|JULY 19, 2017||Network Function Virtualization Reloaded: automation and monetization|
|AUGUST 29, 2017||Carrier Wi-Fi: monetization and QoS|
|SEPTEMBER 26, 2017||Orchestrating SDN & NFV, how far off is the telecom industry?|
|OCTOBER 24, 2017||Fiber in the sky 5G and Satellites, are they a viable combination?|
|NOVEMBER 14, 2017||Fiber, Fiber and more Fiber will be needed to support 5G|
Network Function Virtualization Reloaded: automation and monetization
For a few years now operators haven running NFV pilots as well as lounging some VNFs for certain applications. However, NFV is more than just using software in common hardware. The whole concept of NFV is being developed to allow operators to automate their networks to be more agile and efficient but also to be able to monetize their network assets more efficiently.
After this initial phase, operators need to start thinking about the next NFV phase, where orchestration, automation and monetization. However, NFV is proving to be more complex that anticipated and thus operators need to make sure they implement automation and monetization schemes without loosing their key attributes: ultra reliable networks and services.
Join this webinar to learn the status of NFV in the market and what is being done to reach the desired automation and monetization strategies that will make NFV the tool operators need to become competitive in the digital era.
Carrier Wi-Fi: monetization and QoS
It could easily be argued that Wi-Fi has become a carrier grade technology. Operators around the world are already using the technology not only to offload cellular traffic and increase coverage in certain areas where the macro network has difficulties in reaching, but also operators have started to offer their own services via Wi-Fi, such as Wi-Fi Calling to provide a seamless experience to theirs users regardless of the access network.
Being a carrier grade technology should mean two things: 1) it has to be monetized and 2) operators should be able to guarantee the quality of service (QoS) when offering Wi-Fi access. Monetization is becoming a challenge but mature operators are proving that Wi-Fi can have a positive impact on churn as well as increase user satisfaction. Both parameters can be measured to offer a compelling story on how Wi-Fi could be monetized indirectly.
On the other hand, QoS is a bit tricky and recently WBA launched a white paper to alert the Carrier Grade Wi-Fi ecosistema that QoS should be standardized to ease its implementation by operators.
Join this webinar to learn more about how operators are monetizing Wi-Fi as well as how QoS could be improved.
Orchestrating SDN & NFV, how far off is the telecom industry?
NFV and SDN will have a profound effect on telecom operators’ networks, structure and business model. The hardware-based environment will be transformed into a software-based one, where operators will reduce their dependence on vendor-specific hardware by taking network functions to software that runs on off-the-shelve hardware. A the same time, NFV and SDN will allow network programmability and automation, allowing operators to become more efficient at running their network infrastructure and services.
However, in order to get all the benefits NFV and SDN are promising, orchestration is still the key component in the new software-based network architecture. Without it, operators will not be able to maximize their network resources and become more efficient and agile to compete in the new digital era.
How far off is the industry in terms of providing operators the right management and orchestration tools that will allow them not only to run they newly implemented virtualized infrastructure, but also to make it work with their existing hardware-based legacy infrastructure? This webinar will try to answer this though question.
Fiber in the sky: 5G y Satellites, are they a viable combination?
It is clear that 5G will need to be supported by fiber. However, deploying fiber to the antena (FTTA) is not easy or cheap in Latin America, as fiber capillarity is in its infancy in many markets. Operators will have to find way to support 5G if they want to expand its coverage and realize its full potential.
Satellite operators are developing new satellites capable of delivering faster speeds and lower latency (lower orbit satellites) at prices they claim are competitive enough for mobile operators or to offer connectivity to companies with private networks in remote areas.
Join this webinar to learn how satellite providers could help mobile operators fill in the coverage gap with 5G by using what satellite providers are already calling “fiber in the skye”.
Fiber, fiber and more fiber will be needed to support 5G
It cannot be denied, if operators want to expand 5G coverage and get the most out of the new technology, new fiber deployments will be needed. 5G networks are all about higher speed, lower latency and network densification, which means lots of fiber being deployed reaching the base station (backhaul) and even the antennas (fronthaul). Fiber networks will need to be deployed almost everywhere to assure new access network technologies can cope with the bandwidth demand.
However, deploying fiber has its own set of challenges, specially in regions such as Latin America where a lower per capita income forces operators to develop their networks considering the lower prices their users will be able to afford. Thus, one of the main challenges for telecom operators in Latin America is how to build fiber optic-based backhaul networks for 4G and 5G that can scale cost effectively as they densify their network while users consume high data volume services such as HD video.
New fiber optic solutions are being developed to increase fiber networks capacity and also to make sure operators can migrate their existing fiber optic networks to newer and more efficient technologies.
This webinar will explore the current situation of the fiber optics market in Latin America to support LTE, LTE-A and most importantly 5G, its deployment challenges, potential solutions and new technologies to allow operators to scale and migrate to backhaul fiber optic networks optimized for the bandwidth demand impose by next generation wireless networks.
UPCOMING ONLINE EVENTS
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SUMMIT 2017
Telecom operators are undergoing a digital transformation. Their network architecture and operational model needs to change to be able to offer value in the digital economy. Technology changes are being developed to allow operators to inherit the dynamism and innovation exhibited by over the top service providers (OTTs). These new players are ahead of the game and many operators have already realized that it is better to get closer to them than to just fight them.
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION 2017 is a unique event as both operators and OTTs are participating presenting business opportunities that both can exploit together. The event will offer operators key insights about how to evolve their traditional business models to stay ahead of the curve and monetize the new digital disruption.
Take the lead and join the first digital conference on digital transformation in Latin America!
IoT LATAM SUMMIT 2017
The IoT ecosystem is advancing and innovating at a very rapid pace. It is an ecosystem that it is not just based on access technologies, but on platforms, services, partnerships and new business models. Operators need to be involved in this ecosystem not only to find their role but also to benefit from all the innovation this ecosystem is developing.
In its second edition, IoT LATAM SUMMIT is a unique opportunity to share and gather some of the innovation being developed in the IoT ecosystem as operators’ future will be highly dependent on being able to monetize the more than 50.000 IoT devices connected in the world after 2020.