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Kishore Jethanandani, Contributing Writer, 7/21/2017
The hallmark of prospective global web-scale networks, with heterogeneous applications and multiple clouds, is endemic spikes in application use that degrades their performance. At its worst, the failure of an application has a domino effect on the network and a catastrophic collapse ensues.
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/20/2017
The MEF is taking the SD-WAN bull by the horns by announcing it will standardize SD-WAN managed services through its Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) framework using open APIs.
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Kishore Jethanandani, Contributing Writer, 7/19/2017
As smart cities evolve beyond pilot projects of digital services to delivering networked digital services, these cities are increasingly focusing on building multi-use platforms that integrate multiple data streams that are leveraged to improve the city's infrastructure.
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Tom Anschutz, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, AT&T, 7/18/2017
As someone who played a key role in the development of AT&T's NFV/SDN-based network architecture, Domain 2.0, Tom Anschutz is constantly looking at what's next on the virtualization horizon.
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/17/2017
Artificial intelligence (AI) robots will lead to either a disaster of biblical proportions -- "human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together" as Dr. Venkmen said in the original Ghostbusters movie -- or a utopian paradise.
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/17/2017
After hitting a lull last year, communication service providers' virtualization plans are on an upswing in 2017, according to the most recent Heavy Reading virtualization report.
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/17/2017
Singapore came out on top of a cybersecurity survey by the United Nations while the US was second overall, but the rest of the top-ten included some countries that were developing or small.
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Stefan Rupp, CEO & CDO, Event & Media Solutions, Swisscom, 7/17/2017
Stefan Rupp is the chief digital officer of Swisscom Event & Media Solutions AG, a division of the operator that specializes in event production for entertainment and sports. In his role, Rupp is responsible for overseeing the growth, structure and development of the company, and for supervising and expanding on the financial turnaround of the business. ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/14/2017
AT&T is planning to divide itself into separate telecom and media businesses if its $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner passes regulatory muster, according to a story Friday by Bloomberg.
Conversations with Huawei
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Zou Zhilei, President, Huawei Carrier Business Group, 12/30/2016
Zou Zhilei, president of Huawei Carrier Business Group, spoke about how his company was working with its carrier customers to reshape their networks with cloud services during this Huawei Connect address in Shanghai in late summer.
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batye
Posted by batye |  In reply to: Connected Lights Illuminate Smart City Applications
@mpouraryan yes with hackers poping everywhere is getting scarry but it life in the new age... 
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Michelle
Posted by Michelle |  In reply to: TT Caption Contest: Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings
Do we really have to keep doing this? I feel like my whole life is just a copy/paste of my past.
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On-the-Air Thursdays Digital Audio
In this Telco Transformation radio show, AT&T's Mazin Gilbert and the Linux Foundation's Arpit Joshipura will discuss some of the key concepts of ONAP, including the recent formation of its technical steering committee as well as opening up the code and documentation to the industry.
In this Telco Transformation radio show, John Quinn, CTO of Digicel Group, will take us through Digicel's thinking, strategy and overall journey from a mobile-only provider to a FTTH provider with highly innovative and advanced video services -- all in just three years.
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.
Webinars
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
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The promise of 5G connectivity is a truly Networked Society. 5G is not just about making the throughput larger, it is also about offering use case optimized user experiences and inclusion of new vertical sectors. Use cases predicted for 2020 will need new types of connectivity services that are highly scalable and programmable in terms of speed, capacity, security, reliability, availability, latency and impact on battery type. 5G will need to be an agile, dynamically programmable network that can meet diverse needs with new, as-a-service models on a single infrastructure. In this Webinar, you will learn how the Open Networking Foundation is combining open source and software defined standards through its Open innovation Pipeline to advance innovative architectures such as mobile CORD (M-CORD). M-CORD is being developed by the CORD Project community under ONF's leadership and hosted by The Linux Foundation. Built on the pillars of SDN, NFV and cloud technologies, the end-to-end M-CORD open reference solution is arming operators with the capabilities needed to start planning for the upcoming 5G transition.

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