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From Centralized RAN to Cloud RAN

Tuesday
Jul 12, 2016
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Presented by: IHS Technology and EXFO
   

The move from centralized to virtual radio access networks (RANs) is already happening, with baseband unit (BBU) virtualization moving many functions to software, paving the way for 5G and pre-5G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A). This webinar explores the market drivers and the technical challenges of the RAN transformation from fiber to the antenna (FTTA) to centralized RAN (C-RAN) and virtual RAN, the state of virtualized baseband unit (vBBU), the long-term evolution of fronthaul beyond the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) to packet-based transport, and testing requirements at the optical and protocol layers.

 
Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence: From Noise to Action

Thursday
Jul 14, 2016
1:00PM ET

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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
Presented by: IHS Technology and Palo Alto Networks
   

To stay ahead of attackers, IT security teams are connecting their sophisticated threat mitigation infrastructure to a wide range of threat intelligence services: their own network data, open-source intel, commercial feeds, and even peers threat intel. Consuming this data is a starting point, but in many cases the volume of information generated is overwhelming. Its increasingly clear that threat intelligence needs to be winnowed down to the essential critical events, and then have context added to those events to reach the ultimate goal: to turn a mountain of threat intelligence into a few meaningful actions. This webinar covers the challenges associated with working with threat intelligence and the security solutions available to turn data into actions that meaningfully decrease the threat exposure window.

 
UCaaS: Skipping Hybrid and Moving Directly to the Cloud

Wednesday
Jul 20, 2016
1:00PM ET

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Led by: Diane Myers, Research Director, VoIP, UC and IMS
Presented by: IHS Technology and 8X8
   

More and more businesses across all industries and of all sizes are moving to the cloud for unified communications (UC). But the way in which companies migrate their communications infrastructure and applications to the cloud can vary. One approach is hybrid - where some users reside in the cloud while others are kept on premises. There are a variety of reasons to consider a hybrid approach, but is it the right path? If moving to the cloud, why not go all in? This webinar explores moving UC to the cloud, the advantages of a full UC-as-a-service (UCaaS) deployment, and the issues a hybrid approach injects into the mix. Join us and learn how companies that have moved 100% to UCaaS have benefited.

 
Embedded Security to Protect the IoT

Thursday
Jul 28, 2016
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Sam Lucero, Senior Principal Analyst, M2M
Presented by: IHS Infonetics and Mocana
   

The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a vast and heterogeneous new attack surface for cybercriminals and other malicious actors. In particular, critical industrial infrastructure in the energy, oil and gas, chemicals, and related sectors is increasingly vulnerable as it is brought online in connected IoT systems. While security co-processors embedded into field equipment is considered the gold standard in robust cybersecurity, the actual use of these co-processors will remain relatively limited in the next three to five years. It is therefore imperative that industrial stakeholders understand how software-based IoT cybersecurity can best be implemented in the short term - and how such software will optimally integrate with hardware-based cybersecurity solutions over the longer term. This webinar focuses on the optimal use of software cybersecurity for the IoT.

 


Managed Wi-Fi Services: The Pros and Cons


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Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Research Director, Enterprise Networks and Video
Presented by: IHS Technology, ADTRAN and Xirrus
   

As demands on Wi-Fi infrastructure grow and technology cycles move more quickly, keeping up with the latest Wi-Fi developments has become a full-time job. As a result, more and more IT administrators are considering outsourcing the operations of their wireless networks tvo a third party so they can get back to their core responsibilities. Wi-Fi network architectures have evolved significantly over the past few years, making it possible to offer cost-effective managed Wi-Fi services. This webinar takes a look at the pros and cons of managed Wi-Fi services, and why theyre worth exploring for an improved end-user experience.

 
5G Backhaul: Challenges and New Architectures


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Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Presented by: IHS Technology, Accedian, Ciena and ECI Telecom
   

The next-gen mobile network will require next-gen backhaul architecture. How do the changing demands on the network define the characteristics of 5G? How does this impact architectural decisions regarding backhaul? The granularity of services, applications and devices will drive the mobile network beyond human control, so where do operators need to deploy intelligence and automation to ensure that backhaul can accommodate this? This webinar looks ahead to the near-future of the mobile network and the evolution of 5G transport solutions.

 
Service Assurance in On-demand SDN-NFV Networks


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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Presented by: IHS Technology and Spirent Communications
   

Carriers are moving as fast as they can toward transforming their networks, operations, and business processes with the goals of automation and agility in a world of on-demand services delivered over hybrid physical-virtual networks. But operational simplicity via automation can only be achieved in this new complex network functions virtualization (NFV) environment if verification testing can be performed and service-level agreements (SLAs) are monitored and assured. This webinar explores the testing and assurance of on-demand services in complex NFV physical or virtual environments.

 
Enterprise-Grade Cloud Security: How and When


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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
Presented by: IHS Technology and Cisco
   

As more users, applications, and data move into both private and public clouds, it's important to rethink how they are secured and ensure that existing network investments, controls, and policies can migrate to the cloud. This webinar looks at how current security tools can work in private and public cloud environments, as well as analyzes how new tools can help ensure effective control over popular public cloud applications.

 
Embedding Real-time Communications Into Apps: What You Need to Know


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Led by: Diane Myers, Research Director, VoIP, UC and IMS
Presented by: IHS Technology and Bandwidth
   

The need to connect and communicate from wierthin applications has exploded in recent years. Communications API platforms have opened up the ability to easily and directly integrate voice and messaging services into any number of applications. However, the API platforms on the market vary substantially and selecting the right partner to meet your needs as your business grows is critical. Learn how application developers, start-ups and existing service providers move through the continuum of capabilities from launch, to managing multiple communication providers, to scaling services. This webinar explores the lifecycle requirements of taking embedded communications from start to highly scalable deployment or any point in between.

