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  • Successful VoLTE service turn-up is dependent upon comprehensive testing in the live network. VoLTE is an emerging technology that has been plagued by numerous issues related to implementation of voice codecs, interoperability of mobile devices and the network, voice stream and voice quality, among others.
    Join us for this short webcast covering detailed technical examples of VoLTE troubleshooting cases, and ways that data can be captured. You will also learn what information you will need to look for when doing VoLTE call verifications.
    This webinar will address the following topics:
    - Brief VoLTE signaling overview
    - Methods for faster mean time to repair (MTTR) in response to issues with VoLTE service updates
    - Examples of end-to-end VoLTE call setup with control-plane and user plane troubleshooting needs
  • Successful VoLTE service turn-up is dependent upon comprehensive testing in the live network. VoLTE is an emerging technology that has been plagued by numerous issues related to implementation of voice codecs, interoperability of mobile devices and the network, voice stream and voice quality, among others.
    Join us for this short webcast covering detailed technical examples of VoLTE troubleshooting cases, and ways that data can be captured. You will also learn what information you will need to look for when doing VoLTE call verifications.
    This webinar will address the following topics:
    - Brief VoLTE signaling overview
    - Methods for faster mean time to repair (MTTR) in response to issues with VoLTE service updates
    - Examples of end-to-end VoLTE call setup with control-plane and user plane troubleshooting needs
  • Mobile backhaul plays a key role in customer experience because it links the mobile core to the RAN infrastructure. To ensure the best mobile customer experience, LTE and new mobile services, such as VoIP, mobile video and interactive games ans apps require backhauls that comply with stringent SLA requirements. In this context, cost-effectively deploying SLA-compliant backhauls and ensuring optimal performance during peak load conditions can be very challenging for operators.

    In this webinar, you will explore:

    •Requirements for the new backhaul
    •Backhaul activation and monitoring strategies
    •The significant impact a centralized and automated solution can have on your daily operations
  • The analysis profiles heavy electricity users within five different sectors, including manufacturing, data centers, hospitals, education, and small franchise. This briefing will also evaluate choices for energy management service.

    Why should you attend:
    - Learn about customer perception in deregulated states for purchasing electricity and energy management services
    - Identify key market trends
    - Review purchase criteria for selecting a provider
  • The water industry has always been resilient in the rough economic conditions. To a certain extent this is true, bearing in mind that water will always be a national interest and international importance. Nonetheless, the water industry landscape is rapidly changing with globalization of economies and technologies. Companies need to change faster to be ahead in relevance in the fragmented water market place.

    Forget about SWOT and PESTLE analysis. There are more important
    matters and best practices that water companies need to know to
    sustain in the ever competitive water market.

    In addition to the above, this briefing may answer some key questions:
    •Can wastewater reuse make it big?
    •Are water companies targeting the right end-user segments, and right countries?
    •Where are the opportunities besides China and India?
  • When upgrading metro networks from 1 to 10 GigE, the distortions induced by chromatic dispersion and polarisation mode dispersion will limit the distance that can be attained. When upgrading core networks from 10 (OTU2, 10 GigE, etc.) to 100 (OTU3, 100 GigE, etc.) and soon to 400 Gbit/s, coherent systems will be able to post-compensate the linear distortions, but to what extent. What are the limits? What are the best fiber-characterization practices?

    In this Webinar, we are going to reveal the myths and realities about the critical parameters that need to be controlled when deploying hybrid systems, such as 10 Gbit/s (NRZ) and 100 Gbit/s (DP-QPSK), including:

    -Guard bands
    -Dispersion compensation
    -Nonlinear effects
  • Methodology for the appraisal process may change based on the asset being valued, but the end goal is always the same – establishing monetary value. Hotel valuation, a highly specialized process, is different from valuing any other cash flowing real estate as the appraiser must give consideration to four elements: land, business, improvements, and personal property. Join the Hotel Investor’s Marketplace Webcast on March 5, when Adam Cowart, MAI, Senior Appraiser and Director of Operations for Cowart Hospitality Services and HBI President Tony DeGeorge will discuss new trends emerging in hotel valuation, how hotel lending criteria has changed in recent years, and what impact this has on the valuation process.
  • DSL services are more sensitive to interference than traditional phone services. High frequency (or wideband) noise can cause IPTV to tile or freeze and web access to be slow or intermittent. These situations require effective noise source mitigation. To detect wideband noise, and meet performance expectations, appropriate measuring techniques must be used. Also, with recent advancements in xDSL technologies, including bonding and VDSL2 vectoring, getting a full picture of today’s FTTx and hybrid networks is much needed.

