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The Future Cable Network:
Enabled by Packet Transport and Virtualization

Wednesday
May 27, 2015
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Jeff Heynen, Research Director, Broadband Access and Pay TV
Presented by: Infonetics, Juniper and their partner Gainspeed
   

Cable operators are looking for solutions to quickly expand their networks to support the exponential growth of residential broadband access, high-definition video, OTT IP video, business services, mobile backhaul and cable WiFi. New advancements in the areas of photonics, DOCSIS, integrated circuits and software have enabled alternative solutions to emerge. These include integrated packet-optical transport networks, virtual access infrastructure, and greater automation and orchestration. This webinar explores how cable operators can evolve their legacy networks to an IP, SDN-enabled, packet architecture that enables more efficient and effective service delivery.

 
Evolving Service Provider Network Architectures:
Cloud, SDN, NFV and Packet-Optical

Thursday
May 28, 2015
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Presented by: Infonetics and Infinera
   

Services are moving to an on-demand model, becoming more dynamic and delivered and consumed across a growing number of clouds. This, in turn, has resulted in unpredictable connectivity and increased bandwidth demands across complex multi-layer, multi-domain and multi-vendor networks, driving up capex and opex and inhibiting agility. To address these challenges, operators are leveraging the cloud, network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN) and new packet-optical technologies. This webinar discusses the emergence of a new, two-layer simplified and scalable network model comprising Layer C (cloud services) over Layer T (intelligent transport).

 
Diameter Signaling Control for Next-Gen Networks

Wednesday
Jun 10, 2015
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Diane Myers, Research Director, VoIP, UC and IMS
Presented by: Infonetics, Huawei and NetNumber
   

The growth of traffic on LTE networks is creating pressure at the Diameter signaling layer, which will continue to rise with the ongoing migration to IP. Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs) can help scale the load on the network and drive more efficiency without bringing networks down. This webinar provides insights into the current Diameter signaling market, including key drivers, opportunities, challenges, and use cases.

 
Adopting Software-Defined WAN for Agility and Cost Savings

Tuesday
Jun 16, 2015
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Cliff Grossner, Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
Presented by: Infonetics, Citrix, Silver Peak Systems and VeloCloud
   

The shift to off-premises cloud services is precipitating a change in enterprise WAN requirements that's giving rise to software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) - a technology that delivers improved application performance for a fraction of the cost of traditional WAN designs using only MPLS links to connect branch offices. SD-WAN represents a market transformation, providing automated and dynamic load balancing of application traffic over multiple link types such as MPLS, broadband, Internet and cellular. This webinar explores the impact of SD-WAN and provides recommendations for buyers of new SD WAN products and services.

 
OT Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection:
The Fundamentals

Wednesday
Jun 17, 2015
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
Presented by: Infonetics and Wurldtech
   

The publicity surrounding the discovery of the Stuxnet worm in 2010 forced companies around the globe to take a serious look at the security posture of their OT (operational technology), particularly the security and visibility of SCADA and ICS operations. Solving the broad security problem for OT requires a deep understanding of cyber-physical systems, facilities and product development practices. The increasing connectivity of intelligent machines is compelling companies to take steps to secure their industrial devices, the supply chain and more. This webinar looks at fundamental OT security practices that OT managers and planners need to know to mitigate risks across people, processes and technologies.

 
Service Provider Experiences with NFV:
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Tuesday
Jun 23, 2015
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Presented by: Infonetics, Accedian, Juniper and Spirent
   

Service providers have been deploying network functions virtualization (NFV) for a year now, and they've learned a lot. This webinar weighs in on the good experiences to repeat, the bad experiences to learn from, and some paths not to take.

 
Optical Transport for Data Centers and Content Providers

Tuesday
Jun 30, 2015
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Andrew Schmitt, Research Director, Carrier Transport Networking
Presented by: Infonetics, ADVA, Ciena and EXFO
   

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.

 


Building Smarter WiFi Networks


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Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Research Director, Enterprise Networks and Video
Presented by: Infonetics and Aerohive
   

It's no longer enough to deliver just wireless connectivity WiFi is a limited resource and network managers need to control its usage to ensure adequate bandwidth for everybody. Whats more, WiFi networks hold a treasure trove of information about users and their behavior, from the devices and applications they use to how frequently, how long and where they access the network. Smart WiFi networks give companies fine-grained control over network usage and allow them to utilize network information to make better business decisions. This webinar explores the benefits of smarter WiFi networks, how information can be leveraged and available tools.

