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Upcoming Webinars
How to Cut Your BSS Costs by up to 80% With Public Cloud
Date: 10/22/2019 9:00 a.m New York./2:00 p.m.London
Sponsors:
Optiva
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This webinar will explain how communication service providers (CSPs) can save up to 80% of their total cost of ownership of Business Support Systems by deploying on the public cloud. Moderated by Heavy Reading’s Senior Analyst, James Crawshaw, with guests from Optiva and Google Cloud, this webinar will address the most common objections that telecom CTIOs have about moving their critical business applications to the public cloud. The presenters will share the positive, real-world results of CSPs that are successfully migrating to the public cloud.

  • Are you concerned about data security and privacy in public cloud?
  • Do you know why you can’t replicate the benefits of public cloud with private cloud (or your own data center)?
  • Do you know how your industry peers have achieved massive savings by moving their IT stack to public cloud?

Join us for this webinar to get answers to those questions and learn how your organization can become a market leader by embracing public cloud.

Programmable FTTx: Readiness for a Virtualized Access Network
Date: 10/22/2019 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
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. The experts' point of view is that this technology adoption will pave the way for 5G fronthaul transformation, large-scale IoT adoption, and will establish the use cases for edge cloud deployments.

But how far has the technology matured?

Has the software-enabled access network moved beyond the experimentation cycle and reached any stage of production readiness?

Is it ready to take forward and used for paving the way for a massive agile network transformation at the last mile?

This webinar deals with these questions and more. As a leader in data networking solutions, STL has engineered a programmable FTTx solution portfolio, teamed up with ecosystem partners and validated the suitability of the technology to field environments. The observations and insights gathered in the course of engineering the solution, hardening it and subjecting it to field trials will be the key topics of the webinar discussion.

Microsoft Azure ONAP-based NFV and SD-WAN solution
Date: 10/23/2019 10:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Amdocs
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SES has teamed with Amdocs to operationalize the first ONAP-based NFV and SD-WAN solution. This solution running on the public cloud utilizes an open, standards-based network automation and service orchestration platform. In this session, Amdocs, SES and Microsoft will share with the audience how a network automation and service orchestration platform, together with Microsoft Azure cloud, are used for scalable, automated delivery of intelligent network services.

What’s happening at the Edge
Date: 10/23/2019 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
HPE and Intel
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Edge computing is becoming a critical part of the virtualized infrastructure for wireless and wireline communications. However, it is not clear yet what software and hardware platforms will be most important for network operators and solution providers. Edge computing platforms will cover a wide range of server performance and may need to support extended temperature operation and harsh environments. In this webinar, we focus on providing a deeper understanding of network operator's requirements for edge computing and the software and hardware solutions that can best meet their needs. The webinar will draw on the results of an exclusive survey conducted by Heavy Reading during August and September 2019.

Key topics include:

  • 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

IoT, 5G, Security, and RoI
Date: 10/29/2019 11:00 a.m. New York/ 3:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Radware
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Service providers (SPs) are now well into the process of addressing the intricacies associated with successfully supporting IoT and 5G services in a cloud environment. And one major challenge is coming to terms with the additional security challenges the cloud introduces.

While these security challenges may at times seem overwhelming, 5G and IoT cybersecurity is not simply an additional operational cost, it also represents a business opportunity/competitive differentiator that can be integrated throughout the overall architecture. As a result, SPs can realize a profitable revenue stream that is built upon offering value-added security services on top of their already entrenched connectivity services important to verticals, such as education, healthcare and financial services, among others.

In order to assist SPs with their roll-out security services, Heavy Reading, in collaboration with Radware, recently developed a modeling tool designed to quantify the financial and Return on Investment (ROI) fundamentals of IoT security services.

This webinar will present the key findings from this collaboration, including presenting an overview of the model, as well as presenting deployment scenarios that validate the value proposition of IoT security services.