    In this webinar, you will learn:
    - The effects of noise on DSL service performances
    - Best practices for copper pair qualification and VDSL2 performance validation
    - How to detect and locate common noise sources on VDSL2 and ADSL services
  • LTE networks are maturing. Usage is increasing. VoLTE services are deployed. Do you have what it takes to meet the demands of faster response times for network and service issues? Increasing usage of LTE networks will bring up issues that can be optimized and troubleshot only with dedicated solutions. Join us to hear about methods and experiences for end-to-end LTE control plane optimization, application-specific troubleshooting and requirements for comprehensive VoLTE service turn-up test tool on live LTE networks!This webinar will address the following topics:

    - End-to-end LTE control plane and user plane troubleshooting
    - Methods for faster mean time to repair (MTTR) in network and service issues
    - Requirements for VoLTE service turn up testing in live network
  • LTE networks are maturing. Usage is increasing. VoLTE services are deployed. Do you have what it takes to meet the demands of faster response times for network and service issues? Increasing usage of LTE networks will bring up issues that can be optimized and troubleshot only with dedicated solutions. Join us to hear about methods and experiences for end-to-end LTE control plane optimization, application-specific troubleshooting and requirements for comprehensive VoLTE service turn-up test tool on live LTE networks!This webinar will address the following topics:

    - End-to-end LTE control plane and user plane troubleshooting
    - Methods for faster mean time to repair (MTTR) in network and service issues
    - Requirements for VoLTE service turn up testing in live network
  • In the last 12 months, we have seen multiple trials for 200G and 400G transmission worldwide on both client and line sides, which have presented multiple challenges. At this moment, new technologies and standards are being developed by groups, such as ITU, IEC, OIF, IEEE, to meet beyond 100G network requirements. This webinar will review the potential technologies enabling transmission beyond 100G and the expected challenges related to deployment and testing, with a particular focus on long-haul and metro requirements.

    Join Simon Poole, Director, New Business Ventures at Finisar, Bruno Giguère, Advisor, CTO Office at EXFO and François Robitaille, Group Manager at EXFO, for this webinar to learn about:

    - Potential approaches and modulation schemes allowing 400G transmission
    - Flexgrid and superchannels
    - Nyquist filtering
    - Spectral testing and channel definition.
    - A brief review of the status and progress in the various Standards group
  • Join us as we explore the real-life case study of a 17 Channel High Speed DWDM system exhibiting correctable FEC errors. As this network was carrying extremely high traffic, identifying the issue on this live, in service link without compromising the network was a challenge. The customer needed the right tools along with the right troubleshooting approach to pinpoint the problem and solve it quickly. The webinar will benefit anyone who is charged with maintaining, or upgrading a DWDM, high speed network.

    In this webinar will present, you will learn:
    - How to hone your troubleshooting skills to make them more efficient
    - The procedure and equipment necessary to isolate impairments on a live link
    - The steps taken and the logic and insight behind what was done to solve the issue.
  • Join us as we explore the real-life case study of a 17 Channel High Speed DWDM system exhibiting correctable FEC errors. As this network was carrying extremely high traffic, identifying the issue on this live, in service link without compromising the network was a challenge. The customer needed the right tools along with the right troubleshooting approach to pinpoint the problem and solve it quickly. The webinar will benefit anyone who is charged with maintaining, or upgrading a DWDM, high speed network.

