Webinar Archives for 5G
Rewriting the FTTx playbook with Open and Disaggregated approach
Date: 9/30/2020
Sterlite Technologies
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The demand for a software-defined, converged, last-mile access infrastructure has grown significantly in the last few years. Experts' point of view is that large scale adoption of software-defined FTTx will pave the way for 5G Fronthaul transformation, Large scale IoT adoption, and will establish the use cases for Edge Cloud deployments. To tackle unforeseen events like the current pandemic it's highly imperative for service providers to build a network that can scale on demand and are future-proof to a large extent.

In this webinar, STL will focus on how service providers can build a flexible network with open standardized interfaces and disaggregated architecture.

Key topics to be discussed are:

  • Need for broadband access transformation
  • The shift towards open and disaggregated architecture
  • The transformation from traditional FTTx to cloud-native, software-defined FTTx
  • Possible deployment and integration architectures

From Monetization to Engagement: What’s Missing from Your 5G Stack?
Date: 9/16/2020
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5G is already introducing new telco commercial and customer engagement opportunities by making ‘network on demand’ services possible. Operators looking to monetize new 5G services have also realized that legacy architecture is their single greatest constraint. These fragmented systems were designed to cater to a product-centric era and enforced rigid processes. Today’s 5G customers demand more seamless experiences that are accessible anytime and anywhere.

New industry-specific cloud solutions are empowering telcos to reimagine how they can innovate faster and deliver a step-change with digital-first customer engagement - from rapidly launching new offers, and simplifying customer ordering and onboarding, to charging and campaigning in real-time.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How industry cloud solutions deliver the speed, agility and adaptability that 5G will require
  • Why the evolution to an integrated IT and network architecture is critical for 5G success
  • How a catalog driven approach drives automation and 5G-ready commercial agility
  • Which emerging multi-party B2B2X models are pressing BSS transformation
  • How new API digital platforms are enabling rapid creation of new apps.

Improve Network Performance and Accelerate NFV Deployment
Date: 8/27/2020
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Service providers and enterprises are on the journey to transform their networks using NFV/SDN. As they progress along this path, many are adopting a cloud-native architecture while beginning to transition their networks to 5G. During this transition, companies are continuously challenged to maximize performance as they deploy NFVi on standards-based hardware.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Analyst view of 5G demands on successful NFVi deployment
  • How programmable acceleration can enhance the performance for 5G and NFVi
  • What SmartNICs are, and how they can be utilized across the network
  • How HCL’s NFV Acceleration software products for SmartNICs solution improve network performance while lowering your TCO by up to 35%

Putting the Geospatial in 5G
Date: 7/28/2020
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Within telecommunications, location matters more today than ever before. Next-gen communication networks made up of fiber and 5G technologies have geographic dependencies that are forcing the industry to re-think how they use GIS and mapping software. Location intelligence is becoming fundamental to delivering all types of communication services – mobile and fixed, residential and enterprise. Geospatial platforms are enabling digital transformation by providing location intelligence to the whole organization to support network planning, buildout, fulfillment and assurance. As the world leader in location technology, Esri provides the most advanced capabilities in the industry, helping organizations be first to market with their next-gen network services through geographic insights. Through this webinar in partnership with Light Reading, you'll learn how today's communication service providers are leveraging a complete GIS to meet their next-gen network goals.

Building the Road to the Network Edge: A Look at Container Innovation
Date: 7/22/2020
Red Hat
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With the promise of 5G creating opportunities for telecommunications providers to offer new, innovative applications and services to their customers, edge computing is quickly becoming the architecture of choice. With edge computing, service providers can help improve their customer's quality of experience by moving applications or content toward the lower edge tiers in the network hierarchy, providing a better user experience. 

In this webinar, we'll look at how innovation in container technology helps to deploy telco 5G workloads from the core to the very far edge of the network, leveraging all the benefits of a Kubernetes application platform.

