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Making Your Network Run Hotter With SDN

Thursday
Sep 4, 2014
11:00AM EDT

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Led by: Michael Howard, Co-founder and Principal Analyst, Carrier Networks
Presented by: Infonetics, Ciena, Cyan and Fujitsu
   

IP service networks have traditionally been engineered for no more than 30% to 40% utilization. In the face of unrelenting traffic growth combined with relatively flat ARPU, underutilization is a recipe for disaster. Operators around the world are looking to software-defined networking (SDN) to help their networks run more efficiently and to reduce operational expenses. This webinar looks at the challenges network operators are facing, the architectural concepts SDN introduces to address these challenges, and strategies for using SDN to deliver existing and new services more economically by allowing networks to run hotter.

 
Simplifying Networks with Centralized Signaling and Routing

Tuesday
Sep 9, 2014
11:00AM EDT

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Led by: Diane Myers, Principal Analyst, VoIP, UC, and IMS
Presented by: Infonetics and NetNumber
   

As operators work to consolidate mobile and fixed networks around IP, the result is increasing operational complexity in bridging legacy and next-generation IP networks. This webinar provides insights into the utilization of centralized signaling and routing control platforms to help operators scale networks, relieve congestion, and simplify network management as they transition to next-gen IP.

 
Network Control, Cloud, and SDN: What Role Will the PCRF Play?

Wednesday
Sep 10, 2014
11:00AM EDT

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Led by: Shira Levine, Directing Analyst, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
Presented by: Infonetics and Huawei
   

As the emerging standards are fleshed out, it's becoming clear that software-defined networks (SDN) will rely on existing network intelligence and control functions. This webinar explores how policy and charging control functions, such as policy management and deep packet inspection (DPI), will step up to meet those requirements.

 
The Role of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in Mobile Networks

Thursday
Sep 25, 2014
11:00AM EDT

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Led by: Stéphane Téral, Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
Presented by: Infonetics, Hitachi-CTA, Intracom and Oracle
   

As more and more mobile operators face saturated markets with flat-to-low single-digit revenue growth at best, they are looking to network functions virtualization (NFV) to make their networks more agile while reducing operational costs. This webinar explores the state of virtualization in mobile networks - where we are and what can be virtualized - and particularly the role NFV will play.

 
New Architectures Driving Cable Broadband Networks

Tuesday
Oct 7, 2014
11:00AM EDT

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst, Broadband Access and Pay TV
Presented by: Infonetics, Alcatel-Lucent, ARRIS and Harmonic
   

Cable operators and competitive carriers are quickly expanding their data networks beyond residential broadband access to support IP video, business services, mobile backhaul, and cable WiFi. New alternative technologies including remote PHY, remote MAC, virtual CCAP, and C-DOCSIS are emerging with the goal of delivering these advanced services more efficiently than can current CMTS, DOCSIS and edge QAM.. These new technologies are expected to push fiber and IP deeper, reducing service group size and making cable broadband networks more efficient and better-equipped to handle the flood of data services. This webinar explores in depth how cable providers can approach distributed architectures, covering the new technologies that may change the way cable networks are built.

 
SDN and NFV Roundup of Trials and Deployments

Thursday
Oct 23, 2014
11:00AM EDT

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Led by: Michael Howard, Co-founder and Principal Analyst, Carrier Networks
Presented by: Infonetics, Ciena, Cyan and NEC
   

For the past 3 years, operators have been investing in R&D for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), carrying out numerous proofs of concept, a number of trials, and a few commercial deployments. But they're still learning what works and what doesn't, which operational changes are necessary, and what organizational issues need to be solved. This webinar uses a sample of these trials and deployments to cut through the noise and expose the truth about SDN and NFV.

