Webinar Archives for 5G
How to Harness 5G’s Edge Computing Power
Date: 1/26/2021
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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, emerging markets are seeing tremendous growth and transformation, thanks to 5G's support for heterogeneous mobility networks with advanced distributed cloud services that combine wireless networks with an agile, virtualized and software-defined edge cloud. In turn, 5G's growth is driving the need for such approaches as edge computing architectures, which place compute, storage and connectivity close to the data sources, either near or at the access network edge.

Unlike prior generations of wireless technology, 5G relies on strong, distributed cloud foundations of network and compute to power new market growth. Low latency, high bandwidth, trusted computing and storage rank are all core benefits of edge computing solutions. As a result, edge computing enabled with 5G can open up vast opportunities for application developers in manufacturing, gaming, automotive and other industries.

Service providers can deploy edge computing to enable specific services, applications and use cases. For this reason, edge architectures must be redesigned to meet the stringent SLAs (Service Level Agreements) of emerging applications, detect problems early and prevent service outages. Indeed, the combination of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) will foster new applications that need connectivity not just between people, but also between things.

Edge computing, with its new reference design, will also tap into embedded machine learning systems and artificial intelligence back-end modules to empower network intelligence and boost service agility and deployment.

Open source technologies and open white-box network elements will provide key software and hardware components for these reference designs. AI/ML can also play a significant role in improving network operations, especially at the network edge, and create new service opportunities.

Join us as we discuss how EXFO’s Adaptive Service Assurance solution can help service providers, enterprises and private networks harness the power of 5G edge computing. Key takeaways from this webinar will include:

  • Edge computing with next-generation 5G technology.
  • Edge computing use cases with 5G technology.
  • Open source and standards for edge computing.
  • Next-generation edge reference architectures.
  • Edge deployment considerations.
  • AI/ML-powered adaptive assurance for edge computing deployments.

Why e2e orchestration is key to win 5G enterprise business
Date: 12/3/2020
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Enterprise services, in Industry 4.0 transformation and retail for example, are interesting areas for communication service providers (CSPs) to work with to grow revenues. A highly dynamic competitor and partner landscape, including hyperscale cloud providers and operations technology vendors, is emerging. The question is who contributes with what in the ecosystem? CSPs must position themselves to deliver value beyond connectivity, by providing end-to-end visibility and control over the services, while maintaining openness.

This webinar focuses on what service providers need in order to become foundational players in providing enterprise solutions, what their challenges are and how they can overcome some of those challenges through enterprise service orchestration.

Key topics include:

  • The CSPs opportunities and role in a new vendor landscape
  • Key learnings from our studies & engagements with leading CSPs
  • The challenges CSPs need to overcome to deliver new enterprise solutions
  • Enterprise service orchestration – what is it and why start now?

Game On: Enhance Your 5G Network to Support the Next Level of Service Experience
Date: 11/24/2020
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5G is about more than just speed and spectral efficiency in the RAN. It is a catalyst for the evolution to a cloud-native architecture throughout the mobile network. This functionality will not only handle rising traffic loads more efficiently but will also enable new service propositions. These could be novel, consumer-oriented digital experiences or private mobile network slices for the enterprise.

First class 5G performance will be key to the success of these new services. Operators will need to measure and assure the performance of everything from service activation on-demand to transport latency and edge compute availability. How will operators address the service assurance challenges of network slicing and private 5G networks?

Join James Crawshaw, Principal Analyst at Omdia, and Tom Foottit, VP Product Management at Accedian, for an interactive discussion on:

  • 5G technologies and private networks that MNOs and enterprises are implementing
  • New 5G cloud-native service assurance requirements
  • Key performance questions to answer as you prepare for 5G

Designing a better 5G
Date: 11/12/2020
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In spite of COVID-19, 5G deployments are accelerating and the pace of their roll out is twice that of 4G. It took 4G five years to achieve 3% penetration globally, while 5G will achieve that in just two years. In some developed markets, its impact has already reached the mass market - in S Korea for example, 28% of mobile data is over 5G.

While the initial market indicators are positive, we asked 75 operators who have launched 5G what they have learnt so far about 5G, the challenges encountered and what they think the future commercial prospects are for the technology.

The webinar will help those that are involved in developing 5G plans or rolling out 5G networks, as we showcase:

  • Which consumer and enterprise use cases operators have been prioritized – and what are their 5G product roadmap plans.
  • Do operators expect 5G to unlock potential of new consumer segments like AR/VR, cloud gaming, consumer IoT and smart home?
  • The most common network solution challenges that have been encountered – and how they can be overcome.
  • The implications of these use cases on new capability requirements – the extent to which Cloud NFVI platform, 5G Core, Edge, or Cloud RAN have been or will be deployed.
  • How operators are planning on evolving their access, and core network to accommodate the new capabilities.
The webinar will conclude with a view on the key lessons in designing and building a use-case centric 5G.

Key topics include:

  • Consumer and enterprise use cases
  • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing, and Cloud RAN
  • Migration to 5G standalone, 5G Core & Orchestration
  • Cloud native NFVI platform & Edge
  • Surgical network planning & design

Rewriting the FTTx playbook with Open and Disaggregated approach
Date: 9/30/2020
Sterlite Technologies
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The demand for a software-defined, converged, last-mile access infrastructure has grown significantly in the last few years. Experts' point of view is that large scale adoption of software-defined FTTx will pave the way for 5G Fronthaul transformation, Large scale IoT adoption, and will establish the use cases for Edge Cloud deployments. To tackle unforeseen events like the current pandemic it's highly imperative for service providers to build a network that can scale on demand and are future-proof to a large extent.

