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Security Services for Service Providers: It's Easier Than You Think
Date: 7/16/2019 12:00 p.m New York / 5:00 p.m London
Cisco Umbrella
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Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are reeling from cyber attacks such as malware and phishing. And, SMBs often have a good relationship with their service provider (SP) and rely on the SP for high quality Internet and mobile connectivity. These two realities combine to create a lucrative SP opportunity.

Cisco Umbrella is cloud security platform that provides the first line of defense against threats on the Internet. SPs can quickly and simply enhance their connectivity services with robust security for a value-add revenue source. Cisco Umbrella requires minimal investment and is simple to explain, deploy and manage. It just works, helping the SP keep costs down and margins up.

Learn how Cisco Umbrella can help you protect your customers with value-add security and grow your revenue.

Digital Operations: Rise of a New Species?
Date: 7/17/2019 11.00 a.m. New York / 4.00 p.m. London
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Industry 4.0 presents a $2 trillion opportunity for communications service providers (CSPs). To realize this opportunity, networks need to mutate into a new type of highly reactive, highly reliable and high-quality business platform, ready to on-board new digital services. In an increasingly complex environment, the digital evolution of operations – supported by AI and automation – is key to efficiently deliver the highest-quality standard and deliver the best experience. In this webinar, we will present real examples of how CSPs are benefiting from digital operations.

Key topics include:

  • The future of network and service operations
  • How AI and automation can improve efficiency and quality
  • Real case studies showing how CSPs are transforming their operations

SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar: Bracing for the 5G Era
Date: 7/18/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
SCTE, Red Hat, Netscout
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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.

Connectivity for the Edge Computing Era
Date: 7/18/2019 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
Infinera, Corsite, Arista, Fujitsu
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Do You Really Understand Your Subscriber Usage Patterns? Analytics to the Rescue!
Date: 7/23/2019 12.00 p.m New York / 5.00 p.m London
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Globally, mobile data traffic grew around 60% last year and is expected to grow by a factor of four between 2018 and 2022. So how can operators leverage these massive amounts of data to their benefit?

With analytics, operators can leverage all that data to develop new business models that go beyond traditional connectivity. When harnessed effectively, analytics delivers new customer insights that help operators make smarter business decisions, reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies. Operators have only just begun to scratch the surface in terms of the lucrative business opportunities that data analytics presents.

In this webinar we will explore how big data analytics enables operators to proactively respond to changing network and market dynamics, such as:

  • Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) and IMS network and subscriber performance metrics to discover end-to-end interoperability problems
  • Improving/Enabling self-care and reducing call-center contact
  • Identifying subscribers who have the potential to churn or move to a competitor
  • Distinguishing network, application and device issues associated with poor subscriber experience
  • Helping to optimize investment decisions for broadband, voice and IoT

Taming the IT Infrastructure Monster in 5G Networks
Date: 7/24/2019 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
HPE and Intel
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As communications service providers (CSPs) begin deploying 5G, they will leverage Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) where software is disaggregated from hardware. However, NFV implies a shift in end-to-end validation responsibility from equipment vendors to system integrators or CSPs themselves. CSPs will therefore incur new risks for the end-to-end solution as elements are acquired and integrated independently. The extensive use of IT infrastructure and the 5G network architecture also makes the networks more vulnerable from a security standpoint.

In this webinar, we’ll first look at 5G network adoption, use cases, requirements and deployment challenges:

  • 5G adoption, major use cases, network slicing
  • 5G network cloud characteristics, technical requirements, business requirements
  • Risk in-sourcing, management and operation complexity, security, evolving standards, IT lifecycles

We’ll then focus on the ways in which these challenges can be addressed:

  • Secure infrastructure
  • Cloud consumption models to reduce CAPEX
  • Investment protection to avoid vendor lock-in
  • Risk mitigation using pre-validated software and hardware stacks
  • Standards-based infrastructure
  • Faster introduction of IT innovations to reduce OPEX

By attending this webinar, participants will walk away with a greater understanding of how they can manage their 5G infrastructure costs while keeping their networks secure.

Delivering on the Promise of Segment Routing with SRover6, SRv6 and SRv6+
Date: 7/30/2019 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 pm London
Juniper Networks
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Segment Routing (SR) was introduced to the market just a few years ago with a promise that it would simplify network transport by seamlessly interworking with IPv6, reduce complexity by moving state information from the network to the packet, and provide an end-to-end transport architecture that spans multiple network domains.

Adoption of SR is growing, but will SR deliver on its promise? In this webinar we will explore the state of SR today; what is working, what’s not, and perhaps more importantly, what is the industry doing to ensure broad, reliable adoption at scale for this promising new technology. Please join representatives from Heavy Reading and Juniper Networks as we discuss:

  • How SR-MPLS (SRover6), SRv6, and SRv6+ are enabling end-to-end network deployment
  • SRv6+ and why we need it
  • The use of a centralized controller for SR Traffic Engineering
  • How a centralized SR controller simplifies SR management across multiple network domains

Deploying Next Generation Passive Optical Networks
Date: 8/15/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
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
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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
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
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
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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