Upcoming Webinar: NFV and SDN Lessons Learned from vCPE Deployments

Register now for the following, upcoming IHS/Infonetics-hosted webinar covering one of the hottest topics in the network performance assurance market: network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) used in virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) deployments.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 11:00am-12:00pm ET
Carrier NFV and SDN Lessons Learned from Virtual CPE Deployments

Join Scott Sumner, Accedian VP of Strategic Marketing, and other industry thought leaders (including moderator Michael Howard, IHS Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks) during this webinar exploring the lessons carrier have learned about NFV and SDN when deploying vCPE. 

Service providers around the world are investing time and energy into using NFV and SDN for vE-CPE enterprise and vCPE consumer services, but the road to live deployments has been fraught with many issues, problems and challenges. The goals are clear: to increase revenue and service agility by applying NFV and SDN for automation and operational efficiencies. Customers can use self-service portals to change bandwidths at sites and add or change levels of firewalls, WAN optimization controllers, IDS/IPS, or parental controls. This webinar brings the experiences, lessons and discoveries from service providers that have deployed enterprise vE-CPE and/or consumer vCPE.

Some of the questions to be addressed during the webinar include: What are the key obstacles to deploying vCPE, and how are operators overcoming them? What criteria should operators use when choosing a virtual network function (VNF) vendor? How should existing customers be migrated to NFV-based services? How can operators avoid vendor lock-in? Bring your own questions for the Q&A portion.


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  • Acronym Guide

    327 Terms, Page 1 of 82


    Second Generation
    A cellular telecom network that uses second-generation wireless technology. Such networks digitally encrypt phone conversations, and allow data services including SMS text messages.


    Third Generation
    A cellular network that uses third-generation wireless technology based on standards that support wireless voice telephony, mobile and fixed internet access, video calls, and mobile TV. Such networks are capable of data transfer rates of at least 200 Kbps and as fast as 21 Mbps.


    Third Generation Partnership Project
    International collaboration among telecommunications associations, with the purpose of developing and maintaining the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) specification for 3G mobile networks.


    Fourth Generation
    A cellular network that uses fourth generation wireless technology to deliver mobile broadband internet access in addition to voice and text messaging. Two synonymous 4G systems are commercially deployed: Mobile WiMAX an Long Term Evolution (LTE). LTE is the predominant system in the U.S.

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