Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is set to revolutionize the networking industry. The concept of SDN involves separation of control plane from the data plane and putting all the intelligence in one single centralized controller. The centralized controller increases the overall agility of a network, thereby making network more flexible and elastic.

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SDN began in the data center but is now moving into carrier/network operator networks. This webinar is about how SDN can benefit and be implemented by network operators. We will look at the types of solutions that operators need to build carrier-grade software defined networks at both a silicon and software level. LSI will discuss the implications of carrier SDN on silicon design for access and core networks and how there is no one-size-fits-all hardware strategy for SDN. Aricent will move up the SDN stack and look at the different types of applications that can be layered onto the SDN stack, the challenges of building and deploying SDN applications and the benefits of this approach. In this webinar, we will examine:

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Aricent recently hosted a webinar titled “Wild About WiFi”. In this webinar, we talked about why service providers are so bullish on Wi-Fi. We discussed about carrier-grade Wi-Fi and its drivers. Subsequently, we talked about mobile data offload scenarios in trusted and untrusted WLANs. We concluded our discussion with an overview of Aricent’s framework for Wi-Fi Data Offloading. Given the huge number of questions asked on topic of Carrier Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi offloading during the webinar, we were not able to answer every one of them live, so we've addressed them below.

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Aricent recently hosted a webinar titled Monetizing VoLTE – How to provide HD voice/video services over LTE while minimizing costs and risks. In this webinar our experts discussed how you can implement a high performance VoLTE solution spanning User Equipment (UE) (IMS Client), RAN (eNodeB), Core (EPC) and IMS Servers. They also discussed critical issues such as GSMA IR92 compliance for IMS client and EPC, audio specific QoS implementation for eNodeB and policy control on IMS servers. Our experts also provided insights into how you can customize your VoLTE solution to cater to a specific market based on the number of subscribers.

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LTE is the technology of choice to cater to the ever increasing demand for bandwidth, however during its evolution one of the key issues it faced was Voice, given that it is an all IP network, the challenge was to provide seamless continuity for voice and video calls while using packets. The complexity meant that the operators chose to provide voice services through circuit switching by falling back on their legacy networks. This method of Circuit Switch Fall Back (CSFB) however, is rapidly falling out of favour as operators now  want to leverage the full benefit of LTE by providing high definition Voice/Video services over LTE.

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Customers are now demanding the benefits that VoLTE offers in terms of high definition voice and video quality. VoLTE also provides benefits to Operators and OEMs by eliminating the need to support multiple radio technologies thus simplifying development of LTE infrastructure

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