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Network Data Monetization: Let AI Help You Get There Faster
Date: 4/23/2019 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
Sterlite Technologies
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The global digital ecosystem is being re-defined around emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, blockchain, etc. These ecosystems add new dimensions to the increasing volume, speed and nature of data capture and advanced analytics capabilities. To get an edge, leading telcos are heavily investing in analytics engines and capabilities to get structured customer insights. This will help them to improve their core business by offering more targeted products and services and hence elevating the end customer experience. To delve deeper into this, join us for an informative webinar where Shrirang Bapat, CTO - Software Business, Sterlite Tech will explain:

  • How data has always been there … but now telcos are ready to capitalize on the opportunity.
  • Why networks will continue to play a pivotal role in the digital ecosystem … and CSPs will continue to build, manage and run the networks.
  • How data is not the “new oil”, rather it is the real world Vibranium and can be put to use in multiple ways.
  • How network data helps you better understand your customer and can be leveraged to offer more customer-centric solutions.
  • How AI-ML can be put to use to accelerate the Data Monetization Process.

Telco Cloud: Drive Innovation, Success, and Profitability in the 5G Era
Date: 4/25/2019 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
VMware
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Digital transformation is the new imperative. CSPs worldwide are on a journey to cloudify their networks by leveraging software-defined platforms that provide agility and efficiency, streamline operations, expand revenue opportunities, and support advanced technologies like 5G and network functions virtualization (NFV).

This webinar will discuss new service opportunities enabled by VMware’s Telco Cloud and provide guidance on the operational enhancements that service providers must take in order to implement a cloud-based service model and manage the complexity of multi-cloud environments. Our panelists will walk you through their vision for a modern and unified Telco Cloud to support your network transformation. In addition, you will learn how to:

  • Build out the next generation core network to support technologies like 5G
  • Deliver new services, such as SD-WAN, faster with a lower TCO
  • Simplify and automate network monitoring to enhance agility and reduce MTTR
  • Future proof your operations and business model

Meeting the 5G XHaul Challenge
Date: 4/26/2019 10:00 am New York / 3:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Ericsson, Fujitsu, Juniper, Viavi
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Enhanced mobile broadband, massive machine-type communications, and ultra-reliable and ultra-low latency communications are the primary use cases that define 5G. While most of the industry focuses on 5G NR, the transport network has a critical role to play in 5G by providing the fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul infrastructure – collectively known as “xhaul” – that will enable these new use cases and applications economically and at scale.

In this special, multi-sponsored Light Reading webinar, top 5G experts from Ericsson, Fujitsu, Juniper, and VIAVI Solutions will discuss exactly what operators need to do to architect, build/upgrade, and maintain their xhaul transport networks to support massive 5G deployments -- including the roles of fiber, DWDM, microwave, switching/routing, and network testing.

Topics addressed in the webinar will include:

  • Operator bandwidth requirements in fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul segments and the impacts on the transport network
  • Why and how should operators implement network slicing in their transport networks?
  • Transport and synchronization SLAs and network testing methods
  • WDM-based fronthaul versus Ethernet-based fronthaul
  • The impact of open operation in the RAN via the ORAN Alliance

Key Considerations for 5G Security Strategy
Date: 4/26/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
Juniper Networks
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5G promises to be a game changer. It is not just about faster, but also about enabling a diverse new set of services and vertical use cases, including the support of IoT. Security is fundamental to the successful delivery of 5G networks and services.

This heterogeneity of applications and scale of 5G communication will be challenging to balance the efficiency and accuracy of security management and policy control. In addition, the use of edge computing, virtualization, CUPS and network slicing creates new attack vectors that service providers need to consider.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • What’s new and different from 4G to 5G?
  • What are the security implications from evolving to 5G and IoT? What needs to change?
  • What service providers need to consider when planning for 5G security strategy

The Fiber Foundation of 5G Networks
Date: 5/1/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
EXFO
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5G is the buzz. Everyone involved in the large telecommunications ecosystem is developing, trialing, promising and dreaming about 5G networks. While this technology comes with great promises and applications, we seldom hear about the underlying physical network that will have to transport the data to the 5G radios. That’s right, the optical fiber network that has been installed and optimized for other applications (e.g., FTTx, Remote PHY) will now need to reach deeper with possibly more stringent requirements. What does 5G really mean for the network’s fiber foundation? What are the challenges and pitfalls to avoid? How can you make sure your fiber foundation is ready for the next generation of wireless communications?