 
Data Density in the Mobile Network:
Small Cells, RRH, DAS, or WiFi?


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Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Presented by: Infonetics and Ericsson
   

As subscriber traffic across mobile networks grows, operators need to augment the macro network with denser coverage and capacity. As they transition their networks towards 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), they have multiple technology choices including indoor and outdoor small cells, remote radio heads (RRHs), cloud RAN, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and carrier WiFi. But should these technologies be evaluated as alternative or complementary solutions? This webinar compares and contrasts network density solutions in terms of performance, cost, and operations.

 
The Path to VoLTE


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Led by: Stéphane Téral, Research Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
Presented by: Infonetics, Accedian and Fujitsu
   

Voice is a big business and will remain that way simply because humans need to talk. However, the rapid migration to LTE is adding a new layer of complexity to existing 2G and 3G mobile networks that will eventually need to be shut down when voice is moved to LTE. This webinar explores the architectural challenges of voice over LTE (VoLTE) and how to overcome them using real-world use cases.

 
Bare Metal Switching: Is it for Everyone?


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Led by: Cliff Grossner, Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
Presented by: Infonetics, Big Switch Networks, Freescale and Mellanox
   

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 the highest performance. Meanwhile, bare metal switch and software vendors insist their approach is the next revolution in data center networking: Leverage an open and programmable environment providing choice and driving innovation in silicon and software technologies, all at software speed. This webinar explores the rollout of bare metal switching, discusses the advantages of the bare metal approach, and provides guidelines for purchase-decision makers.

 
Getting to a Gig: Technology Options for Premium Broadband


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Led by: Jeff Heynen, Research Director, Broadband Access and Pay TV
Presented by: Infonetics, ADTRAN and Harmonic
   

At speeds up to 100 times faster than today's average internet connection, gigabit broadband has quickly become a game-changing differentiator for the fixed broadband providers who offer it. As 1 Gbps broadband provides the speed needed to seamlessly deliver high-bandwidth applications from 4K streaming to online gaming to multi-user videoconferencing operators who deliver it have the advantage in this hyper competitive market. But delivering gigabit broadband requires time and cost. This webinar examines the technologies available to telcos to get them to gigabit broadband the fastest with the least amount of capital expenditures, including G.fast, next-gen FTTH technologies such as XGPON1 and TWDM-PON, and emerging distributed access architectures for multi-dwelling unit environments.

 
SIP Security: Mitigating Threats to Central Offices and Mobile Workers


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Led by: Diane Myers, Research Director, VoIP, UC and IMS
Presented by: Infonetics and Edgewater Networks
   

Businesses worldwide are adopting SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) services such as UCaaS (unified communications as a service) and SIP trunking, opening themselves up to a number of security vulnerabilities, including toll fraud and network attacks at mobile devices. Firewalls alone are not enough to provide a secure network. Service providers can play a key role in educating and helping business customers prevent security failures. This webinar explores how companies can ensure complete, seamless and secure network access for all employees regardless of location.

 
Next-Generation DDoS Mitigation:
Leveraging Hybrid On-Premise and Cloud Solutions


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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
Presented by: Infonetics, A10, Citrix and Radware
   

As distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks become increasingly large and complex, most buyers looking to deploy DDoS mitigation begin their investigation by answering one simple question: Do I want to deploy DDoS mitigation products in my infrastructure or instead buy a hosted service? There are pros and cons to both approaches, and a new wave of offerings called hybrid DDoS mitigation solutions strive to combine the best aspects of on-premise and hosted mitigation to maximize security and uptime and minimize cost. This webinar discusses what hybrid DDoS mitigation solutions look like and how they work.

 
SDN for Optical Transport


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Led by: Andrew Schmitt, Research Director, Carrier Transport Networking
Presented by: Infonetics, Coriant, Huawei and Infinera
   

When it comes to software-defined networking (SDN), the market to date has been experimental. But changes in networks and shifting customer habits are creating a more fertile ground for SDN to take root. SDN field tests and proof of concepts will eventually give way to deployments, as operators look to rapidly reconfigure networks, better utilize and have more visibility into network assets, and implement network-as-a-service (NaaS). This webinar presents examples of SDN technology implementations that solve real problems today.

