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Thought Leadership Council Reports

Our Partners and companies with upgraded listings have the option of purchasing a report generated by the Thought Leadership Council (TLC), a unique research initiative. TLC is a select group of 140+ communications service providers (CSPs) with network-level expertise.

Council members take part in surveys and interviews about key communications trends and technologies. TLC circumvents traditional industry hype to ascertain how service providers are really responding to important industry happenings. What makes this initiative so unique is that participants discuss issues in a completely anonymous forum, enabling them to share insights and express business realities that otherwise could not be shared.

Following are examples of key TLC reports that address trends in automation:

This vendor-sponsored report indicates that service assurance is a key factor to CSP automation plans.

This TLC report indicates that CSPs already have started automating networks, despite that they don't have master plans in place to do so.


Automation Exchange Editorial Calendar

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Q4 2018 Network Automation
Q1 2019 Virtualization & Automation: The Impact of NFV, SDN and Cloud Native
Q2 2019 Automation & Security
Q3 2019 Performance/Service Assurance & Automation
Q4 2019 Automation in the Era of AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain & Emerging Technologies
Q1 2020 Monetizing Automation


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News

An Extra Week to Enter the Leading Lights
3/20/2019
You begged... we caved.
Next Stop for Versa Networks Europe
3/19/2019
The SD-WAN specialist has a healthy bed of customers and partners but has yet to make a significant impact in Europe. It's looking to change that.
Optical Networks for the Next Decade
3/18/2019
The ON2020 group is looking to address the optical transport challenges presented by the predicted surge in user traffic on carrier networks.

Webinars

Delivering Services over a Distributed Access Architecture
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m London

Following years of tech trials and pilot deployments, cable operators are starting to deploy distributed access architecture (DAA) techniques for moving legacy headend functions to the access network and expanding the capacity of that network for new, more advanced services. In this session, cable technologists will discuss their latest Remote PHY, Remote MAC/PHY and related moves; the new services they plan to deliver with DAA; and the challenges they must overcome to make DAA a reality.

Securing & Enabling Real-Time Communications on a Public Cloud
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m. London

The market for public cloud keeps expanding rapidly, and running application workloads on a public cloud has become commonly accepted. However, when it comes to real-time communication (RTC) workloads on a public cloud, it is still early in the adoption cycle.

If you are a provider of real-time communications (e.g., VoIP, unified communications, call centers or SIP trunking), when it comes to deploying on a public cloud, you want to know it is secure, reliable, has global reach, delivers predictable quality of service (QoS) and will be more efficient and cost-effective than hosting these services in your own private cloud.

If you are a consumer of real-time communications, you need to be confident the service you purchase is secure, is delivered reliably, at the scale you need possibly across multiple sites or geographic regions and with the QoS you demand.

This webinar will address the following questions:

  • What makes deploying real-time communication workloads on a public cloud different from other applications?
  • What benefits and opportunities does the public cloud enable for RTC providers?
  • What is needed to meet the requirements of both providers and consumers of RTC on a public cloud?
  • What does the future hold for RTC on a public cloud?

Making the Most of a Limited Resource: How to Use Spectrum More Efficiently in the Era of 5G
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m London

The finite resource of radio spectrum is vital for mobile network performance and customer experience. Using this precious resource more efficiently has always been a key objective for mobile network operators (MNOs). Spectrum efficiency is not just a question of mobile standards, even though each new generation is more spectrally efficient than the previous one. This is why the efficiency discussion today goes beyond 5G New Radio (NR) and the 5G promise for optimal use of network resources.

Join Dr. Konstantinos Stavropoulos, solution marketing manager at EXFO, and Gabriel Brown, principal analyst at Heavy Reading, for an insightful discussion on a hot mobile industry topic. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Which factors affect spectrum use, and why spectrum efficiency remains a challenge for mobile networks, including 5G
  • How spectrum efficiency should be defined
  • Ways to make the best use of spectrum in the era of 5G
  • Lessons from leading MNOs on improving spectrum efficiency

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