In this webinar, STL will focus on how service providers can build a flexible network with open standardized interfaces and disaggregated architecture.

Key topics to be discussed are:

  • Need for broadband access transformation
  • The shift towards open and disaggregated architecture
  • The transformation from traditional FTTx to cloud-native, software-defined FTTx
  • Possible deployment and integration architectures

From Monetization to Engagement: What’s Missing from Your 5G Stack?
Date: 9/16/2020
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5G is already introducing new telco commercial and customer engagement opportunities by making ‘network on demand’ services possible. Operators looking to monetize new 5G services have also realized that legacy architecture is their single greatest constraint. These fragmented systems were designed to cater to a product-centric era and enforced rigid processes. Today’s 5G customers demand more seamless experiences that are accessible anytime and anywhere.

New industry-specific cloud solutions are empowering telcos to reimagine how they can innovate faster and deliver a step-change with digital-first customer engagement - from rapidly launching new offers, and simplifying customer ordering and onboarding, to charging and campaigning in real-time.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How industry cloud solutions deliver the speed, agility and adaptability that 5G will require
  • Why the evolution to an integrated IT and network architecture is critical for 5G success
  • How a catalog driven approach drives automation and 5G-ready commercial agility
  • Which emerging multi-party B2B2X models are pressing BSS transformation
  • How new API digital platforms are enabling rapid creation of new apps.

Improve Network Performance and Accelerate NFV Deployment
Date: 8/27/2020
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Service providers and enterprises are on the journey to transform their networks using NFV/SDN. As they progress along this path, many are adopting a cloud-native architecture while beginning to transition their networks to 5G. During this transition, companies are continuously challenged to maximize performance as they deploy NFVi on standards-based hardware.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Analyst view of 5G demands on successful NFVi deployment
  • How programmable acceleration can enhance the performance for 5G and NFVi
  • What SmartNICs are, and how they can be utilized across the network
  • How HCL’s NFV Acceleration software products for SmartNICs solution improve network performance while lowering your TCO by up to 35%

Putting the Geospatial in 5G
Date: 7/28/2020
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Within telecommunications, location matters more today than ever before. Next-gen communication networks made up of fiber and 5G technologies have geographic dependencies that are forcing the industry to re-think how they use GIS and mapping software. Location intelligence is becoming fundamental to delivering all types of communication services – mobile and fixed, residential and enterprise. Geospatial platforms are enabling digital transformation by providing location intelligence to the whole organization to support network planning, buildout, fulfillment and assurance. As the world leader in location technology, Esri provides the most advanced capabilities in the industry, helping organizations be first to market with their next-gen network services through geographic insights. Through this webinar in partnership with Light Reading, you'll learn how today's communication service providers are leveraging a complete GIS to meet their next-gen network goals.

Building the Road to the Network Edge: A Look at Container Innovation
Date: 7/22/2020
Red Hat
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With the promise of 5G creating opportunities for telecommunications providers to offer new, innovative applications and services to their customers, edge computing is quickly becoming the architecture of choice. With edge computing, service providers can help improve their customer's quality of experience by moving applications or content toward the lower edge tiers in the network hierarchy, providing a better user experience. 

In this webinar, we'll look at how innovation in container technology helps to deploy telco 5G workloads from the core to the very far edge of the network, leveraging all the benefits of a Kubernetes application platform.

Multi-Vendor 5G Core: Best-in-Breed Subscriber Data Management
Date: 7/21/2020
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The evolution from 4G to 5G leads to an architectural overhaul of the network, requiring operators to rethink how they manage data coming, going, and moving through the network. The introduction of a 5G core architecture also means that operators can use a multi-sourcing strategy to improve flexibility and cost-efficiency of their overall solution.

This webinar addresses key issues in the transition to cloud native 5G core, with a particular focus on data management in a multi-vendor environment.

This webinar will explore:

  • The benefits of a cloud native 5G core
  • How operators can avoid vendor lock-in, today and in the future
  • How to leverage a multi-vendor approach for robust 5G data management
  • Common interworking scenarios between 5G core and 4G core

Pioneering in 5G SA: Learnings From China’s Deployments
Date: 7/15/2020
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China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom have recently confirmed the imminent launch of 5G. In fact, Chinese operators are still expanding their 4G (5G NSA) networks, but these new virtual vEPCs need to run on the same cloud platform as 5G SA core. Obviously, China's 5G focus has generally turned to SA. ZTE is deeply involved in the construction of these SA networks and the upgrading of 4G network with its end-to-end SA solution which enables several new features, including network slicing and automation, Multi-Access Edge Computing, and Time-Sensitive Network. At present, Chinese operators are transforming these technical successes into financial ones. This webinar will also explore the various use cases that China has been deploying with 5G SA.

Key topics include:

  • The importance of Chinese mobile operators in the global context
  • Overall industry appetite for 5GSA
  • Benefits of 5G SA in practice: what for?
  • 5G SA in China, from plan to implementation

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

This webinar will discuss:

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

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

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

Key topics include:

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

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

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

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

Topics addressed in the webinar will include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Key takeaways from this webinar include:

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

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

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

This webinar will explore:

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

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

Join this webinar to learn:

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

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

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

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

This interactive session will provide details on the innovations:

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

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

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

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

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

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