Multi-Vendor 5G Core: Best-in-Breed Subscriber Data Management
Date: 7/21/2020
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The evolution from 4G to 5G leads to an architectural overhaul of the network, requiring operators to rethink how they manage data coming, going, and moving through the network. The introduction of a 5G core architecture also means that operators can use a multi-sourcing strategy to improve flexibility and cost-efficiency of their overall solution.

This webinar addresses key issues in the transition to cloud native 5G core, with a particular focus on data management in a multi-vendor environment.

This webinar will explore:

  • The benefits of a cloud native 5G core
  • How operators can avoid vendor lock-in, today and in the future
  • How to leverage a multi-vendor approach for robust 5G data management
  • Common interworking scenarios between 5G core and 4G core

Pioneering in 5G SA: Learnings From China’s Deployments
Date: 7/15/2020
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China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom have recently confirmed the imminent launch of 5G. In fact, Chinese operators are still expanding their 4G (5G NSA) networks, but these new virtual vEPCs need to run on the same cloud platform as 5G SA core. Obviously, China's 5G focus has generally turned to SA. ZTE is deeply involved in the construction of these SA networks and the upgrading of 4G network with its end-to-end SA solution which enables several new features, including network slicing and automation, Multi-Access Edge Computing, and Time-Sensitive Network. At present, Chinese operators are transforming these technical successes into financial ones. This webinar will also explore the various use cases that China has been deploying with 5G SA.

Key topics include:

  • The importance of Chinese mobile operators in the global context
  • Overall industry appetite for 5GSA
  • Benefits of 5G SA in practice: what for?
  • 5G SA in China, from plan to implementation

Building a DN-Oriented 5G Core
Date: 6/29/2020
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The global development of 5G is beyond expectation. By mid-April, 380 operators have invested in 5G networks, 73 of which have already commercially launched 5G services. 5G networks will not only enrich our lives with new experiences, but also become a key platform for innovation, bringing a multitude of opportunities to industries like smart port, smart grid, smart manufacturing, and others. At the same time, these new opportunities demand new network requirements, such as how to provide B2B customers with differentiated services and deterministic experiences.

This webinar will discuss:

  • What’s 5G Deterministic Networking (5GDN)? Why is the core network key to achieving 5GDN?
  • How is a DN-oriented 5G Core network built?
  • What successful cases can be replicated in the B2B industry applications based on 5G MEC?

Changing Consumer Behaviours are Accelerating the Need for 5G
Date: 6/25/2020
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The need for mobile communications and data services is greater than ever.

In this webinar, we discuss how the covid-19 pandemic is causing long-term changes in consumer behaviours and how these behaviours drive the demand for 5G. The latest insights from Ericsson Consumer Lab explains how. We also look at the latest trends on service packaging, demonstrating how service providers drive and capture the increasing consumer demand for mobile data services. We conclude with Ericsson´s view on Fixed Wireless Access, including market potential and key success factors to realize this important use case for 5G.

Key topics include:

  • Covid-19 pandemic drive long-term changes in consumer behaviours
  • Global statistics on service packaging and pricing models
  • How to capture the Fixed Wireless Access market potential

5G Network Strategies: Deploying and Securing Edge Clouds
Date: 6/18/2020
Red Hat
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To deliver consistent performance in 5G networks and to support low-latency, ultra-reliable services in particular, it is widely expected that operators will need edge cloud infrastructure. Hosting applications and content closer to the "user" can improve the service experience and enable high-performance applications that are impractical, inconsistent or not possible, using only large, centralized cloud infrastructure. Without question, this will require that CSPs turn up their security game.

Join this webinar and hear what respondents to Heavy Reading's 2020 5G Networks & Services Strategies Operator Survey think about edge deployment and edge security.