 
Communications App Servers: LTE, NFV and Beyond


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Led by: Shira Levine, Research Director, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
Presented by: Infonetics and Oracle
   

Telecom app servers have come a long way over the last few years, with a new supplier landscape, new checklist of criteria from service providers and new range of use cases. This webinar does a deep dive into the app server market and provides insights into where the market is headed as long term evolution (LTE) and network functions virtualization (NFV) come into play. Join us and learn about the features and functionality to look for in an app server given these new requirements.

 
The Fast Way to Launch New Broadband Services: Virtual Networking


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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Presented by: Infonetics and Active Broadband Networks
   

Network functions virtualization (NFV) brings new software-based options to many areas of service provider networks, and it's now available for the broadband edge. With the hardware approach, it can take up to six quarters for MSOs and DSL/PON/Ethernet providers to plan a new service, choose the appropriate CPE, lab- and field-test the CPE and operational procedures, deploy the CPE, and finally go live with the service. This webinar explores how NFV virtualization dramatically reduces the time frame to turn up new broadband services to just a few days or weeks and, more importantly, allows providers to add new services, such as firewall and parental control options, from different vendors quickly.

 
Fast Gets Faster: Extending Broadband with Vectoring and G.Fast


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

Telco operators are using advanced techniques to expand broadband speeds and extend the life of their existing access networks. Deep fiber initiatives in conjunction with vectoring, FTTdp and G.Fast are providing options for operators to remain competitive while making the long-term transition to full FTTH. This webinar details the roadmap for FTTdp, VDSL, vectoring and G.Fast technologies, exploring real-world deployment examples, service expectations and rollout considerations.

 
Putting a Stop to Hidden Threats in SSL Traffic


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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
Presented by: Infonetics and A10
   

Concerns about internet security and privacy in the wake of continued breaches and data thefts like the recent Sony attack, combined with the revelations of wide-scale spying by the NSA in the Snowden disclosures, has caused a massive spike in the volume of encrypted internet traffic. While encrypting traffic generally improves security posture, it also provides an opportunity for attackers to hide threats inside the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol, because most SSL traffic passes through security controls unchecked. This webinar looks at how attackers use SSL to disguise assaults and what enterprise security teams can do to thwart these threats.

 
The Rise of Optical Data Center Networks


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Led by: Andrew Schmitt, Research Director, Carrier Transport Networking
Presented by: Infonetics and Infinera
   

Data center operators and internet content providers (ICPs) are changing the market for network infrastructure with new business models and architectures that rely heavily on 100G technology. But data center interconnect is not a single monolithic market and a number of network models exist. ICPs and data centers have different needs from traditional carriers, and their unique networks result in slightly different requirements. This webinar discusses how these networks differ and how these network requirements can be addressed.

 


The Synchronization Conundrum of Mobile Networks

Tuesday
Jul 7, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Stéphane Téral, Research Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
   

Mobile networks are getting more and more crowded with bandwidth-hungry applications, mostly generated by humans. Add the Internet of Things (IoT) on top of this, and mobile networks face a new challenge: the synchronization of everything. This webinar explores the issues related to synchronization and offers solutions and recommendations.

 
Leveraging NFV for Carrier WiFi Services

Tuesday
Jul 21, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Presented by: Infonetics and Benu Networks / Two Sponsor Positions Available
   

The carrier WiFi infrastructure market is set to surpass $3 billion by 2018, with public WiFi networks built out by mobile, fixed-line, and cable operators alike, all utilizing WiFi to enhance their broadband networks. With the advent of network functions virtualization (NFV), carrier class WiFi and its associated managed services model are experiencing a transformational shift from vertically-integrated hardware- and software-bundled architectures to solutions that offer the flexibility of a cloud-based, scalable, and flexible multi-tenant deployment model. This webinar analyzes this shift and considers how operators can leverage NFV to control and generate new revenue from WiFi services.

 
Striking Gold with Subscriber Analytics

Thursday
Jul 23, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Shira Levine, Research Director, 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.

 
Outdoor Wireless: The Next Connectivity Frontier

Tuesday
Aug 4, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Research Director, Enterprise Networks and Video
   

Wireless connectivity has become a standard feature of indoor environments like office spaces and retailers, but few companies have brought wireless to their outdoor spaces due to the high cost of early products and lack of compelling use cases. This webinar reviews the potential use cases for outdoor connectivity across a range of industries, including education, retail, manufacturing, and general enterprise settings.

