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Using Big Data Analytics for Better Network Insights in the Cloud Era
Date: 12/10/2019 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
Nokia
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A wide choice of Internet applications and services and ubiquitous connectivity across all devices are changing how online content and OTT video are consumed. Service providers need better insights into what is happening throughout their network -- most importantly in the "first mile" -- to optimize the delivery of their own and OTT services, and ensure premium customer experiences for both.

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

Key topics include:

  • New customer expectations in the era of the cloud, 5G and IoT
  • The era of CDNs, multiple OTT subscriptions and service provider –- OTT partnerships
  • The importance of understanding what is going on in your network and on the Internet
  • Big data-based analytics for deeper network, service and subscriber insights
Identifying the Top 5G Use Cases for Business Success & Social Value
Date: 12/11/2019 9:00 am New York / 2:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Huawei
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Operator success in 5G will be built on innovative services that generate net new revenues. Quite a few use cases are emerging from the early-adopting country markets in 5G already, including Switzerland, China, and South Korea. This webinar will discuss the latest thinking from Huawei on the use case categories that can most benefit from 5G performance and can deliver tangible economic and social value to end customers.

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

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

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

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

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

Disaggregated Networks Management & Orchestration Can Be Surprisingly Simple
Date: 12/11/2019 11:00 a.m New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
Drivenets
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Huge growth in demand for network capacity and scale is driving service providers to re-think their network architecture. They are looking at how hyperscalers solved similar challenges in the cloud with a disaggregated architecture based on low-cost white boxes and resource virtualization, with network disaggregation gaining momentum among the large service providers. Operators that are disaggregating their network are excited about the service and operational opportunities that it opens up, but concerned about the operational complexities this creates, requiring them to pull together all the infrastructure elements – hardware and software – on their own. This is something that was entirely done for them through a single-vendor solution. This is where orchestration and management come into play.

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

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

Disaggregation is now here. Learn how.

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

Network Slicing and New Business Model in 5G Era
Date: 12/17/2019 9:00 am New York / 2:00 pm London
Sponsors:
ZTE
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Compared with building a physical network infrastructure, a Virtualized Private 5G Network by end-to-end network slicing saves TTM(Time to market) and huge investment, and there are no regulatory issues associated with spectrum licenses. 5G end-to-end network slicing solution integrates SDN/NFV, Network Slicing and related technologies to help different types and sizes enterprises to have their own Service-Level Agreement(SLA) guaranteed VPN/slice(eMBB, uRLLC, mMTC) at an affordable price. But the question is how mobile industry to make money from this?The mobile industry is facing many problems of business model crisis. The traditional B2C Model with unlimited data traffic packet will lead to the stagnation of operators' income, whilst the investment of network will continue to grow in 5G era. Whilst services such as autonomous driving, VR/AR are significant, however, the new features of 5G (low latency, ultra-bandwidth) are too difficult for end-user to understand and pay for them directly... What is the new strategy and major sources of income for operators in 5G era? What’s the enhancement of end-user experience in 5G?A New 5G business model is needed to solve all these problems above.

IoT Evolution in a 5G World: Architectures & Security Strategies
Date: 12/17/2019 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
A10 Networks
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The deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices on a massive scale will have far-reaching service and security implications for service provider networks. This session will commence by covering the technology options for IoT deployment, including cellular IoT (e.g. NB-IoT and LTE-M) in 4G, how they will evolve with 5G deployments, and how 5G will help accelerate the deployment of cellular IoT.