The Road to a Secure 5G: How Secure Are We Today?
Date: 10/30/2019 10 p.m. EST (Thursday, Oct 31st - 8 a.m. India, 11 a.m. Singapore, 1 p.m. Brisbane)
Sponsors:
Palo Alto
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FTTx Mantra – Building Next-Generation Scalable Access Networks
Date: 10/31/2019 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
Sterlite Technologies
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In a bid to create multi-gigabit-capable access networks, operators across the globe are looking to build converged data networks that are scalable, resilient and can support multiple use-cases for both wired and wireless connectivity. However, creating such a service-oriented-network requires detailing out several considerations, including required network characteristics, architecture considerations, overlaying technologies and desired service parameters. In this webinar, we aim to discuss the practical challenges faced while designing and deploying gigabit-enabled access networks and best practices which allow CSPs to address them in the most effective manner, thereby bringing efficiencies across network capex and opex.

Be 5G Ready With Next-Gen Programmable Radio
Date: 11/5/2019 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
Sterlite Technologies
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5G drives a wealth of applications, from IoT to telemedicine. It's not just about latency; bandwidth is key to massively expanding the scale and availability of these applications.

The new age network architecture is shaping up to meet imminent demands on the scalable networks that need more bandwidth and app-driven functions. This, along with capex/opex reduction for service providers, is driving new age SDN/NFV-centric 5G architecture.

STL is at the forefront of driving key 5G innovations to disaggregate and program the 4G/5G ecosystem. The new ecosystem entails disaggregation across RU, DU, CU, vBBU, RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller), EPC, 5G, Orchestration and OSS/BSS.

How to Produce Live 8K 360-Degree Media Events
Date: 11/6/2019 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Intel
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Not too long ago, services like live 4k/8k video and AR/VR media were seen as futuristic capabilities, reserved only for next-gen trials or proof-of-concept designs by top cloud and communications service providers. But now these types of media have become a reality. We have moved rapidly from passive viewing of content to active, intelligent visual experiences. This transformation to what's known as the visual cloud calls for the use of advanced cloud-native technologies to boost video compression efficiency, manage network resources, offer real-time analytics and deliver more engaging content experiences.

Join Akamai, Iconic Engine, Intel and TiledMedia to learn how to deliver end-to-end 8k 360 Live VR using commercial off-the-shelf components, as well as discuss the new medium's business impact and transformative potential for transmitting live events.

Security Orchestration and Automation for Telcos
Date: 11/7/2019 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
Nokia
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The potential for dynamic configurations in 5G requires new, dynamic and flexible security architectures. 5G network slices must be appropriately secured for different use cases, and as a result, telcos must focus on measurable security management and assurance. The webinar introduces new security strategies, architectures and practical use cases to transform security operations to be orchestrated & automated by using machine learning, multi-dimensional analytics and threat intelligence in order to drive rapid and predictive responses to threats.

Our live webinar highlights following operational sections:

  • Constantly measure your security posture and risk levels,
  • Control and limit access to key operational systems and assets,
  • Detecting threats earlier with data analytics and machine learning,
  • Rapid response to minimize the impact of cyber attacks
Transport Technologies & Testing Strategies for 5G Deployment
Date: 11/13/2019 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
VIAVI Solutions
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Service providers pioneering 5G network rollouts are pushing the limits of transport networks and fiber infrastructure that was designed for earlier technologies. As high-bandwidth, low-latency applications such as IoT, connected cars and virtual presence become mainstream, operators will need strategies and tools to ensure that their front-, mid- and backhaul networks can stand up to the stringent new requirements 5G brings. Join Heavy Reading analyst Sterling Perrin and VIAVI thought leaders Reza Vaez-Ghaemi and Kashif Hussain to discover key considerations for preparing and testing transport networks for 5G.

Key Topics Include:

  • 5G Ecosystem Requirements
  • Transport (Back-, mid- and fronthaul)
  • Testing for Transport Applications
  • Timing and Sync Technologies
  • Timing and Sync Testing

Securing the Cable Network
Date: 11/14/2019 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 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.

The Edge Gets Real: Data Center Automation for Telco and Cloud Service Providers
Date: 11/20/2019 12 p.m. New York/ 5:00 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.

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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