 
The Evolving Broadcast Video Infrastructure

Thursday
Aug 13, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Heynen, Research Director, Broadband Access and Pay TV
   

From multiscreen to all-IP, and from adaptive bit rate (ABR) to cloud DVR and other network-based services, traditional video processing and playout are undergoing dramatic shifts in basic functionality. This webinar helps pay TV providers understand what capabilities they'll need from their video processing platforms to deliver a rapidly increasing collection of services, including cloud DVR, hybrid multicast, over-the-top (OTT) delivery, and just-in-time packaging of both multicast and unicast streams.

 
Leveraging Policy and Charging to Support the Internet of Things

Thursday
Sep 10, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Shira Levine, Research Director, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
   

Connections for embedded mobile M2M applications are expected to skyrocket over the next few years. This represents both a challenge for operators, in terms of the impact of this additional traffic on their networks -- particularly on the signaling network -- and an opportunity to inject themselves in the value chain for those M2M services. This webinar explores both sides of the coin: how operators can better manage M2M traffic while capitalizing on M2M as a revenue opportunity.

 
From Centralized to Cloud RAN

Tuesday
Sep 15, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Stéphane Téral, Research Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
Presented by: Infonetics, Fujitsu and SOLiD / One Sponsor Position Available
   

Widely deployed in Japan and South Korea, the centralized radio access network (RAN) architecture offers many benefits, such as simplifying network architecture and enabling resource efficiencies from baseband pooling. It also sets a solid foundation for cloud RAN implementations. This webinar explores the steps and phases required to achieve a full-blown cloud RAN architecture.

 
Which Architecture is Best for SDN?

Thursday
Sep 17, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cliff Grossner, Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
Presented by: Infonetics and Fujitsu / Two Sponsor Positions Available
   

Software-defined networking (SDN) spells opportunity for existing and new vendors, and the time to act is now. Important use cases for the data center (DC) have been identified, such as private cloud DC, automated provisioning, and disaster recovery. The leaders in the SDN market serving the enterprise will be solidified during the next 2 years as 2014 lab trials give way to live production deployments in 2015 and significant growth by 2016. Network vendors, virtualization vendors, and specialized SDN vendors all want buyers to believe they provide the best option. This webinar examines the choices for SDN architecture and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each approach, providing guidelines for purchase-decision makers.

 
Securing the Internet of Things

Tuesday
Sep 22, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
Presented by: Infonetics and Freescale / 2 Sponsor Positions Available
   

This year, nearly 8 billion devices will be connected to the internet. The majority of new device growth going forward will come from devices such as home automation devices, smart grid devices, industrial control systems, personal medical devices, and an endless stream of new "things." While the usefulness of these devices is undeniable, so is the new security threat they represent. IoT security issues are already a mainstream talking point. The highly-publicized Stuxnet worm was used to hack a control device in an Iranian nuclear power station 4 years ago, and in December 2012 the HBO series Homeland depicted the Vice President of the U.S. being killed by hacking his pacemaker. This webinar examines how businesses are already starting to network a wide range of new devices and explores the need for practical solutions for integrating those devices into security infrastructure.

 
SDN and NFV: Lessons Learned Moving from the Lab to Commercial Service

Thursday
Sep 24, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Presented by: Infonetics, Accedian and Nakina / One Sponsor Position Available
   

Most major operators have moved a software-defined networking (SDN) or network functions virtualization (NFV) application from proof-of-concept trial to commercial service. The biggest difficulty is making SDN and NFV work in a live operational network. This webinar shares the many lessons learned by operators inserting these new technologies into their existing networks, including when developing operational processes and procedures.

 
Cable's Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Future

Tuesday
Sep 29, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Heynen, Research Director, Broadband Access and Pay TV
   

As cable operators rapidly expand bandwidth for data and IP video services and WiFi and business services, discussions around distributed access and virtual converged cable access platform (CCAP) are heating up. Operators are also determining how to leverage software-defined networking (SDN) to simplify the provisioning and allocation of bandwidth across service groups to satisfy subscriber bandwidth demands. This webinar examines how cable operators can leverage SDN capabilities to manage their distributed access networks, pushing network intelligence out of the headend and hub and closer to subscribers.