How to Evolve xHaul Networks for 5G
Date: 6/16/2020
Anritsu, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Infinera
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As operators move toward mass-market 5G deployments, planning the next-generation transport network is front and center on their minds, including fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul networks – collectively called "Xhaul transport." Delivering the greatest combination of scale and efficiency is essential for success, but how should operators move forward? In this special multi-sponsored webinar, Heavy Reading will present the newest findings from the 2020 global 5G transport operator survey. Heavy Reading will be joined by leading 5G experts from Anritsu, Ericsson, Fujitsu and Infinera to discuss implications of the findings and trade insights gleaned from real-world activities and deployment experiences.

Topics addressed in the webinar will include:

  • Transport upgrade plans and deployment timelines to support mass-market 5G rollouts
  • Viability and requirements for the IEEE's Time Sensitive Networking for fronthaul standard
  • 5G requirements for network-based timing and synchronization
  • Operator views on the role of microwave for 5G transport
  • How network testing will evolve to support new 5G requirements
  • How packetizing fronthaul can facilitate convergence of wireline and RAN transport

Fireside Chat: The InterGENerational Future of Your Network
Date: 6/4/2020
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As Communications Service Providers consider when and how to upgrade their networks and services to 5G, they are also grappling with how to maintain existing 3G and 4G networks that continue to support revenue-generating services. In this video fireside chat, Steve Legge, NetNumber COO, and Jim Hodges, Heavy Reading Chief Analyst, discuss the complexities of migrating legacy network monitoring and management to IT-based software-defined infrastructures, and debate the future of cloud-native networks.

5G Webinar: How to Automate and Scale 5G Deployments
Date: 5/14/2020
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With the COVID-19 pandemic altering our daily lives and social interactions, carriers are scrambling to cope with the new realities of social distancing and near-universal remote working, as well as the increasing likelihood of a major global recession.

As if all that weren't enough, the pandemic is also taking its toll on 5G technical readiness as governmental measures impact global supply chains and the normal work of standards bodies. For instance, 3GPP has already delayed its work on both the Rel-16 Stage 3 and Rel-17 standards by three months. In turn, these delays have consequences for the broader 5G ecosystem, with snowballing effects on the makers of 5G devices, network equipment manufacturers and carriers planning to deploy 5G SA.

With the pending global recession, carriers will also face the challenge of monetizing their 5G deployments at a time when consumers and businesses will undoubtedly be less willing or able to spend money.

Join us for this free webinar as we assess these issues with our panel of experts.

Key takeaways from this webinar include:

  • Update on carrier 5G rollouts
  • Current 5G outlook and short-term challenges
  • Mapping of 5G field deployment inefficiencies
  • How to safely automate, digitalize and scale 5G rollouts with cloud and analytics

Better Indoor Coverage, Better 5G Networks
Date: 5/14/2020
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In the 5G era, more than 70% of mobile broadband traffic and most innovative applications occur indoors. Therefore, the quality of indoor network coverage is a key factor for the 5G commercial success. Due to the introduction of high frequency bands and the higher requirements of new services on network experience and capacity, 5G indoor coverage faces new challenges.

Meanwhile, 5G also brings new opportunities for the indoor network. Indoor 5G networks can accelerate the intelligent and digital transformation in vertical industries such as smart manufacturing, smart hospital, and smart warehousing. In addition, investment in indoor 5G networks can bring new business opportunities for operators.

This webinar will explore:

  • The opportunities for indoor networks from both 2C and 2B aspects, and the business value for investment on indoor coverage
  • How to set up a new standard of indoor coverage to meet requirements from new services and applications
  • The challenges with 5G indoor coverage solutions: Why traditional solutions, like outdoor macro station or DAS, cannot efficiently support 5G indoor coverage
  • The vital shift from DAS to next generation indoor system: Digital Indoor System (DIS). The latest solution developments and market progress

