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Doing More With Less - How to Get More Out of Your HFC Network While Holding the Line on Opex
Date: 9/18/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
VIAVI
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Relentless competition is driving cable operators to squeeze more bandwidth out of their HFC networks within their existing opex budgets, a seemingly impossible task. In this webinar, we will share how operators are turning to signal leakage applications beyond government-mandated testing in light of recent tech breakthroughs, dramatically improving both plant integrity and subscriber QoE while spending no more on opex.

Bringing HDR video to Life
Date: 9/19/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
SCTE
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In their drive to sell more 4K TVs, consumer electronics makers are embracing HDR, or High Dynamic Range, a technique that expands the range of both color and contrast significantly on a TV set. This technology makes images appear to have more depth and richness. But it puts even more bandwidth and compression demands on pay-TV providers. How can cable operators meet those demands? In this session, we’ll look at what’s possible.

5G Converged SDN Transport – the Key to New 5G Services
Date: 9/26/2019 12:00 p.m New York / 5:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
Cisco
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The promise of 5G services is huge. Massively scalable, low-latency enabled applications will open up new ecosystems, business models and creativity across enterprise and residential markets. Sounds great, right?

At the same time, 5G will require mobile networks to increase availability, reliability and security to new heights that aren’t entirely predictable as the network surface grows exponentially and new services grow organically. Is your network a platform for new service innovation and will it enable your business to grow agilely in unforeseen directions as 5G technology opens new frontiers? Now is the time for network operators to evolve their transport networks in advance of mass 5G rollouts. Operators have many decisions to make, but what is the best path forward?

Join this Light Reading webinar to learn about the technical aspects of the 5G transport network, laying the foundation for deeper dives on the evolution of your transport architecture.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to facilitate the convergence of mobile and wireline services onto a single transport network
  • How to enable new 5G services with heightened performance/enterprise-grade expectations
  • How to increase service innovation and velocity
  • How to lower TCO

5G Mobile xHaul Test Specifications & Use Cases for Field Measurements
Date: 10/2/2019 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Anritsu
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The 5G RAN evolution changes the mobile fronthaul and backhaul network architecture to deliver ultra-high capacity, availability and coverage. As wireless and wireline carrier networks prepare for 5G supported networks, field network technicians and service administrators face new challenges in implementing and testing optical wireline equipment and fiber. From fiber testing and CPRI, to eCPRI, RoE Ethernet traffic and network timing synchronization, this webinar will provide an overview of the latest technology and new test methodologies developed to tackle the increased demands of 5G networks.

    Key points discussed in this presentation are:
  • Industry specifications and standards impacting the rollout of 5G xRAN/xHaul field deployment
  • Fiber testing, CPRI, and eCPRI, RoE & Ethernet traffic generation, including timing sensitive networks
  • Use cases showing the latest technology and test methodologies developed to handle the increased demands of 5G networks

Mapping Success: 5G Evolution Reimagined
Date: 10/3/2019 11.00 a.m. New York / 4.00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Cisco
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Transitioning your existing network to 5G is a challenging task. How you arrive at your goal requires a process map built on best practices and use of the right technologies. The alternative is falling back to a status quo network that can translate investments into 5G success.

In this webinar, we focus on leveraging new technologies proven to reduce costs, accelerate time to market and simplify complexities.

Key topics include:

  • Building the map to achieving your goals
  • Best practices for each network segment
  • Reimaging the existing network
  • Monetizing your investment

Global Influences on IoT Agile Billing Development
Date: 10/10/2019 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
MDS Global
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The strategic approach taken by CSPS around the world to launch IoT services is proving important when shaping the development of propositions, specifically with regard to the billing of IoT services. Many CSPs are still in the early stages of progressing billing and exploring new IoT monetization models, but there is also awareness of emerging billing models which are more frequently being used by small and medium-sized IoT vendors. As the diversity of IoT applications increases and the number of partners in ecosystems grows, the CSPs will need to adopt new business support systems [BSS] to move beyond being just a connectivity provider, and into the functional role of lead enabler.

Key topics include:

  • Exploring the current status on CSP IoT Monetisation strategies – survey-based analysis
  • Critical elements in building an IoT Monetisation practise
  • The hurdles in CSPs executing and generating revenues from IoT
  • The case for agile billing and the move to lead enabler

Everything you need to know about Implementing and Monetizing Microsoft Teams Calling
Date: 10/10/2019 11:00 a.m New York./4:00 p.m.London
Sponsors:
Ribbon
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First impressions and positive experiences are key when adopting any new technology. This is especially true for the migration of voice and meeting services to the powerful new Microsoft Teams Calling services platform.

This webinar will present some simple yet impactful recommendations for a prosperous migration to Microsoft Teams Calling. The session will commence by focusing on the important first steps to ensure that quality of service and experience will continue to meet or exceed customer expectations.

The second half of the webinar will provide an in-depth view of architecture and related call flows designed to provide a granular services-level view of the technical requirements necessary to truly harness the power of Microsoft Teams Calling.

From Static to Programmable. Leveraging the next wave of virtualization to deliver secure end-to-end applications.
Date: 10/15/2019 1 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Accedian
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Service Provider (SP) cloud architectures and strategies are continuing to evolve. One of the most visible attributes of this transition is the shift to application-aware, programmable on-demand networks, that support real-time traffic routing and hybrid connectivity.

In this new model, application and security network functions, such as firewalls, application acceleration, and remote access, are being virtualized so customers can order these on-demand functions via self-service portals. In an implementation context, since the enterprise network is virtualized at the edge, control will depend on deep visibility into end-to-end application usage and behavior from the data center to the customer premises.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What to consider when designing programmable networks to support and secure your applications
  • The pros and cons of new virtualized network functions that can be delivered to customer premises
  • How to take advantage of programmable networks with end-to-end visibility, improved QoE and real-time reporting

Automating the Cable Network
Date: 10/17/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
SCTE, Red Hat
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Like other network operators, cable providers are seeking to automate their networks for a variety of reasons, including simplifying network provisioning, scaling services more efficiently, gaining more insights into their customers and cutting operational costs. They are also looking to boost bandwidth utilization and service quality. But putting AI and automation to work is no easy task. In this session, we’ll focus on where the industry stands with automation now and how operators can make strides.

Securing the Cable Network
Date: 11/14/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
SCTE, Red Hat
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Wary of the increasing number of hacks into enterprise and consumer data networks, cable technologists are pursuing ways to protect their increasingly complex networks and their customers from cyber attacks. CableLabs, for instance, is developing a “Micronets” framework to safeguard the home network. In this session, experts from CableLabs and elsewhere will discuss what cable operators can do to keep the bad guys out.

Virtualizing the Cable Architecture
Date: 12/12/2019 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
SCTE, Red Hat
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While DOCSIS may never die, it's not the only transmission technology in cable's arsenal anymore. With the industry's growing emphasis on Fiber Deep and FTTH rollouts, cable operators are increasingly turning to EPON, 10G EPON and other PON flavors to move bits over their fiber-rich networks. Where does the industry stand with PON now? What kinds of trials, pilots and rollouts are happening? How will NG-PON get deployed? In this session, our experts will assess PON's prospects in the DOCSIS world.

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