 
Building More Efficient Networks with Multi-Layer Packet-Optical

Tuesday
Oct 28, 2014
11:00AM EDT

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Carrier Transport Networking
Presented by: Infonetics, Cisco, Coriant and MRV
   

Systems capable of performing both OTN and Ethernet/MPLS switching are now becoming mainstream. This webinar looks at how equipment vendors and their customers are taking advantage of these new multi-layer packet-optical systems to build more capable and efficient networks.

 


Respond Faster to Security Threats and Breaches


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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst, Security
Presented by: Infonetics and CSG Invotas
   

Major security events and breach disclosures are a routine part of the news cycle, and there's often one common denominator: even when threat events are discovered, response times are too slow. This webinar looks at three major threat event types data theft, spearphishing, and DDoS attacks and lays out how new security automation and orchestration tools can dramatically improve response times.

 
Coherent Optics: Cheaper, Better, Faster


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Led by: Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Carrier Transport Networking
Presented by: Infonetics, Acacia, Ciena and Coriant
   

100G is now a mainstream technology and on its way to widespread deployment. But innovation and investments haven't stopped, and new technologies are on the way that will make coherent optical networking cheaper, better, and faster. This webinar provides an overview of the improvements coming to coherent optics.

 
Shifting to the Cloud: Managing Next-Gen WLANs


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Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and Video
Presented by: Infonetics and Aerohive
   

WLANs have traditionally been managed via hardware-based controllers on the enterprise premise. This approach has served the market well in the past, but as WLANs go mainstream, one size does not fit all. This webinar takes a detailed look at the new alternatives that are available, from services to software to embedded controllers, examining the pros and cons and helping users determine which options are appropriate for their situation.

 
Delivering Gigabit Broadband: A Primer


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Led by: Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst, Broadband Access and Pay TV
Presented by: Infonetics, ADTRAN and Alcatel-Lucent
   

Gigabit broadband has quickly become the goal of fixed broadband providers worldwide. From competitive threats to applications not thought possible, the drive to deliver gigabit speeds is alive and well. This webinar looks at the services that are pushing operators to deliver 1 Gig, and provides a detailed overview of the technologies and network architectures designed to help telcos and cable MSOs overcome the barriers to delivering gigabit speeds and services from FTTdp to G.Fast, and from next-generation PON to DOCSIS 3.1.

 
NFV: An Easier Initial Target Than SDN?


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Led by: Michael Howard, Co-founder and Principal Analyst, Carrier Networks
Presented by: Infonetics and Mavenir
   

Operators are headed toward commercial deployments using software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technology, and many are choosing NFV for their early projects. This webinar explores why operators are finding that NFV is an easier initial target than SDN and features specific use cases, lessons learned, and recommendations for developing NFV projects.

 
Diameter Signaling Control for LTE Networks


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Led by: Diane Myers, Principal Analyst, VoIP, UC, and IMS
Presented by: Infonetics Alcatel-Lucent, Dialogic and F5
   

The demand for controllers to help manage the growth of Diameter signaling continues to expand as traffic on next-gen networks, especially LTE networks, skyrockets. The Diameter signaling protocol enables AAA, policy control, and charging for mobile broadband and IMS. This webinar provides insights into the current Diameter signaling market, including key drivers, opportunities, and challenges.

 
How to Get the Best Out of DAS, Small Cells, and WiFi


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Led by: Stéphane Téral, Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
Presented by: Infonetics, EXFO and ExteNet
   

Despite the momentum of small cells, the distributed antenna system (DAS) business remains strong as major mobile operators continue to deploy DAS and upgrade DAS to Long Term Evolution (LTE) in large venues such as stadiums where small cells are inadequate. This webinar analyzes the future of DAS and its relationship to small cells, remote radio heads (RRHs), and WiFi.

 


Making Mobile Backhaul Flexible with NFV and SDN

Thursday
Oct 2, 2014

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Richard Webb, Directing Analyst, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Presented by: Infonetics and Accedian /2 Sponsor Positions Available
   

Mobile networks are becoming increasingly multi-access, multi-vendor, and multi-technology while the demand for capacity continues to grow unabated. It is essential for operators to understand how to rationalize their backhaul transport network and generate efficiencies in performance and equipment expenditures. This webinar examines how software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) can create greater operational flexibility, dynamic bandwidth provisioning, and new overlay services in transport networks.

