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Webinars are free sponsored educational seminars that are accessed over the Internet. You can register for upcoming Webinars or view archived presentations via the links below.
Competition Is Coming. How Will You Differentiate Your Brand?
Date: 4/20/2022
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Did you know that fiber network expansion is the top priority of service providers over the next five years according to Heavy Reading’s recently published State of the Service Provider Report*? With this rapid expansion comes increased competition. Like many service providers, you may be feeling the pressure to differentiate your brand. Service innovation is your opportunity to stand out.

You may be wondering what types of innovative solutions you can offer, especially as services like home network security and parental control become table stakes in competitive markets. The opportunity is strong with solutions like smart home security and beyond. Join us for this webinar to learn:

  • Why the current state of the broadband market is making differentiation among service providers more crucial than ever before
  • Why service innovation is the key to unlocking the full potential of your brand
  • What types of innovative offerings service providers should consider offering to stay competitive
The time to differentiate yourself is now – join us on April 20 to learn how it’s possible.

How to Meet the RDOF Challenge of Deploying Fiber in Rural Areas
Date: 3/24/2022
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The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) promises to bring true broadband connectivity to America’s wide open spaces, as well as the nation's small "off the beaten path" spots. Now that COVID-19 has shone a bright light on high-speed broadband's ability to enable the necessities of life, RDOF has initiated the greatest drive towards widespread connectivity since the Communications Act of 1934 enshrined the concept of Universal Telephone Service nearly nine decades ago.

To address this clear need, service providers require solutions that are simple, complete and trustworthy. Having proven its value over a wide variety of networks, fiber will be the foundational technology for extending broadband across these great rural distances. Advances in fiber and the corresponding infrastructure have made its installation straightforward and highly reliable.

Eager to take advantage of the new government subsidies, service providers both large and small are now beginning to plan and deploy broadband service to the farthest reaches of rural America. Engineering firms are lining up to help providers plot detailed network deployments, manufacturers are ramping up production to meet the demands for new hardware and software and distributors are stocking up on the piece parts needed to ensure smooth installation by construction crews.

According to FTTx suppliers, actual network rollout is the number one challenge caused by a broken global supply chain. Managing design, engineering, materials and labor resources are all ongoing challenges. Yet they are all essential for carrying out a successful new rural network deployment, as well as meeting existing market demands currently on back order.

This webinar will focus on the various elements that make up a typical rural fiber network deployment, as well as how to plan, engineer, procure and construct such a network - labor resources, supplier selection, inventory management, construction and service turn-up at the customer premises. Our speakers will include key Amphenol executives who will share their expertise in technology and supply chain issues.

Cloud-Native Containerized Solutions for PON: How to Make Them Work and Why You Should Consider Them
Date: 10/6/2021
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The demand for high-speed broadband services and hyperconnectivity has driven massive surges in network data usage like never before. Due to this trend, the networks of communications service providers (CSPs) are increasingly overburdened. Service providers need to optimize their networks to scale service delivery efficiently, while maximizing the opportunity to innovate at a rapid pace.

Learn how cloud-native containerized solutions can position CSP networks for long-term evolution and sustainable growth. Hear practical steps and flexible options for implementing a cloud-native PON solution in your network. Discover how to maximize operational resources and make way for enhanced applications, innovations and new use cases.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Microservices
  • Containerization
  • How to implement cloud-native containerized PON
  • The convergence of fiber and mobile networks

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Thursday, August 4, 2022
11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London

The digital divide in North America is leaving millions without adequate broadband. Incumbents operate in “islands” of connectivity, serving densely populated areas and, at a national scale, perpetuating the digital divide in the gaps in between their service footprints. Regional ISPs have a clear role in closing that gap.

These regional ISPs operate in a highly fragmented landscape, including smaller wireless and FTTH incumbents, satellite ISPs, electric co-ops, tribal communities, and municipalities in public/private partnerships. These regional ISPs face the same cyber threats and operational challenges as their Tier 1 counterparts, but with far fewer resources and revenue-generating population density. As a result, many regional ISPs have developed highly innovated business models for access and core technology, partnerships, financing and services.

The discussion will cover:

  • Three ISPs that have taken an innovative approach to their business, as detailed in a recent STL Partners report
  • Why regional ISPs need to double down on core security basics such as DDoS protection
  • How ISPs have created new revenue by offering managed services
  • Core network capabilities required for IPv4-IPv6 management

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