 
Creating the All-Wireless Workplace

Thursday
Oct 8, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Research Director, Enterprise Networks and Video
   

Users are overwhelmingly embracing mobile devices while their tethered devices collect dust. It begs the question: should companies still bother to invest in their wired access infrastructure? This webinar takes a look at the pros and cons of moving to an all-wireless access layer, and what network managers need to consider when cutting the cord.

 
Strategies for Building Long-Term IoT Business Models

Tuesday
Oct 13, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: John Byrne, Sr. Principal Analyst, Internet of Things
   

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds promises for any number of verticals. The attractive combination of ubiquitous high-speed network connectivity, low-priced modules, smart analytics, and robust supporting software creates the opportunity to improve customer service, develop new engagement models, drive new revenue, and reduce operating costs. But given the nascent nature of the IoT market, many potential use cases lack an existing business model to follow as a template. This webinar explores tools for developing new business models that can enable enterprises to develop workable strategies for forming and deploying effective IoT strategies to build on for the future.

 
Moving Beyond Voice in VoLTE Networks

Thursday
Oct 15, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Diane Myers, Research Director, VoIP, UC and IMS
   

Mobile operators need to find value beyond the voice and data pipes of today. Leveraging the assets put in place for VoLTE are their services and applications that put operators back in control of the customer and drive value in a world defined by device manufacturers and OTT applications. This webinar explores the options available to operators to layer on complementary services such as video and business applications as part of their VoLTE strategy.

 
Driving Cost Efficiency in the Data Center with 25GE

Tuesday
Oct 20, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cliff Grossner, Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
   

The first interoperability tests with 25/100GE technology are complete, and products are anticipated to begin shipping later this year. New 25/100GE fabrics will deliver higher bandwidth for improved application performance in the data center with reduced cost. These new fabrics will be attractive to large-scale data center operators looking to migrate to 100GE switching and 25GE server connectivity, and will require buyers to re-evaluate their purchasing decisions. This webinar explores options for 25/100GE architectures and their impact in the data center and provides recommendations for buyers of new 25GE products and services.

 
Multilayer Optical Transport

Thursday
Oct 22, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Andrew Schmitt, Research Director, Carrier Transport Networking
Presented by: Infonetics, Coriant and Fujitsu / One Sponsor Position Available
   

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.

 
Leveraging SDN and NFV for Small Cells and Backhaul

Thursday
Oct 29, 2015

Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Presented by: Infonetics and Accedian / Two Sponsor Positions Available
   

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) will have a disruptive and transformative impact by creating virtualized and programmable networks. By deploying SDN and NFV, operators can create backhaul solutions that lower cost and generate greater flexibility and efficiencies in the network. This webinar considers the challenges and opportunities for combining SDN and NFV in the backhaul network, to enhance network-wide intelligence, optimize traffic, and define operator policies.

 
Pushing Policy to the Device

Thursday
Nov 5, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Shira Levine, Research Director, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
   

The concept of policy management at the device level has been tossed around for several years now, with most of the discussion around WiFi offload. However, device-level policy management and enforcement has the potential to reduce signaling traffic, enable a better customer experience, and provide more service personalization. This webinar provides additional insights into these opportunities and helps operators identify ways to break down some of the barriers to on-device policy.

 
What Tomorrows HetNets Could Look Like

Tuesday
Nov 10, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Stéphane Téral, Research Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
Presented by: Infonetics and SOLiD / Two Sponsor Positions Available
   

Distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cells in the form of low power nodes such as microcells and picocells have been used in mobile networks for the past two decades for voice, but the rise of mobile broadband has changed the game. Today, new types of small cells such as metrocells have emerged, DAS is becoming more sophisticated, and WiFi is ubiquitous. All this has created heterogeneous networks (HetNets) that need to be coordinated with macrocell networks. This webinar explores HetNet developments, looking at the benefits and challenges.

 
Data Center Orchestration: Open Source or Proprietary?

Tuesday
Nov 17, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cliff Grossner, Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
   

The next 2 to 3 years will be the inflection point for enterprise IT teams in selecting their DC orchestration software, trialing it, and deploying it. The choice for physical and virtual switching in the DC will be dependent on the orchestration software selected: Open Source, or Proprietary. Vendors who have their own orchestration software will strive to be the platform of choice. This webinar explores the choices for DC orchestration software and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of open source vs proprietary approach providing guidelines for purchasing decision makers.

