory requirements


    IoT opportunities demand better partner enablement in BSS
    Date: 9/7/2022
    Sponsors:
    Ericsson
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    CSPs’ IoT opportunities depend on the BSS platform to enable the ecosystem model. An evolution needs to occur, toward the cost-effective provision of IoT application and service onboarding, portability, lifecycle management, monetization, and reporting.

    Monetization of IoT use cases for enterprises will require BSS to be both flexible and scalable to attract and retain IoT players with agile capabilities for partner management and robust ordering, orchestration, monetization, and fulfilment throughout the IoT ecosystem.

    Key topics include:

    • Where is IoT today in terms of opportunity?
    • What are the adoption challenges of IoT for CSPs?
    • Why is now the time to go into full BSS IoT transformation?
    • Where should CSPs start?
    • What partner management capabilities are required in BSS to serve IoT use cases?


    4.9G and 5G Private Wireless Networks Accelerating Digital Transformation Across Industries
    Date: 9/6/2022
    Sponsors:
    Nokia
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    Nokia and our leading-edge partners such as DoubleRadius are creating state-of-the-art 4.9G and 5G Private Wireless networks that bring together the world’s people, machines, and devices sensing and acting in real-time and at massive scale. Our critical networks deliver “carrier-grade” quality performance providing high availability and resilience – they are also intelligent, autonomous, flexible, and agile enough to serve enterprise customers wherever they are, on demand. Join this session to learn more about how Nokia and DoubleRadius are providing Enterprises such as manufacturing, utilities, transportation, public sector with enhanced operational efficiencies while enabling new ways of working.

    Key Topics Include:

    • How can 4.9G & 5G private wireless networks meet the demands of Industry 4.0?
    • Ease of deploying a private wireless network
    • Types of private wireless solutions


    Taking your subscribers to gigabit and beyond
    Date: 8/31/2022
    Sponsors:
    Zyxel
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    Consumer wireless demands have skyrocketed, while many continue to work from home, reliable wireless coverage is now essential throughout the home. As wireless capabilities continue to increase with WiFi 6 and beyond, consumer network devices and needs will follow. Many users are willing and ready to take things to the next level with multi-gig, and even 10G offerings.

    By attending, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about:

    • Whole Home Wireless & MESH
    • Benefits of Wi-Fi 6 & 6E
    • 10G Wi-Fi Routers & Capabilities


    Enable sustainable business growth with Cloud Metro
    Date: 8/30/2022
    Sponsors:
    Juniper
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    The emergence of modern technologies such as 5G, cloud-based services, and application use cases present new possibilities and business growth opportunities for service providers. The April 2022 Heavy Reading global survey of 76 service providers shows that most are shifting away from the traditional metro, and are at some stage of metro network modernization, driven by both business and application drivers.

    AI-ops-driven automation, future-proof network systems, transport (100GE, 400GE), service assurance, and network security, are service providers' topmost metro requirements to build a future metro infrastructure and deliver differentiated user experiences. It is time to rethink current metro design beyond connectivity.

    Join this webinar to learn:

    • How current metro fails to thrive in the prevailing digitalization era
    • Why service providers should consider moving to Cloud Metro
    • How Juniper Cloud Metro sets service providers on the path to sustainable outcomes


    Techno-Economic Analysis for Automating your Data Center with Apstra
    Date: 8/25/2022
    Sponsors:
    Juniper
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    3rd party customer interviews, data collection and subsequent financial analysis reveal that a typical organization receives an ROI of 320%, with a payback period of <6 months with Juniper Apstra. Additional unquantified benefits include flexibility as a result of multi-vendor management, faster time-to-market in standing up new data centers or scaling existing ones, configuration consistency and standardization across all data centers, and easy operating system (OS) management and upgrading. Attend the webinar to learn about the key findings, benefits, and more.

    In this webinar, you will gain an understanding of:

    • Need for an intent-driven, automation-first approach to Day 0, 1, 2+ data center operations
    • Business case for investing in a horizontal, multi-vendor platform
    • Economic benefits that Juniper customers have achieved after deploying Apstra to run their Data Center infrastructure
    A year of surveys – what did we learn?
    Date: 8/23/2022
    Sponsors:
    EXFO
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    It’s safe to say that the 5G SA network changes everything about how mobile network operators build, deploy, operate, and troubleshoot their networks. The need for service agility, scalability, reliability, availability, and innovation continue to drive new architectures, standards, and implementations. Keeping pace with this change and understanding how these changes will be rolled out—and when—is a never-ending task for both operators and vendors. Join us as we look back at the key learnings from a year of technology surveys, and what we should be looking for in the next 12 months.

