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Calling All Women in Comms: Share Your Story!

4/19/2017
Take our quick survey about the realities of being a woman in the next-gen communications industry. We want to hear your stories, experiences and impressions.
New IP Agency Plans Test for NFV Interoperability

4/11/2017
MANO in the NFV space will be put through its paces at Light Reading's fourth annual Big Communications Event in Austin next month.
WiC Leading Lights: Meet the 2017 Finalists

4/10/2017
Meet the 2017 finalists for Women in Comms' second-annual Leading Lights in the categories of Most Inspiring Woman in Comms and Female Tech Pioneer of the Year.
Open Source Is Still Pretty Cool

4/5/2017
Open source developments abound in the virtualization sector and much of it is revolving around the Linux Foundation, as Virtuapedia entries show.
AT&T White Box a Disruptive Force

4/4/2017
AT&T's new white box switches bring a new range of exciting services while also posing a threat to traditional OEMs.
Tackling NFV's Interoperability Challenges

4/4/2017
Ken Presti explains why the work of New IP Agency (NIA) is more important than ever – and why he feels privileged to be its new director.
Videos »
Viavi at OFC 2017
Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Craig Matsumoto reports from the Viavi booth at OFC and gets an update on the 400G testing market from Tom Fawcett, VP and GM of LAB & Production. At this year's event, Viavi won three awards from Lightwave magazine and showcased an interoperability demo with Ethernet Alliance and Finisar.
OrbTV: ETSI NFV ISG Plugtest Results
Diego Lopez, senior technology expert at Telefonica, and chair of ETSI NFV ISG, discusses the results of the organization's latest plugtest in Madrid.
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Simplification for VeEX
Ricardo Torres, VeEX's director of product marketing, on the upcoming trend of the telecom industry and what VeEX is doing to face the challenge.
John Hoadley of Sonus on Voice-over-LTE
Sonus's John Hoadley explains how his company's voice-over-WiFi solutions can help operators make the transition to voice-over-LTE.
Pierre Lynch of Ixia Shares Insights on Virtualization
Ixia's Pierre Lynch discusses the impact of virtualization on testing and more.
Assuring Network Quality in a Rapidly Changing Environment
As the rate of change and complexity increases in agile networks, the importance of introducing DevOps methodologies for integrating active test and assurance solutions throughout the full service lifecycle becomes critical to ensure that customers are experiencing the service quality they demand.
Meeting the Gigabit Challenge
Learn how Viavi is helping operators ensure reliable gigabit services.
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Archived Webinars
Testing High Speed Data Center Interconnects With PAM4 up to 400G
Date: 2/8/2017
Sponsors:
Anritsu
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New high-speed interconnects are being introduced to cope with the huge growth in mobile, cloud and data center network traffic. Active Optical Cables (AOC), Direct Attached Cables (DAC) and Pluggable Optical Transceivers along with advances in fiber optic cable increase and extend data center networks capacity and speed. Recent enhancements to Top of Rack (TOR) switches drive higher density 25/50100Gbps ports as well as lower power consumption can be achieved with PAM4 modulation scheme as the base for 400G CFP8 transceivers. Optical network and module manufacturers demand test equipment to evaluate the next generation of high-speed interconnects to meet the market demand for increased data center bandwidth.

Test & Measurement: Five Hot Buttons for 2017
Date: 2/7/2017
Sponsors:
Ixia, Netrounds, VeEX and Viavi
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2017 will be a year of significant change for many operators. Efforts to virtualize network functions and increase levels of automation; projects to upgrade fixed and mobile networks with new access technologies; and the need to manage evolving types and patterns of traffic will all leading to significant infrastructure upheaval. Against this backdrop, operators still need to ensure customers are getting what they pay for, which means their test and measurement activities need to alter too. Meanwhile, the T&M industry itself is being subjected to some of these changes: for instance, replacement of hardware probes with virtual probes, and the automation of test procedures.

This webinar will look at hot themes in test and measurement in the coming year, and what these will mean for operators.

vE-CPE, Implementation and Test Strategies
Date: 12/20/2016
Sponsors:
Advantech
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While legacy enterprise networking solutions consist of proprietary and closed hardware-based appliances from single suppliers, network functions virtualization (NFV)-based vE-CPE allows for a logical and flexible separation of hardware and software. Vertical silos with vendor lock-in are transformed into a flexible mix-and-match approach that allows service providers to gain maximum efficiency and flexibility by procuring hardware and software optimized for target use cases.

However, in a fast-moving competitive environment, the time from service evaluation to development and final deployment needs to be accelerated. CSPs require the ability to correctly size the compute, offload, memory and network throughput needed to sustain changing CPE workloads and network traffic types in the white box vE-CPE devices that they will eventually deploy.

This webinar will address the drivers, vE-CPE architectures, key use cases such as SD-WAN and discuss the implementation and test strategies that are vital to achieve successful vE-CPE implementations.