Fueled by their subscribers’ insatiable demand for faster speeds, smarter mobile devices and multimedia content, mobile network operators (MNOs) have seen tremendous growth in traffic on their mobile networks. Along with this success, comes the ever-increasing challenge of maintaining the availability and performance of their mobile network and services, as customer loyalty is fragile in such a highly competitive market. It’s imperative that MNOs have the proper level of visibility into their mobile networks to detect anomalies which threaten network availability and performance. One such growing threat is Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. In this webinar, industry-leader, Arbor Networks, will discuss the latest DDoS attack trends and mitigation best practices for modern day 3G and 4G mobile networks.Read more >
Along with the addition of 4G network technology comes new and exciting data capabilities for users, as well as allowing operators the ability to maintain superior voice coverage and quality. Now, more than ever, operator portfolios will need to meet the demand of "hockey stick" trajectory smart phone sales, data thirsty applications in the market and booming subscriber growth in populous emerging economies. Learn how to adapt and prepare for the 4G deployment. This webinar will focus on the new challenges that 4G presents and the opportunities to capitalize and profit in this arena. Some of the topics that will be explored are:
-New technologies subject to operator-specific implementation: How to decouple your 4G deployment from that of other operators' and still maintain critical interoperability?
-Maintaining legacy data and messaging revenue streams over an extended roll-out and adoption period: How to ensure your 4G customers can still interact with your 3G customers?
-Ensuring return on investment in 4G equipment and spectrum: How to map network resource usage to billable events?
-Capturing new revenue opportunities: How to bring new applications and services to market quickly and cost effectively?
Voice is back, and this time crossing all boundaries. Today, voice service is required over LTE (VoLTE), over the legacy 2G/3G networks and even over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi or Wi-Fi calling). Since voice service now covers all types of access and core networks, we’ve entered the era of ‘Voice over X’.
Join this webinar to explore the evolution of voice services, the challenges that the industry faces with the swift deployment of voice services across all networks and users’ expectations in terms of seamless continuity.
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service deployment is ultra-complex. As a result, deployment delays and network failures are commonplace. Single radio voice call continuity (SRVCC) and enhanced SRVCC (eSRVCC) services enable subscribers to enjoy VoLTE services seamlessly across 2G, 3G and LTE access networks, but add further complexity.
An IP Multimedia subsystem (IMS) core network is the backbone responsible for delivering those complex services. So it is imperative to test an IMS network in both live and lab environments to ensure it delivers uncompromising performance.
In spite of the complexity involved, utilizing best practices when testing IMS networks and devices can avoid delays and network failures, and is the focus of EXFO’s upcoming webinar.
What you will learn:
•Bits and bytes of VoLTE, SRVCC and eSRVCC services
•Must-do IMS test configurations such as SBC and end-to-end network testing
•Testing advanced eSRVCC features/call flows such as mid-call and alerting
Who should attend:
Those looking to learn about testing VoLTE in the lab and on live networks including:
•Services providers and network equipment manufacturers (NEMs):
oNetwork architects and designers
oLab managers and testers
The Mexican Total Telecommunications Services Markets earned revenues of $30.8 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $37.,2 billion in 2019., This is mainly driven by the positive economic outlook;, intensifying competition;, investments by competitors to offer triple-, quadruple-, and quintuple-play bundles;, and investments to implement and expand thi3rd- generation (3G), long-term evolution (LTE), GigaEthernet, fiber to the home (FTTH), and other networks.
By attending this Analyst Briefing you will learn:
-What segments offer the best growth opportunities?
-What are the growth drivers?
-What segments are already mature?
-Where is the competitive pressure larger?
The expansion of fiber optic, 3G and 4G networks in Brazil is engendering noteworthy investments in the telecommunications sector. Telcos stand in need of reinventing their business models in order to face the increased traffic on networks, which demands continuous investment, while seeking to grow and diversify revenue streams.
The briefing will underline Frost & Sullivan’s key predictions from 2014 to 2019, focusing on the implications of competitive dynamics as companies fight over new fixed and mobile services and applications opportunities.