 
Making the Enterprise WAN Cloud-Ready

Tuesday
Oct 21, 2014

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and Video
Presented by: Infonetics, Allot and Silver Peak / 1 Sponsor Position Available
   

Cloud-based applications - whether delivered by a cloud services provider or from a private enterprise cloud - are taking the world by storm, thanks to their ease of deployment, scalability, and accessibility from any device or location. But if not carefully thought through, cloud applications can put unexpected strain on enterprise WANs, create bottlenecks, degrade the user experience, and lead to hidden costs. This webinar examines the WAN issues organizations need to consider before deploying new cloud applications to avoid unwelcome surprises.

 
SDN: vSwitch or ToR, Where is the Network Intelligence, and Why?

Thursday
Oct 30, 2014

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cliff Grossner, Directing Analyst, Data Center, Cloud, and SDN
Presented by: Infonetics and Qosmos /2 Sponsor Positions Available
   

With the number of virtual switch (vSwitch) ports set to pass the number of top-of-rack (ToR) switch ports, the battle is on to determine which device best provides intelligent traffic flow manipulation. As software-defined networking (SDN) is adopted, virtualization vendors are moving to make their vSwitches the policy enforcement point. SDN vendors use the vSwitch as the control point for SDN network virtualization overlays (NVOs), and network vendors continue to enhance the policy infrastructure of their ToR switches. This webinar explores the advantages and disadvantages of each approach and provides guidelines for purchase-decision makers.

 
Evaluating Cloud Unified Communications: What to Consider

Tuesday
Nov 4, 2014

Led by: Diane Myers, Principal Analyst, VoIP, UC, and IMS
   

Businesses are deploying unified communications (UC) to increase productivity using a variety of applications that give employees increased mobility and flexibility. Over a third of enterprises today are deploying a portion of their UC solution in the cloud. Businesses of all sizes need to carefully evaluate all the options when looking at hosted providers to fully understand what they are getting, the mix of applications, and lines of responsibility. This webinar walks enterprises through what to expect in a cloud UC offering, which questions they should be asking, how to successfully evaluate options, and how to ensure they are comparing apples to apples.

 
Driving Next-Gen Carrier WiFi Revenue Models

Thursday
Nov 6, 2014

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Richard Webb, Directing Analyst, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
   

WiFi continues to proliferate in public spaces, but it has mostly been deployed as a tactical basic service. Service providers can evolve WiFi beyond basic access to become a carrier-class extension to their broadband networks. By leveraging Hotspot 2.0, WiFi can be fully integrated with fixed and mobile networks to deliver new service models and derive new revenue streams. This webinar looks at carrier WiFi standards and solutions and the revenue opportunities they bring to service providers and facility owners.

 
Architecting Application Delivery Control for SDN

Wednesday
Nov 12, 2014

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cliff Grossner, Directing Analyst, Data Center, Cloud, and SDN
Presented by: Infonetics, Radware /2 Sponsor Positions Available
   

Deployment of software-defined networking (SDN) for automation in the cloud data center has become the goal of data center operators worldwide. This need for automation is driving a revolution in application delivery control. Layer 4-7 services in a cloud-architected data center with SDN must be virtualized, integrated with orchestration software, deployable on servers alongside virtual machines, and integrated with SDN controllers to adjust network traffic flows across the entire network. This webinar explores how application delivery control functions will step up to meet new requirements for SDN and the cloud.

 
Striking Gold with Subscriber Analytics

Tuesday
Nov 18, 2014

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Shira Levine, Directing Analyst, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
   

Network operators have a wealth of subscriber information at their fingertips. The challenge is identifying and actually making good use of it. This webinar explores how operators can derive revenue from network and operational data and provide best practices and metrics for subscriber analytics.

