This briefing will underline Frost & Sullivan’s key predictions for 2013, focusing on the implications of competitive dynamics as companies catch the wave of new fixed and mobile services and applications opportunities.
Why You Should Attend:
·Hear Frost & Sullivan's main predictions for telecom services
·Identify key drivers and restraints
·Participate in an interactive Q&A session
In the CISO Says Series, information security leaders share their experiences of what it means to be responsible for establishing and maintaining an enterprise's security vision and strategy.
They provide insight into the path they took to become CISOs and how they are reinventing the role in the face of accelerating industry change.
Interviewer: Adrian Davis, Managing Director, (ISC)² EMEA
Interviewee: Jaya Baloo, CISO, KPN Telecom Netherlands
This IDC study discusses the telecom landscape and outlines the top 10 predictions for the telecom industry for 2013 in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan).Read more >
This edition of the Channel Partners News Desk breaks down Level 3's proposed acquisition of tw telecom; J.R. Cook's move from EarthLink to Intelisys; and the big increase in unified-communications sales.Read more >
This briefing will discuss:
* SDN current state of the union
* Adoption curve (timing and inflection point in the uptake)
* Early adopter deployments
* Operator insight: AT&T supplier Domain 2.0
* Incumbent vendors that will need to deliver value
At Big Telecom 2015 in Chicago Michael Aquino, President and CEO of Overture Networks, discusses how cloud virtualization and software driven services are creating one of the biggest network transformations of the past several decades. He emphasizes how performance improvements from companies like Intel, availability of virtual functions, and companies like Overture that provide a software framework to support those services are at the basis of enabling network functions virtualization (NFV) in 2015.Read more >
In the mean time, the telecom world is also leveraging WebRTC as well as other formerly web focused development techniques like REST APIs. Just like any other API, WebRTC has a an obvious place in the world of telecom developers, and moreover, allows web developers to build telecom applications.
We'll make a quick presentation of WebRTC and telecom APIs, and show how web developers may get stung by WebRTC to gain a new set of super powers to build real-time voice and video applications.
Find out more about how your VAR business can add and profit from selling telecommunications services in this three-part Webinar series produced by Channel Partners and sponsored by WTG.Read more >
The advent of SDN (Software Defined Networking) is proving to be a disruptive force in the networking market. SDN represents an architectural approach to cleanly separate the control and data functions of a switch or a router. Even though mass adoption is still two to three years away, the impacts are already being felt in the industry as witnessed by the tremendous venture capital investment made in this space and over $1.5 billion spent in SDN company mergers and acquisitions.
In this webinar, we will examine the following SDN-related topics:
• SDN: evolutionary or revolutionary?
• Drivers & restraints
• Use cases
• Market timing and an early attempt at market sizing
• Competitive landscape: distinct strategies taken by established vendors and new startups
• The role of the OpenFlow standard
• Early adopters: data centers and enterprises
• Enterprise, cloud and service provider impacts
• Software-only SDN: will this solution enjoy a broad adoption?
• Implications to existing vendors: will SDN commoditize existing vendors’ hardware?
• VC investment spurring growth: over 225 SDN vendors today
• Future outlook
SDN is yet another instance of the ongoing phenomenon of the “ITfication” of the telecom industry that will make its presence felt over the next few years.
MEF's LSO Innovation Platform is a valuable tool for technology providers to develop and test both service orchestration functionality and business applications incrementally. Traditionally, service orchestration and business applications have been the domain of monolithic OSS/BSS systems that precluded the rapid introduction of new functionality. MEF's LSO Innovation Platform upends that approach and enables any best-of-breed analytics, assurance, control, fulfillment, performance, policy, security and usage functionality to be rapidly introduced into service provider environments. This webinar will provide a business-oriented explanation of the LSO Innovation Platform and explain its importance to service providers and technology providers in the telecom and cloud services marketRead more >
WebRTC is easily one of the most discussed topics in telecommunications, unified communications and collaboration industries. With its potential to make communications simpler, should paid service providers feel threatened by it or find a way to embrace this new technology? More importantly, how does the customer benefit from this development in enterprise communications?