    Key topics include:

    • 5G Standalone Assurance Market
    • Private Networks Market Perception
    • 5G Troubleshooting and Fault Detection
    • 5G NWDAF adoption


    SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Closing the Rural Digital Divide
    Date: 8/18/2022
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    With the US government now doling out $9.2 billion from the new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to spur broadband deployment in rural areas and much more aid likely on the way from President Biden's infrastructure bill, service providers of all kinds are now angling for a share of the large funding pie.

    How much can cable operators, other providers and vendors leverage RDOF and other new federal funding programs to close the rural digital divide with fiber builds and fixed wireless? What kinds of systems are operators and vendors looking to build or expand? What are the biggest challenges they face in wiring rural america and how can they meet these challenges?

    In this session, we will address these questions and more.


    Creating the data giga plant with Vodafone and Google Cloud
    Date: 7/28/2022
    Sponsors:
    Google Cloud
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    Breaking down data silos has long been an issue for many large organizations and nowhere is it more prevalent than in the Telecommunications industry where organizations have grown organically and inorganically over decades.

    Join us to learn how Vodafone and Google Cloud are working together to break down data silos to create standardization across business units and countries to enable high value business outcomes including:

    • Cloud migration challenges and opportunities
    • The Unified data approach - Ponds, Lakes and Oceans
    • Enabling an Open Ecosystem of Data/Analytics Use cases
    • Program outcomes, lessons learned and future outlook


    The SMO and RIC are key to next-generation RAN
    Date: 7/27/2022
    Sponsors:
    VMware, Intel
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    Radio access networks are increasingly complex due to the need to support multiple radio access technologies, multiple spectrum bands and multiple type of cells. With the emergence of open vRAN, these networks are also increasingly disaggregated and multi-vendors. Intelligent and reliable management and orchestration solutions are therefore critical to manage the complexity across both existing RAN and new deployments, and to ensure that the networks perform in an optimal manner.

    In this webinar, VMware, Intel and Omdia will discuss the role and importance of the Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) and RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) in the success and monetization of next-generation radio access networks, and they will particularly look at some of the most interesting and promising use cases.

    Key topics include:

    • An introduction to the open RAN SMO and RIC
    • The RIC as the evolution of the SON
    • RIC use cases
    • Ecosystem enablement
    • Recommendations to operators


    Critical 5G Assurance Requirements
    Date: 7/26/2022
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    As 5G deployments start to proliferate, operators must ensure the evolution to new 5G technology not only brings the improvements promised but must not disrupt or disable the services already in place. With this new class of multi-vendor, disaggregated, and cloud-native infrastructure, the approach to assurance must be as evolutionary as the network itself.

    Join Spirent’s team of experts to understand:

    • Why traditional approaches to service assurance simply will not work when it comes to 5G
    • The key aspects of new assurance methods that are necessary to meet the challenges that 5G brings across several new use cases
    • How a simpler, guided solution can give end-to-end visibility into any network infrastructure with decisive insights into root cause analysis


    SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Prepping Cable's Networks for 10G
    Date: 7/21/2022
    Sponsors:
    Teleste Intercept, Harmonic, Vecima, AXT
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    Facing the prospect of competition from 5G-enabled broadband services, the cable industry is ardently pursuing an ambitious 10G (as in 10 Gbps) initiative to develop its multi-gigabit broadband prowess over a mix of HFC, fiber and wireless networks. But, even with the release of CableLabs' new DOCSIS 4.0 spec last year, it's not clear that the industry is ready to make that next great leap to symmetrical 10 Gbps service.

    What will it take for cable's HFC networks to get there? What hurdles must still be surmounted?

    In this session, our team of technologists will evaluate the readiness, resilience and reliability of cable networks for 10G service.


    Scaling 5G to new frontiers with NR-Light
    Date: 7/14/2022
    Sponsors:
    Qualcomm
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    5G is designed to serve an unprecedented range of capabilities with a single global standard. With enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive IoT (mIoT), and mission-critical IoT, the three pillars of 5G represent extremes in performance and associated complexity. For IoT services, NB-IoT and eMTC devices prioritize low power consumption and the lowest complexity for wide-area deployments (LPWA), while enhancing ultra-reliable, low-latency communication (eURLLC), along with time-sensitive networking (TSN), delivers the most stringent use case requirements. But there exists an opportunity to more efficiently address a broad range of mid-tier applications with capabilities ranging between these extremes.

