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

Thursday
Mar 12, 2015
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst, 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.

 
The Fast Way to Launch New Broadband Services: Virtual Networking

Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
12:00PM ET

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Led by: Michael Howard, Co-founder and Principal Analyst, 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 its 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.

 
What to Look for in a Telco App Server in the LTE Era

Tuesday
Mar 31, 2015
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Shira Levine, Directing Analyst, 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.

 
SDN for Optical Networks

Thursday
Apr 2, 2015
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Carrier Transport Networking
Presented by: Infonetics, Coriant, Huawei and Infinera
   

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.

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

Tuesday
Apr 7, 2015
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst, Security
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.

 
Making WiFi Networks Smarter

Thursday
Apr 9, 2015
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Directing Analyst, 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 managers need to control its usage to ensure adequate bandwidth for everybody. In addition, 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 networks, how information can be leveraged, and the available tools.

 
Bare Metal Switching: Is it for Everyone?

Thursday
Apr 30, 2015
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Cliff Grossner, Directing Analyst, 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 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.

 
Software-Defined WAN for Agility and Cost Savings

Tuesday
Jun 16, 2015
11:00AM ET

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

Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) delivers improved application performance for a fraction of the cost of traditional MPLS links, setting off a significant shift in enterprise WAN architecture. New companies are entering the market with fresh VC funding, causing existing companies to pivot and rethink WAN optimization in light of software-defined networking (SDN). SD-WAN includes a virtual WAN consisting of multiple link types (MPLS, internet, cellular, etc.) with centralized control software providing automated load balancing. SD-WAN can be orchestrated from the cloud, requiring buyers to reevaluate their WAN strategy. This webinar explores the impact of SD-WAN and provides recommendations for buyers of SD-WAN products and services.

 


Putting a Stop to Hidden Threats in SSL Traffic


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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst, Security
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, Principal Analyst, 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.

 
802.11ac Wave 2: What You Need to Know Now


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

The introduction of 802.11ac in 2013 has taken the WLAN market by storm, and enterprises have been adopting this new technology rapidly. This year, manufacturers will come out with the next generation of 802.11ac, Wave 2, which promises further boosts in wireless network performance. This webinar discusses the technology improvements available in Wave 2 gear, the impact on network design, and what network managers can do to prepare.

 
Policy Management and SDM in an LTE World


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Led by: Shira Levine, Directing Analyst, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
Presented by: Infonetics, Amdocs, Openwave and Sandvine
   

LTE promises a fatter pipe and new opportunities around service innovation, but also creates new requirements for enabling systems such as policy management and subscriber data management (SDM). This webinar discusses the impact of LTE on policy management and SDM systems, including signaling loads, subscriber usage patterns, and voice over LTE (VoLTE) deployment implications, and sheds light on how these solutions can help operators derive more value from their LTE networks.

 
Choosing the Right SDN-NFV Orchestration Platform for the Job


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

Many service providers today are choosing different orchestration vendors for each SDN (software-defined networking) domain and NFV (network functions virtualization) use case, even though the long-term goal is to have a single uber orchestrator reigning across the whole network. As some of these choices could impact the network for a long time, they deserve careful consideration. This webinar evaluates the merits of todays orchestration solutions versus the eventual uber orchestrators, and considers where the advantage lies: with the big telecom equipment vendors or with smaller, more focused players.

 
Migrating IMS to the Cloud with NFV


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

One of the leading use cases for carrier network functions virtualization (NFV) is the IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) core. Service providers, including mobile operators, are looking toward NFV to scale services up and down quickly and to better align costs with network usage. With millions of subscribers migrating to an IMS core, the move to virtualization is in progress. This webinar provides insights into the benefits and challenges of moving IMS to the cloud, and discusses important considerations in planning for the move to virtualization.

 
Optimizing LTE and LTE-A Networks with the Right KPIs


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Led by: Stéphane Téral, Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
Presented by: Infonetics, Accedian and JDSU
   

Network optimization has played a critical role in mobile networks since their inception two decades ago. But now there are so many key performance indicators (KPIs) that it's becoming difficult to further optimize the mobile network, even with the architectural simplification that LTE and LTE-Advanced bring. This webinar discusses the current state of mobile network optimization and looks at where it's headed, exploring data analytics and KPIs that really matter to maximize QoE and deliver a personalized experience.

