Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSC) are specialized network appliances designed to provide network security and handle large volumes of Diameter signals for LTE networks. A key function of the DSC is to simplify operations by providing a central point to monitor and control the network. Traditionally, the DSC has been built on custom, proprietary hardware platforms. Today, DSC features and functionality can be virtualized to meet the European Telecommunications Standards Institute NFV architecture guidelines and allow mobile operators to deploy diameter signaling functionality on any Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware of their choosing.
This webinar will focus on:
• The functions and use cases for DSCs in LTE Networks
• The motivation and benefits of virtualizing DSCs
• How virtualized DSCs and SDN combine to deliver significant cost savings
Presenter: David Boland, Senior Principal Marketing Manager, Sonus
David Boland is a Senior Principal Product Marketing Manager at Sonus, a leader in securing and enabling real-time communications. In this role, Boland is responsible for the market development and go-to-market strategy for Sonus’ VoLTE, WebRTC and Diameter portfolios. Prior to joining Sonus, Boland led numerous product management and marketing initiatives in the areas of switching and routing at Juniper Networks, Lucent, Ascend and Cascade Communications.
Cellular base station installations are changing from the traditional ground or cabinet based radio installations to remote radio head, fiber to the antenna and small cell installations where the radios are installed close to the antennas or the antennas are integral to the radios themselves. Gaining access to these installations for direct-connect maintenance can be difficult so remote, over-the-air measurement techniques have to be developed. Adapting these techniques to the rapidly evolving LTE and LTE-A standards is a challenge for a test equipment supplier and balancing the two, sometimes opposing, demands of sophisticated analysis and ease-of-use to improve technician productivity is the goal.
Who should attend:
Network Maintenance Technicians, Network RF Technicians, Maintenance Engineering Managers, Network Operations Managers involved in the maintenance of LTE & TD-LTE eNodeB radios
What you will learn:
Some new aspects of the latest LTE and LTE-A specifications such as MIMO and Carrier Aggregation will be described and their implications on verifying eNodeB transmitter performance over-the-air. Methods to check the MIMO is working correctly and how to troubleshoot problems will also be discussed. Carrier Aggregation measurements will be highlighted together with troubleshooting techniques.
As mobile networks become more heterogeneous in order to support ever-increasing indoor and outdoor capacity needs, testing must take into consideration operators’ infrastructure choices. In advanced wireless networks, that can include LTE macro sites, indoor or outdoor small cells, and distributed antenna systems (iDAS or oDAS) to suit the capacity and cost needs of the network at a particular site.
This webinar will give a general overview of the means and methods of testing these network technologies; major issues and challenges, including PIM; and special considerations that should be taken into account for each technology and indoor and outdoor implementations.
The webinar will also examine some of the major market drivers behind operators’ infrastructure choices, an update on infrastructure spending and deployment, plus trends in the latest testing equipment.
What you will learn:
Network operations and management personnel who are tasked with designing, deploying and optimizing LTE networks; C-level executives seeking to deepen their understanding of network testing; and enterprise IT personnel who deal with wireless SLAs and network quality assurance.
Who should attend:
The major trends and technical challenges in LTE field testing for modern mobile networks.
Sponsored by JDSU, Accedian Networks, EXFO and PCTEL
Please join ABI Research and Corning for the 2015 Outlook for Indoor Wireless Technologies, which will include highlights of ABI Research’s study: “DAS Rises to the Small Cell Challenge.”
During this webinar, the panelists will discuss the benefits of fiber optics and converged DAS, Wireless LAN and Passive Optical LAN – specifically the space, installation time and cost savings.
In addition, the speakers will cover:
• General telecom trends, wireless predictions and how they impact DAS
• How to plan for future requirements and avoid ripping and replacing the infrastructure
• Why convergence makes sense for LAN and WLAN and future developments
• Reduction of CAPEX and OPEX in verticals through converged optical infrastructures
• Highlights of healthcare and public venues Corning case studies with focus on convergence
Nick Marshall, Research Director, ABI Research
Jason Greene, Strategic Sales Director, Corning Optical Communications
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