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Eurobites: Vodafone Slices the Fixed Network With Huawei

1/18/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and CityFibre bring their gig to Milton Keynes; Ericsson trials data center energy management system; Ofcom revises spectrum auction timetable.
NFV Service Assurance – In Need of Big Data, Small Data or Both?

1/12/2018
NFV is shifting from a technology focus to operations, as CSPs say too much effort has been spent on VNF onboarding and too little on the reality of operations.
T-Mobile Goes Live With mmWave Tests for 5G

1/3/2018
T-Mobile using Nokia and Intel to test 28GHz frequency that will become part of its 5G strategy.
Eurobites: DT Reflects on a Vintage Year for Fiber

1/2/2018
Also in today's Christmas-comedown EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson does Massive MIMO with Verizon and Qualcomm; UK talks tough on tech firm taxes; Atos completes CVC acquisition.
The New Network: How Far Does It Extend?

12/21/2017
As networks extend into the cloud, security and monitoring need to step up their games accordingly, writes Jeff Harris of Ixia.
Eurobites: BT's Rural Broadband Offer Spurned

12/20/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone tests standalone 5G with Ericsson; Iliad's owner invests in eir; Uber is a transport company; Swisscom's gigabit rollout rolls on.
Videos »
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.
EXFO: How to Boost Your Network’s IQ
CEO Philippe Morin tells us more about the smart path to virtualization.
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.
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.
Meeting the Gigabit Challenge
Learn how Viavi is helping operators ensure reliable gigabit services.
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Archived Webinars
The Power of Big Data in Telco: Optimizing Margins with Actionable Insights
Date: 12/19/2017
Sponsors:
SAP
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We all know that telcos have access to a lot of data, but how to leverage that to truly impact the business continues to be a challenge. In this webinar, you'll learn how starting with a modern data platform sets the stage for revolutionizing how the business is run. You'll also hear about specific use cases, including how smart data is being leveraged, today, to gain granular insights into revenue leakage points to optimize margins and drive overall profitability.

Are You Really Taking Care of QoE in Your Mobile Network?
Date: 12/14/2017
Sponsors:
Rohde and Schwarz
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With operators under pressure to deliver ever-higher Quality of Experience (QoE) of services to their subscribers whilst ensuring opex and capex efficiencies, this webinar examines the role of drive testing and benchmarking to provide the reliable end-user insight needed for intelligent network investment decisions. Furthermore, it looks at the factors influencing accuracy and reliability of data acquisition and data analytics and how correct measurement equipment and technique can enable the efficient delivery of better services and higher quality to customers.

In this webinar, you will learn:
  • What is network benchmarking from an end-user perspective and what are its applications
  • What factors influence the quality of data acquisition and data analytics
  • The role of network test in future networks compared to OSS data analytics and crowdsourcing
  • How to assess the quality of a mobile network during a drive test campaign
  • The path from drive test data to network insights for network investment decisions


This webinar is being offered at an additional time for your convenience.

Click here to register for this webinar on December 14th at 10am London / 2pm Dubai / 6pm Singapore

Are You Really Taking Care of QoE in Your Mobile Network?
Date: 12/14/2017
Sponsors:
Rohde and Schwarz
More information and registration
With operators under pressure to deliver ever-higher Quality of Experience (QoE) of services to their subscribers whilst ensuring opex and capex efficiencies, this webinar examines the role of drive testing and benchmarking to provide the reliable end-user insight needed for intelligent network investment decisions. Furthermore, it looks at the factors influencing accuracy and reliability of data acquisition and data analytics and how correct measurement equipment and technique can enable the efficient delivery of better services and higher quality to customers.

In this webinar, you will learn:
  • What is network benchmarking from an end-user perspective and what are its applications
  • What factors influence the quality of data acquisition and data analytics
  • The role of network test in future networks compared to OSS data analytics and crowdsourcing
  • How to assess the quality of a mobile network during a drive test campaign
  • The path from drive test data to network insights for network investment decisions


This webinar is being offered at an additional time for your convenience.

Click here to register for this webinar on December 14th at 5pm London / 12pm New York / 9am San Francisco

NEMs Testing Challenges – Next-Generation Ethernet/Packet & Optical Transport
Date: 12/13/2017
Sponsors:
VeEx
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The demands to verify and support new networking products based on emerging packet and optical transport based standards are challenging network equipment manufacturers from R&D to manufacturing. An overview of these new technologies, challenges and testing solutions in the NEMs space will be presented.

Discussion will include:
  • 400G to 25G next-generation Ethernet
  • Fibre Channel up to 32G
  • Efficient performance verification of associated network equipment including transceiver modules and packet/transport, switching and routing systems


Who should attend:
  • R&D, SVT and manufacturing test engineering teams
  • System integrators, network and support engineers
  • Resources challenged with testing components, transceiver modules or systems based on new and emerging standards
  • Service Providers


NEMs Testing Challenges – Next-Generation Ethernet/Packet & Optical Transport
Date: 12/13/2017
Sponsors:
VeEx
View archived webinar
The demands to verify and support new networking products based on emerging packet and optical transport based standards are challenging network equipment manufacturers from R&D to manufacturing. An overview of these new technologies, challenges and testing solutions in the NEMs space will be presented.

Discussion will include:
  • 400G to 25G next-generation Ethernet
  • Fibre Channel up to 32G
  • Efficient performance verification of associated network equipment including transceiver modules and packet/transport, switching and routing systems


Who should attend:
  • R&D, SVT and manufacturing test engineering teams
  • System integrators, network and support engineers
  • Resources challenged with testing components, transceiver modules or systems based on new and emerging standards
  • Service Providers