    In this webinar will present, you will learn:
    - How to hone your troubleshooting skills to make them more efficient
    - The procedure and equipment necessary to isolate impairments on a live link
    - The steps taken and the logic and insight behind what was done to solve the issue.
  • Join us as we explore the real-life case study of a 17 Channel High Speed DWDM system exhibiting correctable FEC errors. As this network was carrying extremely high traffic, identifying the issue on this live, in service link without compromising the network was a challenge. The customer needed the right tools along with the right troubleshooting approach to pinpoint the problem and solve it quickly. The webinar will benefit anyone who is charged with maintaining, or upgrading a DWDM, high speed network.

    In this webinar will present, you will learn:
    - How to hone your troubleshooting skills to make them more efficient
    - The procedure and equipment necessary to isolate impairments on a live link
    - The steps taken and the logic and insight behind what was done to solve the issue.
  • The future of lighting, led by LED lighting, will be determined by changes in the demographics of world population, urbanization, and greater emphasis on energy conservation. This briefing will investigate the key focus areas and trends in LED lighting across the globe.

    Why you should attend:
    • To identify the key adoption factors for LED lighting
    • To learn about the R&D focus areas in LED
    • To identify technology convergence scenarios and new product development opportunities in LED lighting
  • Market pressure to address hungry bandwidth applications while increasing network capacity has been driving 100G technology during the last six years, from standardization to early field trials, and finally, as commercial solutions widely adopted by carriers and service providers worldwide.

    In this webinar, you will learn about the following:
    - High-speed networks beyond 100G and key technology enablers to achieve the next transmission rate, including super channels, flexible spectrum and advanced modulation.
    - How to deliver Ethernet services to meet your service-level agreements (SLAs): Ethernet services as a key revenue generator for service providers, from 10M to 100G
    - OTN services as a new revenue growth vector for service providers: what you need to know and test
  • To remain competitive, telcos have been forced to drastically reduce their expenditures and push their copper plants to the limits. But if many assumed FTTH was the only way to win the race of expanding bandwidth to the homes, recent advances in DSL technologies, namely bonding, vectoring and soon/upcoming G.fast, could be the cost efficient alternative they've been waiting for. These new technologies will help telcos stay competitive by improving rate/reach performance and satisfying subscribers' thirst for bandwidth and content.

    In this webinar, you will learn about the following:
    - Recent DSL technology breakthroughs and their driving factors
    - Latest standards, including G. Fast and vectoring, and when to expect updates
    - Market dynamics and trends from a test perspective
    - Methodologies and best practices in testing
  • With the rise of mobile broadband, mobile network operators (MNOs) are facing an incredible challenge in terms of delivering mobile QoE while maintaining low operation costs. To meet the rising demands of mobile broadband subscribers and mobile service usage, small cells are a promising solution that enable operators to deploy small and focused access points in order to alleviate congestion and increase coverage in smaller zones. However, small cells also pose significant challenges to operators, from deployment to troubleshooting.

    This webinar will address the following topics:
    - Small cells and their relevance to today’s mobile challenges
    - Deployment, activation, assurance and troubleshooting challenges
    - The various tools available to help operators address each challenge
  • Given the proliferation of applications and the ever increasing bandwidth consumption that results from it, maintaining high quality services at a reasonable cost is quite challenging. Mobile operators are forced to evaluate and deploy new technologies and network configurations in order to increase capacity and coverage, namely:

    - Packet-based networks
    - Fiber not only to the tower but all the way up to the antenna (FTTA, RRH)
    - Small cells and Macro cells

    This situation is not only having a significant impact on the way operators are deploying and maintaining heterogeneous networks, it is also impacting their field operations.

    In this webinar, you will learn the best practices that will allow field technicians to become technical experts and to effectively address any situation they might encounter in the field, regardless of technology or architecture.

    - Characterize the physical layer of a fiber-based wireless infrastructure (e.g., connector cleanliness, budget loss, fiber integrity)
    - Turn up and troubleshoot Ethernet backhaul services using EtherSAM testing (ITU-T Y.1564)
    - Ensure accurate network synchronization using SyncE /1588PTP
  • Is fiber inspection really that important? Is it worth your time? Isn’t connector cleaning overrated? You may have asked yourself these questions already, or heard them being discussed by team members. And, you may be surprised to know that a large percentage of the issues in your network are indeed caused by dirty connectors. If you are looking to learn more about connector inspection and cleaning, and convince your field technicians or colleagues about the benefits, this session is for you.