Join this webinar and you will learn:

  • Which fiber architectures will support 5G?
  • What are the new challenges to consider when deploying fiber for 5G networks?
  • What will be the main testing criteria for each part of the 5G optical network?

IoT Monetization – BSS Essentials for CSPs
Date: 5/2/2019 12:00 pm New York / 5:00 pm London
Sponsors:
CSG
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Every forecast for the IoT indicates a trillion dollar industry within a few years. CSPs are set to get a share of that revenue through device connectivity. But there is a far greater opportunity beckoning - providing monetization capabilities to the broader IoT ecosystem. This in turn has implications for CSPs as they expand their relationships into new verticals and business models.

This webinar will discuss the impacts to BSS systems and the essential monetization capabilities CSPs can put in place today to manage their 2020 and beyond revenue streams. We will cover:

  • Managing the diversity of offerings with IoT-centric catalogues
  • Deploying rich charging capabilities that match pricing to cost profiles
  • Managing the partner ecosystem through standards and automation
  • Exploiting cloud first technologies and the implications of 5G

How to deliver robust automation in time for 5G
Date: 5/2/2019 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Spirent
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As early 5G deployments get underway, leading CSPs are issuing an urgent call to the industry to collaborate to deliver robust automation for 5G. This call comes on the back of years of virtualization hype that has yet to fully live up to expectations and ongoing fragmentation in open source automation platform adoption. It’s a moment of truth for the industry that has led to questions of whether automation efforts will be mature enough to enable dynamic 5G networks to live up to their promise. The good news is that pragmatic approaches to getting started with automation are gaining traction and specific use cases such as network slice activation offer low-hanging fruit for CSPs – and the industry – to achieve early automation wins.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • The state of 5G, cloud-native and automation technology
  • Challenges to deploying automation: will it be ready for 5G?
  • Low-hanging fruit tier-1 CSPs are targeting for automation
  • The role of automated assurance for 5G
  • Network slice activation automation use case

Enable New Revenues with Cloud Gaming
Date: 5/7/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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The distribution of video games currently still depends on physical and downloadable models however, the gaming industry is set to follow the evolution of the music and movie industries and move to an unlimited streaming model. This development is still in its early stages and, enabled by technologies such as 5G, will create new revenue opportunities for telcos as the technical challenges are overcome.

Imagine being able to choose from a library of games (including AAA premium titles) on any connected device (rather than just a dedicated hardware console) by paying a monthly subscription (rather than buying new consoles and games).

Carriers can dramatically lower the cost and eliminate the complexity of rolling out branded gaming-as-a-service offerings to their customers. This could be as disruptive in gaming as streaming has been in other entertainment markets. New technologies, such as the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor (Kaby Lake G) and Intel embedded SSDs, will help telecom carriers to overcome those challenges.

Intel and Artesyn are working with cloud gaming content providers and wireless operators to make streamed gaming a reality. During this webinar we will review the latest cloud gaming developments and explain how telcos can now offer their subscribers a cloud gaming service under their own brand to monetize the investment in their 5G and FTTH network infrastructure.

The Impact of Full Duplex DOCSIS on Cable Networks
Date: 5/16/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
SCTE, Red Hat, Antronix
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Now that most larger North American MSOs are wrapping up their rollouts of DOCSIS 3.1, it’s time to prepare for rolling out the next DOCSIS spec – Full Duplex DOCSIS. But that’s easier said than done because Full Duplex requires operators to extend fiber much deeper into their access networks and eliminate all amplifiers. What kind of impact will Full Duplex have on the HFC network? How can operators cope? Our experts will tackle these issues and more.

Adopting Cloud Computing
Date: 6/20/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
SCTE
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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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