Open vRAN is still in its early development stage, but it has already shown the potential to change mobile operators’ relationships with their vendors and expectations for network performance. This webinar discusses operators’ concerns with this new approach to building their radio access networks and what the future RAN could look like as the market matures.
In this session you will learn:
More than ever, communication service providers (CSPs) must find ways to holistically combine disparate data sets into data that can be utilized to unlock new market growth opportunities.
This webinar will share the analytics requirements to achieve this goal focusing on how TELUS, a Canadian CSP, met this requirement through the creation of an interactive dashboard-based market-sizing tool to grow subscribers and optimize network builds.
Working with OmniSci, the pioneer in accelerated analytics, TELUS built an interactive map for all of TELUS's communities, along with competitor speed information, wHSIA coverage layers, competitor cell sites, LTE coverage layers, household reference data, copper qualification, fiber eligibility and marketable base.
Topics to be addressed in this webinar include:
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:
As of August 2020, COVID-19 has been confirmed as the cause of death of over 800,000 people globally, with the death toll still climbing – and the devastation is not limited to the death count. Many millions of have been afflicted directly by COVID-19 and have been ravished by the toll it has taken on their health. Still, many others (arguably much of the world) have been affected indirectly, suffering from job losses, isolation and a general decline in quality of life. Industry has also been deeply affected by the pandemic with huge disruptions to the labor supply, supply chain and a huge shift in what defines "business as usual."
As we face these challenges, it's inspiring meaningful innovation. Rather than sit idle, IoT players have been actively innovating to adjust to these strange times. Omdia is seeing a resurgence in interest in mHealth. Other innovators have sought to use drones and other autonomous delivery solutions to aid those in need of food and medicine without compromising the health of delivery people. Smart buildings are already reacting to how workers can be brought back to facilities safely while maintaining social distancing and ensuring proper hygiene.
This webinar seeks to explore how innovators are using IoT solutions for societal good.
There is a lot of discussion about migrating all network functions and applications to the cloud. This transformation needs a strategic approach to realise the business value that cloudification brings. It’s a journey and should be done with investment protection and deriving the cost benefits in mind.
This webinar will review some of the fundamental considerations related to cloud transformation including:
Back for the 14th straight year, Light Reading’s Cable Next-Gen Business Services conference will take place this year as a digital event focusing on the huge commercial services market and cable’s ever-growing role in that lucrative space. With US cable operators now generating more than $20 billion a year in business services revenues, the sector has emerged as one of the most profitable for the industry. But now cablecos face an unprecedented challenge in sustaining that momentum because of the economic meltdown wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. How badly is the novel coronavirus hurting cable’s commercial cash cow? How is the industry dealing with this challenge? What will the "new normal" environment be?
In day one of this digital symposium, Light Reading will examine the pandemic’s impact on the commercial services sector, cable’s response to that impact, the fresh hurdles that cablecos face and the new growth opportunities that could yet emerge.
In this webinar we present and discuss the highlights of our 2020 global survey of communications service providers (CSPs) on their plans for edge computing – its drivers, use-cases and inhibitors. We examine the choices CSPs are making with their implementation – and how these implementations are evolving. The survey results demonstrate that service providers are now deploying, or planning for, edge computing solutions — they are no longer at the nascent stages. The direction has been chosen and CSPs are confident with their plans. However, it is evident from the responses that, although high-level drivers of edge deployments are understood, questions remain regarding the details of execution.
Among the topics to be covered include:
With broadband traffic spiking to record heights because of the COVID-19 pandemic and telcos rolling out 5G mobile technology across the globe, cable operators face fresh network challenges on multiple fronts. In response, cablecos are scrambling to upgrade their HFC networks and expand their wireless assets to handle the heavier traffic loads and compete in the emerging 5G era.
On day two of this digital symposium, Light Reading will explore the wireline and wireless network moves that operators are making, the challenges they are facing and the solutions they are testing and deploying.
After several years of product and standards development, the deployment of the 5G Core (5GC) is now transitioning to the commercial reality phase. While this will unquestionably propel the next service innovation cycle, there are a significant number of security considerations to be addressed.
To fully understand 5GC-related security implications and challenges, Heavy Reading, in collaboration with A10, Ericsson, HPE and NetNumber, recently created and fielded a detailed 5GC security-focused survey designed to provide granular insights into 5G security readiness and deployment trends.
This webinar will provide a readout of several key survey findings. Topics to be addressed include:
With 5G radio networks rolling out all over the world, and as the first 5G cores begin to be deployed – the perpetual question remains – what about the 5G use cases? In other words, where is the money?!
With many discussions exploring emerging business models, partners and innovative use cases, CSPs must first understand how they can be ready – as a 5G platform – to quickly adapt and support any use case and business model and stay ahead of the competition. Furthermore, this approach calls for a new "value plane" – a seamless bridge between business, IT and network. This type of agility represents a step change for most operators, but it is crucial to be prepared for the 5G/IoT/cloud and edge era.
Indeed, if CSPs do not adapt and prepare for the challenge, they will remain in the same position of "connectivity/network providers" with alternative players reaping the revenue.
Join this webinar to hear some of the key factors CSPs must consider today, looking into the future. Topics covered will include:
Since 2017, SRv6 has gained strong traction in the industry and the ecosystem has grown unabated. As of today, SRv6 has been deployed in eight public, large-scale commercial networks and is largely backed up by the open-source community. Moreover, SRv6 standardization is well on its way with two mature proposed standards: RFC 8204 and 8754.
In this webinar, we will explore the state of SRv6 (SR with IPv6 data plane) and explain how it enhances all SR MPLS capabilities – simplification, resiliency, traffic engineering. We will also touch upon why SRv6 alleviates some of the limitations faced by SR MPLS by providing IP summarization and IPv6 header’s flow-label based built-in entropy. Another interesting concept with SRv6 is network programming that allows an end-to-end solution - all the way from the server through networks to clients - and makes it a perfect solution for 5G/ultra-scale networks.
Please join representatives from LightReading, Cisco and Bell Canada as we discuss:
Distributing/Processing Next-Gen Streaming Video
11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Thanks largely to the COVID-19 pandemic, video streaming traffic has increased exponentially across the globe this year as hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people have been forced to shelter at home indefinitely. At the same time, major new OTT services like Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, Peacock and Quibi have launched, putting the streaming market into hyperdrive. While industry experts may have seen this growth curve coming eventually, few could have expected it to happen so quickly. Indeed, just a month after the pandemic hit the US with full force, OTT players reported already seeing about a year's worth of traffic growth. Given this explosive and unexpected traffic growth, how are OTT providers coping with the sudden surge in demand for their services? What steps are providers and their tech partners taking to scale up their networks rapidly and handle such unprecedented traffic spikes? And how are they working to prevent potentially catastrophic breakage in both the Internet and streaming infrastructures? This session will tackle such issues as video workflow, architectural strategies, multicast, ABR and delivery protocols as providers seek to scale up to meet the massive traffic demands.
The event is led by Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading.
11:00 - 11:05 AM Introduction & Overview: Light Reading
11:05 - 11:10 AM SVA Keynote
11:10 - 11:25 AM Video Provider Keynote
11:25 - 11:35 AM Platinum Sponsor Keynote
11:35 - 11:50 AM Fireside Chat: Video Provider
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM Panel: Distributing/Processing Next-Gen Streaming Video with Audience Q&A