    This webinar will help you discover the myths and realities regarding:
    - The impact and necessity to validate connectors
    - Inspection probes and the importance of the all-praised “magnification” specification
    - Best cleaning practices
  • The number of mobile subscribers is now growing faster than the world’s population. Smartphones and mobile services are driving the explosion in user plane traffic. This booming demand is creating multiple challenges, notably the growth of application data, quality issues and subscriber churn. Operators need innovative, yet practical, tools to overcome these issues. Operators can effectively analyze the performance of individual mobile applications and glean crucial information about customers’ Quality of Experience (QoE).
    In this webinar, you will learn about:

    - Mobile networks and big data challenges
    - Why is mobile application monitoring required?
    - What is needed for effective mobile network analysis?
    - The benefits of application classification and metadata
  • Understanding infrastructure development is critical to risk mitigation and the development of an accurate view of the potential success of a business in a specific country or region. Key sectors, such as transportation and energy, form the core of infrastructure development plans across the continent and will stimulate increased intra-Africa trade as well as regional integration.

    This briefing will provide an overview of key transport infrastructure developments within sub-Saharan Africa that are expected to sustain the subcontinent's economic growth drive.
  • A significant push has been witnessed from governments, suppliers and service providers to make our cities "smart." This calls for several key elements to come together cohesively and profitably to make smart cities a long-term value proposition for all involved.

    This briefing will delve into the issues, challenges, and success factors that need to be evaluated in implementing smart city plans.
  • A heterogeneous network (HetNet) combines distributed antenna system (DAS) solutions, small-cell technologies and Wi-Fi infrastructure to enable wireless broadband coverage and capacity. All these technologies are supported by a fiber-optic network – a HetNet is where the wireline meets the wireless. In this quickly evolving industry, determining which technology is best suited to deliver bandwidth and an awesome user experience in a specific environment can be confusing.
    In this webinar, you will learn:
    -How DAS and other small cells work to support the macrocellular network
    -How to correctly match the technology with the appropriate landscape
    -The optical infrastructure behind wireless networks
    -The best practices for a reliable and powerful optical backhaul
  • The analyst briefing will discuss:
    - The latest global activities in waste upcycling
    - Nine dimensions of waste upcycling technologies and insights on the roadmap and penetration prospects of these technologies
    - An overview of the anticipated value chain after five years in this technology domain
  • Due to the upcoming FIFA World Cup in 2022, government legislation is mandating the usage of energy-efficient lighting in the Middle Eastern region. This growing environmental concern has resulted in wide awareness about green products. Growing infrastructure investments in the regions are steadily driving the energy-efficient and intelligent lighting market; therefore, LED lighting is expected to be the fastest-growing lighting technology in the Middle East.

    This analyst briefing will discuss the swift flow of infrastructure LED lighting investments in the Middle East region, with a focus on the GCC countries like KSA and Qatar.
  • Save time, money and trouble in your fiber optic networks

    In today’s competitive marketplace, where customer loyalty and retention is at risk, service providers need to maintain a high level of service and network reliability on a tighter budget.
    In addition to negotiating the best prices on fiber/cable, infrastructure, transmission and test equipment on a day-to-day basis, solving network weaknesses is yet another way to reduce operation costs.

    Join EXFO for a 40-minute webinar exploring the differences between a poor-quality network as compared to a solid and efficient network―and most importantly, how to optimize your own network efficiency.

    Check out the list below for a sampling of the topics that will be discussed during this webinar.

    • Fiber-optic Achilles’ heel: poor connections
    • A stressed network is not a good network: learn how to detect macrobends before they kill services
    • No plug and pray: qualify your fiber for high-speed upgradability
    • Fiber break—it happens, but how quickly can you react?
    • The quest for margin: optimize your OSNR for a few extra dBs that will make a difference