 
Practical Strategies for Fighting Advanced Malware and Threats

Tuesday
Dec 2, 2014

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst, Security
   

In the last few years a wide variety of specialized security tools like sandboxes and APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) prevention suites have entered the market, promising protection from even the most advanced attacks. For some companies these new tools are a perfect fit, but for others tools are complex and expensive, and IT and security professionals are wrestling with deployment strategies; looking at standalone appliances, firewalls, and web security platforms with integrated sandboxing/APT prevention, and cloud services. This webinar will cover the range of problems that these new tools can solve and look at the pros and cons of available deployment models.

 
SDN and Hybrid Cloud: Getting the Most from the WAN

Thursday
Dec 4, 2014

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cliff Grossner, Directing Analyst, Data Center, Cloud, and SDN
   

Over the last two years, software-defined networking (SDN) and the shift to the cloud have caused data center architectures to be re-vamped, opening the door to new WAN optimization functionality and methods for deploying WAN optimization, both in the cloud and with on-premise equipment. New products have hit the market in recent months, requiring buyers to re-evaluate their WAN optimization purchasing decisions. This webinar explores the impact of SDN and hybrid cloud on WAN optimization requirements, looks at the new WAN optimization use cases, and provides recommendations for buyers of next-generation WAN optimization products.

 
Finding the Right KPIs to Optimize LTE and LTE-Advanced Networks

Tuesday
Dec 9, 2014

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Stéphane Téral, Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
Presented by: Infonetics and Accedian /2 Sponsor Positions Available
   

Network optimization has played a critical role in mobile networks since their inception two decades ago. But now there are so many key parameter indicators (KPIs) that it's becoming difficult to further optimize the mobile network, even with the architectural simplification that LTE brings. This webinar discusses the current state of mobile network optimization and looks at where it's headed, exploring KPIs, probes, operations support systems, and analytics.

 
NFV With SDN Service Chaining for Quickest New Revenue

Thursday
Dec 11, 2014

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Michael Howard, Co-founder and Principal Analyst, Carrier Networks
Presented by: Infonetics, Allot, Dell and Qosmos
   

Operators view new revenue, quicker time to revenue, and application/service agility as their top drivers for investing in software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technology. Many are finding, however, that the business case for deploying SDN and NFV is marginal until new revenue is added into the calculations. This webinar demonstrates how to use service chaining, or virtual network function (VNF) forwarding graph, to deploy new services to business and residential customers and includes examples of real service provider deployments.

 
Virtualizing Video Processing to Distribute Multiscreen TV

Tuesday
Dec 16, 2014

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst, Broadband Access and Pay TV
   

With the dramatic rise in multiscreen video service offerings, pay-TV providers must rapidly expand the encoding, transcoding, and processing capabilities of their networks without breaking the bank. In the broadcast-only days, pay-TV providers relied on dedicated processing platforms to prepare and distribute video. Now, providers can choose from a mix of dedicated hardware, software-only, or GPU (generic processor unit)based platforms deployed on site or in the cloud. But while relying on multiple platforms can reduce costs, it can also introduce tremendous management complexity. This webinar details how pay-TV providers can reduce multiscreen complexity by virtualizing video processing, allowing processing resources to be optimized based on location and video quality.

 
Bare Metal Switching: Is it for Everyone?


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cliff Grossner, Directing Analyst, Data Center, Cloud, and SDN
   

Bare metal switching opens the door to a new paradigm for purchasing and deploying data center networks. Traditional network vendors argue their approach is best: Buy switch hardware and software from one vendor, pre-integrated for highest performance. Bare metal switch and software vendors insist their approach is the next revolution in data center networking: Provide an open and programmable environment driving innovation at software speed. This webinar explores the rollout of bare metal switching, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the traditional and bare metal approaches, and provides guidelines for purchase-decision makers.

