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Managing Expectations When Fiber Comes to Town
Date: 9/27/2018
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Fast, reliable broadband is essential to how we live, work and play today – and the upcoming arrival of 5G will only further increase demand and reliance on fiber infrastructure. Already viewed by consumers as intolerable, delays, outages or the regular maintenance difficulties associated with operating a network will become further exacerbated when residential subscribers further rely on connected devices for day-to-day life. Just as providers deploy network automation tools to reduce operational issues, they must take similar care to manage consumer expectations when they roll out fiber or new services. This webinar features leaders who will discuss how to manage marketing and consumer expectations at every stage of the network lifecycle. Marketing professionals, c-level executives and policymakers interested in drumming up fiber envy should attend.

Winning the 5G Race: Can Fixed Wireless be the “X” Factor?
Date: 9/6/2018
Sponsors:
ADTRAN
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The race to launch commercial 5G services is on as evidenced by the growing number of trials worldwide. 5G involves a new Radio Access Network (RAN) architecture with 10x to 100X small/microcells, known as 5G densification, requiring multi-Gigabit connectivity (presumed to be Fiber) to support backhaul and front-haul needs. However, in dense urban environments, running fiber to all these new nodes is a very expensive and time-consuming process, and that doesn't account for the one- to two-year timeframes to get local permits for small-cells, delaying 5G rollouts.

Register and join us as Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, provides an overview of 5G RAN architecture and outlines technology advancements in the sub-6GHz and mmWave fixed wireless solutions. Hossam will also cover innovative fixed wireless technologies that allow rapid deployment of reliable, high-capacity, low-latency networks in dense urban environments, supporting 5G backhaul and enhanced broadband services. Innovations in both fixed access and fixed wireless technologies combined with software-defined access (SD-Access) architectures allow mobile carriers to focus less on 5G network challenges, and focus more on delivering on the promise of a smart, connected world.

Take Your Smarts to the Edge
Date: 8/29/2018
Sponsors:
Calix
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Think about it: The access network touches every single one of your subscribers. Devices in the subscriber network are getting smarter because processing power has increased, and costs have come down. But how does the proliferation of intelligent devices at the edge affect your network? Your first thought is likely increased demand for bandwidth. True, but have you thought about how the increase in devices creates a need for a more secure network? Learn how you can simplify your network, reduce network elements and create a more secure network in the process.

Fiber Monitoring: Improving Profits, MTTR, and Security
Date: 5/16/2018
Sponsors:
VIAVI
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We will explore several fiber network environments, common vulnerabilities, and the business impact of failures. Fiber networks are typically a combination of owned and leased fiber. Learn how to reduce MTTR by up to 60% when an event occurs and how to detect degradation before it generates a service impact. Fiber monitoring of leased fiber helps ensure that the responsible party is dispatched for repair and SLAs can be managed. We will discuss both in service and out of service monitoring. Learn about the opportunities to improve business results in the following environments:

  1. Hyperscale datacenters- the business need for near 100% uptime
  2. 5G small cell combined with leased fiber - ensuring the SLA for leased fiber
  3. Long haul and Metro dark and lit fiber monitoring - reducing MTTR and preventing damage
  4. FTTX construction and service activation in the access or MSO network - accelerating time to revenue
  5. Security- preventing fiber tapping and data theft

Deploying the Hybrid Access Network: GPON, FTTH & Gfast
Date: 3/7/2018
Sponsors:
Viavi
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Interoperability and field-test procedures accelerate time to revenue and ensure good service.

As fiber moves deeper into the access network and is married with Gfast copper technology to deliver gigabit services, there are several key test considerations that ensure success.

Attend this webinar and learn:

  • Advantages of combining GPON and Gfast
  • Gfast features
  • GPON construction and activation test
  • Upgrading and testing for Gfast
  • Speed testing to validate service and TCP efficiency

Delivering on the Promise of Software Defined, Converged Networks
Date: 2/14/2018
Sponsors:
Calix
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How would your business benefit if you could converge your multiple services networks and reduce the number of network elements you have to provision and coordinate? Calix and Verizon just announced they have partnered to make this happen. This webinar will go over the details on how you too can take advantage of the promise of software defined, converged networks.

Changing the Game: How Service Providers Can Move from Connectivity Provider to Experience Provider
Date: 1/30/2018
Sponsors:
Calix
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Consumers have always looked to the consumer electronics industry for cutting edge technology. Moving forward, service providers must reverse this pattern and move from defense to offense with the impending wave of IoT devices headed towards their subscribers' homes.

This webinar will focus on how service providers must leverage the hard-won position in the home network to fight off the web-scale competitors intent on relegating them in to wholesalers – wholesalers that would still bear the burden of the support calls.

Webinar speakers will highlight the new approaches that need to be taken in order to reduce the time required to get to market with new services and ensure always-on connectivity, including a managed WiFi offering, which provides a strong foundation and a springboard for the oncoming chaos of IoT.

In addition, the webinar will showcase what elements are required to give service providers an advantage in the in-home device battle to establish and own the strategic point of presence – including:

  1. 802.11ax WiFi technology
  2. Leading low-power IoT protocol support (e.g., BlueTooth, Zigbee and Z-Wave)
  3. MU-MIMO
  4. Voice recognition technology
  5. Advanced security

Mastering the Gigabit Challenge with Gfast
Date: 11/21/2017
Sponsors:
ADTRAN
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Growing bandwidth demand, competitive pressures, and ambitious political and regulatory goals promoting the Gigabit Society are forcing service providers to expedite their technology investments and place bets on the right technology choice. With a growing number of trials and start of commercial deployments, Gfast has emerged as the smart, pragmatic and future-proof solution to delivering on Gigabit Society goals.

During this Webinar, Werner Heinrich, Director Portfolio Management Broadband Solutions at ADTRAN, will discuss:

  • The Ultra Broadband toolkit and Gfast evolution status
  • The economics driving FTTx adoption
  • Unleashing the power of symmetric broadband services
  • Latest in Gfast solution packaging accelerating Gigabit service coverage
  • Improving network economics and services agility using SD-Access

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Fast, reliable broadband is essential to how we live, work and play today – and the upcoming arrival of 5G will only further increase demand and reliance on fiber infrastructure. Already viewed by consumers as intolerable, delays, outages or the regular maintenance difficulties associated with operating a network will become further exacerbated when residential subscribers further rely on connected devices for day-to-day life. Just as providers deploy network automation tools to reduce operational issues, they must take similar care to manage consumer expectations when they roll out fiber or new services. This webinar features leaders who will discuss how to manage marketing and consumer expectations at every stage of the network lifecycle. Marketing professionals, c-level executives and policymakers interested in drumming up fiber envy should attend.

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