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Webinar: The TCO for fixed OnGo using CBRS spectrum
June 14, 2018
A discussion on how OnGo unlocks valuable spectrum for fixed users while offering the performance of licensed spectrum at a lower expected cost. 
Webinar: How subscriber intelligence and network insights can ease migration to 5G
June 10, 2018
The ability to understand and obtain insights into network performance from the customer perspective will offer a key advantage to operators as they plan their migration to 5G.
Automation: Test automation in virtualized networks
April 13, 2018
Testing is an area where automation is crucial as we move to virtualized, complex and dynamic networks, where more elements and vendors have to interoperate, and operators have to ensure everything works as expected. We talked abuout these topics with James Hopson at Luxoft.
Webinar: Latency matters
April 10, 2018
Register for the webinar on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST Speakers: Mansoor Hanif, ex-BT; Neeraj Pandey, Vodafone; Thierno Diallo, EXFO; Monica Paolini, Senza Fili
Ciena: From automated to autonomic networks
April 9, 2018
Automation in wireless networks is still surprisingly limited in both scope and depth, but operators have been trying to automate some functions over the years. This type of automation has been driven by a top-down, static approach that translates the knowledge of engineers into scripts that execute repetitive actions. As networks become more complex and powerful, though, this type of automation is no longer sufficient.
Automation: Learn to automate, or automate to learn?
April 4, 2018
What happens when an operator starts to automate its processes? How does the internal culture change, what are the financial benefits, and how does it affect the services the operator offers? Petri Hautakangas and Pablo Tapia at Tupl talked about this and more in this conversation for the “Going deeper with automation” report
Finding your edge
April 4, 2018
As the awareness of the value of low latency grows, there is a shift from a centralized cloud, to a dynamic, multi-faceted edge, and to networks in which operators have to manage multiple edges in real time. The scope—and value—of edge computing keeps expanding, and so are the learning challenges that the industry is facing in defining, managing and optimizing edge computing. But as a reward, edge computing can strengthen the business case for 5G with a more efficient use…
Automation: Is zero-touch automation possible?
March 28, 2018
In this conversation with Mansoor Hanif, Director of the Converged Network Research Lab at BT, we talked about how automation is evolving, from the scripts of a decade or more ago to zero-touch automation.
Webinar: Preparing Your Wireline Network for 5G
March 20, 2018
Register to attend the webinar on March 28, 11:00 am ET
Automation: Wireless Intelligence enables automated networks
March 12, 2018
The networks of the future will be automated, but how will we get there? I talked with Kevin Xu, Head of Marketing Operations at Huawei, about the role of what Huawei calls Wireless Intelligence in setting the path and enabling network automation.