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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.

 
Making Mobile Backhaul Flexible with NFV and SDN

Thursday
Oct 2, 2014
11:00AM EDT

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Led by: Richard Webb, Directing Analyst, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Presented by: Infonetics, Accedian and Juniper
   

Mobile networks are becoming increasingly multi-access, multi-vendor, and multi-technology, and as HetNet and small cell deployments increase, so do backhaul latency, variation, utilization, and variability. It is essential for operators to understand how to generate efficiencies in performance and equipment expenditures and have a total view of the backhaul transport network. This webinar explains how software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) can add automation to create greater operational flexibility, dynamic bandwidth provisioning, and new overlay services in transport networks.

 
New Architectures Driving Cable Broadband Networks

Tuesday
Oct 7, 2014
11:00AM EDT

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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 physical layer (PHY), remote media access control (MAC), passive optical networking (PON), virtual converged cable access platform (CCAP), and China-DOCSIS (C-DOCSIS) ‒ are emerging with the goal of delivering these advanced services more efficiently than current cable modem termination system (CMTS), DOCSIS, and edge quadrature amplitude modulation (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 how cable operators can approach distributed architectures, including an in-depth look at the impact of new IP services on the network and the new technologies that are changing the way cable networks are built.

 
Making the Enterprise WAN Cloud Ready

Tuesday
Oct 21, 2014
11:00AM EDT

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Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and Video
Presented by: Infonetics, Allot and Silver Peak
   

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 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

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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.

 
NFV With SDN Service Chaining for Quickest New Revenue

Thursday
Dec 11, 2014
11:00AM EDT

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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
11:00AM EDT

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Led by: Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst, Broadband Access and Pay TV
Presented by: Infonetics, Harmonic and HP
   

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.

 


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


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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.

 
Simplifying Networks with Centralized Signaling and Routing


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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.

 
Making Your Network Run Hotter With SDN


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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 examines SDN technology that enables operators to deliver existing and new services more economically, including a look at actual operator SDN deployments.

 
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.

 


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

Wednesday
Nov 5, 2014

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cliff Grossner, Directing Analyst, Data Center, Cloud, and SDN
Presented by: Infonetics, Netronome and Qosmos /1 Sponsor Position 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.

 
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 and 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.

 
Optical Transport for Data Centers and Content Providers

Thursday
Jan 22, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Carrier Transport Networking
   

Data centers and content providers represent a vibrant and rapidly-growing market for optical equipment. But their needs are different than those of traditional carriers, and they have unique requirements. This webinar outlines those requirements and how equipment manufacturers are trying to address them.

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

Thursday
Feb 5, 2015

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.

 
Bare Metal Switching: Is it for Everyone?

Tuesday
Mar 10, 2015

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.

 
SDN for Optical Networks

Tuesday
Apr 7, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Carrier Transport Networking
   

When it comes to software-defined networking (SDN), never has so much been said by so many about so little. But SDN field tests and experiments will give way to deployments. This webinar presents examples of realistic implementations of vendor SDN technologies that solve real problems today.

 
The Metro 100G Coherent Evolution

Thursday
Jul 16, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Carrier Transport Networking
   

Many different solutions are becoming available that address the metro 100G challenge. This webinar looks at the different approaches to solving the cost and density challenges in this market.

 
Multilayer Optical Transport

Thursday
Oct 22, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Carrier Transport Networking
   

Packet-optical systems can transport, groom, and switch traffic from the optical layer all the way up to the Ethernet layer, and these systems are starting to see wider deployment. This webinar explores how service providers can use P-OTS to build more efficient and flexible networks for dealing with uncertainty.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Evaluating Cloud Unified Communications: What to Consider


ON24 online webcast

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


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.

 

"The standalone content security gateway product market will contract slowly through 2018, but there’s reason to be enthusiastic about the overall opportunity to sell security solutions."

Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst,
Security

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