 
The Ins and Outs of Cloud DVR


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

Pay-TV operators around the world are rolling out cloud DVR services to provide convenient and personalized access to stored content as part of their multiscreen offerings. Cloud DVR services can help reduce the costs associated with set-top box (STB) deployments by eliminating the need for a dedicated hard drive. Virtual DVR services also make possible multiscreen recording and playback, providing subscribers with unlimited control and flexibility in both their content and viewing device choices. This webinar explores how to successfully deploy cloud DVR services and addresses the challenges, including origin, subscriber authentication, storage, transcoding, and streaming.

 
Evolving from Backhaul to Fronthaul with Cloud-RAN


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Led by: Richard Webb, Directing Analyst, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Presented by: Infonetics, EXFO and Transmode
   

According to a 2014 Infonetics survey, 45% of mobile operators plan to deploy remote radio heads (RRHs) as an alternative or complement to small cells, to create denser coverage and capacity on their networks. But connecting a group of RRHs to a stack of baseband units, usually deployed in a CO, has specific challenges. This webinar examines the requirements for RRH and for extending it to full Cloud-RAN (or C-RAN) topologies, and also discusses considerations for integrating fronthaul connectivity into the backhaul network.

 
Practical Strategies for Fighting Advanced Malware and Threats


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

In the last few years, a wide variety of specialized security tools like standalone sandboxes and advanced persistent threat (APT) 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 the tools are complex and expensive, leaving IT and security professionals to wrestle with deploying standalone appliances, firewalls, and web security platforms with integrated sandboxing/APT prevention, as well as cloud services. This webinar covers the range of problems that new sandboxing and APT tools can solve and looks at the pros and cons of available deployment models.

 
Rethinking Secure Mobile Access to the Enterprise


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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst, Security
Presented by: Infonetics and Pulse Secure
   

In the 15 years since virtual private networks (VPNs) became the default remote access choice for mobile users, nearly everything in enterprise networks has changed. The border between inside and outside has nearly evaporated, data and applications are migrating to the cloud, and hundreds of millions of mobile devices now need secure access to corporate resources wherever they are. This webinar examines the changes required to deliver secure mobility to employees regardless of their device, location, or resource.

 
Virtualizing Video Processing to Distribute Multiscreen TV


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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.

 
NFV with SDN Service Chaining for Quickest New Revenue


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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). Many are finding 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 graphs, to deploy new services to business and residential customers, and includes examples of real service provider deployments.

 
Improving the VoLTE Experience: Best Practices from Early Launches


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

Service providers are more focused on user experience than ever before, actively measuring and comparing the experience of voice over LTE (VoLTE) and IR.94 services to over-the-top (OTT) and legacy services to determine if VoLTE devices and services are ready to launch. Their goal is to deliver a user experience thats better than all alternative options. This webinar discusses the increasing importance of user experience measurement and analysis in live networks and reviews best practices and actual data from early VoLTE deployments.

 


Getting to a Gig: Technology Options for Premium Broadband

Tuesday
Apr 28, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst, Broadband Access and Pay TV
Presented by: Infonetics and ADTRAN / 2 Sponsor Positions Available
   

At as much and more than 100 times faster than today's average Internet connection - depending on the country - gigabit broadband has quickly become a game-changing differentiator for the fixed broadband providers who offer it. Because 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 technologies available to telcos designed to get them to gigabit broadband fastest with the least amount of capital expenditures, including G.fast and next-gen FTTH technologies such as XGPON1 and TWDM-PON.

 
Harnessing the Power of Big Data and Analytics

Tuesday
May 5, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Shira Levine, Directing Analyst, 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.

 
The Path to VoLTE

Thursday
May 7, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Stéphane Téral, Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
Presented by: Infonetics and Accedian, Fujitsu / 1 Sponsor Position Available
   

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-life use cases.

 
Securing the Internet of Things

Thursday
May 14, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst, Security
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.