The presentation will help attendees:
-Improve their understanding of the competitive landscape in the Brazilian Telecom market.
-Discover the national Telecom perspective with the drop in mobile termination rates until 2019.
-Obtain the appropriate elements that will support them build their future strategy.
Join RTG on this webcast to review the FCC's Public Notice and the procedures that will be used for the reverse auction (designated as Auction 901) scheduled to be held on September 27.
Background: The FCC announced on May 2nd the competitive bidding procedures for Phase I of the Mobility Fund, the first-ever reverse auction for Universal Service support, to accelerate delivery of advanced mobile services that currently lack 3G or 4G service. Winning bidders must deploy either 3G service within two years or 4G service within three years of the award. The Mobility Fund will award up to $300M that was reserved out of savings from the Commission’s Universal Service Fund (USF) reforms. As part of last year’s reform, the FCC for the first time made universal mobile service an express universal service goal, and created the Mobility Fund to help close the nation’s gaps in mobile wireless service.
The Internet of Things will redefine services offered in such industry sectors as eHealth, smart communities, retail, transportation and energy. To provide the levels of service required, infrastructure networks will be suffused with levels of complexity beyond any deployed and operated to date.
The concept known as “5G” is still being defined. It will include legacy systems such as 3G, expand the development of 4G LTE, incorporate newly developed technologies such as holographic beamforming and virtualization, and include other types of networks such as WPLANs, satellite, and fiber. Interoperability of the networks, seamless integration of applications and the transfer of data across the networks and systems will require autonomous and artificial intelligence to ensure seamless, secure and ensured delivery.
Chris Clayton, Head of Solution Design & Delivery for Beyond Limits, and George Karayannis, Vice President of CityNOW for Panasonic, will take us on a deep dive on how the integration of networks and autonomous artificial intelligence capabilities will enable trusted IoT connectivity demands within Smart Cities.
This webinar is NOT accredited by BICSI.
The DPDK 16.07 release is due to be completed in July and will be available for download from http://dpdk.org. This webinar describes the new features that will be included in this release, including major changes such as:
Virtio in Containers
Cryptodev enhancements (software implementation of KASUMI algorithm, bit-level support for SNOW 3G algorithm).
Live Migration for SRIOV
Packet Capture Framework
External Mempool Manager
The DPDK 16.04 release is due to be completed in April and will be available for download from http://dpdk.org. This webinar describes the new features that will be included in this release, including major changes such as:
IPsec sample application
Cryptodev support for the SNOW 3G algorithm
Packet Framework enhancements for the Edge Router use case
I40e and fm10k enhancements
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is deployed one of two ways: on-premises or cloud. Each deployment strategy has its pluses and minuses — with variables including features, upfront costs and total cost of ownership, existing infrastructure, and scalability.
VoIP services traverse the WAN and are subject to overall WAN bandwidth. If adequate WAN resources are not available, call quality degradation can result. That’s why more and more IT professionals are asking this question: “How would using an LTE WAN for failover or primary connectivity impact VoIP services in our network?”
Join our webinar at 9 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. EDT on Sept. 8, 2016, to learn the best practices and considerations for deploying VoIP on an LTE network.
We also will discuss:
— VoIP on an LTE network vs. VoLTE
— VoIP on LTE for failover or primary connectivity
— VoIP network conditions
— LTE vs. 3G/2G
— Best practices
— Quality of Service (QoS)
— Cradlepoint field testing
Tune in to learn more about:
* The future of Service Provider Wi-Fi networks
* WFA Hotspot 2.0 Specification
* WBA Next Generation Roaming Trials
* How Hotspot 2.0 will open up new revenue opportunities for service providers
Have you looked at Wi-Fi lately? It has reached a whole new level of scale, security, and sophistication – what the market is calling carrier-grade Wi-Fi. And an industry initiative is underway to make Wi-Fi roaming on par with cellular roaming.
