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5G Networking Digital Symposium Series - Day 1
Date: 6/1/2020 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
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Session One

5G RAN Strategies: Designing for Coverage, Performance & Business Success
Date 06/01/20 @ 11:00 A.M. ET
Platinum Sponsor: Intel
Gold Sponsor: Red Hat

Presentations by Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

The Radio Access Network (RAN) is the most critical part of mobile network, supporting billions of users and myriad businesses worldwide. This webinar will investigate strategies for expanding 5G RAN coverage and performance across diverse environments and locations. Among the themes for this session will be:

  • How to extend macro 5G RAN coverage and capacity using multiple frequency bands and advanced antenna technologies
  • Indoor 5G solutions and how/when to integrate with the wide-area network
  • The role for 5G small cells as part of an integrated RAN strategy


Session Two

What’s in Your Toolbox? Making Sense of 5G Transport Requirements
Date 06/01/20 @ 12:30 P.M. ET
Platinum Sponsor: Fujitsu

Presentations by Sterling Perring, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, Fujitsu, and one network operator keynote

Operators are in the midst of defining their long-term transport architectures to support the mass-scale 5G rollout of the next several years. Transport options abound but choosing the right transport tools for the job is not always straight-forward – and the stakes are high. This session explores the most promising 5G transport options, from fronthaul to backhaul and from optics to packets and evaluates pluses and minuses in different scenarios:

  • Does the choice of radio spectrum affect choice of transport technologies?
  • Are the transport network priorities and trade-offs in centralized RAN- architectures versus distributed RANS?
  • Will macro cell connectivity requirements and technology options differ from small cells?
  • Do edge computing plans affect transport network architectures, and vice versa?

Fast Forward to IP-Delivered Video
Date: 6/3/2020 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
Vecima, TiVo
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Hear from cable operators and other industry leaders who are now delivering video services over IP technology.

  • How are these providers making the transition from video delivered over legacy access networks?
  • Is IP enabling a unified experience over multiple networks and devices?
  • Are the promised benefits of lower CPE costs, self-install kits and bring-your-own-device models coming true?

In this webinar sponsored by Vecima Networks and TiVo, we will tackle these questions and more, and offer up case studies of service providers now deploying IP video services.

5G Networking Digital Symposium Series - Day 2
Date: 6/4/2020 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
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Session One

Cloud Native 5G Core: Implementation, Deployment & Operations Strategies
Date 06/04/20 @ 11:00 A.M. ET
Platinum Sponsor: Amdocs
Gold Sponsor: Metaswitch

Presentations by Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

The 5G Core (5GC) controls user session, mobility, and security in a 5G network. As such, it is integral to 5G network capabilities and to operator service offers. This webinar will investigate how operators can deploy 5G Core using cloud-native technologies and operating processes. Among the themes for this session will be:

  • Cloud-native 5G core design and implementation
  • Deploying and operating 5GC at the edge
  • Roadmap to 5G standalone; Integration with 4G core


Session Two

5G Security: It’s Complicated
Date 06/04/20 @ 12:30 P.M. ET
Platinum Sponsor: NetNumber
Gold Sponsor: A10 Networks

Presentations by Jim Hodges, Chief Analyst, Heavy Reading

Effective 5G security strategies are not simply an extension of 4G security policies. In order to ensure complete security compliance, 5G security strategies must address the complex security implications of not only the new distributed core and radio networks, more powerful 5G devices, the implications of a fully separate data and control planes, as well as the mass-scale exposure of APIs, and security implications of slice-based services. This session will document the impacts of these five new 5G base of requirements and document best practices for deploying a comprehensive and sustainable security stance.

Show me the money! Monetizing IoT security and parental control in connected homes
Date: 6/8/2020 10:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m. London / 4:00 p.m. Berlin
Sponsors:
Irdeto
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The number and types of connected devices in the home are rapidly growing, leading to greater consumer convenience and better quality of life. However, this is also rapidly making the home more vulnerable to cyberattacks.

In this webinar, we focus on how internet service providers (ISP) can help protect their customers through IoT security and explore where such services can increase brand NPS and consumer ARPU in the process.

Key topics include:

  • The rise in consumer IoT and the need for IoT security
  • The consumers’ willingness to pay for IoT security and parental controls
  • Different ISP business Key steps to succeed ISP business models

New consumer research will be presented which outlines the latest trends.

Cable Europe Digital Symposium Series - Day 1
Date: 6/9/2020 9:00 a.m. New York / 2:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
VIAVI
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In this unique online, two-part event, Light Reading's resident cable expert Alan Breznick and special guests will discuss how European cable operators and other wireline providers are leveraging DOCSIS 3.1 and 4.0, Fiber Deep, DAA, FTTH, DAA, PON, network virtualization, cloud services, IoT, WiFi, IP video, 5G and other new technologies, platforms and services to compete in the new decade.

Zero-Touch Testing for SD-WAN and 5G Unified Transport
Date: 6/10/2020 10:00am New York / 3:00pm London
Sponsors:
Netrounds
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How to speed-up the delivery of quality assured services?

The economy is dependent on reliable and high-performing network connections. Still, a majority of business service providers are unable to successfully turn up services and onboard their customers fast enough.

One ability that has been missing for many years is for service delivery teams to quickly confirm that SD-WAN and wholesale transport services have been configured properly before customers start using the service. Most business service providers skip the turn-up testing phase, or use inadequate methods, which result in failed deliveries and expensive repair.