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

Tuesday
May 19, 2015

ON24 online webcast

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

As subscriber traffic across mobile networks grows, operators need to augment the macro network with denser coverage and capacity. To do so, they have multiple technology choices including small cells (both in-building and outdoor), remote radio heads (RRHs) and cloud RAN topologies, distributed antenna systems (DASs), 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.

 
Leveraging Analytics to Monetize the Internet of Things

Thursday
May 21, 2015

Led by: John Byrne, Directing Analyst, M2M and IoT
   

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.

 
Diameter Signaling Control for Next-Gen Networks

Tuesday
Jun 2, 2015

ON24 online webcast

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

The growth of traffic on LTE networks is creating pressure at the Diameter signaling layer, which will continue to rise with ongoing migration to IP. Learn how Diameter signaling controllers 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, and challenges.

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

Tuesday
Jun 9, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Michael Howard, Co-founder and Principal Analyst, Carrier Networks
Presented by: Infonetics and Accedian/2 Sponsor Positions Available
   

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

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.

 
The Synchronization Conundrum of Mobile Networks

Tuesday
Jul 7, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Stéphane Téral, Principal Analyst, 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, Directing Analyst, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Presented by: Infonetics and Benu Networks / 2 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.

 
Outdoor Wireless: The Next Connectivity Frontier

Tuesday
Aug 4, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Directing Analyst, 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

Led by: Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst, 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, Directing Analyst, 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, Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
Presented by: Infonetics and Fujitsu / 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, Directing Analyst, Data Center, Cloud, and SDN
Presented by: Infonetics and Fujitsu / One Sponsor Position 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.

 
Security Primer for SDN and NFV

Tuesday
Sep 22, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst, Security
   

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.

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

Thursday
Sep 24, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Michael Howard, Co-founder and Principal Analyst, Carrier Networks
Presented by: Infonetics, Accedian and Nakina/1 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, Principal Analyst, 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, Directing Analyst, 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

Led by: John Byrne, Directing Analyst, M2M and IoT
   

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, Principal Analyst, 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.

 
Multilayer Optical Transport

Thursday
Oct 22, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Carrier Transport Networking
Presented by: Infonetics, Coriant, EXFO and Fujitsu
   

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, Directing Analyst, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Presented by: Infonetics and Accedian/2 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, Directing Analyst, 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, Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
   

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.

 
Router Bypass: Using NFV to Deliver Enterprise Services

Thursday
Nov 19, 2015

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Michael Howard, Co-founder and Principal Analyst, Carrier Networks
Presented by: Infonetics, Benu Networks and Accedian / 1 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, Principal Analyst, 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, Principal Analyst, Carrier Transport Networking
Presented by: Infonetics and Coriant/2 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.

 
SDN and Hybrid Cloud: Getting the Most from the WAN


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.

 
Data Center Orchestration: Open Source or Proprietary?


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cliff Grossner, Directing Analyst, 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.

 
Solving the M2M Device Interoperability Issue


Led by: John Byrne, Directing Analyst, M2M and IoT
   

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, Principal Analyst, 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.

 
New Architectures Driving Cable Broadband Networks


ON24 online webcast

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

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 technologiesincluding 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 IP services on the network and the new technologies that are changing the way cable networks are built.

 
Cloud Delivered WAN Optimization: Will It Fly?


ON24 online webcast

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

There has been renewed interest in WAN optimization, and we have seen new companies enter with fresh VC funding and existing companies pivot, looking to re-think WAN optimization in light of SDN, but revenue growth remains elusive. WAN optimization now includes the ability to automatically choose the best route on per application basis, all orchestrated from the cloud, requiring buyers to re-evaluate their WAN optimization purchasing decisions. This webinar explores the impact of SDN and cloud on WAN optimization, new WAN optimization use cases, and provides recommendations for buyers of cloud-delivered WAN optimization.

 
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.

 
Striking Gold with Subscriber Analytics


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.

 

"C-RAN is emerging as the default 5G architecture and will eventually morph into cloud RAN as more and more mobile network functions are virtualized."

Stéphane Téral, Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics

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