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June 23, 2016 11:24 ET

Light Reading's Upskill University Free Online Courses Venture Into Video Delivery & Tech

Lectures Focus on Transformation Toward Flexible Operating Models, Faster Service Provisioning and Greater Innovation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2016) - Upskill U, a free online forum that focuses on delivering must-have education on the overall business transformation occurring in the telecommunications industry, is focusing its next round of lectures on video delivery technology. During these courses, lecturers from Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), Cisco and Heavy Reading will examine how next-generation technologies, including 5G, WiFi, OpenStack and virtualization, impact service providers as they try to meet skyrocketing demand for mobile video services.

Upskill U is a unique online community hosted by Light Reading in association with Cisco Systems Inc., where service provider and enterprise decision-makers can crowdsource the mission-critical intelligence they need to formulate business technology strategies and gain the know-how required to architect and monetize next-generation, all-IP networks.

Upskill U's curriculum is always built around some of the hottest topics in the industry. The four-part video technology and delivery series includes the following lectures:

  • Video: The Next Generation (Wednesday, June 29, 1:00 p.m. ET): Asfaw Negeri, Senior Manager, Solutions Engineering, Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) North America, explains how the next generation of wireless networks, including 5G, has the potential to broaden broadband data networking and boost demand for mobile video exponentially.

  • Video: The OpenStack Approach (Friday, July 1, 1:00 p.m. ET): Matt Caulfield, Principal Engineer, OpenStack, Cisco, explores the OpenStack approach to transforming the development, integration and implementation of video networking infrastructure for powering some of the most innovative services in the pay-TV market.

  • Video: Boosting Customer Experience (Wednesday, July 13, 1:00 p.m. ET): Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, examines how service providers are addressing critical performance enhancements, the impact of video demand on the network and what those enhancements might mean for customers.

  • Video: The Case for Virtualization (Friday, July 15, 1:00 p.m. ET): In this lecture, Rajeev Raman, Senior Director for Infinite Video, Cisco, explains how the key to transforming video delivery is the virtualization and orchestration of video processing and secure delivery of content. This course highlights the benefits and approach to implementing virtualization and orchestration by focusing on a recent customer case study.

Each Upskill U course is a 45-minute session where students can ask questions, interact with other students with similar business and technological challenges and expertise, and download a wealth of additional learning materials. Courses are archived, and online educational discussions take place 24 hours a day.

Weekly Upskill U courses will continue to highlight some of the biggest names in the industry. So don't get left in the dark when it comes to video, data center transformation, open source, NFV, SDN, IoT and more. Let Upskill U be your guiding light. Register for our current courses and upskill yourself today.

For the complete Upskill U schedule, visit our website: www.lightreading.com/upskillu.

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