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The Secret Is Out: 5G Success with Intelligent Automation
Date: 11/29/2022 11:00 a.m. New York
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.


5G Core Operator Survey: Charting the Route to 5G SA
Date: 11/29/2022 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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


Striding Towards the Intelligent World
Date: 11/30/2022 10:00 a.m. London / 05:00 a.m. New York
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.


Using real-time wireless network insights and intelligence to drive competitive advantage
Date: 11/30/2022 11:00 a.m. New York
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


New Best Practices for Metro Networks in the 5G Era
Date: 12/1/2022 10:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m. London
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?


How Hybrid Supercapacitor Energy Storage Can Help Broadband Service Providers Improve Reliability, Reduce Costs and Achieve Sustainability Goals
Date: 12/1/2022 11:00 a.m. New York
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


Cable Next-Gen Business Services Digital Symposium
Date: 12/6/2022 11:00 a.m New York / 4:00 p.m London
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.


Overcoming 5G standalone delays to deliver new revenue
Date: 12/7/2022 11:00 a.m. New York
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


The Evolution of the Multi-Service Network Edge
Date: 12/7/2022 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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


How to sell cyber security to your subscribers
Date: 12/13/2022 11:00 am New York/ 4:00pm London
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


Pluggable Coherent Beyond the DCI Universe
Date: 12/13/2022 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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


Simplify your Multicloud Networking to Improve Business Agility and Reduce TCO
Date: 12/13/2022 1:00 p.m. New York
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


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Making Cable Smarter With AI, ML, Deep Learning and Automation
Date: 12/15/2022 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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.


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