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Upcoming Webinars
Monetizing Private 5G with Edge Computing
Date: 2/2/2022 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Tech Mahindra & Intel
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The webinar will mainly revolve around identifying key monetization approaches for 5G Powered Private Edge Networks and in understand commercial specifics that are associated with new software business models.

During this webinar, the challenges will be addressed and apart from main stage conversations, the panel will seek to highlight perspectives on private 5G and edge computing on the below themes:

  • How can CSPS & Vendors/SI complement existing growth Engines with new approaches around 5G edge Private networks
  • What challenges CSPs face with monetizing 5G Edge Networks
  • How can industry monetize using New Private Edge Platforms along with hyper-scalers?


Harnessing the Edge
Date: 2/3/2022 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Multiple Sponsors
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The edge has become the epicenter of strategic focus in the ICT sector, opening up new market opportunities across the ecosystem. To understand the industry, technology and application evolutions driving edge computing, along with critical issues such as the timeline of adoption and the anticipated ROI for the CSPs, Heavy Reading conducted a survey with 82 CSPs who have launched edge computing solutions or are planning to do so within 24 months.

We wanted to understand how CSPs are selecting the platforms and systems that power a highly distributed edge. What are the architectures that can support the compute, storage and latency requirements of enterprise customers in a differentiated and competitive manner without stressing the CSP's budget? What are the management tools, security implementations, automation solutions and partnering strategies that enable an agile and flexible CSP and can be replicated across the vast edge frontier?

Join us as we present the highlights of our survey in this webinar and discuss topics such as:

  • How communication service providers are working with hyperscalers to deploy MEC and minimize their own near-term risk
  • Which vertical industries are using MEC today
  • The timeline of impact for edge computing use cases


DCI and Metro Connections in the Coherent Pluggable Age
Date: 2/8/2022 11.00 a.m. New York / 4.00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Ciena
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In this Light Reading online two-day event, Heavy Reading optical analysts will lead a discussion among leading edge CSPs and network hardware and software suppliers to discuss the most significant trends driving optical networking in 2022 and beyond.

This session will be moderated by Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

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Technology Discontinuity in Long Haul and Subsea Optical Networks
Date: 2/8/2022 12:45 p.m. New York / 5:45 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Fujitsu
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In this Light Reading online two-day event, Heavy Reading optical analysts will lead a discussion among leading edge CSPs and network hardware and software suppliers to discuss the most significant trends driving optical networking in 2022 and beyond.

This session will be moderated by Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

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How to Target, Identify and Pre-Qualify Wireless Customers With Location Intelligence
Date: 2/9/2022 11:00 a.m New York / 4:00 p.m.London
Sponsors:
Korem
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Mobile wireless data traffic in the US hit another record high in 2020, topping 42 trillion megabytes. That represents a 208% increase since 2016, according to industry trade group CTIA. As a result, mobile network operators (MNOs) are prioritizing network densification, which will increase the capacity of their networks, helping them deliver the consistent, reliable and speedy service that 5G has promised. In addition, the new infrastructure law recently passed by the US Congress has allocated $65 billion for broadband access, especially in underserved areas.

However, funding and planning broadband deployments is just the first step. Now the objective is to prioritize network deployments (pre-provisioning) and target existing or prospective customers who could benefit from the new services. For this to be successful, large-scale pre-qualification of known and potential customer locations is required so that targeted marketing can be executed efficiently. In this webinar we will discuss fully or semi-automated pre-qualification steps to confirm customers' eligibility for a specific service or product.

We will demonstrate a step-by-step process that includes:

  • Pre-provisioning - where the equipment is already installed
  • Adding equipment on premises for existing clients, such as installing an antenna to boost the signal
  • Post-provisioning where adding antennas for a new business customer is required or where the network capacity could be exceeded.
  • This includes a comparison between different products, such as fiber vs fixed wireless.

In this webinar, you will learn how to...

  • Prioritize network deployments (pre-provisioning)
  • Target existing or prospective customers who may benefit from the new service
  • Perform large-scale pre-qualification of known customer locations


The Pluggable Optical Edge
Date: 2/10/2022 11.00 a.m. New York / 4.00 p.m. London
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In this Light Reading online two-day event, Heavy Reading optical analysts will lead a discussion among leading edge CSPs and network hardware and software suppliers to discuss the most significant trends driving optical networking in 2022 and beyond.

This session will be moderated by Simon Stanley, Analyst-at-Large, Heavy Reading.


