Upcoming Webinars
Enhance Subscriber Growth with a Modern Approach to Network Planning
Date: 6/13/2023 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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Effective network planning plays a critical role in ensuring that subscribers stay connected, engaged, and satisfied with their service. When you think about deploying networks in today’s modern world, location is a more important part of the decision-making process than ever.

As a telecom provider, you need to know where your subscribers want to connect to the network. That means understanding their patterns of work, play, and travel. You need to understand how individuals and populations move between different areas at different times. This will inform your decisions about network planning, allowing you to build capacity in locations that optimize your network for success.

Maximizing the impact of location-based context is the most efficient and cost-effective way to ensure your systems are ready to meet the demands of next-generation network planning. CSPs that prioritize this investment early on are destined to prevail, as they will be able to enhance subscriber retention and consistently deliver the high-quality service that consumers expect.

Join this webinar to learn how to:

  • Achieve superior network quality and inform the network planning process with trusted data enrichment and spatial analytics solutions
  • Unlock new subscribers, even when they are located within multi-dwelling or multi-tenant units
  • Leverage location data to enhance subscriber acquisition and retention

How do We Capture the 6G Experience?
Date: 6/14/2023 10:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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A study jointly released by InterDigital and Omdia revealed the need for new quality of "personal” experience (QoPE) metrics to measure the success of 6G-enabled services. Based on research from Carnegie Mellon University’s Human Computer Interaction Institute and a variety of industry interviews, the study reveals that future 6G services will be capable of engaging our spectrum of human senses and unlock more fully immersive cyber-physical experiences. 6G will shift the focus of wireless value creation from traditional connectivity to enabling personalized experiences that can be delivered anywhere, requiring new metrics to appreciate this new potential. The future may pose unique challenges for telecom operators and industry at large unless the 6G opportunity is fully understood.

This webinar will feature expert perspectives from academia, research, and industry; each representing a critical pillar with expertise to help define and quantify the quality of new sensory-enhanced experiences enabled by 6G. The discussion will include Omdia analyst and report author Camille Mendler, InterDigital’s Director of Technology Strategy Donald Butts, and Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Human-Computer Interaction (MCHI) Program Director Skip Shelly.

The Power of Wholesale Order Automation: How New Advancements in Intercarrier Commerce Can Transform Your Business.
Date: 6/14/2023 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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High-speed connectivity is critical for today’s economy. However, ordering wholesale broadband and transport services between Communications Service Providers (CSPs) remains a slow, outdated process. Despite legacy system investments, CSPs are still limited by their use of siloed tools which makes adopting new business models difficult. CSPs must transform to compete in today’s digital economy.

This must-attend webinar is for those involved in the ordering and delivery of broadband and transport services between Service Providers. Hear from Industry experts on how CSPs are gaining a competitive advantage through automation and the adoption of industry standards.

Other topics to be addressed include:

  • How APIs are shaping the way for digital transformation
  • The financial and customer benefits of automating intercarrier commerce
  • How to leverage transformation to drive innovation and growth
  • Buy versus Build analysis and the role of Managed Services
SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Cranking Up the Upstream
Date: 6/15/2023 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Teleste, Vecima. ATX
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Following decades of focusing mainly on expanding their downstream spectrum, cable operators are now seeking to increase their upstream capacity to handle the heavier loads on their networks caused by wvideo conferencing, online gaming, work-from-home and other bandwidth-intensive applications during the pandemic. Operators are pursuing both short and long-term strategies, especially spectrum mid-splits and high-splits, to boost their upstream capacity without sacrificing downstream space.

This webinar will examine the leading upstream expansion options, the hurdles involved in carrying them out and the ways to overcome those hurdles.

5G standalone for breakout growth and efficiency
Date: 6/20/2023 10:30 a.m. Indian Standard Time / 6:00 a.m. London
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With 5G non-standalone deployments now well underway, some service providers are embracing 5G standalone while others are taking a more cautious approach. The move to 5G standalone and its cloud architecture opens the door to new vendors and interfaces, new security vulnerabilities, and a constant stream of new releases that require service providers to adopt more nimble continuous integration, delivery, and testing (CI/CD/CT) practices. Many providers have entrenched silos and workflows and don’t have all the critical skills needed for this transformation.

The good news is that early trailblazers are proving that with a strong CI/CD/CT foundation, 5G standalone has the potential to become an engine of both breakout growth and efficiency. Join our team of experts, Omdia Chief Analyst, Camille Mendler, Spirent Head of Strategy, Steve Douglas, and Spirent Director of Technical Development for India, Kishore Kumar, as they explain how partners with cloud, automation, and security expertise can complement service providers’ in-house expertise to rapidly adopt CI/CD/CT and unlock the potential of 5G standalone for new revenue and new savings.

