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Joan Triay, ETSI NFV Technical Steering Committee Chair, 9/21/2017
NFV initiatives shouldn't be rushed, suggests Joan Triay, technical manager and NFV Technical Steering Committee Chair at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). Instead, NFV best practices demand first a fundamental understanding of all of the capabilities and possibilities of the different layers and business processes, including ...
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Travis Ewert, SVP, Global Network Software Development, Level 3 Communications, 9/20/2017
NFV-driven automation can revolutionize IT, but it need not displace the IT worker, says Travis Ewert, senior vice president of network software development at Level 3 Communications.
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Bill Walker, Director of Network & Cloud Architecture, CenturyLink, 9/19/2017
CenturyLink is in an NFV state of mind, and carriers that seek to dive into those same waters need to make sure their employees are all on the same page as well, according to the telco's Bill Walker.
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Joan Triay, ETSI NFV Technical Steering Committee Chair, 9/19/2017
With new NFV document releases around the corner, another round of NFV Plugtests in January, and a bevy of InfoSec regulations to keep track of, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) seems to have its virtual hands full. For Joan Triay, a technical manager at ETSI and chairman of the ETSI NFV Technical Steering Committee, however, ...
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Amy Wheelus, Vice President Cloud and D2 Platform Integration, AT&T, 9/18/2017
AT&T is banking on SDN and automation to speed up the deployment of new services to its customers while also making its network more efficient, according to the telco's Amy Wheelus.
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 9/18/2017
Wait, is this yet another cartoon caption contest featuring artificial intelligence and robots? Why yes, yes it is.
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 9/18/2017
AMSTERDAM -- IBC 2017 -- Using short clips effectively via social media can have a remarkable impact on subscriber acquisition and retention for an OTT service, according to Hendrik McDermott, senior vice president of branded on demand at NBCUniversal International.
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Bill Walker, Director of Network & Cloud Architecture, CenturyLink, 9/15/2017
CenturyLink's Bill Walker, director of network and cloud architecture, has some advice about implementing NFV for service providers who have yet to set sail on their digital transformation journeys.
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Travis Ewert, SVP, Global Network Software Development, Level 3 Communications, 9/14/2017
Level 3's Travis Ewert draws parallels between effective NFV transformation and enterprise-cloud models while urging a commoditization approach to network operating models.
Conversations with Huawei
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 9/20/2017
In an attempt to reduce the complexities around testing SDN and NFV implementations by service providers, Huawei took the wraps off a testing-as-a-serving platform earlier this week at its Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
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faryl
Posted by faryl |  In reply to: Level 3's Ewert: Why Automation Is a Boon to Employees
I'm all for automation if it means relying less on human interaction for assistance though!
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Posted by faryl |  In reply to: TT Caption Contest: The Robots Are Coming!
I hate these types of chairs. They always leave marks on my thighs.
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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.
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
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SDN Is a Game Changer for AT&T & Level 3 Communications (archive available soon)

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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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.
Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, talked to Telco Transformation about IoT, cybersecurity and what's to come at Light ...
Providing SD-WAN services is the first foray into OTT for many CSPs, said Nico Fischbach, strategy, architecture and innovation director of Colt ...
Operators have the ability to provide customized services. The cloud-as-an-infrastructure combined with the Business of Things will mean new ...
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