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Find the Secret Profit Hiding in Your Network Traffic
Date: 5/22/2019 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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Network traffic data has the potential to drive better business outcomes for communication service providers (CSPs). However, for many providers, measuring how IP traffic is delivered across large networks remains a slow, entirely manual process, and it’s difficult to put the data to work.

Learn how to leverage [and profit] from your network traffic data by joining Heavy Reading Analyst James Crawshaw and Kentik’s Product Marketing Director, Jim Meehan on May 22nd at 12 pm ET. Jim will demonstrate how CSPs can surpass revenue and cost targets with real-time analytics that combine network data and business data to deliver insights that can be put to immediate use.

The session will cover key network data opportunities for CSPs:

  • Understand each customer’s end-to-end contribution to network load
  • Create differentiated pricing based on where traffic primarily flows (domestic or international)
  • Uncover new sales and upsell opportunities within network data
  • Track third party OTT services and respond to competitive threats
  • Use per-subscriber utilization details to drive better customer service outcomes
Join us Wednesday, May 22nd, to see real-world examples of how CSPs leverage their network data to get a "leg up" on their competitors..

The Role of 5G in Private Networks for the Industrial IoT
Date: 5/22/2019 12:00 pm New York / 5:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Qualcomm
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Private LTE networks already serve a wide range of industrial IoT use cases, such as in the mining, oil and gas, sea ports, manufacturing, and logistics sectors. Now, as 5G is here for smartphones, this webinar will investigate how the advanced capabilities of 5G technology can be applied in these environments and enable the transformation to Industry 4.0.

Among the topics to be covered in this webinar:

  • Spectrum to deploy private 5G networks for industrial IoT, from licensed, unlicensed, shared to regionally dedicated
  • New opportunities for the industrial IoT such as replacing the wired industrial Ethernet and time sensitive networking
  • The role of 5G NR ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) and Time Sensitive Networks (TSN)
  • How Coordinated Multi-point (CoMP) can be used to meet demanding reliability targets
  • How can co-located networks share the same spectrum with reliability, such as Spatial Division Multiplexing (SDM)

5G Consumer Monetization Strategies
Date: 5/22/2019 10:00 a.m Singapore / 12:00pm Sydney
Sponsors:
Ovum, ConnecTech Asia
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Operators need to monetize the new mobile consumer. They need to eke a premium for 5G. But that requires more than just offering unlimited mobile data and a faster speed. Innovation around 5G-enabled digital services is also a prerequisite.

In this webinar, we focus on how technology first-movers are charging consumers for 5G and we assess what new differentiators have been introduced to drive usage and upsell.

Key topics include:

  • 5G plans – what's included, what's not
  • How much more can telcos charge for 5G?
  • New differentiators (VR, AR, etc.)
  • What's next?

Tuning the Customer Experiences in 5G
Date: 5/30/2019 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Accenture, VIAVI
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It’s said that 5G will transform the role telecom technology plays in society and will fuel new uses cases and economic growth. But operators still need to focus on monetizing their network and that means assuring the experiences their investments are behind. Customer experience management control systems are how operators will tune the experiences they want to deliver and are critical to their ability to compete on factors other than product and price.

Learn where to invest in testing, assurance and optimization to have the largest impact on the quality of experience that 5G’s enhanced services can deliver by joining Heavy Reading Analyst Kevin Burden, VIAVI Solutions’ wireless strategy director, Paul Gowans and Accenture’s managing director of its 5G network practice, Tejas Rao on May 30th at 11am ET.

The session will cover:

  • The 5G deployment strategies of CSPs and their monetization expectations
  • 5G experiences operators will invest in out of the gate
  • How automating service assurance with real-time analytics can ensure SLA compliance
  • Tools, techniques and strategies for ensuring the customer experience performs as expected in each individual use case

5G: Why Cloud-Natives Will Thrive and Cloud-Tourists Will Struggle
Date: 6/5/2019 11:00 am EST / 4:00 pm UK
Sponsors:
Matrixx Software
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With 5G, service providers can reach customers in new ways, quickly and efficiently experimenting with new business models. Cloud-native solutions are essential to deliver the scalability, dynamic configurability and unprecedented resilience that 5G demands. With the right design principles, cloud-native solutions are essential for 5G success. Legacy architectures deployed in the cloud may fail to achieve the performance required.

