Upcoming Webinars
Where next for care in the Connected Home?
Date: 7/14/2020 10:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m. London
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The vision for a connected home has become very real over the past few months. As we have moved work, entertainment, health and social activities online, digital devices and services have found an essential role in our homes. It has also reinforced the importance of a reliable in-home network for powering a diverse ecosystem of technologies.

However, the recent gains for the connected home risk being reversed as customers grapple with new technologies and related issues. This has increased demand for operator support and exposed cracks in the connected home experience.

This webinar, moderated by Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick, asks

  • What are the most innovative operators doing to boost customer engagement with their connected home offerings?
  • Where are customers struggling with the new technologies in their homes?

Pioneering in 5G SA: Learnings From China’s Deployments
Date: 7/15/2020 5:00 a.m. New York / 10:00 a.m. London
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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

Securing Next-Gen Streaming Video
Date: 7/15/2020 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Irdeto, Synamedia
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This streaming video digital seminar will include industry experts from across the video spectrum who will tackle critical security issues and more including:

  • How can OTT providers safeguard their precious video streams?
  • What new technologies are vendors developing and deploying to keep prying eyes away from streaming content?
  • How can content and service providers tackle the sensitive issue of password-sharing?


12:00 pm: Opening Remarks: Alan Breznick, Light Reading
12:05 pm: Keynote: Jason Thibeault, Executive Director, Streaming Video Alliance
12:10 pm: Keynote: Tony Gunnarsson, Principal Analyst, Pay-TV & OTT Video, Omdia
12:25 pm: Platinum Sponsor Keynote: Peter Cossack, VP, Cybersecurity Services, Irdeto
12:35 pm: Fireside Chat: Steven Hawley, Founder & Managing Director, Piracy Monitor
12:50 pm: Group Panel Discussion:
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
Peter Cossack, VP, Cybersecurity Services, Irdeto
Kei Foo, Director of Advanced Video Engineering, Charter Communications
Filip Paun, Security Architect, Netflix
Steve Epstein, Head of Innovation and Distinguished Engineer, Synamedia

SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: 10G vs. 5G
Date: 7/16/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
VIAVI, Nokia, Corning
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Over the last couple of years, cable operators have embraced mobile as a key part of their product bundles. In the U.S., for instance, Comcast, Charter and Altice have all launched MVNOs with either Verizon or Sprint/T-Mobile. But now, with the rollout of fifth-generation wireless technology, the big question is whether cablecos can use their bold 10 Gigabit broadband initiative to trump or leverage 5G or will lose out to telcos harnessing the technology to deliver competitive services. In this session, we will focus on the opportunities and challenges that 5G presents for the cable industry as it pursues its 10G ambitions.

Multi-Vendor 5G Core: Best-in-Breed Subscriber Data Management
Date: 7/21/2020 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
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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

Building the road to the network edge: a look at container innovation
Date: 7/22/2020 11:00 a.m.New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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.

Putting the Geospatial in 5G
Date: 7/28/2020 11:00 a.m.New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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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.

Get 5G Ready Today and Modernize Your OSS/BSS With Cloud-Native IT
Date: 7/29/2020 1:00 a.m. New York/ 1:00 p.m. Singapore
Red Hat Asia
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The telecoms industry is at an inflection point. Webscale providers like Amazon, Netflix and Facebook have found tremendous success in the industry and are now threatening to overtake telcos as the majority market share holder in the telecoms industry. To preserve and gain market share and prepare for the arrival of 5G networks, CSPs need to invest in modernizing systems in the OSS and BSS domains.

By embracing cloud-native and open source IT, CSPs can gain the agility and scalability needed to support 5G services and business models, while also creating an environment that is prime for innovation, enabling CSPs to compete head-to-head with the webscale players.

This webinar explores the different facets of IT modernization for CSPs in the digital and 5G era with a focus on cloud-native technologies including microservices, open source and DevOps.

Edge Computing Digital Symposium
Date: 7/29/2020 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Juniper, HPE, World Wide Technology, Equinix, A10 Networks
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Session One

Edge Is the New Cloud
Date: 07/29/20
Platinum Sponsor: Juniper Networks
Gold Sponsor: Equinix

Moderated by Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst, Cloud Infrastructure & Edge Computing, Heavy Reading

Data flight from enterprise networks to the cloud continues. Omdia research shows over 80% of corporate traffic will be handled in the cloud in 2023. But where is the cloud? Will our enterprise data traffic be generated in our increasing number of branch and home offices and then traverse the continent to cloud server farms only to hairpin back and update a database ten miles from where it originated? Current trends in the market suggest not. Conversations around the multi-cloud spanning nations and continents, while important, are being overtaken by discussions surrounding the edge cloud.