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

Huawei’s View: State-of-the-Art in 5G RAN Equipment
Date: 12/18/2019 9:00 am New York / 2:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Huawei
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With 5G networks are live around the world, the industry is looking to the next phase of deployment and performance. For equipment vendors, this means the need to innovate in software and hardware is relentless. In this webinar Huawei will present its latest innovations from its commercial 5G RAN portfolio. Among the topics to be discussed are:

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

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

SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar: Future-Proofing with Fiber
Date: 1/16/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
SCTE
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No matter how much their network upgrade strategies may differ, cable operators have united around one cause – putting more fiber in their plant. Whether they intend to embrace the pending DOCSIS 4.0 specs, shift to a distributed access architecture (DAA), pursue network virtualization or go fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), they all aim to keep installing more fiber lines to advance their goals because of fiber's superior capacity and performance. In this webinar, we will look at the cable industry's continuing progress in its fiber crusade, the opportunities that fiber offers, the fiber-related technologies that can be leveraged and the obstacles to adding more fiber to the HFC plant.
The Edge Gets Real: Data Center Automation for Telco and Cloud Service Providers
Date: 1/23/2020 11 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Pluribus
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There has been a lot of talk about the edge but generally, the industry is still in the process of transitioning from discussing the topic at conferences to deploying in the field. One of the challenges is ensuring that specifically designed networking hardware and software can meet the requirements of constrained environments and highly distributed architectures. Retrofitting existing networking solutions designed for large centralized data centers result in high cost, complexity, and compromise.

Tune into this webinar to learn about how new hardware and software innovations purpose-built for these smaller distributed environments are transforming concepts of edge compute into reality. Join Heavy Reading analyst Jim Hodges, Pluribus Networks CEO Kumar Srikantan and CMO Mike Capuano as they review multiple innovations for wireless and wireline telco operators, MSP/CSPs and even mid-market enterprise customers that are looking to automate small and medium-sized, single and multi-site data centers, including highly distributed edge compute environments.

SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar: Making Way for DAA
Date: 2/20/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
SCTE
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Following years of fits and starts, cable operators and vendors in both North America and Europe are finally starting to roll out various distributed access architecture (DAA) options for shifting key headend functions and equipment to the access network, thereby expanding the HFC network's capacity to deliver new, more advanced services and operate more efficiently and effectively. But, whether they are leveraging Remote PHY, Remote MAC/PHY or some other type of DAA, cablecos and their tech partners are finding that deploying DAA is even harder than expected. In this session, we will examine the latest DAA moves by operators and vendors, the strategies they are pursuing, the hurdles they are encountering and the early lessons they are learning.
SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar: Extending the Spectrum
Date: 3/19/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
SCTE
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In their never-ending pursuit of more bandwidth, cable technologists are now working on new DOCSIS specs that would raise the industry's RF spectrum ceiling from the current 1.2GHz limit to at least 1.8GHz. At the same time, they are exploring options to raise the ceiling to 3GHz in the near future and possibly as high as 6GHz later on. This webinar will focus of the options for extending the plant spectrum, the opportunities that those options will open up and the challenges that the effort will present.
SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Playing with PON
Date: 4/16/2020 11:00 a.m New York / 4:00 p.m.London
Sponsors:
SCTE
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Even though DOCSIS may still have a long life ahead of it, PON is rapidly emerging as an important alternative transmission technology for cable operators as they install more fiber lines. Whether they are leveraging EPON, GPON, 10G EPON or the other various PON flavors, cablecos and vendors are increasingly deploying PON to meet their customers' bandwidth needs. How is the industry leveraging the different PONs? What are the requirements for deploying the technology? How can operators and vendors mesh PON and DOCSIS? This webinar will tackle questions like these and more.
SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Smart Pipes, Smarter Cities
Date: 5/21/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
SCTE
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As more and more cities move to improve service delivery and streamline operations by adopting Internet of things (IoT) technologies, a large new market is emerging for cable operators and vendors who can supply the equipment and software to support these next-gen applications. Whether the cities want to implement smart traffic lighting, smart parking, smart trash pickups, smart water meters or the like, they all require smart transmission pipes that deliver more broadband capacity than ever before. In this webinar, we will look at how cable operators and their tech partners are maneuvering to offer those smart pipes, the services they're offering, the challenges they're encountering and the lessons they're learning.
SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Tapping Into the Cloud
Date: 6/18/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
SCTE
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Despite getting off to a relatively late start, the cable industry is now ardently pursuing a software-based strategy, seeking to shift various functions and services to the cloud. So far, operators and vendors are focusing on moving key functions of network firewalls, routers, set-top boxes and even CMTS chasses to the cloud as they look to boost their capacity, scale their operations, increase their network efficiencies and roll out new services. This session will explore cable's cloud strategy, look at where those efforts may lead and assess what the industry still needs to do.
SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: 10G vs. 5G
Date: 7/16/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
SCTE
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Over the last couple of years, cable operators have embraced mobile as a key part of their product bundles. In the U.S., for instance, Comcast, Charter and Altice have all launched MVNOs with either Verizon or Sprint/T-Mobile. But now, with the rollout of fifth-generation wireless technology, the big question is whether cablecos can use their bold 10 Gigabit broadband initiative to trump or leverage 5G or will lose out to telcos harnessing the technology to deliver competitive services. In this session, we will focus on the opportunities and challenges that 5G presents for the cable industry as it pursues its 10G ambitions.
SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Closing the GAP on GAP
Date: 8/20/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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Under an evolving SCTE/ISBE standard known as the Generic Access Platform (GAP), cable technologists are now working on a fiber-optic node initiative that will standardize the node housings and the interfaces for various service modules that can be plugged into the node like Lego bricks. Rather than having to deploy or rip down discrete, proprietary nodes from various vendors for FTTP, DOCSIS 3.1, WiFi, 5G, wireless backhaul and so on, cable operators could instead snap in one standardized node housing or discard the modules as needed. This webinar will look at the emerging GAP standard, the promise that the modular node initiative offers, the initial use cases for it and the hurdles that still must be overcome.
SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Getting Ready for DOCSIS 4.0
Date: 9/17/2020 11:00 a.m New York./4:00 p.m.London
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Now that DOCSIS 3.1 is almost universally deployed, cable technologists are rolling up their sleeves again to craft yet another next-gen version of DOCSIS. Known as DOCSIS 4.0, this emerging set of specs will incorporate the features of both Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) and Extended Spectrum DOCSIS (ESD), giving cable operators two different but complementary options for expanding their bandwidth capacity and delivering symmetrical speeds of 25 Gbps or more to broadband subscribers. In this session, we will delve into the details of DOCSIS 4.0, review the status of the emerging specs, discuss upcoming tests and trials and explore what the new specs will enable.
SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Virtualizing the Cable Access Network
Date: 10/22/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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Following a relatively late start, the cable industry is now staking out its own turf in the network virtualization space. Led by such major MSOs as Comcast, Liberty Global and Cox, cable operators and their technology partners are particularly moving ahead with the virtualization of the cable access network to meet growing bandwidth demands, boost service delivery and performance, slash operating costs and bring new products, services and features to market much faster. But much more work remains to be done. This webinar will assess cable's latest virtualization efforts, examine the early deployments and trials, explore what's working and what's not and look at where cable goes next.
SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Testing the Next-Gen Cable Network
Date: 11/19/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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Cable technologists love to expound about the potential of DOCSIS 4.0, Distributed Access Architecture (DAA), Fiber Deep, network virtualization and the like. But, even as cable operators and their tech partners push ahead with HFC network upgrades and deployments of new technologies, they are also running into fresh challenges testing, monitoring and maintaining those next-gen networks. In this session, we will look at the core functions of measuring, monitoring and testing the next-gen cable network and see where those methods and techniques stand.
SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Dreaming of Streaming Video
Date: 12/10/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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Led by Apple, Disney, NBCUniversal and AT&T, some of the world’s largest media companies are now entering the booming streaming video space. For both pay-TV providers and legacy OTT video providers, this is making the video market even riskier and messier than before. But for cable, there may also be a silver lining here because of the potential opportunities that the increasingly crowded streaming space could provide. This webinar will explore the new avenues that may open up for the industry and the new ways that cable operators can reinvent their old pay-TV business models by playing in the streaming video market.
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