Open Optical Networking and Disaggregation
Date: 2/10/2022 12:45 p.m. New York / 5:45 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Infinera
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In this Light Reading online two-day event, Heavy Reading optical analysts will lead a discussion among leading edge CSPs and network hardware and software suppliers to discuss the most significant trends driving optical networking in 2022 and beyond.

This session will be moderated by Simon Stanley, Analyst-at-Large, Heavy Reading.


The Future of the Cloud's Backbone: 800G High-Speed Ethernet
Date: 2/10/2022 1:00 p.m. New York
Sponsors:
Spirent
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Hyperscalers are driving a rapid evolution in the Ethernet backbones that underpin the cloud. An insatiable demand for bandwidth and performance has driven the industry to launch 400G and now 800G technology in close proximity.

Join Sameh Boujelbene, senior research director for Dell'Oro Group, and Aniket Khosla, vice president of Product Management for Spirent's Cloud & IP Business, as they examine the enablers for the latest Ethernet technologies and how early adopters are influencing the current state of play for the high-speed Ethernet market, to answer the multi-billion dollar question: Where are things going next?

This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • An overview of the latest Ethernet technologies
  • The state of the Ethernet market, key trends and drivers
  • Timeline for adoption of various speeds
  • Challenges for the latest Ethernet technologies, including electrical and optical considerations
  • Best practices for validating high-speed Ethernet to ensure performance


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Swimming Upstream: How to Boost Upstream Network Capacity
Date: 2/17/2022 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
VIAVI, Teleste Intercept
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Faced with upstream traffic surges of 30% or more because of COVID-19 lockdowns and other restrictions, cable operators have been scrambling to boost their upstream capacity to handle the pandemic's lingering impact on their HFC networks.

With the aid of vendors, operators are focusing on both short and long-term relief measures, such as splitting more fiber nodes; deploying lower-gain amplifiers; executing mid-splits and high-splits; extending plant spectrum to 1.8 GHz and beyond; and leveraging technologies and techniques like Profile Management Application (PMA), Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) and dynamic upstream configuration management to expand their upstream capacity.

In this session, we will delve into the various upstream expansion maneuvers, the challenges involved and the ways to overcome those hurdles.


Where Are Smart General Managers Placing their Bets to Fuel Growth? 2022 Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
Date: 2/24/2022 2:00 PM New York
Sponsors:
Calix
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Is 2022 the year you challenge the status quo to fuel growth? Is it the time you will set your broadband service apart from the competition? Are you primed to break into new markets? Calix partnered with Heavy Reading to hear from industry-leading general managers about their biggest challenges and opportunities—and created the State of the Service Provider study. This report gives insight into which initiatives leading service provider executives are investing in to transform their organizations and meet new subscriber demands.

In this webinar, we discuss the results of the survey and show insights into how general managers plan to:

  • Increase network capacity to satisfy the growing demands of your subscribers
  • Deliver a differentiated subscriber experience
  • Grow revenue and market share in new ways


Unlock the $3.8 Trillion 5G B2B Opportunity With Better CX in BSS
Date: 3/8/2022 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
Ericsson
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How do enterprises assess 5G’s value? It’s not according to speeds and feeds, but delivering quality, control and transparency. If CSPs want part of 5G’s expected $3.8 trillion payoff, they need a 5G-ready BSS that’s adaptable and scalable to new experiential demands. Understanding customer needs – and how CSPs should evolve the customer experience in BSS to empower both large and small enterprises – is the focus of this webinar.

Key topics include:

  • What enterprises want from 5G
  • Defining the 5G-ready BSS
  • The self-service imperative
  • How open APIs support new business models
  • Revealing the value of real-time insights


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: DAA Duo: Flexing Both MAC and PHY
Date: 3/17/2022 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Red Hat, VIAVI
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Following years of trials and tribulations, cable operators and vendors are increasingly rolling out distributed access architecture (DAA) technology to shift key functions and equipment from the cable headend to the HFC access network, thereby expanding the network's capacity to deliver new, more advanced services and operate more efficiently and effectively.

Now, thanks to CableLabs' new Flexible MAC Architecture (FMA) spec, industry technologists can freely choose among Remote PHY, Remote MAC/PHY, virtual CMTS and other DAA variants to meet their customer needs.

This webinar will explore the latest advances in FMA and other DAA tech standards, as well as look at where the industry stands with DAA trials and deployments now.


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Delivering IPTV in the Streaming Video Era
Date: 4/21/2022 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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With cord-cutting of traditional pay-TV services still running rampant, cable operators and other providers are increasingly adapting by switching to IP delivery of video content and embracing streaming video services. In particular, small and midsized operators are making the switch to slash video content acquisition and distribution costs and meet the ever-growing consumer demand for streaming services.