    In 5G NR Release 17, 3GPP introduced a new tier of reduced capability (RedCap) devices, also known as NR-Light. It is a new device platform that bridges the capability and complexity gap between the extremes in 5G today with an optimized design for mid-tier use cases. With the completion of the recent standards, NR-Light is set to efficiently expand the 5G universe to connect new frontiers.

    Join the webinar to learn:

    • What NR-Light is and why it can herald the next wave of 5G expansion
    • How NR-Light is accelerating the growth of the connected intelligent edge
    • Why NR-Light is a suitable 5G migration path for mid-tier LTE devices


    Driving AI & Automation in CSP Networks
    Date: 7/12/2022
    Sponsors:
    Tech Mahindra
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    Primary network functions and operations are becoming more and more complex. To ensure better and more personalized services for end-users, most CSPs across the globe are investing in building competency in network analytics and artificial intelligence to create platforms and solutions that have the cognitive ability to obtain a deeper understanding of their network functions, and enable smart data-driven executions. But this road to human and machine collaboration requires more than just a technology implementation; it requires a methodological approach to co-create and enable such competencies.

    Join the experts for a panel discussion as they seek to highlight perspectives on deploying AI & Automation in CSP networks: Topics to be addressed include:

    • How AI is becoming a core capability for CSPs
    • Steps on the road towards AI & Automation
    • The critical role AI & Automation will play in the future of network operations
    • Automation to autonomous networks


    Private 5G & The Telco Opportunity: Lessons from Real-World Implementations
    Date: 7/12/2022
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    Private 5G is set to augment Wi-Fi and bring new capabilities to enterprise wireless networks. But which kinds of organizations can benefit from private 5G? And what roles can telcos play in this market? HPE works with customers in practically every industry and in this webinar will share early experiences from private 5G deployments and how enterprises can benefit from this technology.

    Among the topics covered in this webinar are:

    • The principal types of private 5G networks and the telco opportunity
    • Wi-Fi + 5G: where and how to deploy in combination
    • Management and operations: should enterprises care about slicing?
    • Industry case studies: what we did and what we learned


    A deep dive in Sunrise’s 5G adventure: technology, business and collaboration
    Date: 6/29/2022
    Sponsors:
    Huawei
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    Sunrise started deploying 5G in 2018 and launched its 5G service in the first half of 2019. So far, the Swiss telco is already providing 5G coverage to over 95% of the country’s population. Sunrise is aiming to set new standards of communication with its ultrafast 5G network. Through joint innovation with the vendor ecosystem, the company is also exploring various business cases like IoT and Wired to Wireless Transformation.

    In this webinar, Remy Pascal, Principal Analyst at Omdia, will be speaking to Elmar Grasser, Chief Technology Officer of Sunrise, on how the company has been evolving to make all the innovations possible:

    • What strategies made Sunrise stand out in 5G development, both near term and long term?
    • Regarding the 5G evolution, is Sunrise ready to introduce the standalone architecture? And if yes, what is the key motivation and its plan to do that?
    • What are the typical consumer applications enabled by Sunrise’s 5G mobile service? Are clients willing to pay more for higher speeds?
    • On business services through 5G, is Sunrise targeting specific sectors or industries? And if yes, what are the key criteria?
    • Key feature of the Joint Innovation Center (JIC) and what has Sunrise achieved with it?


    Telco Data Governance Strategies: Four Keys to Success
    Date: 6/28/2022
    Sponsors:
    Precisely
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    Traditional data governance initiatives fail by focusing too heavily on policies, compliance and enforcement, which quickly lose business interest and support. This leaves data management and governance leaders having to continually make the case for data governance to secure business adoption.

    Join Susan Pawlak, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, at Precisely, as she shares a lean, business-first data governance approach that connects key telco initiatives to governance capabilities. This webinar will share best practices from data-driven organizations worldwide that have successfully implemented a data governance program delivering long-term business value. In this session you will hear:

    • Why many data governance initiatives fail to thrive
    • How elements of a business-first approach increase the sustainability of your data initiatives
    • How to build consensus to increase adoption and collaboration


    The Open, Automated & Programmable Transport Network
    Date: 6/28/2022
    Sponsors:
    Juniper, Fujitsu, Infinera and Ciena
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    Advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and software defined networks are ushering in a new era for how service providers build and operate networks and now they generate revenue. But service provider automation strategies are incomplete if they do not include the transport network – including optical up through IP layers. Multiple vendors, protocols, domains, and network layers combined with a historical focus on proprietary technology all makes transport automation complex, but solutions are available to help CSPs accelerate network automation adoption and deliver the best experience to their customers.