With 5G here now, what’s next for the Internet of Things?
Date: 5/12/2020
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Today, we are only in the early phases of 5G deployment, yet we are already seeing unprecedented proliferation of technology adoption and consumer demand for 5G. While 3GPP Release 15 established a solid technology foundation and focused on enabling enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) use cases such as the smartphones, Release 16 and beyond, building upon this foundation, will expand into new applications across industries. To fully realize the 5G vision, we are working with the ecosystem to further evolve 5G with a focus of addressing the requirements of expanded IoT use cases. After all, 5G is an innovation platform for this decade that will deliver unified connectivity for virtually everything around us.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • Why AI, edge cloud computing, and 5G are essential for the IoT expansion in the information age
  • How 5G is poised to transform almost every industry and what new use cases 5G will bring
  • How 5G technology is evolving to meet a diverse set of IoT requirements
  • How Qualcomm is leading the industry to deliver on the 5G vision of connecting our world

Accelerate the Deployment of 4G/5G Virtualized Open RAN featuring WWT, Cisco and Altiostar
Date: 5/6/2020
World Wide Technology
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WWT, Cisco and Altiostar are working together to develop an open, cloud-based, virtualized Open RAN blueprint that will help service providers deploy high-performance networks, enable agile service delivery and reduce operational expenditures. The blueprint, validated in WWT's Advanced Technology Center, is an end-to-end turnkey solution that accelerates operators' time-to-revenue and offers a rapid 4G/5G upgrade path. Key aspects of this approach to be discussed in this webinar include:

  • Deliver secure end-to-end 4G/5G solutions and services to service providers
  • Maximize ROI on existing network infrastructure
  • Enable a new ecosystem of vendors, leveraging a cloud-based architecture
  • Future-proof architecture that creates a streamlined transition path to 5G

5G & FTTH Network Convergence - Impact on Physical Layer
Date: 4/29/2020
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Our consumption of data is growing relentlessly whether it is at home, in the office or on the move. Disruptive events like pandemics result in significant traffic burst overnight with a changing mix of type of data flows. With economic activity depending more then ever on the digital infrastructure, our investments in this fourth utility will accelerate. The high costs of building infrastructure and the mobile and fixed network functions smoothly intertwining drives operators to optimize investments to make the case work. In this webinar, we discuss the impact of the 5G and FTTH convergence on the physical layer of fibre networks.

This interactive session will provide details on the innovations:

  • What impact does 5G densification has on 5G infrastructure
  • What does physical convergence mean for the infrastructure requirements
  • Can this physical layer be monetized

Accelerate 5G for Business – What Actions Can CSPs Take?
Date: 4/28/2020
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5G is here and ready to power enterprises. Let’s start innovating.

Industry digitalization is happening today. With the potential to increase revenues by 35%, the digital transformation of industries opens a significant opportunity for communication service providers (CSPs) to leverage the benefits of 5G cellular technology and build new markets, outside the borders of traditional telecom. Enterprises around the world are open to engage with them as they seek solutions and services to enhance their digital maturity and competitiveness. However, the demands enterprises put on CSPs to cater for such transformations also reveal gaps in today’s capabilities, that must be addressed.

In this webinar, we will cover what leading service providers have identified as critical to develop their 5G enterprise business, and what steps to take to succeed in the new 5G marketplace. Key topics include:

  • The voice of 1100 enterprise IT decision-makers across industries and markets
  • Use case examples illustrating the characteristics of the 5G powered business
  • The most critical initial capabilities to succeed in the innovative 5G landscape
  • A stepwise approach to success: A practitioner´s guide to 5G for enterprises

5G Is Redefining Transport Networks – Are You on Board?
Date: 4/15/2020
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Whatever the level of speed, latency or throughput demanded, the transport network is the bedrock upon which 5G networks are being built – powering the movement of all that data across fiber optic connections. And all the new 5G requirements will have a direct impact on the transport network. From the core to the radio unit, 5G demands a tight link between all transport network resources – even more than in previous generations of network technology. Expectations are high that this unprecedented transformation of the transport network be done right. In this exclusive webinar, Colt Technology Services, EXFO and Light Reading will delve into the key 5G requirements that will affect the deployment of the technology, including:

  • More fiber links between access points and backhaul networks – and what this means for 5G transport
  • Higher bandwidth and new synchronization requirements
  • Preparing for lower latency, network slicing and edge computing
  • Potential impact of private cellular on backhaul connectivity
  • Faster and more efficient fronthaul connections (eCPRI)
  • More granularity in the distribution of network functions (CU, DU, RU)
  • Testing considerations to efficiently manage and maintain 5G rollouts and deliver the stringent QoS performance results
Join us for this webinar to learn more about the transport network's changing requirements as the race to 5G heats up.