The webinar will cover the following topics

  • The challenges 5G standalone’s cloud architecture brings with a focus on security & deployment
  • What a cloud-native 5G core release calendar looks like and why the move to CI/CD/CT is essential
  • The need for automation across the lab-to-live lifecycle
  • Best practices and lessons learned from early 5G standalone deployments

Optimizing Network Experience: Best Practices in IP Network Security
Date: 6/20/2023 9:00 a.m New York / 2:00 p.m London / 3:00 p.m. CET
Ciena & Liberty Global
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The internet is foundational to everyday personal and business life. Disruptions caused by routing incidents can degrade user experience, cut off access to vital services and cause reputational harm to businesses.

In this roundtable, we will discuss the critical role of IP network security in the delivery of reliable and resilient internet connectivity to your customers.

This webinar will examine the leading upstream expansion options, the hurdles involved in carrying them out and the ways to overcome those hurdles.

Who Should Attend
Service Providers, ISPs, MNOs, Fixed Operators, Telcos, Cable Operators and more.

Key Topics for Discussion

  • The importance of routing protocols and standards (BGP routing, MANRS, RPKI) for your IP network security.
  • What simple network hygiene steps you need to take to keep your network secure?
  • What expertise and experience you should look for when choosing your IP transit provider?
  • Answers to audience questions during Q&A

Cable Next-Gen Europe Digital Symposium
Date: 6/21/2023 12:00 PM British Summer Time
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Returning for the sixth consecutive year, Cable Next-Gen Europe is a three-hour digital event that will examine how European cable operators, fiber providers, and other broadband players are positioning themselves for the future by developing and deploying next-gen access technologies.

Specifically, the symposium will focus on the European broadband industry’s latest moves with DCOSIS 3.1, DOCSIS 4.0, fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP), XCS-PON, Distributed Access Architecture (DAA), spectrum mid-splits and high-splits, network virtualization, Wi-Fi 6, green power, and other new technologies, platforms, and services.

Session 1: All Quiet on the Western Front?

Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 12:00 PM British Summer Time

In this session, we will explore the industry’s network upgrade options and strategies and assess the pros and cons of each one.

Session 2: The European Tech Outlook

Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 1:45 PM British Summer Time

In this session, cable technologists will discuss how the HFC architecture is evolving to meet the demands of a new age.

Next-Gen PON Digital Symposium
Date: 6/22/2023 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
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A three-hour digital symposium focusing on the development, deployment and delivery of advanced PON technologies by service providers and their technology partners across the globe. Specifically, this new Light Reading digital event will look at the opportunities, challenges, technical parameters and market dynamics of XGS-PON, 25G PON and 50G PON as fiber buildouts continue to soar and broadband competition continue to heat up

Session 1: What's Next for Next-Gen PON?

Thursday, June 22, 2023, 11:00 AM EDT

This panel will look at the pros and cons of the next versions of PON coming down the pike. Our team of experts will compare and contrast XGS-PON, 25G PON and 50G PON and explore the roadmap for the technology’s further development.

Session 2: PONdering the Broadband Market

Thursday, June 22, 2023, 12:45 PM EDT

The new, more advanced versions of PON will obviously boost broadband speeds even higher for both residential and commercial users. But what else will the next-gen PON variants deliver and enable? What new services and capabilities can we expect to emerge and how will they be deployed? This panel will look at the cornucopia of possibilities.

5G Network Analytics and Automation Operator Survey 2023 Results and Update
Date: 6/27/2023 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Fujitsu, NETSCOUT, Spirent
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5G cloud-native technology and disaggregation introduce agility, scale, and flexibility to the network to support new services but present complex challenges for mobile operators. Advanced analytics and automation systems are fundamental to operators to provide real-time service management, operational insights, and to support lifecycle changes. The 5G RAN and 5G core analytics and automation ecosystem is diverse and evolving rapidly.

This webinar presents the key findings and analysis from the Heavy Reading 5G Network Analytics and Automation Survey conducted in May 2023. Among the topics to be discussed include:

  • Which services are driving 5G analytics and automation solutions?
  • Operator priorities and strategies for automation
  • The use of AI/ML technology within analytic and automation solutions, e.g., RAN optimization, end-to-end service delivery, closed-loop control, etc.
  • Priorities for selecting and assembling 5G monitoring and assurance
  • The role of analytics and assurance to support security detection and vulnerability mitigation

Optimizing Processes with Edge Computing: Trends and Best Practices
Date: 7/11/2023 11:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
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In today's competitive manufacturing environment, optimizing production processes is critical to maintaining a competitive edge. Edge computing, which involves processing data closer to the source of generation, can provide the real-time insights needed to improve operational efficiency, reduce downtime, and increase product quality. Join our expert panel as we discuss the latest trends and best practices for leveraging edge computing in the manufacturing sector.