 
The Future of GPON, XGS-PON and NG-PON2


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Led by: John Kendall, Senior Analyst, Connected Home & Smart Home
Presented by: IHS Technology, Calix and Verizon
   

There is much discussion in the industry as to which direction vendors and broadband providers should turn for next-generation passive optical network (PON) technology. As gigabit services become increasingly available, broadband providers are turning an eye to what is next, and while there is general agreement on 10 gigabit service, there is some uncertainty as to the form it will take. This webinar looks at two newly minted ITU standards XGS-PON and NG-PON2 highlighting the pros and cons of each. The webinar also explores the importance of technology advances in tunable optics.

 
Extending Network Policy to the Device


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Led by: Shira Levine, Research Director, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
Presented by: IHS Technology and Cisco Systems
   

The concept of policy management at the device level is not new, but it is seeing renewed interest as recent use cases are extending mobile operator control to end-user devices. Device-level policy management and enforcement is proving to be an invaluable tool in carriers quest to differentiate through an always-best-connected user experience and network and device analytics to provide more service personalization. This webinar explores the business reasons behind carrier requirements for more control of the devices on their networks. From simple offload objectives to intelligent service activation and provisioning, we examine the growing capabilities of on-device policy and provide insights into identifying and breaking down the barriers to deployment.

 
From Clouds to the Meta-Cloud


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Led by: Cliff Grossner, Senior Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
Presented by: IHS Technology and Sonus Networks
   

It is easy to imagine a future in which enterprises are consuming off-premises cloud services from 20 or more different cloud service providers (CSPs), creating their own custom cloud of clouds, or Meta-Cloud. Connecting to each CSP separately would create a management nightmare, bringing about an opportunity for communication service providers, managed service providers, and cloud service brokers to provide professional services and a single connectivity point with security and service-level agreements (SLAs) between an enterprise and its Meta-Cloud. This webinar explores the architecture of the Meta-Cloud, provides solutions for providers planning to offer a Meta-Cloud, and offers recommendations for enterprises using many different CSPs.

 
The Case for Cloud Billing in the Digital World


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Led by: Shira Levine, Research Director, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
Presented by: IHS Technology, Oracle and Capgemini
   

Explosive subscriber and transaction growth, the rapid introduction of new digital services and consumer demand for anytime, anywhere services are straining the capabilities of many legacy billing and charging systems. Cloud-based models for real-time billing, revenue management and partner settlements represent a possible solution to these challenges, enabling businesses to more quickly capitalize on new opportunities and address scaling challenges while keeping capital costs under control. This webinar explores why and how operators and other services-based businesses should deploy cloud-based billing, and also addresses the challenges and concerns surrounding cloud billing models.

 
Mobile Fronthaul: Key Considerations and Deployment Scenarios


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Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Presented by: IHS Technology, Infinera and Virgin Media Business
   

Deploying remote radio heads as part of a centralized radio access network (RAN) or cloud RAN (C-RAN) architecture is driven by the need for higher capacity, denser connectivity and sectorization in the mobile network. Fronthaul has a fundamental role in a C-RAN, but its vital to understand the challenges to and options for its deployment. This webinar looks at wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)based solutions for fronthaul and explores the commercial environment, including the role of wholesale fronthaul services and examples from deployments already taking place.

 
Open Networking: The Promise and Pitfalls


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Led by: Cliff Grossner, Senior Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
Presented by: IHS Technology, BigSwitch Networks and Dell
   

The trail to open networking with bare metal switching has been blazed by very large scale data center operators such as Google and Facebook, and it is the dominant use case for software-defined networking (SDN) in the data center. Traditional network vendors and startups have packaged the knowledge gained from large-scale data center operators, opening the door for others to participate in a new paradigm for purchasing and deploying data center networks. This model leverages an open and programmable environment that provides choice and is driving innovation in silicon and software technologies--all at software speed. This webinar explores the rollout of open networking, discusses the advantages of this approach, shares lessons learned by early adopters, and provides guidelines for purchase-decision makers.

 
Security and Visibility for Cloud and SaaS Apps


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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
Presented by: IHS Technology and Palo Alto Networks
   

We live in a cloud app world, with companies of every shape and size benefitting greatly from the flexibility and scalability of apps like Office 365, Box and Salesforce.com. Unfortunately, using many cloud apps can create security blind spots and new attack vectors for hackers. There are solutions on the market today that provide a window into cloud app uses and active threat detection and mitigation and some security product companies already have in place features that can help secure cloud apps. This webinar takes a look at the cloud app security problem and covers some common solutions.

 
Demystifying Orchestration and Assurance Across SDN, NFV and CE2.0


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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Presented by: IHS Technology, KulCoud, Omnitron, Veryx, WebNMS
   

Service providers worldwide are moving toward the dream goal of service automation from the front end of customer ordering and service monitoring to the back end of service provisioning, network monitoring, and active service-level agreement (SLA) enforcement. The dream becomes a demonstrated reality in this webinar, highlighted by a video of a live demo involving the orchestration and assurance of a carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) Ethernet WAN services network using data centerbased software-defined networking (SDN) software. Also explored are a customer self-service portal for on-demand ordering and monitoring of Ethernet services, intelligent customer premises equipment for provisioning and monitoring, and testing and monitoring software for ensuring workability across physical and virtual networks.