 
Router Bypass: Using NFV to Deliver Enterprise Services

Thursday
Nov 19, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Presented by: Infonetics, Benu Networks and Accedian / One Sponsor Position Available
   

Service providers voted virtual enterprise CPE (vE-CPE) as the number-1 use case for network functions virtualization (NFV) for quickly generating new revenue, relieving capex, and streamlining opex. Operators in all regions of the world are deploying vE-CPE, but not without challenges. This webinar reports on their successes, lessons learned, and problems to avoid.

 
Moving Key Video Features to the Cloud

Thursday
Dec 3, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Heynen, Research Director, Broadband Access and Pay TV
   

As the set-top box (STB) becomes just one video display device among many, unifying the user interface (UI) and ensuring services and capabilities across all devices becomes critical. This webinar focuses on how pay TV providers can move features traditionally associated with the STBDVR, catch-up TV, start-over TV, and advanced advertising to the cloud, enabling cost savings and easier delivery of these services across their entire multi-screen base.

 
The Metro 100G Coherent Evolution

Wednesday
Dec 9, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Andrew Schmitt, Research Director, Carrier Transport Networking
Presented by: Infonetics and Coriant / Two Sponsor Positions Available
   

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.

 
Solving the M2M Device Interoperability Issue


Led by: John Byrne, Sr. Principal Analyst, Internet of Things
   

With all the hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT), Infonetics surveys confirm that enterprises in a number of verticals are actively developing machine-to-machine (M2M) strategies to generate incremental revenue, reduce costs, and improve customer service. Common standards to support device and service activation across multiple radio technologies, frequency bands, and device operating systemswhich dont yet existrepresent the holy grail. Instead, a variety of competing standards bodies and architectures have emerged, virtually guaranteeing that no common standard will emerge anytime soon. As a result, operators and enterprises must develop strategies to work around this challenge to ensure the current M2M momentum does not slow. This webinar provides enterprises with strategies to eliminate, or work around, interoperability concerns and ensure that M2M applications can be onboarded and offered across multiple technologies and platforms with as little friction as possible.

 
WebRTC as a Complement to UC Deployments


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Diane Myers, Research Director, VoIP, UC and IMS
   

WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) offers enterprises a means of extending UC (Unified Communication) tools in a cost effective manner. Rather than a competitive threat, learn how WebRTC can be utilized to broaden communication tools to partners and customers. This webinar will explore a variety of use cases for WebRTC and the benefits enterprises can reap from marrying up UC and WebRTC.

 
Harnessing the Power of Big Data and Analytics


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Led by: Shira Levine, Research Director, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
   

Big data is big news right now. This webinar helps operators better evaluate commercially-available solutions such as big data platforms and targeted analytics tools and learn how to leverage analytics best practices from other industries to address business problems such as churn management, network optimization, and service personalization.

 
Leveraging Analytics to Monetize the Internet of Things


ON24 online webcast

Led by: John Byrne, Sr. Principal Analyst, Internet of Things
   

M2M (machine-to-machine) applications have taken off in many vertical markets and the number of M2M transactions continues to grow exponentially. For enterprises and service providers, however, the key to fully monetizing the M2M opportunity lies in the ability to leverage big data and analytics to collect and interpret data from all these transactions, in real-time, and convert this data into meaningful insights that can be utilized to develop ever-more sophisticated and customized services, grow revenue, and improve customer satisfaction. This webinar provides a roadmap and best-practice strategies for deploying an effective IoT/M2M analytics program.

 
Security Primer for SDN and NFV


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
   

Enterprises and carriers are rapidly moving towards virtualized infrastructure, and it's not just servers that are going virtual. Security vendors have been preparing for these infrastructure changes for years, devoting virtual appliances and SDN/NFVspecific security solutions, but how do they work, and what do carriers and businesses need to do to prepare to deploy them? This webinar looks at the specific security solutions for virtualized infrastructure and how network operators and enterprises can use and implement them.

 
Evaluating Cloud Unified Communications: What to Consider


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Diane Myers, Research Director, 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, Research Director, 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.

 

"Several vendors saw improved quarter-over-quarter results in the third quarter, and we expect the microwave equipment market to inch up in 2015."

Richard Webb, Directing Analyst, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells

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