  • Benefits of Edge Computing: Discover the advantages of implementing edge computing in manufacturing, including enhanced efficiency, reduced latency, improved reliability, and increased scalability.
  • Real-Time Insights for Optimization: Understand how real-time insights from edge computing can optimize manufacturing processes, such as predictive maintenance, quality control, supply chain optimization, and asset tracking.
  • Current Trends: Stay updated with the latest trends and advancements in edge computing for manufacturing, including emerging technologies and industry best practices.
  • Best Practices for Implementation: Gain practical guidance on implementing edge computing solutions in manufacturing, covering infrastructure, security, data governance, and system integration.

SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Enabling Coherent Optics in the Access Network
Date: 7/20/2023 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Vecima Networks
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Led by CableLabs, cable technologists are bringing coherent detection to the cable access network to boost the efficiency and capacity of existing fiber links. Based on CableLabs’ 100G Point-to-Point (P2P) Coherent Optics specification, optical vendors have developed cutting-edge optical aggregation nodes and coherent termination devices to provide symmetrical 100 Gbps capacity per wavelength on fiber optics in the access network. These high-capacity optical links can aggregate traffic for nodes in a distributed access architecture; wireless backhaul; data centers and enterprises. With cable operators deploying P2P coherent optics out to the nodes today, the next set of specifications, for 100G Coherent PON (CPON), are being developed to apply coherent optics to both infrastructure and fiber-to-the-home use cases.

How much difference will all this make? What work must still be done? When might 100G CPON products be available? This webinar will delve into these issues and more.

SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Tackling the Digital Divide
Date: 8/17/2023 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Intel, Teleste, Vecima
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With tens of billions of dollars in government subsidies now available to build new broadband networks in unnerved and underserved areas, cable operators and rival providers are lining up for grants to build new fiber, HFC and wireless networks and help close the Digital Divide. But, even with those public subsidies in place, that task is much easier said than done because of the equipment, labor, materials, contractors, regulatory, energy costs and other hurdles they face. How are cablecos and their vendor partners tackling these issues? What types of networks are they planning and building?

This webinar will delve into these issues and more.

SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Ramping Up for DOCSIS 4.0
Date: 9/14/2023 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Red Hat, Technetix, Teleste, Vecima
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The DOCSIS 4.0 era is drawing ever nearer as such leading MSOs as Comcast, Charter, Cox, Vodafone Germany, Liberty Global and others continue to test the twin flavors of the next-gen spec in their labs and leading vendors continue to develop the amplifiers, taps, nodes, modems and other gear to support them. Where does the industry stand with both Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) and Extended Spectrum DOCSIS (ESD) now? When will pilot and commercial deployments begin?

In this session, we review the latest tech and field trials, equipment development progress and spectrum upgrade plans.

SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Fighting Fiber with Fiber
Date: 10/19/2023 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Vecima Networks
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Even as they prep for DOCSIS 4.0 and other HFC plant upgrades, cable operators are rapidly installing more fiber lines to expand bandwidth capacity, offer faster data speeds, launch new services, slash operating costs and compete with fiber-happy rivals like AT&T and Verizon. Yet, even as they invest more heavily in fiber, cablecos face critical questions about their upgrade strategies, their timing and the costs involved.

This webinar will explore cable's embrace of fiber builds, the opportunities that more fiber enables and the deployment, testing, operational and other challenges that it presents for the industry.

SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Priming the Pump for Next-Gen PON
Date: 11/16/2023 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Vecima Networks
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While the cable industry maintains its love affair with DOCSIS, it is increasingly finding room in its heart for PON as well. As operators add more fiber lines to their legacy HFC plant, or in some cases even overbuild their old plant with fiber networks, they are turning more and more to GPON, EPON and XGS-PON technology to expand their bandwidth capacity and deliver faster data speeds and other more advanced services. How is cable's evolution to fiber and next-gen versions of PON going? What speed bumps is the industry hitting? How can cablecos mix and match DOCSIS and PON services?

This webinar will address these questions and more.

SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Going to 10G & Beyond
Date: 12/14/2023 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Intel, Red Hat, Technetix, Vecima
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As another busy year of technology development winds down, the cable industry is now starting to deliver on its promise to offer multi-gig speeds to subscribers over its legacy HFC network. Leading MSOs like Comcast and Altice USA are rolling our 2 Gig and faster service, lab and field trials of both flavors of DOCSIS 4.0 are moving forward and vendors are developing the relevant equipment and software to support the higher speeds and greater bandwidth demands. What comes next in the 10G evolution? What will the new year bring for cable's 10G quest? What challenges must still be overcome?

In this year-end session, we will look at where cable stands nearly five years into the 10G era.

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