 
Solutions for Rising Video Surveillance Storage Demands
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Led by: Josh Woodhouse, Analyst, Video Surveillance
Presented by: IHS Technology, Quantum, Axis and Milestone
   

As the use of video surveillance cameras grows, so does the demand for higher image quality and longer retention times. This means there are increasing requirements on video surveillance cameras and storage and management solutions for businesses. Storage is not just peripheral, but foundational. Protecting people and property requires more than simply observing crimes. This webinar looks at how cameras, video management software (VMS), and storage systems can interact to meet the rising demands of modern video surveillance systems.

 
Solutions for Rising Video Surveillance Storage Demands
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Led by: Josh Woodhouse, Analyst, Video Surveillance
Presented by: IHS Technology, Quantum, Axis and Milestone
   

As the use of video surveillance cameras grows, so does the demand for higher image quality and longer retention times. This means there are increasing requirements on video surveillance cameras and storage and management solutions for businesses. Storage is not just peripheral, but foundational. Protecting people and property requires more than simply observing crimes. This webinar looks at how cameras, video management software (VMS), and storage systems can interact to meet the rising demands of modern video surveillance systems.

 
Carrier NFV and SDN Lessons from Virtual CPE Deployments


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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Presented by: IHS Technology, Accedian, ADTRAN and HPE
   

Service providers around the world are investing time and energy into using NFV (network functions virtualization) and SDN (software-defined networking) for vE-CPE (virtual enterprise CPE) and vCPE (virtual CPE) consumer services, but the road to live deployments has been fraught with many issues, problems, and challenges. The goals are clear: to increase revenue and service agility by applying NFV and SDN for automation and operational efficiencies. Customers can use self-service portals to change the bandwidth at sites and add or change levels of firewalls, WAN optimization controllers, intrusion detection and protection systems, and parental controls. This webinar shares the experiences, lessons, and discoveries from service provider deployments of vE-CPE and vCPE.

 
Gigabit Broadband for Municipal Operators


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Led by: John Kendall, Senior Analyst, Connected Home & Smart Home
Presented by: IHS Technology and Nokia
   

The number of municipalities successfully installing community broadband networks continues to rise and, commensurately, so does interest in the technology and business case. This webinar explores the market for municipal broadband, the drivers influencing municipal operators to roll out gigabit broadband, and considerations for ensuring successful deployments.

 


Building Flexible Networks with SDN and Open Line Systems

Tuesday
Jul 26, 2016

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Led by: Heidi Adams, Senior Research Director, Transport Networks
Presented by: IHS Infonetics and Fujitsu / 2 Sponsor Positions Available
   

SDN (software-defined networking) will change the way networks are managed, but will it also change the way they are built? SDN and open optical line systems have the potential to give service providers unprecedented flexibility in how they choose and deploy vendors, allowing them to potentially build more flexible networks at lower cost. This webinar examines the impact of SDN technology and the benefits service providers can expect.

 
Leveraging IoT for Efficient Commercial Building Management

Thursday
Aug 4, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Alex Green, Senior Director, IT & Networking
   

The use of the Internet of Things (IoT) in commercial buildings opens up the potential to dramatically improve security, productivity, and efficiency within the commercial building management ecosystem. This webinar discusses how facility managers can fully harness the benefits that IoT can bring to their organizations and buildings.

 
The Analytics Revolution: The Future of Media Distribution, Measurement and Monetization

Tuesday
Aug 9, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Merrick Kingston, Principal Analyst, Connected Home
   

The monolithic pay TV bundle is dead. In a world defined by structural demographic change, newfangled consumption behavior, the glut of choice and the atomization of media supply, the very foundation of media distribution is changing. This webinar explores how consumption analytics are re-shaping the media business. It also examines how sophisticated data platforms are allowing media companies of all stripes to understand, sell access to and more effectively monetize their audiences and uncover new, underserved audiences.

 
Broadband Services in the Cloud: What's Next?

Wednesday
Aug 10, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: John Kendall, Senior Analyst, Connected Home & Smart Home
   

Broadband providers are looking to provide value-added or monetized services to their customers by using thin software clients. These services can be positioned to help prevent churn as well as improve customer experience. This webinar explores what's involved in offering services through software layered on top of in-home technology, the services that are currently available and popular, and the next generation of technology and services.

 
NFV Commercial vCPE Deployments: Emerging Business Cases

Thursday
Aug 11, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
   

Service providers moved 15 new NFV (network functions virtualization)based services onto live networks during 2015. Most include services offered to customers via a self-service portal including Ethernet connectivity, IP VPNs and virtual CPE services (vCPE) such as firewall and WAN optimization. AT&T, Orange Business Services, Colt, and Masergy are among the leading operators who found new problems when moving from the labs and PoCs into commercial deployments. The ETSI NFV architecture is a nice guideline, but most interfaces and standards are not yet in place. Providers struggle with the IT aspect of not only the server, storage, and switch technologies, but also who is responsible for operation of the mini data center in central offices. Its not easy to develop a solution when multiple vendors software is mixed and matched to create a set of automated services for enterprise or consumer customers. All these factors and more affect the business case. This webinar focuses on the emerging business cases based on what carriers have learned from NFV that work and those that don't.

 
High-Brightness Displays for Outdoor Applications

Tuesday
Aug 16, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Sanju Khatri, Director, Digital Signage and Professional Video
   

Will high-brightness displays offer the next high-margin opportunity for brands and a value chain for outdoor applications? This webinar explores the needs and uses for high-brightness displays and the range of additional applications that will be enabled by newer public display technologies for outdoor use.

