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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/17/2017
With NFV moving out of proof-of-concept trials and into real-world deployments, its biggest impact this year for service providers is "faster and cheaper provisioning of new services and applications," according to a recent Telco Transformation poll.
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Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/17/2017
The rollout of 5G will be an extended affair -- according to Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown -- which is not surprising because there's a world of LTE deployed and a switchover takes a good deal of time.
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Phil Skipper, Head of IoT Business Development, Vodafone, 10/16/2017
When it comes to IoT security, Vodafone's Phil Skipper said there needs to be as much control as possible across four primary areas: access to the network, the network, the management platform and storage of the IoT data.
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 10/16/2017
BUDAPEST -- Digital TV Central & Eastern Europe -- Global OTT players face significant hurdles in central and eastern Europe, says Andrey Kolodyuk, founder of Russian-language video streaming service Divan.TV.
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/13/2017
Bill Walker, CenturyLink's director of network architecture, shares his insights on why training isn't enough for IT employees and traditional telco employees, the importance of "fast pivot" versus "fast failure," and why service providers need to re-think how they sell their products and services to their end customers.
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 10/13/2017
BUDAPEST -- Digital TV Central & Eastern Europe -- OTT poses the same threat for commercial broadcasters across Europe, according to Christian Anting, founder and co-chairman of the European Media Alliance (EMA) and senior executive at Scripps-owned Polish broadcaster TVN S.A. .
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Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/12/2017
It's probably a bit snarky to call the non-standalone (NSA) 5G network core a training wheels approach. But it wouldn't be totally inaccurate: Like a bike with four wheels, NSA allows many advantages of the fully fledged product without some of the deeper complexities.
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/12/2017
Wait, is this yet another cartoon caption contest featuring artificial intelligence and robots? Why yes, yes it is.
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/11/2017
During the Carrier NFV and SDN event in Denver, AT&T's Tom Anschutz talked about how the second generation of VNFs could reduce opex during this Telco Transformation video.
Conversations with Huawei
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/12/2017
Huawei provided a breakout of its worldwide commercial SDN and NFV projects at this week's SDN NFV World Congress in The Hague.
Discussions
Special Huawei Video
10/16/2017
Huawei Network Transformation Seminar
The adoption of virtualization technology and cloud architectures by telecom network operators is now well underway but there is still a long way to go before the transition to an era of Network Functions Cloudification (NFC) is complete.
On-the-Air Thursdays Digital Audio
In this Telco Transformation radio show, IHS Markit's Michael Howard will talk about the network domains that carriers are targeting for SDN, the top SDN services that are driving revenues and the deployment barriers this year. Howard will also address whether carriers are embracing open source or using vendor-specific implementations.
MEF is working to define, deliver, and certify dynamic communications services that are orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated, virtualized and interconnected networks. In this radio show, MEF CTO Pascal Menezes talks about the challenges and the solutions that his organization is working on and provides a preview of the MEF17 conference in November.
Webinars
ARCHIVED
Thursday, September 21, 2017
12pm EST

Software-defined networking (SDN) is a key component of services providers' virtualization game plans and AT&T and Level 3 Communications have been at the forefront of its adoption.

In this webinar, Andrew Dugan, CTO of Level 3 Communications, and Amy Wheelus, Vice President of Cloud and D2 Platform Integration at AT&T, will discuss how their companies have leveraged SDN within their networks, services and applications. Some of the key areas that will be covered include:

  • Automation, APIs and lifecycle service orchestration
  • The continued evolution of SDN-based solutions and SDN in networks, including SD-WAN, dynamic cloud connections and scalable Ethernet and security solutions.

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Bill Walker, CenturyLink's director of network architecture, shares his insights on why training isn't enough for IT employees and traditional ...
During the Carrier NFV and SDN event in Denver, AT&T's Tom Anschutz talked about how the second generation of VNFs could reduce opex during this ...
DENVER, 10/6/2017 - Jim Sabey, head of connect and compute sales specialists at BT Americas, talks about how virtualization has changed the ...
Level 3's VP of Global Development and Management Adam Saenger talks about the importance of multi-operator automation, and how it impacts ...
CenturyLink's Steve Sklar examines business models and opportunities for service providers navigating the OTT market.
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