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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/7/2016
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Carrier Network Virtualization -- Service providers are jacked up about the benefits of NFV, which include flexibility, agility and reduced costs, but there are also new security risks to consider.
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/7/2016
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Carrier Network Virtualization -- Carriers have big plans for virtual network functions (VNFs), according to research by IHS, but vendors need to make sure that their VNFs work across all of the different scenarios.
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Luana Alexe, Senior Product and Service Development Manager, Slovak Telekom, 12/7/2016
The challenges of delivering a pay-TV service in smaller markets can be significant, in a capital-intensive business where scale is so critical. Smaller markets, with fewer households, mean fewer paying customers you can use to amortize your investment as an operator. That makes it more difficult to find that ideal balance between new technology, ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/7/2016
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Carrier Network Virtualization -- NFV is moving beyond the basic blocking and tackling phase, but there are still mountains to climb.
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 12/6/2016
Media agency Zenith Optimedia released its Advertising Expenditure Forecast yesterday, stating that advertising revenue worldwide would grow 4.4% in 2017, the same as in 2016. The major areas of growth are online video and social media advertising, according to the company.
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/5/2016
Break out the sports cliches: It's time for the last Telco Transformation caption contest of 2016.
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Olivier Ondet, Vice President of IoT and Analytics, Orange Business Services, 12/5/2016
This past October, French operator Orange rolled out its Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics modular platform, called Datavenue, to its customers outside France, building on the success it found with it in its home footprint.
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 12/5/2016
While virtual reality/360-degree video is an area broadcasters and operators are exploring with great interest, it is still very early in the development of the technology, and compelling use cases are still unclear.
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/2/2016
During Wednesday's Telco Transformation webinar, France's Orange opened up its ECOMP playbook for the first time by providing details on a trial in its Poland footprint, which will focus on virtual customer premise equipment (vCPE) as its first ECOMP use case.
Conversations with Huawei
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Jarrett Potts, Vice President of Data Center Sales &Marketing, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, 9/20/2016
There are three major trends in cloud computing today, starting with the adoption of cloud computing for production systems. Hybrid clouds are trending and are second on the list, while open-source cloud comes in at No. 3. These three major trends are changing how vendors and customers build cloud environments.
Discussions
On-the-Air Thursdays Digital Audio
This week’s On-The-Air Thursdays talks with John Isch, Director of the Network and Voice practice for Orange Business Services in North America about the hard look enterprises are having at their networks as they try to add intelligence and flexibility to accommodate today’s business demands.
Webinars
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London

AT&T developed its Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) platform as the automation layer for its network software and virtual functions, and to tie both virtualized and SDN-based legacy elements together across its network.

In this webinar, Chris Rice, senior vice president of Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design at AT&T, and Laurent Leboucher, vice president APIs and Digital Ecosystems at Orange, will take a deep dive into how ECOMP works, why it's important to the telecom industry, how it can bring harmonization to the MANO sector, how Orange plans on testing it, and what the roadmap is for putting it into open source with the Linux Foundation.

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