Upcoming Webinars
The Open, Automated & Programmable Transport Network
Date: 6/28/2022 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
Juniper, Fujitsu, Infinera and Ciena
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Advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and software defined networks are ushering in a new era for how service providers build and operate networks and now they generate revenue. But service provider automation strategies are incomplete if they do not include the transport network – including optical up through IP layers. Multiple vendors, protocols, domains, and network layers combined with a historical focus on proprietary technology all makes transport automation complex, but solutions are available to help CSPs accelerate network automation adoption and deliver the best experience to their customers.

In this special webinar, Heavy Reading will be joined by leading experts from Ciena, Fujitsu, Infinera, and Juniper to unveil key findings from Heavy Reading’s 2022 global transport network automation operator survey exploring the practical evolution of open, automated, and programmable transport networks.

Topics addressed will include:

  • Initial use cases for automation in the transport network
  • The role of public cloud in transport automation
  • Drivers and challenges in adopting open transport networks
  • Strategies for control and orchestration in multi-vendor transport
  • Timelines for disaggregated transport networks that include open line systems (OLS)
  • Managing multi-vendor networks with coherent pluggable optics

Telco Data Governance Strategies: Four Keys to Success
Date: 6/28/2022 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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Traditional data governance initiatives fail by focusing too heavily on policies, compliance and enforcement, which quickly lose business interest and support. This leaves data management and governance leaders having to continually make the case for data governance to secure business adoption.

Join Susan Pawlak, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, at Precisely, as she shares a lean, business-first data governance approach that connects key telco initiatives to governance capabilities. This webinar will share best practices from data-driven organizations worldwide that have successfully implemented a data governance program delivering long-term business value. In this session you will hear:

  • Why many data governance initiatives fail to thrive
  • How elements of a business-first approach increase the sustainability of your data initiatives
  • How to build consensus to increase adoption and collaboration

A deep dive in Sunrise’s 5G adventure: technology, business and collaboration
Date: 6/29/2022 10:00 AM British Summer Time
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Sunrise started deploying 5G in 2018 and launched its 5G service in the first half of 2019. So far, the Swiss telco is already providing 5G coverage to over 95% of the country’s population. Sunrise is aiming to set new standards of communication with its ultrafast 5G network. Through joint innovation with the vendor ecosystem, the company is also exploring various business cases like IoT and Wired to Wireless Transformation.

In this webinar, Remy Pascal, Principal Analyst at Omdia, will be speaking to Elmar Grasser, Chief Technology Officer of Sunrise, on how the company has been evolving to make all the innovations possible:

  • What strategies made Sunrise stand out in 5G development, both near term and long term?
  • Regarding the 5G evolution, is Sunrise ready to introduce the standalone architecture? And if yes, what is the key motivation and its plan to do that?
  • What are the typical consumer applications enabled by Sunrise’s 5G mobile service? Are clients willing to pay more for higher speeds?
  • On business services through 5G, is Sunrise targeting specific sectors or industries? And if yes, what are the key criteria?
  • Key feature of the Joint Innovation Center (JIC) and what has Sunrise achieved with it?

Private 5G & The Telco Opportunity: Lessons from Real-World Implementations
Date: 7/12/2022 10:00 a.m. New York
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Private 5G is set to augment Wi-Fi and bring new capabilities to enterprise wireless networks. But which kinds of organizations can benefit from private 5G? And what roles can telcos play in this market? HPE works with customers in practically every industry and in this webinar will share early experiences from private 5G deployments and how enterprises can benefit from this technology.

Among the topics covered in this webinar are:

  • The principal types of private 5G networks and the telco opportunity
  • Wi-Fi + 5G: where and how to deploy in combination
  • Management and operations: should enterprises care about slicing?
  • Industry case studies: what we did and what we learned

Driving AI & Automation in CSP Networks
Date: 7/12/2022 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
Tech Mahindra
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Primary network functions and operations are becoming more and more complex. To ensure better and more personalized services for end-users, most CSPs across the globe are investing in building competency in network analytics and artificial intelligence to create platforms and solutions that have the cognitive ability to obtain a deeper understanding of their network functions, and enable smart data-driven executions. But this road to human and machine collaboration requires more than just a technology implementation; it requires a methodological approach to co-create and enable such competencies.

Join the experts for a panel discussion as they seek to highlight perspectives on deploying AI & Automation in CSP networks: Topics to be addressed include:

  • How AI is becoming a core capability for CSPs
  • Steps on the road towards AI & Automation
  • The critical role AI & Automation will play in the future of network operations
  • Automation to autonomous networks

Scaling 5G to new frontiers with NR-Light
Date: 7/14/2022 11:00 a.m. New York
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5G is designed to serve an unprecedented range of capabilities with a single global standard. With enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive IoT (mIoT), and mission-critical IoT, the three pillars of 5G represent extremes in performance and associated complexity. For IoT services, NB-IoT and eMTC devices prioritize low power consumption and the lowest complexity for wide-area deployments (LPWA), while enhancing ultra-reliable, low-latency communication (eURLLC), along with time-sensitive networking (TSN), delivers the most stringent use case requirements. But there exists an opportunity to more efficiently address a broad range of mid-tier applications with capabilities ranging between these extremes.

In 5G NR Release 17, 3GPP introduced a new tier of reduced capability (RedCap) devices, also known as NR-Light. It is a new device platform that bridges the capability and complexity gap between the extremes in 5G today with an optimized design for mid-tier use cases. With the completion of the recent standards, NR-Light is set to efficiently expand the 5G universe to connect new frontiers.

Join the webinar to learn:

  • What NR-Light is and why it can herald the next wave of 5G expansion
  • How NR-Light is accelerating the growth of the connected intelligent edge
  • Why NR-Light is a suitable 5G migration path for mid-tier LTE devices

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
Teleste Intercept, Harmonic, Vecima, AXT
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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.

Creating the data giga plant with Vodafone and Google Cloud
Date: 7/28/2022 11:00 am New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Google Cloud
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Breaking down data silos has long been an issue for many large organizations and nowhere is it more prevalent than in the Telecommunications industry where organizations have grown organically and inorganically over decades.

Join us to learn how Vodafone and Google Cloud are working together to break down data silos to create standardization across business units and countries to enable high value business outcomes including:

  • Cloud migration challenges and opportunities
  • The Unified data approach - Ponds, Lakes and Oceans
  • Enabling an Open Ecosystem of Data/Analytics Use cases
  • Program outcomes, lessons learned and future outlook

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: 9/14/2022 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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: 10/19/2022 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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: 11/16/2022 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
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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