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Webinars are free sponsored educational seminars that are accessed over the Internet. You can register for upcoming Webinars or view archived presentations via the links below.
FTTH & Next-Gen HFC: Key Considerations in Building Cable’s 10G Platform
Date: 8/21/2019
Sponsors:
ADTRAN
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The cable industry took a major step in the battle for Gigabit broadband supremacy with the announcement of its 10G Platform vision. The key to realizing this vision hinges on leveraging the right access technologies and network architectures to provide the best balance of benefit versus cost.

One network path has the MSO embracing Next-Generation Hybrid Fiber Coax (NG HFC), which includes:

  • Distributed Access Architecture (DAA)
  • Node+0
  • Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX)
  • Virtual Cable Converged Access Platforms (vCCAP)

Fiber-to-the-Home/Business (FTTH/B) is another network option, affording gigabit broadband scalability and 10Gbps service capability. How is an MSO to decide where which option works best and what to do now to prepare its networks for the onslaught of high-bandwidth residential and business applications?

During this webinar, Jack Burton, principal of Broadband Success Partners, outlines current and new access network architectures. Additionally, he will examine the facts and debunk some common misconceptions surrounding both fiber and NG HFC network deployment and maintenance.

Win MDUs: Playing With Loaded 9-Sided Dice
Date: 5/21/2019
Sponsors:
ADTRAN
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The MDU market continues to face fierce competition among service providers due to tech-savvy residents (i.e., millennials), demand from building owners and management companies, plus the favorable economics of bulk contracts. However, no MDUs are the same, so service providers must use multiple technologies and inconsistent deployment models, increasing operational complexity and rollout costs.

The MDU market itself is evolving as residents adopt smart-home technologies, generating rising demand for smart apartments with built-in connected thermostats, keyless entryways and doors, and video doorbells. This evolution presents both new challenges and opportunities. In other words, service providers must consider innovative service-delivery strategies to compete and win.

In this Broadband World News and ADTRAN webinar, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will highlight emerging MDU broadband Internet trends and challenges. In addition, Kurt will outline the next-generation service creation and delivery platform, built on open standards, that allows service providers to connect millions of underserved MDUs, enables creation of user-driven services, and reduces operational complexity and costs.

Plus, special guest, Alice Lawson, Broadband and Cable Program Manager for the City of Seattle, will discuss Seattle’s B4B-Build For Broadband initiative that addresses best practices in planning for MDU telecommunication infrastructure.

5G, WiFi6, 10G, 50G PON: The Alphabet Soup Continues
Date: 4/30/2019
Sponsors:
Calix
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Just when you thought the answer to your next technology direction question was clear, the noise around multiple new technology options fills the Internet and airwaves. Multiple 5Gs are being deployed; there's CableLabs' 10G initiative; the ITU and IEEE are toiling around 50G PON – and we haven’t even talked about Wi-Fi6 yet! Is any of this real, do you have to pay attention or can you just let the dust settle and then decide?

Since waiting is often not the best option, let’s demystify technology options, their impact on your business, and how to prepare for whatever the future brings.

In this webinar, Service Providers will learn:

  • Current state of 5G and how it affects everyone, not only mobile network providers.
  • Latest technologies being developed and how they will benefit their networks and subscribers.
  • How to prepare their networks for the future – whatever it may hold.

Alexa, What's This New Opportunity for Service Providers?
Date: 12/12/2018
Sponsors:
Calix
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Consumers are buying millions of IoT devices, from smart thermostats and security systems to intelligent entertainment setups and furniture. Yet many of these devices remain isolated because home users are uncomfortable connecting them to each other – or even their WiFi. After all, their WiFi network was probably designed only to handle a few laptops, a gaming system and a couple of smartphones. Now, demand on the network is surging and even though you're delivering 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, that doesn't necessarily mean the broadband power is in the right place or reaches every corner of a home.

Even if WiFi coverage is sufficient, typing is not on trend. Voice is far more natural, easier and faster. Using a TV keyboard is archaic when more and more households have access to cloud-based voice services, like Amazon Alexa. This webinar will explore how service providers can create a comfortable, truly smart home for consumers – simultaneously driving up margin and loyalty.

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.

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12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London

Wi-Fi is the foundation of the connected home for consumers; yet, it’s often a source of frustration. With the imminent release of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard – combined with a strong Managed Wi-Fi offer – service providers can reverse subscriber frustration while tapping into new revenue streams.

Key topics include:

  • What’s different about Wi-Fi 6 and why it matters to your subscribers
  • The importance of offering Managed Wi-Fi and its connection to Wi-Fi 6
  • How you can elevate your brand and gain a strong foothold in the home network.

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