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Live Webinar, Network Virtualization -

Recorded: 23rd November 2021 Cloud computing has revolutionized the way IT Services are deployed and used, allowing major improvements in flexibility, availability, and simplification, whilst offering opportunities to speed up time to deploy new services and realise cost savings. The core technology behind Cloud based services is virtualization; could this be leveraged to provide the same benefits to the communications market? Many communications services are of course based on software applications, which do lend themselves to virtualization and thus cloud deployment. However, communications are also dependent on connectivity services – can virtualization of these services be modelled and managed in a...

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Recorded Webinar, Transport Industry -

Webinar Recorded:  9th November 2021 FRMCS is the Future Railway Mobile Communications System and is an integral part of the digital railway. The term digital railway was coined when GSM-R was deployed on the European networks to provide train to trackside communications. GSM-R is a digital radio system that has been used successfully over the past 20 years - over 100,000 Km of lines have been covered with more to come in the coming years. However, GSM-R has a limited lifespan with equipment vendors stating that they no longer wish to support GSM-R beyond 2030. GSM-R, as well as providing...

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5G, Recorded Webinar -

Webinar Recorded: 13th October 2021 The Service Based Architecture (SBA), standardised as part of 5G, represents a paradigm shift in the way the telecoms core network is planned, deployed, and operated. Using virtualisation principles, the SBA provides a more flexible, efficient, and capable set of features – provided by the different Network Functions in the form of NF “Services”. SBA techniques can also be applied to 4G, and if adopted early, would enable a smooth transition to the 5G Core.This talk examines the principles of the SBA, before looking in more detail at the architecture, network functions, protocols, and operation. We also...

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5G, Radio Engineering, Recorded Webinar -

Webinar Recorded: 12th October 2021 Delivering ever-increasing data volumes to a growing customer base who are willing to accept mobile and nomadic broadband services places enormous strain on telecoms operators in terms of capacity requirements and network densification. New broadcast-based services and business models, as well as connected innovation and IoT, add to the challenges. A range of measures can be used to ease the pressure, and many have been the subject of ongoing development as part of the 4G LTE Radio. The introduction of 5G New Radio, however, has provided an opportunity to take a fresh look, optimise techniques, and,...

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Radio Engineering, Recorded Webinar -

Webinar Recorded: 23rd September 2021 When planning a microwave link it is imperative to ensure there is sufficient clearance between the main bore of the radio signal and any obstacles along the radio path. There are various rules and guidelines defining what is meant by sufficient clearance - they may be set by a national spectrum management authority, in-house criteria, or recommended by a body such as the ITU-R. All of them, however, require the radio planner to apply the relevant k factor associated with the chosen clearance criteria and model. It is therefore paramount that the radio planner fully...

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