Join this webinar and you will learn:

  • What cloud-native really means
  • What design patterns are emerging with cloud-native applications for 5G services
  • How are stateless vs. stateful microservices handled differently in a cloud-native architecture
  • How will service providers ultimately benefit from embracing cloud-native web-scale technologies

Ponemon Research: The State of DDoS Attacks Against Service Providers
Date: 6/11/2019 12:00 pm New York / 5:00 pm London
Sponsors:
A10
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According to a new research by Ponemon Institute, 85% of Communications Service Providers (CSPs) who took a survey reported that DDoS attacks against them and their subscribers are either increasing or continuing at the same relentless pace. However, 71% did not feel capable of effectively mitigating those attacks.

While CSPs work to improve their defenses, the survey showed that many also deliver DDoS scrubbing services to their subscribers, enhancing their client’s security posture, while creating profitable revenue streams.

Join this webinar with Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst from Heavy Reading, Dr. Larry Ponemon, the Founder of the Ponemon Institute and Paul Nicholson from A10 Networks, to gain deeper insight into the key findings of this report.

Join this webinar and you will learn:

  • Critical weaknesses in today’s CSP DDoS defenses
  • Tackling the challenges of scalability costs, automation and analytics
  • The role of DDoS threat intelligence in effective defense strategies
  • Growing demand for delivering managed DDoS scrubbing services to subscribers

Adopting Cloud Computing
Date: 6/20/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
SCTE, RedHat
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Like other network providers, cable operators are looking to leverage cloud computing to offer various hardware-based products as software-based services, including both residential and business services. Operators are taking this route to improve the customer experience, bring new services to market quicker, scale them easier and reduce costs, among other things. But getting started can seem daunting. In this session, we’ll explore how operators can begin putting cloud computing to work.

Bracing for the 5G Era
Date: 7/18/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
SCTE, Red Hat
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Seeking to stay ahead of aggressive rivals like AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, cable operators are busily upgrading their networks for multi-gigabit speeds, cloud-based IP video services and next-gen wireless services. But now, with the emergence of 5G technology, the big question is whether cablecos will be able to harness 5G to their advantage or find themselves fighting a rearguard action against it. In this session, we will tackle the opportunities and challenges that 5G presents for cable in an increasingly converged world and discuss how operators can make the most of it.

Deploying Next Generation Passive Optical Networks
Date: 8/15/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
SCTE, Corning, VIAVI Solutions
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After getting off to a late start, the cable industry is now advancing in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) space, even leading the way in virtualizing its access networks. But, while cablecos are beginning to virtualize such key network functions and hardware as firewalls, routers, set-top boxes and even CMTS chasses, they still have some way to go. In this session, we'll look at where cable stands in its cloud journey, what it should virtualize next and which challenges must still be overcome.

Bringing HDR video to Life
Date: 9/19/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
SCTE
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In their drive to sell more 4K TVs, consumer electronics makers are embracing HDR, or High Dynamic Range, a technique that expands the range of both color and contrast significantly on a TV set. This technology makes images appear to have more depth and richness. But it puts even more bandwidth and compression demands on pay-TV providers. How can cable operators meet those demands? In this session, we’ll look at what’s possible.

Automating the Cable Network
Date: 10/17/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
SCTE, Red Hat
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Like other network operators, cable providers are seeking to automate their networks for a variety of reasons, including simplifying network provisioning, scaling services more efficiently, gaining more insights into their customers and cutting operational costs. They are also looking to boost bandwidth utilization and service quality. But putting AI and automation to work is no easy task. In this session, we’ll focus on where the industry stands with automation now and how operators can make strides.

Securing the Cable Network
Date: 11/14/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
SCTE, Red Hat
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Wary of the increasing number of hacks into enterprise and consumer data networks, cable technologists are pursuing ways to protect their increasingly complex networks and their customers from cyber attacks. CableLabs, for instance, is developing a “Micronets” framework to safeguard the home network. In this session, experts from CableLabs and elsewhere will discuss what cable operators can do to keep the bad guys out.

Virtualizing the Cable Architecture
Date: 12/12/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
SCTE, Red Hat
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While DOCSIS may never die, it's not the only transmission technology in cable's arsenal anymore. With the industry's growing emphasis on Fiber Deep and FTTH rollouts, cable operators are increasingly turning to EPON, 10G EPON and other PON flavors to move bits over their fiber-rich networks. Where does the industry stand with PON now? What kinds of trials, pilots and rollouts are happening? How will NG-PON get deployed? In this session, our experts will assess PON's prospects in the DOCSIS world.

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