How will we keep traffic off of the network, lower network latency, improve security and application response time and enable our data to be acted on immediately and locally? In this Edge Computing Symposium, we examine how the edge computing will reverse the outgoing tide of data and give rise to information architectures designed not around the network or the cloud but around data. We will discuss topics such as:

  • The data-designed network and the shifts in technology that will enable it
  • The continued flood of devices onto the network and what this means to edge computing
  • How analytics and automation are critical edge enablers
  • The additional functionality needed at the edge to transform it to the edge cloud
  • Industries and use cases benefiting from edge computing today
  • How microservices and cloud-native networking will usher in the edge cloud

Session Two

The 5G Network and Edge Computing - an Unbreakable Link
Date: 07/29/20
Platinum Sponsor: HPE
Gold Sponsor: A10 Networks

Moderated by Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst, Cloud Infrastructure & Edge Computing, Heavy Reading

The number of connected devices, worldwide, will reach 40 billion by 2005, according to Omdia research. Over the course of this decade, the number of cell sites in the world will increase by an order of magnitude as 5G rolls out. This growth in number of devices and cell sites is the perfect storm for services providers set with the task of planning, deploying, managing, troubleshooting and securing the 5G network. Service providers know that the success of this expanding and ever-shifting network, and the data it carries, is largely dependent on how much management, automation and intelligence can be pushed to the edge.

In this Edge Computing Symposium, we will examine how the success of 5G is dependent on the success of edge computing. We will address the automation and management of the 5G network along with the role of edge computing in monetizing the 5G network. Discussion topics will include:

  • How the evolution to a cloud-native RAN will be enabled by edge computing (and vice-versa)
  • With Cloud-RAN and Distributed-RAN, where is the edge in a 5G network and what are its attributes?
  • How can service providers monetize the 5G network with edge-enabled applications?
  • How do service providers plan to minimize the attack surface and secure our highly distributed 5G environment?

Accelerating 5G monetization – is network slicing key?
Date: 7/30/2020 2:00 P.M. Singapore
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5G promises to unleash a wide array of new use cases, services and business models. Learn how mobile service providers can leverage 5G network slicing to drive innovation through differentiated services, transforming 5G networks into an agile monetization platform. This webinar will address:

  • 5G monetization market overview and trends – who’s doing what?
  • Priority use cases – where’s the money?
  • Lessons learned from Amdocs-Mavenir network slicing POC with Tier-1 operator
  • Main challenges in managing the lifecycle of network slice-based services and offerings
  • What does the optimal path to 5G network slicing monetization look like?

Offload Hyperscale DDoS Attacks to SmartNICs: Powerful and Agile Deployment for 5G Security
Date: 7/30/2020 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
F5, Intel
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As service providers shift to cloud/NFV architectures to roll out 5G and edge compute infrastructure, new generations of hyperscale DDoS threats will emerge. DDoS attacks are increasing in size, complexity and severity to further exploit new cloud-based technological shifts, and service providers demand virtual security solutions to offer equally flexible and robust defenses.

Leveraging Intel FPGA PAC N3000 and F5's extensive DDoS and FPGA expertise, F5's BIG-IP VE for SmartNICs solution is capable of withstanding DDoS attacks up to 300 times greater in magnitude than a comparable software-only solution, ensuring cloud networks are adequately protected against the next generation of DDoS threats, whether it's for ten or 150 FPGA units.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How DDoS attacks might evolve in a 5G world
  • What SmartNICs are, and how they can be utilized across the network
  • How F5's BIG-IP VE for SmartNICs solution secures your 5G network against over 100 types of complex DDoS attacks while boosting DDoS performance by up to 300 times

Asia Tech Digital Symposium - Day 1
Date: 8/3/2020 Monday 11:00 PM ET / Tuesday 11:00 AM Singapore
Ciena, Huawei, ZTE
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Session One

5G Race: The Scorecard
Date: 08/04/20 @ 11:00 A.M. SGT

Speaker: Nicole McCormick, Practice Leader, Omdia

Taking stock of 5G, one of the biggest technology transitions in telecom history. More than a year since its commercial debut, operators are making progress in enhanced mobile broadband and video streaming and cloud gaming apps. This session examines the 5G successes to date, and the leaders and followers across the region. Which operators and which markets are the frontrunners? What are the pricing models? What is driving adoption: price, handset upgrade, new services? What are new deployment models, eg, network sharing?

