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  • Efficient OTN Testing for High-Speed Networks Efficient OTN Testing for High-Speed Networks Diong Ming Cheng, Application Engineer, EXFO, Mark Aninipoc, Technical Sales Manager, EXFO Recorded: Aug 11 2016 58 mins
    This webinar gives an overview of the OTN multiplexing signal structures and their benefits. It explores an efficient way to validate all optical demultiplexer unit (ODU) channels simultaneously.

    There has been a lot of pressure and discussion around the increasing use of optical transport networks (OTN) within the carrier’s environment; this is due to the increased demand for higher bandwidth where OTN offers efficient traffic grooming and optimal granularity. OTN’s flexibility makes it the main client transport mechanism today, especially up to 100G.

    This webinar gives an overview of the OTN multiplexing signal structures and their benefits. It explores an efficient way to validate all optical demultiplexer unit (ODU) channels, using a new high-granularity OTN multichannel application capable of monitoring all sub channels simultaneously up to OTU4.

    In this webinar, you will learn about:

    - High-speed OTN 100G networks muxponder and transponder testing and grooming of diversified OTN mapping structures as required in high-speed networks

    - A new capability that allows optimal detection and monitoring of multiple OTN channels, removing the need to characterize each individual channel and reducing testing time.
  • Assuring the virtualized networks of the future Assuring the virtualized networks of the future Mark Sylor - Consulting Engineer, EXFO Service Assurance Recorded: Aug 10 2016 63 mins
    Network and service assurance remain a top priority for telecom operators, though views on what those assurance levels need to be in a virtualized environment remain in flux.


    This webinar will look at some of the challenges telecom operators and vendors are facing in terms of updating their assurance platforms in virtualized environments; how the view on what is needed in terms of assurance is changing due to virtualization; and provide an update on the development of assurance strategies from carriers and vendors.

    What you will learn:

    Insight into current challenges facing telecom operators as the move to update legacy network assurance platforms
    How to existing networks can handle new, virtualized services like VoLTE and VoWi-Fi
    Strategies telecom operators and vendors are using to handle those challenges
  • Take Control of Your Mobile Fronthaul Deployments Take Control of Your Mobile Fronthaul Deployments Michael Proctor, Product Manager, EXFO Recorded: Aug 2 2016 54 mins
    Learn how managing resources in the field can simplify and streamline the complete test and compliance validation process.

    Nearly 90% of test results contain data entry errors.
    On average, 50% of technicians’ time is spent on bookkeeping.
    (according to MNOs surveyed globally by EXFO)

    Rising bandwidth requirements, a surge in data usage and increased network complexity is putting more pressure on mobile network operators (MNOs) to modernize and upgrade their networks quickly and more efficiently. Conversely, they need to control their CAPEX/OPEX in order to protect their margins in an extremely competitive market. This means adopting a smarter approach to managing resources in the field when building fiber-based architecture such as fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) and centralized radio access networks (C-RAN).

    What you will learn:
    In this webinar, we will address how today’s MNOs can streamline the complete test and compliance validation process to gain control of their fronthaul deployments and maximize return on investment through on-schedule and accurate project delivery. In this session, learn how to:
    •Effectively manage and communicate testing specifications/thresholds and updates
    •Ensure technicians are following the proper testing processes
    •Safeguard against incomplete jobs and inaccurate data
    •Ensure on-schedule job completion and faster job close-out packages
    •Increase insight into test progress and identify resource bottlenecks
  • Deploy WebRTC Services with Confidence Deploy WebRTC Services with Confidence Kader Khan, Product Manager, EXFO Recorded: Jul 28 2016 65 mins
    Service providers are increasingly becoming involved in the deployment of Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) technology to deliver richer forms of unified communication services to more connected users.

    Even though WebRTC opens up many great opportunities to extend existing VoLTE, ViLTE, VoWiFi and RCS services while also creating entirely new services to their customers, service providers need to be careful what they wish for. One of the biggest challenge is preparing networks to address interworking of new and extended services in a well-defined standardized approach.

    This webinar explores how service providers can maximize their goals by deploying standardized WebRTC services with confidence. Insight is provided on architectural requirements surrounding WebRTC implementation–including networks, devices (WebRTC gateway/SBC) and protocols–to deliver uncompromising network and service performance in today’s highly-competitive environment.

    Who Should Attend

    Network architects, designers, lab managers and testers from service providers, large enterprises, and manufacturers, press, and analysts looking to understand how to design, build, test and deploy WebRTC services.
  • TESTING THE INTERNET OF THINGS TESTING THE INTERNET OF THINGS Nisar Sanadi, Product Manager, EXFO Recorded: Jul 14 2016 62 mins
    To date, the buzz about the Internet of Things (IoT) has been more talk than walk. Promises—or warnings, depending on one’s point of view—of up to 30 billion devices by 2020 have been floating around for a while, yet hardly any progress has been made towards it.

    But that could all be about to change.

    From the perspective of mobile network operators (MNOs) and network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), the main roadblock had been the lack of IoT standards from 3GPP. While 3GPP has taken baby steps to address the IoT since Release 10 (R10) in 2011, there hasn’t been a comprehensive set of specifications—until now!