 
Containers or Virtual Machines, Which Is Best?

Wednesday
Sep 7, 2016

ON24 online webcast

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

Google and Amazon recently launched containers for off-premises cloud services. The rise in popularity of containers has led to questions about exactly what containers provide, how they differ from virtual machines (VMs), and if they are a replacement for VMs. This webinar explores the pros and cons of containers versus virtual machines, describes example use cases, and provides guidelines for using both containers and virtual machines.

 
OS and Content: The Role of Media and Software

Tuesday
Sep 13, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Rhoda Alexander, Director, Broadband Media
   

Tablets have proved to be incredibly disruptive in the mobile PC marketplace, elevating the importance of media, content, and the user experience. From smartphones to desktops, the operating system (OS) and the opportunity to access contentparticularly applications within that systemare now major purchase differentiators. As notebooks PCs and tablets converge, this shift is reshaping how we address productivity, usage, and content offerings as consumers and businesses evaluate their needs for features on these devices. This webinar looks at the role of media and software in determining content offerings on tablets and notebooks and the impact the choice of OS has on consumer and commercial capabilities.

 
Datacenter Transport Architectures and Equipment

Wednesday
Sep 14, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Heidi Adams, Senior Research Director, Transport Networks
Presented by: IHS Infonetics and Infinera
   

Data centers and ICPs (internet content providers) are a vibrant and rapidly-growing market for optical equipment and are currently the center of market attention. But their needs are different than those of traditional carriers, and some of these requirements are well known and others are not. This webinar outlines not only the needs of data centers and content providers, but how equipment manufacturers are building tailored products to address the unique needs of these customers.

 
Mobility in the Manufacturing Marketplace

Thursday
Sep 15, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Alex West, Principal Analyst, Manufacturing Technology
   

Consumer electronic products have begun to filter into the industrial environment with the use of, often ruggedized, smartphones and tablets. While currently in its infancy, IHS predicts the global market for mobile apps to grow strongly, to $190 million in 2019. This webinar looks at how the mobile app market is developing, current and future demands on apps-based solutions, and how automation vendors are developing apps markets that support design and maintenance, reducing the impact on an aging workforce.

 
IoT Platforms: Navigating the Complex Ecosystem

Wednesday
Sep 21, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Alex Green, Senior Director, IT & Networking
   

There will be few industries that are not revolutionized by the Internet of Things (IoT) over the next decade. Over 70 billion devices are forecast to be connected to the Internet by 2025, providing a wealth of sensor data, predictive analytics, control and unique value to all sectors. At the center of this IoT revolution are IoT platformscloud-based and on-premises software packages and related services that enable and support sophisticated IoT services. Navigating the IoT platform ecosystem can be a complex endeavor, as the number of IoT platform suppliers has exploded and an increasing number of solution types have been brought into the fold. This webinar examines the range of IoT platforms that are available for service providers, developers and enterprises and explores the features needed to deliver a powerful, comprehensive solution.

 
Smart Cities: Strategic Opportunities for Operators

Thursday
Sep 22, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Sam Lucero, Senior Principal Analyst, M2M
   

Leading mobile operators, including Vodafone, Telefonica, and AT&T, have created smart city business units to capitalize on the growing trend for cities to use technology to improve efficiency and enhance citizens quality of life across a range of core city functions. Mobile operators base their smart city propositions on their extensive network infrastructure offerings. However, they also see a prime opportunity to move up the value stack and provide many more aspects of a complete smart city solution, typically with partners. This webinar discusses how operators can best optimize their smart city offers and help cities succeed in digitalization.

 
Digital Health: Reshaping Individualized Healthcare

Thursday
Sep 22, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Roeen Roashan, Senior Analyst, Healthcare Technology
   

Digital health technologies will enable the connectivity of 7 billion patients worldwide by 2040, promising to deliver the medium on which individualized care will be based. With a high impact on all aspects of healthcare, digital health will transform the fundamentals of how healthcare is practiced from the actual episode of care and throughout its continuity in workplaces, communities and homes. This webinar explores the current and future technologies that will facilitate individualized care and allow healthcare sectors to sustainably provide value-based care.

 
Getting Value from Carrier WiFi Beyond Data Offload

Tuesday
Sep 27, 2016

ON24 online webcast

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

Scaling and integrating WiFi with an existing fixed or mobile broadband network generates new challenges for operators, but it can generate more value for customers by offering more flexible and powerful connectivity. It also has the potential to drive new opportunities such as WiFi calling and roaming, location-based services, WiFi video and advertising services. This webinar evaluates how carriers can continue to build, operate and position integrated carrier WiFi, evolving it from a data offload overlay to an experience-enhancing extension of the network.

 
Broadband Equipment and Virtualized CPE: How will it work?

Wednesday
Sep 28, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: John Kendall, Senior Analyst, Connected Home & Smart Home
   

Network functions virtualization (NFV) and virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE) are areas of extreme interest among both broadband providers and CPE suppliers. With increased interest in providing more services and more technology in the consumer home, virtualization is heralded as the next transformative technology in broadband CPE. This webinar looks at whats involved in the process of virtualization and what it means for the end user, the CPE in the home, and the network topology as a whole.