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM BREAK

Session Two

The Cloud Telco
Date 08/04/20 @ 1:00 A.M. SGT
Platinum Sponsor: Huawei

Speaker: Adeline Phua, Principal Analyst, WAN Transformation, Omdia

The transformation of the traditional telco network into a highly flexible and scalable software-driven infrastructure is accelerating. Yet while cloud-based, virtualized networks promise lower operating costs and greater flexibility, but to get there telcos need to pick their way through issues of vendor choice and compatibility, as well as prepare for new competitive challenges with big cloud players entering the market.

Asia Tech Digital Symposium - Day 2
Date: 8/5/2020 Wednesday 11:00 PM ET / Thursday 11:00 AM Singapore
Ciena, Huawei, ZTE
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Session One

5G Transport for Digital Enterprises
Date: 08/04/20 @ 11:00 A.M. SGT

Speaker: Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

Operators are in the process of defining their long-term transport architectures to support the 5G rollout towards different industry verticals such as media, healthcare, government, construction, retail, transport, logistics, and manufacturing. 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 from Telco’s enterprise customers will have a direct impact on the transport network. The session will look at use cases, business models and the role of transport network for digital enterprise in the 5G era.

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM BREAK

Session Two

Taking 5G to the Home
Date 08/04/20 @ 1:00 A.M. SGT
Platinum Sponsor: Huawei

Speaker: Stephen Myers, Analyst, Principal Consultant, Omdia

5G’s bandwidth and capacity bring it into the frame to provide high-speed home broadband in locations where fixed-line technologies cannot deliver. The session examines existing use cases, including rural, regional, developing and niche urban markets.

SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Closing the GAP on GAP
Date: 8/20/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Antronix, Intel
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Under an evolving SCTE/ISBE standard known as the Generic Access Platform (GAP), cable technologists are now working on a fiber-optic node initiative that will standardize the node housings and the interfaces for various service modules that can be plugged into the node like Lego bricks. Rather than having to deploy or rip down discrete, proprietary nodes from various vendors for FTTP, DOCSIS 3.1, WiFi, 5G, wireless backhaul and so on, cable operators could instead snap in one standardized node housing or discard the modules as needed.

This webinar will look at the emerging GAP standard, the promise that the modular node initiative offers, the initial use cases for it and the hurdles that still must be overcome.

SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Getting Ready for DOCSIS 4.0
Date: 9/17/2020 11:00 a.m New York./4:00 p.m.London
Antronix, Red Hat, Corning, Teleste
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Now that DOCSIS 3.1 is almost universally deployed, cable technologists are rolling up their sleeves again to craft yet another next-gen version of DOCSIS. Known as DOCSIS 4.0, this emerging set of specs will incorporate the features of both Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) and Extended Spectrum DOCSIS (ESD), giving cable operators two different but complementary options for expanding their bandwidth capacity and delivering symmetrical speeds of 25 Gbps or more to broadband subscribers. In this session, we will delve into the details of DOCSIS 4.0, review the status of the emerging specs, discuss upcoming tests and trials and explore what the new specs will enable.
SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Virtualizing the Cable Access Network
Date: 10/22/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Amphenol, Red Hat, Harmonic & Intel
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Following a relatively late start, the cable industry is now staking out its own turf in the network virtualization space. Led by such major MSOs as Comcast, Liberty Global and Cox, cable operators and their technology partners are particularly moving ahead with the virtualization of the cable access network to meet growing bandwidth demands, boost service delivery and performance, slash operating costs and bring new products, services and features to market much faster. But much more work remains to be done. This webinar will assess cable's latest virtualization efforts, examine the early deployments and trials, explore what's working and what's not and look at where cable goes next.
SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Testing the Next-Gen Cable Network
Date: 11/19/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Harmonic, Red Hat & VIAVI
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Cable technologists love to expound about the potential of DOCSIS 4.0, Distributed Access Architecture (DAA), Fiber Deep, network virtualization and the like. But, even as cable operators and their tech partners push ahead with HFC network upgrades and deployments of new technologies, they are also running into fresh challenges testing, monitoring and maintaining those next-gen networks. In this session, we will look at the core functions of measuring, monitoring and testing the next-gen cable network and see where those methods and techniques stand.
SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Dreaming of Streaming Video
Date: 12/10/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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Led by Apple, Disney, NBCUniversal and AT&T, some of the world’s largest media companies are now entering the booming streaming video space. For both pay-TV providers and legacy OTT video providers, this is making the video market even riskier and messier than before. But for cable, there may also be a silver lining here because of the potential opportunities that the increasingly crowded streaming space could provide. This webinar will explore the new avenues that may open up for the industry and the new ways that cable operators can reinvent their old pay-TV business models by playing in the streaming video market.
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