    Join the EXFO webinar to learn more about:
    - The NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) specification, ratified as part of Release 13 (R13) in June 2016
    - The impacts on 3GPP networks of NB-IoT and other 3GPP specifications related to the IoT
    - The new testing challenges associated with the IoT, and how EXFO’s simulator product line can address them
  • Deliver 1G-to-100G Ethernet Services More Efficiently Deliver 1G-to-100G Ethernet Services More Efficiently Gary Macknofsky, Product Line Manager, EXFO Recorded: Jul 7 2016 48 mins
    60% of test failures are due to misconfigured test setup. *

    Be ahead of the game and learn how to reduce repeat site visits, enable faster service deployment and accelerate time-to-revenue in metro networks, data center interconnect (DCI) and business services.

    In a highly competitive market, service providers need to turn up next generation Ethernet services more quickly to get to revenue faster, but without impacting the quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) of their end customers. Additionally, field technicians need to rapidly gain proficiency in a multitude of technologies to keep pace with a host of new testing requirements.

    In this webinar you will learn:
    •Use and needs of Ethernet services

    •Challenges involved in deploying Ethernet services from 10M to
    100G and up to layer 4 (TCP throughput)

    •How to streamline the validation of Ethernet service-level
    agreements (SLA) into 3 simple steps

    •Importance of issuing and recording a birth certificate for an
    Ethernet link

    •How field technicians, with the right tools, can easily adapt to
    today’s Ethernet test methodologies

    Get the insights you need to achieve greater testing efficiencies!

    Take advantage of this free webinar!

    *According to survey conducted by EXFO on industry testing processes
  • CPRI Protocol Testing–Confirm Correct RRH Installation and Eliminate Re-Climbs CPRI Protocol Testing–Confirm Correct RRH Installation and Eliminate Re-Climbs Diong Ming Cheng, Application Engineer, EXFO Recorded: Jun 30 2016 63 mins
    Webinar Series on Fronthaul Testing
    The path towards complete FTTA/RRH site turn-up - in just one field trip

    This webinar series covers everything you need to know to efficiently qualify fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) networks and confirm that remote radio heads (RRH) and CPRI links are fully functional before leaving the cell site – in just one field trip.

    This three-part webinar series to learn more about connector inspection and cleaning techniques, fiber-link validation and troubleshooting, CPRI transport link validation, and more. This series aims to help you:

    - Get your tower crews up-to-speed with fiber testing
    - Ensure SFPs and RRH equipment are fully functional before activating services
    - Speed up your deployment while preventing costly repeated tower climbs

    Part 3: CPRI Protocol Testing–Confirm Correct RRH Installation and Eliminate Re-Climbs

    CPRI basics and common issues faced in the field. What is the importance of CPRI link validation before turn-up? What are the best industry practices to validate RRH installation?

    1. Recap of previous sessions
    2. CPRI basics
    3. Challenges and common issues in the field (RRH, SFPs, etc.)
    4. Importance of CPRI link validation before turn-up
    5. Best practices in the industry for a complete BBU to RRH testing strategy
    6. Q&A
  • E2E, VoLTE, VoWiFi Monitoring Solution E2E, VoLTE, VoWiFi Monitoring Solution Nandan Naik Recorded: Jun 28 2016 62 mins
    Operators are increasingly turning to VoLTE and WiFi Calling (VoWiFi) to protect their lucrative voice business against the ever increasing rise of “free” over the top (OTT) applications. The challenges they are facing relate to various deployment phases, including network rollout, beta trials leading to commercial deployments and network optimization with focus on coverage, signaling, audio quality and handovers.

    How have VoLTE and VoWiFi deployment strategies evolved from work process automation challenges faced by operators in the field?

    Register for this webinar to learn how you can optimize quality of service and experience by continuously monitoring, assuring, segmenting and troubleshooting VoLTE and VoWiFi deployments via Smart-device probes.
  • 100G+ Data-Center Evolution and Challenges: Don’t Try to Reinvent the Wheel! 100G+ Data-Center Evolution and Challenges: Don’t Try to Reinvent the Wheel! Kevin Lefebvre, Ovum, Nicholas Gagnon, EXFO, Jean-Marie Vilain, EXFO Recorded: Jun 9 2016 61 mins
    Data centers around the globe are migrating to fiber. The move to cloud services, massive virtualization and explosive growth in data have transformed the business role of data centers. Kevin Lefebvre, Principal Analyst at Ovum, will elaborate on the impact of this transformation on the market, the resulting needs created and what to expect next.

    The growing bandwidth needs in the interconnect--even within the four walls of the data center, the infrastructure requirements to deliver low latency and packet loss, and the need for the best possible quality of service (QoS)/quality of experience (QoE) require testing of both the physical- and service-layer infrastructures. Nicholas Gagnon, Business Development Manager – Data Center, EXFO and Jean-Marie Vilain, Product Manager – T&D, EXFO, will explain how to build a solid plan for fiber characterization, troubleshooting, transceiver quality checks, service testing and service assurance monitoring to achieve targeted-level reliability or the uptime objective.

    In this webinar, you will learn about:
    - The trends and evolution of the data-center market.
    - The main physical-layer infrastructures that can be leveraged to build
    next-generation data centers.
    - Why connector insertion and return losses are increasingly important
    for migrating to 100G+ interfaces.
    - The most relevant test and monitoring steps from construction to turn-
    up and troubleshooting, for 100G+ interfaces such as CFP4 and
    QSFP28, and network performance tests in the intra- and i
    interconnect.
    - Service assurance possibilities offered to the DC industry, including
    infrastructure monitoring, cloud monitoring and subscriber analytics.

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