 
Using Next-Gen Security Appliances to Consolidate Security Strategies


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst, Security
   

A new class of security appliances with high-performance firewall, VPN, IPS, e-mail security, web filtering/security, DLP, and a host of other security functions are available today. In many cases, these appliances are powerful and feature-rich enough to enable users to move away from standalone security products. This webinar explores how next-gen security appliances can be used to consolidate deployment, management, and reporting while improving security efficacy and decreasing long-term costs.

 
Revenue Opportunities in the Smart City


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Godfrey Chua, Directing Analyst, M2M and The Internet of Things
   

Smart cities represent one of the more visionary aspects of the M2M industry, promising great opportunity and scalability, yet in many cases the business drivers aren't clear. Smart city initiatives must be grounded in real applications and user services that pay for the tremendous start-up costs. This webinar examines the smart city opportunity, exploring the early applications and services that show strong promise for delivering real revenue.

 
Leveraging Policy to Support CEM Strategies


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Shira Levine, Directing Analyst, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
   

A key component of customer experience management (CEM) is offering subscribers flexibility in how they buy and consume services. But providing customers with a high degree of control often raises concerns about the potential impact on the network. This webinar explores how operators can create and enforce network policies that support larger CEM strategies without compromising network performance and security.

 
How to Secure Your HetNet


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Stéphane Téral, Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
   

With major LTE rollouts winding down worldwide, the early LTE adopters are already turning to small cells to add capacity, resulting in flat IP heterogeneous networks that dramatically increase points of failures and introduce more opportunities for malicious attacks. This webinar assesses how well todays live LTE networks are protected and secured, and offers pointers for securing your HetNet.

 
How Connected Cars Drive Revenue for M2M Service Providers


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Godfrey Chua, Directing Analyst, M2M and The Internet of Things
   

The Internet of Things is growing fast, and service providers are focused on how to monetize the M2M opportunity. This webinar examines rise of multi-sided business models, including the fast-growing vertical of the connected car - a platform that offers high ARPD and multiple monetization opportunities.

 
Planning For, Deploying and Operating HetNets


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Richard Webb, Directing Analyst, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
   

The next-generation wireless network will be a patchwork of macro BTS and small cells, WiFi, and possibly DAS and RRH. To enable this, mobile operators will need to deploy a sophisticated mix of backhaul and fronthaul. This webinar delves into how operators can best approach the heterogeneous network, examining the challenges inherent to this type of environment and the technologies available to address them.

 
Reinventing the Economics of Healthcare with M2M


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Godfrey Chua, Directing Analyst, M2M and The Internet of Things
   

There are many economic challenges in the healthcare industry to which emerging M2M solutions could hold the key, especially when it comes to lowering costs and improving care. This webinar takes a look at the business case for M2M in healthcare and explores use cases for M2M healthcare solutions.

 
Home Automation and the Future of the Connected Home


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst, Broadband Access and Pay TV
   

From multiscreen video to home automation, what will the connected home look like, and which wired and wireless technologies are best positioned to connect the growing number of devices in the home? What roles will software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) play in simplifying device management and troubleshooting? This webinar looks at how service providers can best manage the rapid increase in endpoints to ensure quality of experience across all their residential service offerings.

 
5G and LTE-Advanced - What You Need to Know Now


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Stéphane Téral, Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
   

At a time of massive LTE rollouts, early adopters are already gearing up for LTE-Advanced which, technically, is 4G. In the meantime, work to define 5G has already begun. As history has shown, a new generation of mobile technology typically appears every 8 years, setting the expectation that 5G will emerge in 2018 at the earliest. This webinar examines the key capacity and performance characteristics of 4G LTE-Advanced and provides a peek at what 5G might look like.

 

"We asked enterprises what’s driving their decisions to adopt M2M services, and the number-one factor is the never-ending pursuit of competitive advantage."

Godfrey Chua, Directing Analyst,
M2M and The Internet of Things

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