The solution is to automate the activation testing process to guarantee that service levels are delivered, so that customers can be successfully onboarded.

By attending this webinar, service delivery teams will learn:

  • How to confirm service levels before onboarding customers.
  • How to quickly locate and fix issues along the end-to-end service path.
  • How to automate the most critical service assurance processes for SD-WAN and wholesale transport services.

Please join Patrick Kelly from Appledore Research and Cyril Doussau from Netrounds to learn how communications service providers can empower their teams to increase service quality and customer satisfaction, while lowering costs.

Automating Field Service Operations: The Key to Coping with Disruption
Date: 6/10/2020 11:00 a.m New York / 4:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
Comarch
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Broadband and mobile networks continue to provide essential connectivity to emergency services, key workers, and the population at large during this pandemic-stricken period. Supporting these networks are technicians and field engineers who are performing a vital job in difficult circumstances. Their efficiency can be significantly improved through the use of software that automates Field Service Operations. Automation software can also help communication service providers (CSPs) cope with the increasing complexity of networks as new technologies are implemented. Such tools can help CSPs and field service contractors streamline their network deployment and maintenance processes.

This webinar will present tools and strategies which help automate the completion of field tasks. We will cover valuable lessons for all organizations who are involved in telecom infrastructure rollout and maintenance, including CSPs, subcontractors and technicians.

Key takeaways:

  • Market ready field service automation options for CSP and Infrastructure Operators
  • Strategy for leveraging technician’s handsets to both eliminate unnecessary paperwork
  • How to quickly and easily troubleshoot network equipment while onsite

Cable Europe Digital Symposium Series - Day 2
Date: 6/11/2020 9:00 a.m. New York / 2:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
Ciena, Harmonic, Hirshmann Digital Access, VIAVI
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In this unique online, two-part event, Light Reading's resident cable expert Alan Breznick and special guests will discuss how European cable operators and other wireline providers are leveraging DOCSIS 3.1 and 4.0, Fiber Deep, DAA, FTTH, DAA, PON, network virtualization, cloud services, IoT, WiFi, IP video, 5G and other new technologies, platforms and services to compete in the new decade.

How to Evolve xHaul Networks for 5G
Date: 6/16/2020 12:00 p.m New York / 5:00 p.m.London
Sponsors:
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

Communication Service Providers - Accelerating Time to Revenue
Date: 6/17/2020 11:00 a.m. New York
Sponsors:
IBM
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Communication Service Providers are transforming their networks allowing for a quicker and more agile pivot to revenue generating services. In this webinar there will be a lively discussion about the challenges CSPs face migrating from proprietary, legacy systems to virtual and cloud-native network functions to make this transformation, and how automation plays an essential role in operationalizing new services quickly and cost effectively. Our experts from IBM + Red Hat share the insights they have gained implementing automation/transformation solutions for global service providers - reducing expenses significantly, and accelerating time to revenue.

Our experts will also discuss emerging service provider use cases including:

  • fully orchestrated virtual radio access network system
  • virtual infrastructure integration
  • automated deployment for vRAN

Proactive Care: Achieving Speed and Resilience in an Era of Connectedness
Date: 6/17/2020 12:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
ServiceNow
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Proactive customer care isn't just smart business for today. It's the battleground for future success. Adopting a proactive approach to customer experience is the best way to earn trust, prevent churn and even drive fierce loyalty, all while reducing the cost to serve.

This webinar will explore how communications service providers are accelerating customer care productivity and creating frictionless customer experiences by automating digital workflows on a unified cloud native platform. Join us to learn how CSPs are leveraging service management platforms to:

  • Deliver a proactive experience for both customers and employees
  • See the big picture – from customer to network
  • Serve better while spending less

SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Tapping Into the Cloud
Date: 6/18/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
Red Hat, Harmonic, Intel
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Despite getting off to a relatively late start, the cable industry is now ardently pursuing a software-based strategy, seeking to shift various functions and services to the cloud. So far, operators and vendors are focusing on moving key functions of network firewalls, routers, set-top boxes and even CMTS chasses to the cloud as they look to boost their capacity, scale their operations, increase their network efficiencies and roll out new services. This session will explore cable's cloud strategy, look at where those efforts may lead and assess what the industry still needs to do.
The Outlook for Private Mobile Networks: The Opportunity for Telecom Operators
Date: 6/23/2020 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Sponsors:
Ericsson, Intel, NetNumber, Qualcomm
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Private mobile networks (PMNs) are designed for the performance, coverage, and security requirements of enterprise users. One of the critical issues that will determine the shape and growth rate of this market segment is the ecosystem of suppliers, implementors, and operators that will lead technology development, deployment, and day-to-day operations. To investigate this, and other important private network issues, Heavy Reading surveyed telecom operator and enterprise end-user professionals for their views on private network technology, use-cases, and operating models. This webinar will present and discuss the highlights of that study.

Among the topics to be covered include:

  • How operators see the PMN opportunity
  • Enterprise perspectives on the use-cases driving interest in PMNs and their technology preferences and timelines
  • Attitudes towards 5G, LTE and Wi-Fi 6 radio technologies
  • PMN network architectures and the role of edge compute

Changing Consumer Behaviours are Accelerating the Need for 5G
Date: 6/25/2020 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
Sponsors:
Ericsson
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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

SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: 10G vs. 5G
Date: 7/16/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
VIAVI
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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.
SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Closing the GAP on GAP
Date: 8/20/2020 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
Sponsors:
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
Sponsors:
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
Sponsors:
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
Sponsors:
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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