    In this special webinar, Heavy Reading will be joined by leading experts from Ciena, Fujitsu, Infinera, and Juniper to unveil key findings from Heavy Reading’s 2022 global transport network automation operator survey exploring the practical evolution of open, automated, and programmable transport networks.

    Topics addressed will include:

    • Initial use cases for automation in the transport network
    • The role of public cloud in transport automation
    • Drivers and challenges in adopting open transport networks
    • Strategies for control and orchestration in multi-vendor transport
    • Timelines for disaggregated transport networks that include open line systems (OLS)
    • Managing multi-vendor networks with coherent pluggable optics


    Is Your Broadband Service Ready to Take on Consumer Giants?
    Date: 6/23/2022
    Sponsors:
    Calix
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    Are you the only game in a small town? From similar-sized companies flush with fresh government funding and expansion plans to juggernauts like Amazon aiming to disrupt more industries, broadband service providers in predominately rural areas now face diverse—and fierce—competition they’ve never seen.

    If you are like many of your marketing executive peers at broadband service providers, you are asking: Can we simply tout fast speeds and low prices—and win? Will this tried-and-tried formula for marketing still create new and loyal subscribers?

    Nearly 90 percent of your peers do not think so, according to the newly released The Marketer and the Broadband Service Provider report from analyst Heavy Reading and Calix. Join us and Lynn Hall, Chief Marketing Officer at Highline, on this webinar as we discuss findings from this new report, including:

    • Why marketing executives are ditching old marketing methods
    • What new ways they are leveraging to outperform new competition


    Voice services just got a whole lot simpler
    Date: 6/23/2022
    Sponsors:
    Nokia Solutions & Networks Oy
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    Voice services are mandatory components of operators' service portfolios. The way to provide voice services in 4G and 5G is through IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), which is a programmable open platform handling voice services with high reliability. But how to make the IMS core simpler, easier to upgrade and operable with less effort and lower footprint? In this webinar we will focus on how the IMS voice core architecture may be delivered in a simplified way with Nokia Cloud Native Communication Suite.

    Key topics include:

    • IMS voice trends in 4G and 5G
    • Speeding up time-to-market of voice services
    • Simplification of IMS core
    • How to ease lifecycle management of IMS core


    Open, Multi-Service Aggregation at the Edge
    Date: 6/22/2022
    Sponsors:
    IP Infusion, UfiSpace
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    As the global rollout of 5G and fiber broadband networks steadily progresses, mobile and fixed operators have an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate the digital transformation of the world.

    Significantly increased bandwidths, coupled with ubiquitous access to computational and storage resources, moving closer and closer to end-users, offers the potential for new and exciting applications including 4K and 8K video distribution, broadband replacement (via fixed wireless), VR/AR, hyper-realistic gaming, and the list goes on. These leverage high-capacity, broadband fiber access, well-known 5G benefits including higher capacity, lower latency, and greater connectivity, and emerging Edge Computing as well. The dramatic increasing capacity imposes significant implications on the transport, aggregation, provider edge and cloud networking as well.

    In this webinar, IP Infusion and Ufispace will illustrate the synergy between an open common software platform and scalable, cost-effective white box hardware platforms that achieve the potential for the emerging high-capacity edge.

    Topics addressed will include:

    • Implications of higher capacity for the transport and aggregation segments
    • Drivers for and benefits of disaggregation at the edge
    • How highly scalable, open and flexible white box platforms deliver cost-effective scale
    • The role a common, open software platform to deliver all communications functionality, from aggregation, provider edge routing, mobile xHaul, and perhaps most importantly, migration from existing and legacy services


    CNG Europe 2022 - Getting to 10G with Fiber and PON
    Date: 6/21/2022
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    A one-day digital event focusing on how European cable operators and other broadband providers can leverage DOCSIS, NG-PON, Fiber Deep, Distributed Access Architecture (DAA), FTTP, network virtualization, Wi-Fi 6 and other new technologies, platforms and services to compete.

    This session will be moderated by Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading.


    SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Pumping the Power of PON & Fiber
    Date: 6/16/2022
    Sponsors:
    CommScope, VIAVI, Vecima, Harmonic
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    Although DOCSIS still has plenty of fuel left in the tank, PON has clearly emerged as a critical alternative transmission method for the cable industry as operators increasingly install more fiber lines in their HFC plant. Whether they are leveraging EPON, GPON, 10G EPON, XGS PON or some other PON flavor, cablecos and vendors are increasingly deploying some version of PON technology over fiber to expand their bandwidth capacity.

    How much fiber are operators adding to their networks? Which PON versions are proving to be the most popular and why? How can operators and vendors mix and match PON and DOCSIS in their networks?

    This webinar will tackle these questions and more.


    Pathways to Net Zero Emissions for the Mobile Telecom Industry
    Date: 6/15/2022
    Sponsors:
    Ericsson
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    Climate Change is an existential threat to humanity and the time to act is running out. Every sector of the economy, including ICT, needs to aggressively decarbonize to meet the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement. While the ICT sector has aligned behind a Science-Based pathway to reach Net-Zero emissions, to achieve their goals MNOs need to simultaneously deploy two key strategies: first, switch to renewable electricity to power their networks and second, implement network energy efficiency initiatives. It is projected that by 2027, North America will have the highest 5G penetration at 90%. If 5G is deployed in the same way as previous generations to meet rising traffic demands, the energy consumption of mobile networks will increase dramatically.

    Throughout this webinar, we will explore how mobile operators can meet the industry’s aspiration for net-zero carbon emissions, using a holistic approach that reduces their energy footprint and ensures that as much as possible of the energy they do consume comes from low carbon sources.


    5G Orchestration & Service Assurance Digital Symposium - Day Two
    Date: 6/9/2022
    Sponsors:
    Amdocs, ServiceNow, Fujitsu, HPE, Intel
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    The 5G Orchestration & Service Assurance Digital Symposium is a two-day event featuring Heavy Reading’s Research Director, Jim Hodges. Join him alongside industry experts as they investigate in detail the impact of 5G on orchestration and service assurance systems and strategies to optimize their performance.

    Session One

    11:00 AM -12:30 PM - 5G Service Assurance Requirements

    This session will document these new 5G service assurance requirements providing insight into how service providers are utilizing SA to optimize 5G services.

    Session Two

    12:45 PM -2:15 PM - Making It Work – Managing 4G and 5G Service Assurance Systems

    This session will document the best practices and strategies that SPs must execute to maximize the interworking of 4G and 5G systems.



    Nearing the Shannon Limit: Evolving Coherent Optical Networks to Terabits and Beyond
    Date: 6/8/2022
    Sponsors:
    Nokia
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    As the latest advances in coherent optics approach the performance and spectral efficiency thresholds imposed by the Shannon limit, the question for service providers increasingly becomes how to obtain performance gains and reductions in network TCO in new and innovative ways. This is particularly true of performance-optimized coherent optics used in long-haul and subsea networks, where longest reach, highest system capacity and highest spectral efficiency over fiber have been the drivers for each successive generation of coherent technology advances. At the same time, pluggable coherent optics optimized for low power are finding increasing use in metro and regional network applications, with expected evolution in module capacity, pluggable form formats and use cases.

    Outlining the practical implications of the Shannon limit in this webinar, the panelists from Heavy Reading and Nokia will:

    • Take an in-depth look at the current state and future trajectory of coherent optics
    • Explore the bifurcation of coherent optics evolution along two tracks: high-performance optics and low-power pluggable optics
    • Discuss how the expanding range of pluggable coherent optics will increasingly complement performance-optimized coherent optics across a range of applications in access, metro and regional/long-haul networks in both optical and IP networking platforms


    5G Orchestration & Service Assurance Digital Symposium Day One
    Date: 6/7/2022
    Sponsors:
    Amdocs, ServiceNow, Fujitsu, HPE, Intel
    More information and registration

    The 5G Orchestration & Service Assurance Digital Symposium is a two-day event featuring Heavy Reading’s Research Director, Jim Hodges. Join him alongside industry experts as they investigate in detail the impact of 5G on orchestration and service assurance systems and strategies to optimize their performance.

    Session One

    11:00 AM -12:30 PM - Implementing End-to-End Orchestration

    This session will document these new 5G orchestration requirements and the impact orchestration will have on immediate and future 5G service innovation.

    Session Two

    12:45 PM -2:15 PM - Orchestrating 5G Services in the Public Cloud

    This session will address questions such as; Can seamless orchestration be achieved for services running in the public cloud?



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