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  • Network Equipment Manufacturers: R&D, Labs: Develop innovative solutions. Network Equipment Manufacturers: R&D, Labs: Develop innovative solutions. Jean-Marie Vilain, Product Manager, EXFO Recorded: Dec 7 2016 44 mins
    This webinar is the second of a series for network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) tackles the challenges faced by them in delivering innovative solutions in the context of a rapidly changing environment with pressures and constraints faced in the lab/R&D and in manufacturing.

    Solutions for the following are explored:

    - Changing landscape of transceiver technology, including CFP4, QSFP+/QSFP28
    - Advanced OTN testing
    - Scaling production capacity
    - Reconfiguring manufacturing stations


    Keeping up the rapid pace of innovation is an ever present challenge for network equipment manufacturers. There has been a reshaping of the vendor equipment industry from box development to solution-oriented innovation and deployment. Lab and R&D centers have become expertise hubs, yet they need to derive more value from their R&D spend, particularly when it comes to equipment.

    In this webinar, we will discuss what tests are key for rapid innovation:
    - OTN multi-stage multiplexing
    - Multichannel OTN
    - Service disruption validation
    - Breakthrough transceiver validation
    - Innovative global network test management software which allows central access of network elements distributed across an organization
  • Network Equipment Manufacturers:manufacture without constraints Network Equipment Manufacturers:manufacture without constraints Francois Robitaille, Group Manager - Systems Product Line Management , EXFO Recorded: Nov 30 2016 46 mins
    This webinar is the first of a series for network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) tackles the challenges faced by them in delivering innovative solutions in the context of a rapidly changing environment with pressures and constraints faced in the lab/R&D and in manufacturing.

    Solutions for the following are explored:

    - Changing landscape of transceiver technology, including CFP4, QSFP+/QSFP28
    - Advanced OTN testing
    - Scaling production capacity
    - Reconfiguring manufacturing stations

    Manufacture without constraints: Automation and switching

    This webinar is the second of a series for network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) tackles the challenges faced by them in delivering innovative solutions in the context of a rapidly changing environment with pressures and constraints faced in the lab/R&D and in manufacturing.

    Solutions for the following are explored:

    - Changing landscape of transceiver technology, including CFP4, QSFP+/QSFP28
    - Advanced OTN testing
    - Scaling production capacity
    - Reconfiguring manufacturing stations
  • Developing 5G: Rough waters ahead! Developing 5G: Rough waters ahead! Uday Parida, Product Manager, EXFO Recorded: Nov 2 2016 63 mins
    5G continues to generate buzz and grab the attention of many. It will be the platform enabling growth in many industries, ranging from the IT sector to the automotive, entertainment, agriculture and manufacturing industries. Different sectors have different use cases and network requirements. Some require superfast downloads while others require ultra-reliable communication. 5G networks will have to cater to an extremely wide variation in requirements.

    While the official 5G specifications are set to be published in mid-2018, there are already announcements by major network operators about its launch starting as early as next year. The anxiety around 5G, the race to be the first, and the unavailability of global standards could bring about a few challenges at the beginning.

    Join our webinar to learn more about:
    •Various use cases of 5G and their diverse requirements
    •Virtualization as the key enabler in delivering differentiated services
    •The 5G New Radio and the many connectivity options to the core network
    •The new testing challenges associated with the above changes, and how to best address them
  • Enabling Closed Loop Assurance through Real Time Analytics Enabling Closed Loop Assurance through Real Time Analytics Jose Anes Product Manager - Analytics, EXFO Recorded: Sep 29 2016 42 mins
    One of the advantages of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) is the ability to modify the network on the fly. A closed feedback loop between the service assurance solution and the orchestration system enables network self-healing and self-optimization when providing mission critical services. By identifying performance issues we can take immediate action to solve problems or improve service reliability, thus reducing mean time to repair (MTTR).

    You need to ensure that the analysis is performed in real time. Most service assurance solutions set real-time analytics as a goal. Being such a key component of the service assurance solution, further analysis is required on how close to that goal the solution can reach. There are many areas in this type of solution that demand attention: data collection, normalization, correlation, analysis, service-level impact, alerting and more. Each element requires a specific set of strategies to optimize the time taken to make a determination.

    Key questions you need to ask when defining real-time analytics include: How many moving pieces do we have on the service assurance solution? How many different vendors are involved? How many data collection systems? Do you need to transfer that data to a second service quality or service experience analytics solution before deciding you need to request a change from the orchestrator? How does your system scale? How many times do I need to manipulate the data to integrate it across multiple systems? Do you need to aggregate collected data at multiple levels before a decision is made?

    In this webinar, and its associated whitepaper, we go deep into these aspects of how real-time analytics are crucial to enable closed-loop service assurance in your SDN or NFV solution. The webinar will provide you with ideas on how to optimize your service assurance platform.
  • 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