VEON Veers Off-Course
Iain Morris 7/24/2018 Post a comment
Turmoil continues at one of the world's biggest emerging market operators with the announcement of further executive departures.
ORAN Swells Its Ranks
Iain Morris 7/2/2018 Post a comment
The ORAN Alliance, which aims to bring openness into the radio access network, has added new members and provided further details of its plans.
Mind the 5G Gap
Iain Morris 6/28/2018 Post a comment
5G has been touted as the most transformative mobile 'G' ever. At the moment, it looks like more of the same.
Ciena Goes the Adaptive Route
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser 6/19/2018 Post a comment
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
Vodafone Vents Over UK's 5G Lag
Iain Morris 6/11/2018 Post a comment
Short mobile masts, inability to access fiber networks and BT's market dominance remain regulatory bugbears for Vodafone as it prepares to roll out 5G services.
ETSI Releases Latest Open Source MANO Code
Ray Le Maistre 5/29/2018 Post a comment
Latest release of Telefónica-backed management and orchestration system boasts multiple enhancements, and a 'lessons learned' paper, that highlight 'real progress,' notes industry analyst. But not everyone's convinced.
Where Next for SD-WAN?
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser 5/1/2018 Post a comment
At the forthcoming BCE show, panelists will discuss changing consumption models for SD-WAN, new approaches that vendors and carriers are taking in deploying SD-WAN, standards efforts, interoperability challenges and more.
Windstream on Automation
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser 4/26/2018 1 comment
Windstream's Jeff Brown explains how the operator overcame challenges in testing, scaling and deploying its optical wave service, SDNow.
Will 5G Replace Your Home Broadband?
Sarah Thomas 4/10/2018 34 comments
A new report from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission plays up the potential for 5G speeds, suggesting 5G could persuade consumers to give up fixed-line broadband.
Italy's 5G auction could exceed a government target of raising €2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) after attracting interest from companies outside the mobile market.
The emerging-markets operator is focusing on the humdrum business of connectivity and keeping quiet about some of its ill-fated 'digitalization' efforts.
Three UK has picked Huawei over existing radio access network suppliers Nokia and Samsung to build its 5G network.
Vendor says that it's its biggest 5G deal to date.
Verizon skates where the puck is going by waiting for standards-based 5G devices to launch its mobile service in 2019.
Orange has been one of the leading proponents of SDN and NFV. In this Telco Transformation radio show, Orange's John Isch provides some perspective on his company's NFV/SDN journey.
Monday, February 12, 2018
In this webinar, the panel will give an overview of where the industry is right now in regards to bringing early 5G services and technologies to the market, as well as examine what's needed for future services and applications such as IoT, AR/VR and edge computing. Panelists from Huawei, Heavy Reading and Orange will discuss how network slicing virtualizes one network into many platforms in order to serve various verticals. Other areas to be discussed include:
- The move to cloud-native architectures
- How to use the IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS layers of the cloud platform to build-out 5G service capabilities
- The importance of implementing full-process automation of telecom networks and 5G services
- Why service operators need to extend their cloud platform capabilities to the edge of their networks.
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.
The Small Cell Forum's CEO Sue Monahan says that small cells will be crucial for indoor 5G coverage, but challenges around business models, siting ...
People, strategy, a strong technology roadmap and new business processes are the key underpinnings of Telstra's digital transformation, COO Robyn ...
Eric Bozich, vice president of products and marketing at CenturyLink, talks about the challenges and opportunities of integrating Level 3 into ...
Epsilon's Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development, talks about digital transformation from a wholesale service provider ...
Bill Walker, CenturyLink's director of network architecture, shares his insights on why training isn't enough for IT employees and traditional ...