 
SDN Commercial Deployments: Emerging Business Cases

Thursday
Sep 29, 2016

ON24 online webcast

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

Service providers deployed around 10 new software-defined networking (SDN)based live, commercial services in 2015. Some involve internal network traffic or operations or services, while others include services offered to customers, usually via a self-service portal. AT&T, Deutsche Telecom, and Telstra/Pacnet are among the early pioneers. A lot has been learned by moving SDN projects out of the lab and proof-of-concept (PoC) in to commercial deployment. A majority of operators say their 2 biggest barriers are the lack of carrier-grade software and mixing SDN technology into their own networks, processes, and operations. Each new deployment brings new factors to the business case. This webinar focuses on the emerging business cases for commercial SDN and the lessons learned by carriers that have deployed the technology.

 
The Cost of ICT Downtime

Thursday
Sep 29, 2016

ON24 online webcast

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

Information and communication technology (ICT) has become the lifeblood of all types of organizations and is deeply embedded in everyday business processes from information lookup, customer communication, and order entry to the operation of online stores. When servers, applications, or networks experience outages or degradations, employees can no longer do their jobs properly and customers cant connect with the business. This webinar examines the costs that organizations incur during downtime events, such as revenue and productivity losses, and examines strategies for effectively minimizing the effects of downtime.

 
The HDR UHD Ecosystem: Perils and Opportunities

Tuesday
Oct 4, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Paul Gray, Principal Analyst, Consumer Devices
   

The high dynamic range (HDR) ecosystem is beginning to take shape, but its already being threatened by the emergence of competing formats. How can HDR avoid the forces that doomed 3D TV? Can ultra-high definition (UHD) and HDR co-catalyze one another? What is the role of high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) compression in supporting the adoption of HDR UHD? This webinar looks holistically at the HDR UHD opportunity and contextualizes what the format means for content producers, technology vendors, transport providers, panel suppliers and TV set manufacturers.

 
Virtualizing Pay TV: Shifting the Consumption Experience Into the Cloud

Wednesday
Oct 5, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Daniel Simmons, Director, Head of Connected Home
   

Pay TV stands at the precipice: either decouple key features from the managed hardware platform or risk protracted development cycles that lag behind the industry's nimbler competitors. In order to innovate and keep pace with new OTT (over-the-top) entrants, operators will need to begin to experiment with cloud-orchestrated user interfaces, personalization features, content storage, device management and multi-DRM (digital rights management) integration. This webinar explores the role of the cloud in the pay TV ecosystem and its importance to service agility, innovation and competitive differentiation.

 
Using APIs to Create Innovative Content Ecosystems

Thursday
Oct 6, 2016

ON24 online webcast

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

Operators are looking to expand their reach by exposing APIs to application development communities. By sharing API data like policy management, subscriber data, and authentication, operators could further differentiate themselves from device manufacturers and build value. This webinar will discuss the opportunity for network and subscriber API exposure, including possible revenue models, the use of third-party content providers versus internal developers, and models for applying API exposure to the enterprise market.

 
IoT Edge Analytics: The Key to Business Transformation

Wednesday
Oct 12, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Alex Green, Senior Director, IT & Networking
   

It's clear that collecting, learning from, and acting on edge device data in real time is the key to building innovative Internet of Things (IoT) applications. But in order to scale to support thousands of endpoints, this data must be acted on where it lives - not in the cloud. This webinar identifies strategies for building IoT applications that can utilize edge device data to identify efficiencies, redefine supply chains, make businesses more nimble, and strengthen customer relationships.

 
UHD/4K Public Displays: When Will Growth Pick Up?

Tuesday
Oct 18, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Sanju Khatri, Director, Digital Signage and Professional Video
   

Public displays continue to show strong growth, but the transition to 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) has not been as rapid as the industry expected. Cost is one factor, but what else is impacting adoption rates? This webinar explores why 4K has not yet experienced rapid growth in public displays and provides an outlook for when it will pick up in the future.

 
Drones: How Commercial Robotics Will Change the World

Oct 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Tom Morrod, Senior Director, Consumer Electronics
   

Drones represent both a new form factor and a whole range of newfound capabilities and applications across a wide segment of industriesfrom maintaining buildings to search and rescue, and from photography and aerial imaging to delivery. Drones have applications across many industries and the rollout of regulations and their use in new areas will shape the future of labor and the impact of robotics in the world. This webinar shares forecasts and analysis of the future for drones in commercial applications.

 
The Digital Oil Field: Managing Costs with IoT

Wednesday
Oct 19, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Alex West, Principal Analyst, Manufacturing Technology
   

In the oil and gas industry, networking technologies that connect devices offer the potential to provide a better understanding of processes, reduce costs, and increase efficiency in the field. Solutions offering the promise to effectively implement and promote IoT (Internet of Things) abound in the market. This webinar examines the technological challenges in the oil and gas industry today and how suppliers and users alike can benefit from adopting an IoT strategy.

 
Carrier Results from Virtual Router Deployments

Thursday
Oct 20, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
   

Virtual routers, or vRouters,-the software-only version of router functions that run on commercial servers-have arrived and service providers are evaluating, testing and beginning to deploy them in new ways in live networks. vRouters have been used for many years for the control plane function, virtual route reflection, and as lab simulators to test or plan network changes. A new breed of vRouter is carrier grade based on the code used on physical routers adapted to run on servers, usually with modular design efficiencies to run on multiple virtual machines, processor cores, processors and servers. Carriers are exploring the best ways to deploy vRouters and determining which functions to deploy first from among the evolved packet gateway, provider edge router, customer edge router and broadband network gateway. This webinar examines what carriers have learned from early deployments of vRouters, both the wins and the gotchas.