Join this panel session to learn how WebRTC can potentially shake up the communication industry, its benefits in providing easier communication and collaboration and whether it can benefit your small, medium or large business.
One of the most critical assets for a telecommunications service provider is their data. As ever-increasing customer, product and network data volumes pour through the organizational networks worldwide, it becomes more difficult to maintain, control and derive value out of them.
Some challenges include:
• Inaccurate customer records and reporting
• Duplicate product information and mismatched assets
• Rising customer dissatisfaction due to call center inefficiencies
These challenges not only cause system inefficiencies, but also have an impact on the revenue and bottom-line for the provider. Join our speakers to understand how these challenges can be overcome and how the data can be created, maintained and analyzed to enhance its value through master data management (MDM).
Tech Mahindra has built an accelerator using Informatica’s market-leading multi-domain MDM solution and we will demonstrate the system to show how telecoms can ensure that the consistency, accuracy, stewardship and accountability of data is kept intact across the organization.
This briefing will provide a current market snapshot, including use cases, ongoing deployments, competitive landscape and future outlook for SDN, as seen from enterprise CIOs and operators' CTOs.
Why you should attend:
- Grasp the market situation, including how SDN will evolve, and drivers and restraints
- Obtain a technical and market trends perspective from discussions held with carriers and enterprises
- Get a comprehensive view of the competitive landscape, including the impacts of the SDN disruption on existing vendors
MEF's Director of Communications & Research, Stan Hubbard, talks with Telecom TV's Guy Daniels about MEF's vision for the Third Network and Lifecycle Services Orchestration strategy. With the industry shift from static to dynamic connectivity services, Carrier Ethernet 2.0, Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO), SDN and NFV will be the foundation for service innovation. The upcoming GEN15 event will bring together the ecosystem of service providers, network technology providers and other industry stakeholders who will enable the future of dynamic, agile, assured and orchestrated services.Read more >
This webinar will explore the networking monitoring space, which has been getting a lot of attention lately due to the nascent and growing Total Addressable Market (TAM) opportunity being presented to its participants, which can reach as much as US $3 billion within a couple of years. That figure is comprised by attach rates in associated markets such as application management, network management, security and network forensics.
In addition, with the advent of Software Defined Networking (SDN), larger networking vendors are also beginning to offer competitive solutions. The competitive landscape is made up of stand-alone offerings, bundled solutions, and networking vendor products. Factors such as network convergence, increased user, device and application mobility, and consumerization (manifested via trends such as Bring Your Own Device or BYOD) are creating challenges for network monitoring vendors, which will need to tackle them in order to achieve success.
The increased network instrumentation, coupled with the ongoing shift to 10 GbE port speeds, represent two key factors driving market growth. Vendors are initially focused on features such as aggregation, filtering, directing traffic to the appropriate tool, and manipulating packets to optimize tool efficiency. Longer term, as the market embraces the SDN paradigm, the vendors will seek to become aggregation tools with which administrators can observe what is happening within multiple types of networks (physical and software-defined) and virtual machines. This effort will culminate in a set of APIs that can link into tools and SDN network, effectively becoming a means to improve network performance.
Sandra Rivera, VP, Data Center Group & General Manager, Network Platforms Group at Intel, speaks from Big Telecom 2015 in Chicago about how Intel is accelerating transformation in the network. She discusses how Intel’s Open Network Platform (ONP), which received Light Reading’s Leading Lights 2015 award for most innovative NFV product strategy, and the growing Intel Network Builders ecosystem are both supporting network transformation.
Learn more about Intel's Network Builders program and ONP at http://intel.ly/1B6Qm4a
Join EXFO and Telecom Italia, the largest operator in Italy, as they discuss optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) measurements in 40G/100G networks. During this webinar, Telecom Italia will explain why OSNR measurements are critical, and how they can help increase network reliability.
Additionally, the following topics will be discussed:
- Why existing IEC and in-band OSNR methods do not work for coherent networks
- What the standards say about these 40G/100G OSNR measurements, and what solutions are available
- The relationship between BER and OSNR at 100G
- A few key points on OSNR measurements at 400G