How are operators carrying out this move? What hurdles are they encountering? Which strategies are working so far?

In this session, we will probe for answers to these questions and more.


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Working With 5G and Wi-Fi 6
Date: 5/19/2022 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Red Hat
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Now that both 5G and Wi-Fi 6 are rolling out across the planet, cable operators have promising opportunities to use these two next-gen wireless technologies to broaden their reach and expand their service offerings. But both new wireless technologies present new technical, operational and competitive obstacles for operators and vendors accustomed to working in a wireline environment.

In this session, we will delve into those opportunities and obstacles and see how operators and vendors are working to incorporate 5G and Wi-Fi 6 into the cable HFC architecture and turn the two wireless platforms into the industry's latest gold mine.


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Pumping the Power of PON & Fiber
Date: 6/16/2022 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
VIAVI
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Although DOCSIS still has plenty of fuel left in the tank, PON has clearly emerged as a critical alternative transmission method for the cable industry as operators increasingly install more fiber lines in their HFC plant. Whether they are leveraging EPON, GPON, 10G EPON, XGS PON or some other PON flavor, cablecos and vendors are increasingly deploying some version of PON technology over fiber to expand their bandwidth capacity.

How much fiber are operators adding to their networks? Which PON versions are proving to be the most popular and why? How can operators and vendors mix and match PON and DOCSIS in their networks?

This webinar will tackle these questions and more.


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Prepping Cable's Networks for 10G
Date: 7/21/2022 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Teleste Intercept, VIAVI
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Facing the prospect of competition from 5G-enabled broadband services, the cable industry is ardently pursuing an ambitious 10G (as in 10 Gbps) initiative to develop its multi-gigabit broadband prowess over a mix of HFC, fiber and wireless networks. But, even with the release of CableLabs' new DOCSIS 4.0 spec last year, it's not clear that the industry is ready to make that next great leap to symmetrical 10 Gbps service.

What will it take for cable's HFC networks to get there? What hurdles must still be surmounted?

In this session, our team of technologists will evaluate the readiness, resilience and reliability of cable networks for 10G service.


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Closing the Rural Digital Divide
Date: 8/18/2022 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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With the US government now doling out $9.2 billion from the new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to spur broadband deployment in rural areas and much more aid likely on the way from President Biden's infrastructure bill, service providers of all kinds are now angling for a share of the large funding pie.

How much can cable operators, other providers and vendors leverage RDOF and other new federal funding programs to close the rural digital divide with fiber builds and fixed wireless? What kinds of systems are operators and vendors looking to build or expand? What are the biggest challenges they face in wiring rural america and how can they meet these challenges?

In this session, we will address these questions and more.


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Edge Computing: The Next Frontier
Date: 9/15/2022 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Red Hat
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Few things are hotter in today's tech world than edge computing, as companies of all shapes, sizes and stripes seek to bring powerful Internet functionality as close as possible to users at the tip of their service networks. Accordingly, cable operators and tech vendors are now exploring edge compute's potential as they aim to develop and deliver next-gen, low-latency connectivity services such as augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), cloud gaming, holographic video, light-field displays, smart homes, 5G mobile, autonomous vehicles, healthcare sensors, surveillance and facial recognition.

Where does cable stand in this pursuit? What challenges must still be overcome?

This session will examine cable's emerging edge compute strategy.


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Converging Wireline and Wireless Networks
Date: 10/20/2022 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Red Hat
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With the help of 5G mobile technology, fixed-wireless access (FWA) is rapidly emerging as a promising new platform for delivering broadband service to areas that can't be reached cost-effectively by copper, coax or fiber, as well as providing the backbone for 5G service. But combining wired and wireless networks and stacks to achieve true fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) is much more easily said than done.

In this session, leading cable and mobile technologists will discuss the promise of FWA and FMC to deliver broadband service, cut costs, attract new customers and generate fresh revenues, as well as the hurdles that still must be overcome to make them truly competitive.


SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Lowering Latency Levels
Date: 11/17/2022 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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With work-from-home collaboration tools emerging as critical during the pandemic and consumers increasingly using bandwidth-eating applications like video conferencing and multi-player online gaming, cable operators and vendors are looking to lower network latency levels to improve the quality-of-experience (QoE) for subscribers. As a result, cable technologists are now working hard on ways to do just that.

In this session, we will delve into CableLabs' new Low Latency DOCSIS specs and explore the technologies, techniques and tools that the industry is developing to measure, monitor and reduce latency, jitter, buffering and other network performance issues. We will review the progress that's been made so far and discuss what the future may hold.


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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