 
The Long-Term Prospects for Smart TV

Tuesday
Oct 25, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Paul Gray, Principal Analyst, Consumer Devices
   

Smart TV has evolved rapidly over the past few years, but what are its long-term prospects? How will platforms converge or fragment? How will other devices such as media streamers fit into this, and how will consumers use smart TVs in a world of applications and multi-device consumption? This webinar examines the market landscape, structures, successes, and failures of smart TV and explores what may work in the future.

 
Moving Beyond Borders for VoLTE

Wednesday
Oct 26, 2016

ON24 online webcast

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

As VoLTE (voice over LTE) begins to ramp, the new challenge is enabling users to have a seamless service across operators and international borders. The big debate is whether to utilize local breakout (LBO) or S8 home routing (S8HR). With different operators falling into different camps, itll only get more complicated over time. Is one approach favored over the other, or will operators need to learn to live with both? This webinar provides insights into the benefits and challenges associated with VoLTE roaming approaches and discusses important considerations for mobile operators moving forward.

 
The Evolving Role of Digital Health in Healthcare

Wednesday
Oct 26, 2016

Led by: Shane Walker, Senior Principal Analyst, Healthcare Technology
   

During the last decade, digital health has been referred to as mHealth, virtual care, and connected careall of which sought to characterize the next stage of patient-provider connectedness but were not completely aligned. As defined by IHS, digital health refers to the combination of remote patient monitoring, video consultations, health kiosks, connected consumer medical and wellness devices, mobile applications, smartphones, tablets, and the healthcare IT software-enabling information exchange and health records access. The promise of digital health has long been better quality care at a lower cost, and expectations have been high. However, slow uptake and the lack of significant scale has led to some skepticism about the impact of consumer-oriented healthcare delivery technologies. This webinar highlights the key opportunities that will drive the digital health market from $15 billion today to more than $22 billion in the next five years.

 
Optical Encryption:
A New Layer of Security for Network Services

Thursday
Oct 27, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Heidi Adams, Senior Research Director, Transport Networks
   

As more content and services move to the cloud, providing secure connectivity to the cloud and between data centers is crucial. While optical transport was once considered immune to attacks, recent events have highlighted a pressing need to introduce more security into this layer of the network. This webinar explores the challenges in securing network services with existing Layer 2/3 solutions, and looks at how options at Layer 1, including optical in-flight encryption, can be introduced to add a new layer of security to networking infrastructure and services.

 
From Broadcast to Adaptive Bitrate Multicast

Tuesday
Nov 1, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Merrick Kingston, Principal Analyst, Connected Home
   

At peak, online video streaming now accounts for 70% of downstream traffic. Given that copious amounts of bandwidth are sequestered in the always-on broadcast silo and total downstream bandwidth is effectively static, how can operators continue to cope with the pull model of OTT (over-the-top) consumption? Are sponsored data and paid interconnect the punitive way forward, or is there an opportunity to re-architect the access network itself? This webinar helps operators and vendors alike understand the IP migration challenge, exploring the economics of a slow-burn transition to IP multicast and the long-term benefits of an adaptive bitrate, IP-enabled multicast infrastructure.

 
Expanding the IoT Opportunity with LPWAN Connectivity

Wednesday
Nov 2, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Sam Lucero, Senior Principal Analyst, M2M
   

Low-power wide area networking (LPWAN) technologies for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications have become a leading concern in the telecom industry with the recent announcements of a $115 million funding round by Sigfox, the formation of the LoRa Alliance, and the introduction of the Weightless-N specification. This webinar discusses how LPWAN technologies can best be used to optimize M2M and IoT solutions for enterprise customers.

 
5G: Evolutionary or Revolutionary?

Wednesday
Nov 2, 2016

ON24 online webcast

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

As the planet approaches full LTE coverage, the migration to 4G is well under way and since it takes at least a decade to commercially launch a new generation of mobile technology, the time has already come to explore 5G. But the question is: Do we really want use 4G as the foundation, which then will be evolutionary 5G, or should we invent and develop brand new technologies? This webinar tackles these questions and more.

 
Leveraging SDN and NFV for Backhaul

Thursday
Nov 3, 2016

ON24 online webcast

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

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.

 
Innovations in Connected Audio

Tuesday
Nov 8, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Paul Erickson, Senior Analyst, Connected Home
   

As the music-listening landscape becomes increasingly influenced by consumer electronics (CE) devices such as smartphones and tablets, home audio devices are being adapted to better integrate with these CE devices. The innovation of streaming services into the connected home has reinvigorated the music industry and is facilitating the transition to a truly on-demand and forward-looking consumer experience that encompasses recommendations, deep metadata, intelligent caching, and multi-device analytics. This webinar examines how connected audio has changed consumer expectations for this crucial type of media within the modern, connected home.

 
Getting to a Software-defined Broadband Network

Wednesday
Nov 9, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: John Kendall, Senior Analyst, Connected Home & Smart Home
Presented by: IHS Infonetics and ADTRAN / 2 Sponsor Positions Available
   

At present, there is much discussion about software-defined networking (SDN) and how to utilize it in current network deployments. However, the term SDN encapsulates a rather large space of diverse solutions that can be at times ill-defined. This webinar looks at whats involved in a SDN, what it means to deploy SDN technology, and how broadband providers can leverage SDN architecture.

 
Data Center Orchestration: Open Source or Proprietary?

