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White Paper: Visualize, Optimize and Automate with Intent-Based Network Optimization Tools
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1/22/2020  | 
New intent-based network optimization tools like Cisco Crosswork Optimization Engine make it possible to monitor network behavior, visualize the topology, see segment routing policies, and optimize the network based on criteria you specify.
White Paper: Cisco 8000 Series Routers: Trustworthy Hardware Designed to Protect Against Threats and Attacks
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1/22/2020  | 
The Cisco 8000 Series Router (8000 Series) is the foundational routing device to support the next evolution of the Internet, and Cisco has addressed security throughout the entire development cycle of the product.
White Paper: Automate Your Certification Process to Onboard in Hours, not Days
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1/22/2020  | 
Today, it takes a long time for to certify, test, and bring new devices on board. By introducing automation into your certification process, the time it takes to bring hardware and software online can be reduced to hours instead of days.
White Paper: Automate Your Certification Process to Onboard in Hours, not Days
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1/22/2020  | 
Today, it takes a long time for to certify, test, and bring new devices on board. By introducing automation into your certification process, the time it takes to bring hardware and software online can be reduced to hours instead of days.
White Paper: The Cisco 8000 Series Routers: A Breakthrough in Routing
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1/22/2020  | 
Cisco introduces a breakthrough in routing with the Cisco 8000 Series Routing platform. A router that can anchor networks for a decade or more for vast scale for 400 G connections and up to 259 Tb/s., from predictable OpEx rather than CapEx.
Research Study Results: Service Providers save 50-70% in costs with Automation and Orchestration
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1/22/2020  | 
Say goodbye to customer coding and service disruptions. Service Providers who use Automation and Orchestration are significantly reducing costs.
White Paper: Cisco Network Services Orchestrator: The Bridge to Automation
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1/22/2020  | 
Cisco® NSO serves as a bridge between application or service owners and infrastructure owners, letting each team operate in its native environment, yet still collaborate effectively together - valuable as part of any automation initiative.
White Paper: IOS XR7: The New Operating System that is Thin, Fit and Modern
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1/22/2020  | 
Meet IOS XR7. The newest version of one of the most widely deployed operating systems in the world. IOS XR7 is thin, fit and modern to provide the simplicity, power and trust you need in an operating system today.
Integrated Photonics Revolutionize Data Center Interconnects
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1/22/2020  | 
Download this paper to learn about three key trends in data center interconnect technologies.
Data Center Interconnects Reach 400G Speeds - New Standards Adopt Coherent Optical Technology for DCIs
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1/22/2020  | 
Download this paper to learn about three key trends in data center interconnect technologies.
Coherent Optical Transforms Data Center Interconnects - Integrated photonics and new standards drive next-generation DCI
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1/22/2020  | 
Download this paper to learn about new developments in integrated photonics technology and standards, allowing coherent optical technology to be more cost-efficient in data center interconnects.
Segment Routing Tutorial Videos
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1/16/2020  | 
This report documents and helps improve the interoperability of commercial solutions for communication service provider(CSP) transport networks.
Day One: Configuring Segment Routing with Junos
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1/16/2020  | 
Blog – SR-What You Need To Know
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1/16/2020  | 
Will Segment Routing Deliver on Its Promise?
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1/16/2020  | 
In this white paper, Heavy Reading explores the state of SR today: What is working and what’s not? What is the industry doing to ensure broad, reliable adoption at scale for this promising new technology?
Global update on 5G spectrum
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1/16/2020  | 
Spectrum is the mother’s milk for wireless communication. Mobile operators and service providers around the world are starting to deploy their new 5G networks; however, each region is making varied progress opening up new spectrum for 5G. This presentation provides an update of the global spectrum landscape for 5G.
A first look at 3GPP Rel-17 and beyond
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1/16/2020  | 
The scope of the third release of 5G standards — 3GPP Rel-17 — is now formally defined. These new projects will build upon the Release 15 and 16 technology foundation as well as expand the reach of 5G in terms of new services, deployments, and spectrum bands. This presentation provides an overview of 3GPP Rel-17 that will take us another step closer to delivering on the 5G vision.
What’s in the future of 5G
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1/16/2020  | 
We’re at the beginning of the 5G era, and there is a rich roadmap of new 5G technologies coming in 3GPP Release 16, 17, and beyond. Not only do we expect 5G mobile experiences to get even better, but the continued 5G technology evolution will also expand mobile connectivity into many new services and industries. This presentation outlines Qualcomm’s vision of our 5G future.
The Race to 5G
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1/15/2020  | 
This ebook will help you better understand some of the technical considerations behind 5G deployment, how you can use intelligent automation to drive operational efficiency, and why real-time visibility is more important than ever for success in the field.
Maximizing value from 5G through effective network planning and optimization
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1/15/2020  | 
This report provides insights on the challenges CSPs should expect to face with the planning and optimization of 5G networks. It also highlights solutions that CSPs can adopt to address these challenges and best practices CSPs should consider when migrating their networks to 5G.
eBook: SD WAN: The New Landscape for Networking
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1/14/2020  | 
Frost & Sullivan Webinar: Managed Versus DIY SD WAN
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1/14/2020  | 
[NEW] Upcoming Webinar Jan 23 2020 - The Edge Gets Real: Data Center Automation for Telco and Cloud Service Providers
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1/13/2020  | 
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.
Use Case: Sprint Automates 50 Business Processes within 6 Months
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1/8/2020  | 
Learn how Sprint automated 50 business processes within 6 months leveraging intelligent automation.
