7/4/2018 The latest 5G standard included specifications for next-generation core platforms, so expect to hear plenty about service-based architecture in the coming months.
VeEX at ANGA COM At ANGA COM 2017, Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX, updates Alan Breznick with VeEX's new products and technology. This includes VeSion cloud-based platform for network monitoring, AT2500-3G advanced spectrum analyzer and MTTplus-900 WiFi Air Expert module. He also comments on DOCSIS 3.1 deployment and Remote PHY technology.
The Path to DCI Transformation Sophie Legault, Director, Transport & Datacom at EXFO, discusses the testing fundamentals for achieving more efficient DCI deployments.
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.
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.
VeEX: Live from SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016 Cyrille Morelle, VeEX's President and CEO, talks with Light Reading's Alan Breznick live from the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016. They discuss DOCSIS 3.1 technology, deployments and early lessons learned. New products on display include the CX350s-D3.1, CX380s-D3.1, CX310, AT2500-3G, FX150 OTDR and MTT WiFI Air Expert.
Enabling the Automation of Active Service Assurance Through Topology & Real-Time Service Analytics Date: 5/22/2018
View archived webinarTopology data is the key to finding the common causes behind service degradations and network faults. Using dynamic cross-domain topology, CSPs can easily scan networks for problems that affect large groups of users or equipment. Insights from the service topology, combined with real-time performance analytics, automates the most labor-intensive steps of the troubleshooting process allowing CSPs to achieve maximum operational efficiency.
Why Time Matters: A Look at Precise Timing in Next-Gen 5G & Cable Networks. Date: 3/15/2018
View archived webinarThe rapid evolution of mobile and cable networks is creating challenges for operators. Next-generation service architectures – such as CRAN, vRAN, eCPRI, fronthaul, Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD), and DOCSIS 3.1 – rely on precise timing to enable reliable high bandwidth services. Operators need flexible, resilient architectures that readily support this changing environment.
This webinar will discuss the importance and the challenges of key aspects of timing and synchronization that mobile and cable operators must consider. The speakers will also explore why a gateway clock capable of supporting connectivity to legacy networks, as well as to the latest standards, is an essential element in network deployments for 4G, 5G and beyond.
Introducing In-Home Pressure Testing for Cable – Fill Two Needs With One Deed! Date: 3/14/2018
Sponsors: VIAVI Solutions
View archived webinarIn this webinar, we will cover the latest hot testing process for resolving cable shielding integrity and ingress/egress issues with -- in-home pressure testing. Using a roundtable discussion format, experts from Viavi Solutions will spell out the benefits of pressure testing the home network while the cable technician is in the home for either installation or service. While this quick, simple pressure test allows cable operators to tackle many issues, it is primarily focused on suppressing the impact of ingress on the network and the impact of LTE interference inside the home. Hence, fill two needs with one deed!
Protecting IP Networks Against DDoS Attacks with Multi-Dimensional Insight & Cloud Scale Routing Date: 3/13/2018
View archived webinarIn today’s networking environment when cybercriminals can leverage the cloud and the Internet of Things to unleash mayhem on ICT infrastructure, protecting against DDoS attacks is a critical requirement for internet and cloud service providers. Today's IP networks are part of the problem as they rely heavily on costly DDoS scrubbing centers and specialized network security appliances. Nokia's innovative approach flips this around by making the IP network part of the solution. By combining the forces of Deepfield cloud and network insight with the world's first 2.4 Tb/s network processor, FP4 routing silicon, Nokia delivers more effective DDoS protection at lower cost than traditional approaches.
In this webinar you’ll learn:
The changing landscape of DDoS defense
Operator challenges of protecting their networks against volumetric DDoS attacks
The role and value proposition of Deepfield in quickly detecting and mitigating attacks
The role and value proposition of FP4 routing silicon to efficiently filter harmful traffic at the network edge without degrading service
The ROI achieved by deploying a smarter network fabric
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Fiber Deep & Remote PHY: How to Tackle the Optical Layer Challenges Date: 3/13/2018
View archived webinarThe deployment of Fiber Deep and remote PHY will change the way traditional HFC networks are installed, tested and troubleshooted, especially from an optical layer point of view. This session will highlight the main challenges such as a high count of new fibers to be rolled out, MPO connections, dealing with multiple optical wavelengths and Ethernet services validation.
In this session, you will learn:
How to minimize turn-up failures and troubleshoot the optical layer quickly
Industry's best practices for fiber characterization, troubleshooting and Ethernet service validation
Tools that are available to you to be more efficient
What’s Next for Cable Business Services Date: 3/7/2018
Sponsors: Ciena, Corning
View archived webinarCable operators seeking to expand their presence in the $150 billion US commercial services market have reached a crossroads. On the one hand, they want to move upmarket and capture a greater share of enterprise business from the large incumbent telcos. But on the other hand, they need to protect their flank against inroads in the SMB market made by smaller, more nimble insurgents. And, in order to do so, operators must develop and deploy new disruptive technologies, retool their networks and operations, and adapt to rapidly changing market conditions.
How do cable operators plan to accomplish all this? In this webinar, Light Reading will delve into MSOs' strategies for maintaining their business services growth momentum. Drawing on exclusive research conducted by Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss, we will look at how cable providers are planning to shift their focus, transform their networks, introduce new products and services and overhaul their customer care operations.
Our panel will feature Strauss and leading executives from Mediacom, WOW, Ciena and Corning examining the new business services opportunities and challenges that cable operators face. This discussion will help you make smarter product, technology, marketing and sales decisions.
Lessons Learned: Efficient Deployment & Maintenance of FTTH/PON Networks Date: 2/21/2018
Sponsors: VIAVI Solutions
View archived webinarDemands for greater bandwidth and speed are driving a global increase in fiber to the home (FTTH). However, this demand for network infrastructure does not always come paired with a corresponding increase in fiber expertise. In the real world, fiber is installed in harsh environments and is vulnerable to a number of faults. The need for testing is real, but to achieve fast and profitable deployments, workflow efficiency must be addressed. Charlene Roux, global product line manager for OTDR with VIAVI, walks webinar attendees through recommendations for successful, consistent deployment and maintenance of FTTH/PON networks without requiring special training or expertise.