Thursday
Nov 10, 2016

ON24 online webcast

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

The next two to three years will be the inflection point for enterprise IT teams that are selecting, trialing, and deploying data center orchestration software. The choice for physical and virtual switching in the data center will be dependent on the orchestration software selected open source or proprietary. Vendors that have their own orchestration software will strive to be the platform of choice. This webinar explores the choices for data center orchestration software and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the open source and proprietary approaches, providing guidelines for purchase-decision makers.

 
Are 3D-ready Systems Driving the Market for 3D Tomosynthesis?

Nov 2016

Led by: Jessica Edge, Analyst, Healthcare Technology
   

Since its launch in 2011, 3D tomosynthesis has experienced mixed levels of adoption. Healthcare providers are weighing whether the additional cost and dose rate associated with these systems can be offset by the improvements in image quality and diagnosis they provide. 2D mammography systems that can be upgraded to 3D are proving to be a popular option. These 3D-ready systems allow healthcare providers to purchase more affordable solutions that can be easily transformed with 3D functionality when required. This webinar looks at the growing use of 3D tomosynthesis in diagnosis and screening and how purchasers and patients can benefit from the use of this technology.

 
Throwdown: AMOLED vs. TFT-LCD in Tablets and Notebooks

Thursday
Nov 17, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Rhoda Alexander, Director, Broadband Media
   

New display technologies provide vendors with additional options for product differentiation of tablets and notebook PCs. How manufacturers price, incorporate, and differentiate AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) is crucial to the success of this technology in consumer devices. Innovations in TFT-LCD (thin-film transistor liquid crystal display) production, films, glass production, and backlighting are narrowing the performance gap between TFT-LCD and AMOLED. How these technologies fare in the battleground for tablets and notebooks will have a big impact on display technology production and may even impact the consumer appeal of these devices. This webinar outlines the competing benefits of AMOLED and TFT-LCD, the cost and positioning of the technologies, the current market trends, and the future consumer opportunity.

 
Carrier Deployments of Next-Gen MPLS:
Segment Routing at Work

Thursday
Dec 15, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
   

Carriers have been using MPLS for over 15 years as the principal technique to achieve virtual connections-IP MPLS VPNs-in IP networks that are basically packet-oriented and connection-less. MPLS was simple in the beginning, but it has grown to solve many real-world network problems and use cases. But the architecture and complexity of carrier networks has been changing due to the pressures of mobility, video, cloud and data centers-and just more networks and network usage. Enter the next generation of MPLS, segment routing, to reduce some of the rising complexities of giant networks connecting just about everything and everybody. This webinar explores how carriers are using and planning to use next-gen MPLS, and the problems they are solving.

 
DAS and Small Cells: Can They Coexist?


ON24 online webcast

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

So far, the bulk of distributed antenna system (DAS) deployments have happened in large venues, stadiums in particular. But the completion of major stadium projects has led the DAS industry to look at other types of indoor applications such as hotels and enterprise buildings, which are also a target for small cells. This webinar explores the coexistence of DAS and small cells.

 
Threat Mitigation 2.0: Unifying Host and Network Protection


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
   

As advanced threat detection and mitigation capabilities mature and find their way into a wide range of security platforms, its becoming increasingly clear that host and network-based solutions need to work together to more quickly identify threats, share threat information, and provide the shortest path to quarantine and remediation. This webinar looks at advanced threat mitigation strategies for making the threat exposure gap as small as possible.

 
Lighting Up the Dark Corners: In-Building Wireless


ON24 online webcast

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

With the majority of mobile traffic being generated indoors, its crucial that mobile operators ensure service continuity within buildings with high user density. But what are the technology solutions for in-building data density and coverage, and to what extent are they complementary? What other challenges exist when working with enterprises, venue owners and backhaul providers? This webinar looks at what models are proving successful indoors.

 
The (R)evolution of the Machine


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Alex West, Principal Analyst, Manufacturing Technology
   

Manufacturing is entering a decade that will see changes not only in processes, but also suppliers and manufacturing locations. This will necessitate a (r)evolution as the integration of internet-connected devices, adoption of automated components and processes, and access to real-time production data lead end-users to migrate to smarter machines. This webinar looks at how the drive to smarter machines benefits manufacturers and offers consumers more focused and customized solutions, bringing about production benefits including cost reduction, reduced downtime, higher quality, and increased throughput and creating a competitive advantage.

 
Colocation Data Centers: Why and How


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Elizabeth Cruz, Senior Analyst, Data Centers, Cloud & IT Infrastructure
   

Multi-tenant, or colocation, data centers are an increasingly popular way for companies to minimize their IT capex, improve connectivity with customers and other service providers, and reduce downtime. Over the past 5 years, significant improvement has been realized by implementing colocation, with over a third of participants in a recent survey of data center professionals reporting their organizations lease space from colocation providers and more making the move every day. This webinar provides insights on the basics of colocation data centers, what to look for when choosing a provider, and implementation recommendations.

 
5G for IoT: Optimizing Cellular Networks for the IoT Market


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Sam Lucero, Senior Principal Analyst, M2M
   

The mobile community is developing technologies to evolve 4G and lay the groundwork for 5G networks that will enable fit-for-purpose IoT service offerings by mobile operators. These technologies aim to both dramatically increase the volume of devices that can be supported and extend mobile use cases to mission-critical applications. Increased scale, reduced power consumption, reduced latency, reduced cost, more efficient operation, and more robust connectivity are all goals for 5G component technologies. This webinar assesses the impact of 5G technologies on the IHS forecast of $20 billion in cellular IoT connectivity services revenue in 2020 and the opportunities they create for mobile operators.