Current Security Case Studies in 5G/IoT and MSSP
Date: 4/9/2020
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Join us as Travis Volk, Technical VP of Global Business Development and Carrier Sales at Radware, and Jim Hodges, Chief Analyst at Heavy Reading, discuss two current case studies in Tier 1 service providers looking at two things: a) state-of-the-art 5G/IoT protection; and b) becoming a managed security service provider (MSSP).

Attendees will learn about the new landscape and new threats associated with 5G/IoT and understand how one large carrier plans to combat those threats. In addition, attendees will understand the opportunity and business case behind service providers offering new managed security services for enterprise customers and how another large Tier 1 carrier is delivering those services. Finally, attendees will be introduced to additional resources available from Heavy Reading and Radware to better understand these two emerging security use cases.

Business Continuity and Enabling a Secure Mobile Workforce
Date: 3/30/2020
Palo Alto
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During this unprecedented time, ensuring the health & safety of your employees is critical. We realize that rapidly scaling remote work options to enable secure connectivity to SaaS, cloud, and data center applications is also top of mind for IT & Security leaders.

We have a number of solutions ready to go to help, all while maintaining your existing security posture. Join us online to learn more.

During this session:

  • we will walk through architecture and configuration options
  • share customer examples
  • answer questions about deployment and scalability

Security Agility – Case Studies and Key Learnings From 5G Deployments
Date: 3/25/2020
A10 Networks
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Your security infrastructure should be as agile as your mobile network.

Improving network and service agility has been top of mind for mobile operators as they have transitioned their network to 5G over the last year. At stake – new 5G service opportunities that depend on agility for more selective targeting and customization of network capabilities.

Network security is paramount to 5G success, yet increasing the agility of security infrastructure has been problematic for mobile operators that have often accumulated multiple legacy security solutions over several technology transitions. As traffic from 5G critical enterprise and consumer applications becomes increasingly mobile and demands higher levels of availability and protection, security agility will be key to operator success.

In this webinar, A10 Networks will describe security agility and key learnings from deployments with mobile network operators over the last year. It will include case study-based examples of operators that are moving their networks towards 5G, virtualized core and MEC architectures. Insights will be provided on:

  • Characteristics of security agility
  • Automation and elastic scalability that helps optimize investment per node (case study)
  • Improve DNS security without disrupting DNS service with DoH (case study)
  • Move to MEC: security agility for rapid roll out (case study)

Connectivity Is Dead: Long Live (Intelligent, Infinite, Cloud) Connectivity
Date: 3/18/2020
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Connectivity is no longer an interesting topic. Or is it? As the 5G era dawns, the potential use cases and impact of wireless/mobile connectivity have been attracting attention. Importantly, discussions focus not only on the value but also on the “profile” of connectivity. Indeed, new (mainly IT) concepts – including cloudification and open network architectures – are drastically changing the wireless/mobile industry.

Join Dr. Konstantinos Stavropoulos, solution marketing lead at EXFO, and Gabriel Brown, principal analyst at Heavy Reading, for an insightful discussion on 5G connectivity. In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The value of connectivity now and in the future, focusing on 5G
  • The main aspects of connectivity, from intelligence to (resource) infinity to cloud
  • The key network – domain and architecture-related – challenges for connectivity
  • The key business challenges for connectivity
  • Ways to make the most of connectivity in consumer/enterprise use cases

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