Timing is Everything: Getting Synchronization Right in 5G

Date: 23rd June Time: 3pm BST   For a mobile network operator, timing is everything. Not just determining when to upgrade the network to bring new services to market, but in the literal sense as well. If the radio clock should lose synchronization accuracy in a radio access network (RAN), or the radios are not […]

Reinventing Service Assurance for the 5G Era

Date: 17th June Time: 3pm BST Delivering outstanding experiences has been on the C-level agenda for decades. But today, with 5G taking root globally and everything that implies, it has taken on a new meaning, with wide-reaching operational consequences. CSPs need to urgently find ways to replace the legacy OSS burden with a new something […]

Mobile Device Trade-Ins and Insurance: Ways to Gain Trust in an Online Process

Date: June 16th Time: 4pm BST The year 2020 saw a significant disruption in the sale of smartphones; risk-averse consumers and the physical restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic combined to create the perfect storm and make mobile device sales and trade-ins much more challenging. Yet the outlook is positive; the transitional process to 5G accelerates, […]

Open RAN: Is it Destined to be Closed?

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Time: 2:00 p.m. BST Will open RAN create an expanded ecosystem of interchangeable RAN vendors, lowering costs and speeding innovation, or will it bring more complexity and cost, and lead to vendor-specific siloed implementations? Join Appledore principal analyst, Francis Haysom, and Spirent 5G strategic lead, Stephen Douglas, as they discuss […]

Bringing fiber and power to the top of the tower

Date: 9th June Time: 2pm BST 5G rollouts have supercharged fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) deployments to meet higher data demands across the network. This increased demand for bandwidth will drive fiber and power to the top of the tower to support new and existing radios. Finding cost-effective and time-efficient ways to deploy complex FTTA architectures—while keeping performance, […]

Future-Proof Your Networks With Next-Gen 3D Geodata

Date: 18th May Time: 3pm UK Time  As 5G, Fixed Wireless Access and other wireless networking technologies advance, network planners are faced with increasing challenges posed by new radio technologies and frequencies as well as complex business cases like mobile broadband, connected vehicles, massive IoT and more. Successful planning and deployment for 5G will rely […]

How to improve next-gen CS & CX to generate business value for telcos

Date: 21st April Time: 10am UK Time Telecommunications business offerings are the backbone of several major industry revolutions taking place, in the light of 5G. Already today, most telcos has a lot of rich customer mobile network data that is not being utilized in neither customer service nor the customer experience journeys at all. This […]

5G is all about value creation through data – adapting to a new economic reality

Date: 15th April Time: 11am UK Time Digital transformation is accelerating around the globe driven by new economics as well as 5G services capabilities. These 5G network-based services offerings are data intensive, speed dependent, and highly distributed by architectures that break the norm of what is possible with AI/ML, the massive scale of IOT connections, […]

Five data-delivery requirements that will save telecommunications

Date: Wednesday 7th April Time: 4pm UK Time Telecommunications organizations are the backbone of the fourth industrial revolution taking place today. As the worlds’ user communities become more decentralized, they are increasing their dependence on network infrastructures and services at rates unimaginable 18 months ago. This is stressing both operational and business support systems. This […]

Broadband CPE Application-Based Monetization Strategies for CSP

Date: 31st March Time: 4pm UK Time Containerization – system and application-based – is a mature concept that has been mainstream in the IT and CSP worlds for over 15 years. It consists of a rich eco-system of software frameworks, implementations, open-source and commercial solutions. Though the standards bodies have been more than happy to […]

Wi-Fi 6 – Separating the magic from the myth

Date: Wednesday 17th March Time: 4pm UK Time The worldwide rollout of Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E is underway. But what benefits do the latest evolutions of Wi-Fi technology bring to broadband service providers? As we all appreciate, perception often differs greatly from reality – we’ve heard many perceptions of Wi-Fi 6, from “it’s the solution for all in-home connectivity” to […]

Deploy the 5G future faster with Network Lifecycle Automation

Date: 25th February Time: 3pm GMT As 5G implementation is accelerated to enable new B2B/B2C use cases and new business models, CSPs need to keep up with the growth in network complexity, virtualization, explosion of traffic, devices and cost pressure. At same time, network performance, central to the overall customer experience, needs to be improved […]

Design for success: Open fibre networks in Europe

Date: 17th February Time: 10am GMT As the growth of FTTH networks accelerates, attention must be paid to key considerations that will affect the long-term business success of fibre roll-out. Aspects such as population density, network openness, the right choice of access technology, financing options or the need for future upgradeability all translate directly to […]

Data protection: Lessons learnt from 2020 and the trends to look out for in 2021

Date: 19th January Time: 10am GMT 2020 was a challenging year. Companies and individuals had to face new work conditions with restricted travels and remote working employees and governments were challenged with ways to battle the pandemic with infection predictions, contact tracing, lockdowns and containments. Companies had to prove flexibility to adjust to rapidly changing […]

How the communications industry can drive post-COVID-19 economic recovery

Date: 16th December Time: 10am UK Time COVID-19 has badly damaged the economy in all parts of the world, but the communications industry has fared well, thanks to the increased demand for reliable and secure connectivity. Now when the world is slowly but surely coming out the other side of the pandemic, it is time […]

Leveraging open source technologies to build the first service assurance solution in the cloud

This webinar is a dual broadcast Date: 10th December First broadcast: 9:00 am GMT London time Second broadcast: 12:00 pm EST New York time Digital service providers are moving to microservices-based cloud-native architectures to help realize their OSS/BSS modernization visions. In this series, we’ll discuss real-world open source use cases and best practices from selected […]

Saving Space on the Tower: the MIMO/5G challenge

Date: 9th December Time: 10am UK Time At cell sites within the macro network, towers are straining as more equipment is added. Heavily-loaded towers not only increase lease costs and require costly structural upgrades, they exacerbate visual impact—which can delay zoning approvals and time to market. This forces engineers to balance site performance with tower […]

DNS under siege: How to improve your DNS security

Date: 2nd December Time: 3pm UK Time Telecom operators have experienced more attacks to their DNS services in the past 12 months than to any other part of their networks, according to Telecoms.com 2020 Annual Industry Survey. While nearly half of the operators are protecting their DNS services against volumetric DDoS attacks, other types of […]

How to Monetize 5G Experience? Evolving from Infrastructure to Platform

Date: 25th November Time: 3pm UK Time With data becoming a commodity there is a question about how are service providers going to grow revenues? The answer lies in providing 5G network embedded services and monetizing 5G experiences. This approach requires service providers to leverage and monetize the full power of the new network, and […]

The Role of Virtualization in the Broadband HFC Network Evolution

Date: 19th November Time: 10am UK Time Service Providers need to evolve their networks to support the ever-growing demand for broadband bandwidth and video services. This requires a flexible and adaptable network deployment solution. Traditional, DAA and Virtualization architectures enable service providers to optimally evolve their broadband networks as needed. Using techniques such as Bandwidth […]