Blue Planet Inventory transforms operations at a major CSP
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1/7/2020  | 
This Appledore Research case study looks at how Blue Planet Inventory has transformed operations at a major CSP and enabled massive operational efficiency improvement and the introduction of new SD-WAN products.
Holistic Automation: The Dynamic Inventory Cornerstone
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1/7/2020  | 
Service providers are on the path to digital transformation. Getting to that desired state, however, is no small feat when their networks continue to evolve and change over time. This paper looks at the critical role unified, dynamic inventory plays in driving automation, orchestration, analytics, and agility in service delivery and assurance across physical and virtualized networks.
Inventory in Virtualized, Software-enabled Networks
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1/7/2020  | 
In this paper, Appledore Research considers the importance of inventory’s role today for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), and what that role will be tomorrow. Today’s inventory systems have become too passive, manually intensive, and reactive to accommodate services comprising truly dynamic and changeable resources. This paper explores why an evolved, dynamic inventory will play a key role in enabling CSPs to transform operations and reap the full rewards of software-based networks.
Whitepaper: Overcoming the 5G Challenges of Monitoring, Assurance, and Automation
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1/2/2020  | 
This Heavy Reading paper examines the key assurance challenges operators anticipate for 5G, the monitoring capabilities they will need, and their top priorities for the automation of service assurance.
Article: 5G is Coming; Do You Have the Critical Visibility You Need to Assure Your Network?
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1/2/2020  | 
5G is coming. In fact, it may have already arrived in your network with lab testing, early field trial, or initial rollout in the US, Asia, Europe, or elsewhere. But do you have the tools that provide visibility to 5G, for interoperation and lab testing, to monitor and troubleshoot your 5G networks?
Infographic: Smart Visibility From Here to 5G
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1/2/2020  | 
End-to-end Smart Visibility Without Borders, including Cloud RAN (C-RAN), Virtualize Core, and Edge Cloud Computing with NETSCOUT’s carrier-grade monitoring solution that is designed for the cloud.
Datasheet: Visibility Without Borders
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1/2/2020  | 
Carrier service providers (CSPs) need a single, real-time view into these connections. NETSCOUT® software monitoring solution is designed for the cloud, is vendor agnostic and offers true Visibility Without Borders..
SD-Wan Strategies Survey Report
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1/2/2020  | 
Light Reading/Heavy Reading and MEF are excited to share the results of our second annual joint global SD-WAN services survey. Thanks to MEF and our industry sponsors, we can deliver the full results to the industry to help network operators make the best decisions for their own SD-WAN strategies moving forward.
Fight Churn & Grow Revenue
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1/1/2020  | 
Ebook: Making 5G Work
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12/13/2019  | 
Learn how to accelerate 5G designs, ace conformance testing, ensure carrier acceptance, and reduce manufacturing test times and costs.
Satellite Synchronization is Critical to 5G Mobile Cellular Network Operation
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12/13/2019  | 
Synchronization in carrier networks isn’t new but the demands of 5G are bringing new attention to it. 5G changes the game and more radios and antennas installed to support increases the potential for signal interference. This paper illustrates and explains the changes needed and how to avoid synchronization interference.
Maximizing the Value of Edge Cloud
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11/26/2019  | 
In this Heavy Reading white paper, learn about the opportunities the edge cloud represents for service providers.
White Paper: Case Study – Duocast Ramps up Network Recovery Times to Safeguard Quality of Service
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11/26/2019  | 
This white paper is to provide insights and analysis on how the MX204 Universal Routing Platform, EX4300 Enterprise Switch and Junos Fusion Provider Edge helped addressing the concerns and achieved outstanding business results for the CSP customer.
Research Summary: Enterprise Network Automation and beyond
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11/20/2019  | 
EMA decided to launch a new research project that explores advanced approaches to enterprise network automation. This report is the result of that study.
451 Research Business Impact Brief: Formulating an agile integration strategy in the hybrid cloud era
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11/20/2019  | 
EMA decided to launch a new research project that explores advanced approaches to enterprise network automation. This report is the result of that study.
Finding Flexibility with Microservices, Containers, and Runtimes: How to capture the benefits of Microservice design
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11/20/2019  | 
An introduction to the Forrester analyst report: How to Capture the Benefits of Microservice Design
451 Research Business Impact Brief: Formulating an agile integration strategy in the hybrid cloud era
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11/20/2019  | 
EMA decided to launch a new research project that explores advanced approaches to enterprise network automation. This report is the result of that study.
Tomorrow’s Agile Operations
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11/18/2019  | 
This Appledore whitepaper shows how various operations functions fit together and how you can reduce the frequency of “re-invention”, by re-using both software and experience.
Four Big Questions Around Network and Service Operations in 5G Era
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11/18/2019  | 
In this e-book, we gathered perspective from top Nokia experts on how service providers can evolve their operations for 5G while controlling costs, ensuring quality and security, and gaining competitive agility.
Video Interview: How Intelligent Automation Drives Results in Telecom
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11/15/2019  | 
Intelligent Automation Demo
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11/15/2019  | 
RPA – Robotic Process Automation Industry Analyst Report
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11/15/2019  | 
Webinar: Intelligent Automation for Telecom
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11/15/2019  | 
The Need for a Single Version of "Data Truth” in Next-generation Networks
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11/12/2019  | 
This paper sets out a picture, supported by proprietary research findings and analyst views, of the current and future network and service assurance requirements for communication service providers (CSPs). Additionally, it discusses the urgency for having a federated, clean, future-proof view of network and service inventories to underpin these requirements. Finally, it provides an overview of how EXFO has embraced these challenges and is delivering unique and valuable solutions to address them.
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