 
Automation and IoT in Packaging Machinery


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Alex West, Principal Analyst, Manufacturing Technology
   

Innovation in machinery and plants has slowed over the last 5 to 10 years, with the last significant changes coming in the form of electromechanical products that replaced fluid power and motion-controlled products that enabled greater machine flexibility. But now manufacturing is on the cusp of a step-change in innovation and productivity improvements, with technologies such as robotics, IoT (Internet of Things), and big data giving rise to smart machines. This webinar explores how technology innovation is spurring packaging machines that are smarter, safer, and more productive.

 
Getting ROI on the IoT: How to Make a Business


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Alex Green, Senior Director, IT & Networking
   

Companies across industries are adding wireless technology to their products to customize and extend the value of their services. Smart wireless connectivity is a critical component for businesses looking to deliver on the promise of convenience, control and efficiency in their clients daily lives. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a projected multi-billion dollar industry, and everybody wants a share. But with new smart gadgets coming out every hour of every day, distinguishing the real disruptors from the noise is key. This webinar discusses IoT business strategy, challenges to market success, what consumers are demanding, and how companies can meet those expectations by providing real value.

 
Planning, Deploying and Ensuring Performance in Fronthaul


ON24 online webcast

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

The need for higher capacity, denser connectivity and sectorization in the mobile network is driving deployment of the centralized RAN (C-RAN) architecture, which could provide a strong foundation for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and possibly 5G networks. Fronthaul has a fundamental role in C-RAN, so its vital to understand the architectural options and how they relate to the mobile backhaul network and new service opportunities. Also, fronthaul links have key challenges such as latency, synchronization and bandwidth, as well as monitoring -so how can operators ensure they understand how the C-RAN is performing? This webinar looks at the options for fronthaul connectivity, the considerations for deployment and management, and the roadmap for evolving C-RAN architectures and services.

 
Maximizing Existing Cable with Multi-Rate Ethernet


ON24 online webcast

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

1GE Ethernet has become the standard wired network link for wireless access points, but as access point technology shifts to 802.11ac Wave 2, throughput will exceed 1GE for the first time. Organizations could upgrade to 10GE, but this could require cabling upgrades in addition to equipment upgrades. Multi-rate Ethernet is a new technology that allows organizations to boost data rates over existing cabling infrastructure. This webinar explores the connectivity issues surrounding new WiFi technology, and what options are available to network managers.

 
Sensors for Smartphones and Wearables


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Marwan Boustany, Senior Analyst, MEMS & Sensors
   

Although sensors are key functionality enablers in smartphones and wearables, suppliers must now do more than offer sensor hardware in a slowing and increasingly competitive market. And buyers expect more from their sensors than ever before. IHS is actively tracking the sensor supply chain, business challenges, technology trends and use cases, and this webinar examines these areas and provides a better understanding of the dynamics and drivers of the sensors market.

 
Open Source Set-Tops Boxes: Risks and Rewards


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Daniel Simmons, Director, Head of Connected Home
   

As the TV landscape becomes increasingly influenced by consumer electronics (CE) devices such as smartphones and tablets, set-top boxes (STBs) are beginning to adopt similar operating systems and move away from older proprietary software. This is rapidly allowing set-tops to look like just other devices in the home and interoperate more freely and with greater flexibility than in the past. But it also brings risks for branding and security that are new to this traditionally controlled market. This webinar explores the impact of the transition to open source middleware and multi-device software in operator set-top boxes.

 
When Will Robotics Replace Labor in Manufacturing?


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jan Zhang, Senior Manager, Manufacturing Technology
   

With pressure on manufacturing to become more flexible while at the same time increase throughput, improve quality, and reduce costs, automation in general and robotics specifically are key considerations. China is now the largest market for industrial robots, and increasing labor costs and pending labor force contraction are two reasons for the massive growth in robotics investment in the country. This webinar looks at if and when other countries will follow suit and discusses the potential impact of robotics on the global labor force.

 
Leveraging Policy and Charging to Support the Internet of Things


ON24 online webcast

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

Connections for embedded mobile machine-to-machine (M2M) applications are expected to skyrocket over the next few years. This represents a challenge for operators in terms of the impact of this additional traffic on their networks, particularly on the signaling network, but also 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.

 
Strategies for Securing the IoT in the Enterprise


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Alex Green, Senior Director, IT & Networking
   

As sensors and other industrial devices become increasingly connected, enterprises face a host of security and privacy vulnerabilities, including the risk of hackers gaining access to sensitive operational systems and gaining access to sensitive data. Meanwhile, many processors are still being deployed with minimal or no security measures in place. This webinar details the Internet of Things (IoT) growth trends that are raising concerns around IoT edge security, analyzes the pros and cons of various hardware, software, and hybrid security deployment options, and identifies best practices for maintaining the highest levels of security as the IoT continues to proliferate.

 
Moving to 4K Video Surveillance: What You Need to Know


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jon Cropley, Principal Analyst, Video Surveillance
   

4K is expected to be the next big thing in video surveillance, and a growing number of vendors have introduced 4K surveillance cameras. But are their customers ready for 4K technology? What are the bandwidth implications? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of moving to 4K? This webinar address these questions and explores how rapidly other technologies have been adopted in the video surveillance market and how fast 4K is likely to be adopted.

 

"Globally, the enterprise session border (eSBC) controller market reached $293 million in 2015, growing 8 percent from the prior year."

Diane Myers, Senior Research Director,
VoIP, UC and IMS

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