As more “things” from watches to sensors to vehicles are given connectivity to the Internet of Things, there are two fundamental goals: make sure the technology works as expected, and make sure it is secure. In different devices, the testing to ensure those two aspects can look very different.
RCR takes stock of the technologies and some of the current testing approaches for the Internet of Things, as well as what IoT means for security needs and capabilities — and puts it in the context of keeping costs in line for return on investment.
- Kelly Hill, Editor, RCR Wireless News
- George Japak, Managing Director, Verizon ICSA Labs
- Mariano Kimbara, Industry Analyst – Measurement & Instrumentation, Frost & Sullivan
- Bruce Kelley, CTO, NetScout
- Michael Starsinic, Technical Track Sr. Manager, InterDigital
- Brad Robbins, President, LitePoint
Small cell and DAS deployments require careful planning and coordination of a number of different processes. Zoning, permitting, lease agreements, backhaul, power, and “negative assets” all need to be evaluated when a site is chosen. A new site’s planned performance needs to be projected in the context of the overall network. Equipment choices need to be made with interoperability and scalability in mind.
In addition, operators often need to choose form factors that allow for concealment, and software that enables remote provisioning and dynamic load balancing. Small cells that have been thoroughly tested in the lab can save operators time and money in the field. Field technicians can make or break a deployment, and operators are choosing infrastructure service providers who specialize in hetnet deployments.
What you will learn:
• How have the four major carriers differed in their approach to outdoor small cells?
• What are municipalities saying about outdoor small cell initiatives?
• Is RAN sharing inevitable?
Who should attend:
• Wireless carrier executives, managers and engineers involved in network planning and optimization
• City planners, municipal CTOs and CIOs
• Executives, managers and engineers at wireless infrastructure service provider firms
• Martha DeGrasse, Editor, RCR Wireless News
• Paula Doublin, AVP, Network Services, AT&T
• Randall Schwartz, Wireless 20/20
• Tony Perez, Director, Seattle Office of Cable Communications
• Robert Booth, Vice President of Corporate Accounts, Wireless Infrastructure, Galtronics
• Kashif Hussain, Solutions and Product Marketing, Viavi Solutions
Networked devices are at the heart of building smarter cities. Connecting a smartphone to the internet is one thing, but connecting an industrial asset—like a transformer or a stop light—is another. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the connection among industrial devices are critical to making Smart Cities a reality, but connecting industrial assets is complex when dealing with multiple industries, standards, protocols and interests.
It takes more than the convergence of technologies; it takes the convergence of many stakeholders, including telecommunications, utilities, government, and technology providers.
What you will learn:
1.The future of IIoT and smart cities—what does it look like?
2. What are communities doing today with their IIoT and smart city efforts?
3. Explore next-generation IIoT technologies, including wireless technologies such as 5G
4. Who are the key stakeholders needed to make IIoT a reality for building smarter cities?
5. What are some of the challenges and opportunities of bringing these stakeholders together?
6. What sectors may be disrupted by emerging technologies?
Austin, Rosenbaum, Research Analyst, Zpryme
Jason Collins, VP of IoT Market Development, Nokia
Many promises are being made for real-time communication (RTC) services in the Cloud. Unfortunately, service providers are realizing that transitioning RTC services to Cloud architectures is not as simple as slideware suggests. In order to be successful, service providers must understand the myths and realities of moving RTC services to a cloud-based network.
In this webinar, Sonus will provide insights into the current state of the RTC market, where the market is headed and how Session Border Controllers (SBCs) are the key to successful RTC Cloud deployments. This will be followed with a discussion of seven common myths of transitioning RTC services to the Cloud and how Sonus counters these myths with proven cloud-optimized solutions.
Remember, when it comes to cutting-edge Cloud solutions you have a choice. Between a tested, proven real-world solution or one that may sound great, but does not really exist. So, is your current SBC vendor selling you Cloud myths? Join us for this free webinar to find out.
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