Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

October, 2014
Azimuth Systems Webinar: Ignore Device-Network Interaction and Risk your Customers!

Ever increasing network and device complexity has increased the impact of device-network interaction on the subscriber’s experience. Unfortunately, testing has not yet caught up and instead remains focused on device-specific or network-specific KPIs. Operators, infrastructure and device vendors may all profit from a new focus on device-network interaction and could realize immediate benefits in reducing time to identify root causes of poor performance.

The complexity of technology has increased exponentially. Not only have interactions between the device and the network become more frequent, they have also become more complex. Testing today is still very device or network centric in nature, not providing a complete picture of performance since it often misses the (increasing) device–network interactions that significantly impact the network. Even a device that has been successfully tested and accepted using today’s device or network centric methods could still have a debilitating impact on the network because of the critical (yet unmeasured) device-network interaction.

This webinar introduces a new methodology essential for holistic benchmarking of networks, devices, infrastructure. System-Interaction KPIs are proposed which capture the device-network interaction and enable users to answer questions such as “What is the impact of this device on my network?”, “Are two devices the same just because they offer similar user experience?”. Results from a recent exercise done with this device-network analytics solution comparing the performance of 4 major US operators are then covered.

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Editorial Webinar: Test and Measurement Series: Service Assurance

Service assurance has been an ongoing struggle for wireless carriers as they look to balance their spectrum and network assets with growing consumer demand. Advances in software have become the latest tools use by mobile operators, including the move towards virtualization in order to become more agile in handling service assurance demands. This webinar will look to provide insight into the companies providing such software support and how operators are tapping into that help to better manage their networks and services delivered to customers.

What you will learn:
This webinar will look to provide insight into the need for advanced service assurance software in order for operators to better manage network assets, which companies are involved in providing that support and how wireless operators are implementing such support options. 

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GE Webinar: A Powerful Toolbox of DAS and Small Cell Power Solutions

Small Cells, ranging from Femtocells in domestic applications, through Pico, Metro and Micro Cells in enterprise, and urban applications are revolutionizing the coverage, capacity and availability of wireless data services.  The apparently insatiable demand for more and faster data is driving increasingly rapid deployment of these small cells in diverse locations.  If Quality of Service (QoS) is to be maintained, each of these cells must be provided with high quality uninterruptible power.

This webinar will outline a diverse toolbox of power solutions currently available for these and other applications, including local ac and dc UPSs and some innovative remote powering options that provide significant installation cost savings.

Presenter:  Paul Smith, Technical Marketing Manager, GE Critical Power

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CommScope Webinar: So You Want to Go Small

The growing demand for connectivity everywhere continues to push operators’ networks to the limit, exposing holes in their coverage and capacity, especially in dense, urban areas. By 2020, cellular data traffic in the U.S. will exceed available macro capacity by almost 90%. This increased traffic shows no sign of receding.

Forecasts predict a 10x growth in mobile data traffic between 2013 and 2019, pushing network operators to quickly increase network capacity.

There are three ways for network operators to expand capacity: address spectral efficiency, add more spectrum, or increase the number of cells/sectors in the current network. Historically, when looking to increase capacity, operators have increased the number of cells/sectors, often through the deployment of small cells. But the practice has been challenging, owing to strict zoning requirements that limit placement.

Please join Philip Sorrells, Vice President of Wireless Marketing for CommScope, as he presents “So You Want to Go Small,” practical considerations for adopting a small cell approach to add capacity.

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Past Webinars

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