This webcast will provide an overview of the Wi-Fi Alliance Hotspot 2.0 specification and provide some insight into the upcoming Wireless Broadband Alliance Next Generation Hotspot trials. These trials will set the stage for the future of Wi-Fi, establishing it as a robust, secure technology that will augment and complement 3G and 4G networks for years to come.
There are only 500K of small cells projected to be shipped in 2016, while there were 10.5 million enterprise Wi-Fi APs shipped in 2014! Wi-Fi APs are cost-effective and easy to install and maintain. But quality of experience is not there as the spectrum is unlicensed. In this webinar, you will learn about innovative vRAN solution from Parallel Wireless that utilizes Intel technology to drive deployment cost and complexity down.
Being able to use a “white box” Cellular Access Point (CAP) based on Intel technology that has licensed (3G/4G) + Wi-Fi gives mobile operators the flexibility to choose any ODM for hardware, which lowers the equipment CAPEX. Network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) on Parallel Wireless HetNet Gateway, running on Intel server, are being used to simplify and cut the costs of wireless deployments in the enterprise as well making them as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi. As a result, this NFV strategy helps SPs to open new revenue streams by offering a cost-effective (pennies per square foot), easy-to-install solution to their Enterprise customers. Enterprises can deploy/maintain this NFV-enabled enterprise vRAN just like they deploy Wi-Fi -- under a day install the whole system – no specialized installers or RF planning are required. The HNG configures the nodes without any involvement from IT personnel (plug-and-play) AND our HetNet Gateway HNG also mitigates interference not only with the in-building cells, but macros as well. This results in better QoS for data and voice for the enterprises themselves. HNG offers several voice services such as VoLTE and VoWiFi in addition to enabling Smart Services for building owners.
As wireless becomes the primary or even sole access method for more and more people, mobile operators must carry higher volumes of traffic and support more sophisticated network services including 3G/4G/5G cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc. Also they must do so in a cost-effective manner where rapidly increasing capacity demands far exceed the growth in budgets. This requires us to lower the cost of hardware, maximize the utilization from hardware and frequency assets, while reducing operational costs by embracing new techniques such as automation. Software Defined Networking (SDN) offers a logically centralized control model with programmability, and a flow-based paradigm that is suited for highly scalable mobile and wireless networks, from access to backhaul and core. This Webinar presents the use cases for OpenFlow based SDN for mobile and wireless networks. The SDN architectures provide an agile and cost-effective communications methods for addressing the above challenges.Read more >
The biggest challenge that both mobile and fixed network operators are facing when it comes to deployment of a monetized Carrier Wi-Fi service lies in ensuring an acceptable level of user experience. Wi-Fi offers an attractive business case, because it supports unlicensed spectrum, it is less expensive than 3G/4G and it is supported by all user devices today. However, to ensure that it is a viable match to the existing cellular network, the service has to offer a consistent user experience at the application level.
In this is webinar, you will learn:
•About an innovative end-to-end solution that enabled a Carrier Wi-Fi service to be managed via a highly automated best practice.
•How to reduce costs associated with activating and operating the service.
•How to gain full visibility and the capability to troubleshoot issues that degrade user experience and impact monetization.
With the speeds afforded by 4G and the inherent benefits of wireless, IT managers are working hard to accommodate the convergence of wired and wireless networks into a unified system. While 3G/4G mobile broadband connectivity enables enterprises the value of flexible and reliable networking, there can be obstacles to successful implementation.Read more >
As networks move towards "4th Generation" or all-IP networks, connectivity between networks and interoperability of data between networks becomes paramount for a ubiquitous mobile and connected device ecosystem. In the legacy world, this was done via a global SS7 cloud; however, for 4G and beyond, it is envisioned that IPX (IP eXchange) networks will replace SS7 as the primary "network of networks." This webinar will go in depth and discuss the following:
•How IPX services can provide a variety of functions for today's 3G and fixed operators as well as trusted enterprises.
•The variety of solutions today and more tomorrow as services evolve across the telecom ecosystem.
•How soon this evolution will take place and the challenges and opportunities it presents along the way.