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Fixing Fake News: The New Imperative for Digital Media
Aditya Kishore  
1/31/2017   50 comments
IAB's president implored the media industry to develop ways to stop fake news, and repair its credibility and rebuild its trust in a rousing speech at its annual meeting.
Level 3's McReynolds Gets Real on Virtualized Cloud
The Digerati  
1/31/2017   9 comments
There's a lot of white noise around the cloud and virtualization, but McReynolds cuts through the clutter in this Telco Transformation Q&A.
Feldman: Verizon Constructs Smart Communities on Deals, New Tools
The Digerati  
1/30/2017   16 comments
Verizon beefed up its IoT portfolio in order to provision its Smart Communities platform.
AT&T’s Zeto: More Cities Get Smart in 2017
The Digerati  
1/30/2017   28 comments
AT&T exec says that last year's smart projects will translate into more IoT-based smart cities this year.
OTT Disruption Seen as Opportunity by Industry – TV Connect Study
Aditya Kishore  
1/30/2017   23 comments
Research conducted by the organizers of the TV Connect event found that industry professionals were bullish about disruption in the video business caused by Internet streaming.
Caption Contest: A Virtual View
Mike Robuck  
1/29/2017   113 comments
Telco Transformation's first cartoon caption contest of the year takes a peek at virtual reality.
Accenture's Kahan: What Cloud Brings to Carrier Business
The Digerati  
1/27/2017   16 comments
The reality of today's cloud is that communications service providers need to create ecosystems to better serve their enterprise customers.
Are Reports of Pay-TV's Death Greatly Exaggerated?
Aditya Kishore  
1/27/2017   42 comments
Comcast, Verizon and AT&T report video subscriber growth for FY 2016, despite a clear trend toward cord-cutting in the US.
Level 3's McReynolds Talks About Better IT Cloud Management
The Digerati  
1/26/2017   9 comments
Enterprises need to get a better grip on monitoring, troubleshooting and over-purchasing in their cloud environments.
Poor Customer Experience Causes 24% of Pay-TV Churn – Paywizard
Aditya Kishore  
1/26/2017   34 comments
New research from billing vendor Paywizard finds that customer experience is the key to getting and retaining pay-TV subscribers.
Feldman: ThingSpace the IoT Lynchpin of Verizon's Smart Communities
The Digerati  
1/25/2017   9 comments
Verizon is flexing its analytics muscles to beef up its ThingSpace platform across its Smart Communities verticals.
Sync or Sink: VRIF on VR Innovation
The Digerati  
1/25/2017   29 comments
Paul Higgs, officer and treasurer at the Virtual Reality Industry Forum, discusses the reasons for launching the industry organization, its primary objectives and the key issues facing the development of virtual reality.

The Cloud, the Change & a New Culture
The Digerati  
1/24/2017   13 comments
Deutsche Telekom and T-Systems partnered with Huawei to create the Open Telekom Cloud platform that was launched last year.
SDN Slow to Ignite in Data Centers
Mike Robuck  
1/24/2017   11 comments
Getting SDN live in data centers is taking longer than expected.
French TV Regulations' 'Root Canal' Favors Vivendi – Deutsche Bank
Aditya Kishore  
1/24/2017   8 comments
The bank releases a report anticipating regulatory freedom for the French pay-TV operator.
Verizon's Feldman: IoT Focus Shifts From Smart Cities to Smart Communities
The Digerati  
1/23/2017   44 comments
After meeting with city planners, CIOs and mayors, Verizon has expanded its IoT scope.
Vodafone Says Hola to NB-IoT in Spain
Mike Robuck  
1/23/2017   12 comments
Vodafone has embarked on a nationwide rollout of NB-IoT networks in Spain.
TV Still Rules in Germany, but Linear Viewing in Decline
Aditya Kishore  
1/23/2017   19 comments
Findings from a new survey commissioned by the Central Association of the Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industries (ZVEI) in Germany on consumer TV habits.
Du's Domingo Discusses Smart City Project
The Digerati  
1/20/2017   17 comments
Smart city services will be available to all of the residents of Dubai once the project goes live this year.
TT Poll: Opinions Mixed on Network Impact of Live Streaming
Aditya Kishore  
1/20/2017   26 comments
A recent poll on Telco Transformation found that most respondents see live streaming taking off on social networks, but opinions on its scale and network impact vary substantially.
BT Gears Up for More Virtualization
Mike Robuck  
1/19/2017   14 comments
BT has big virtualization plans this year, which include various VNFs and a new app portal.
Level 3's Alexander Evaluates Multi-CDN Approaches
The Digerati  
1/19/2017   11 comments
Level 3's senior director of product management discusses the benefits and challenges of managing multiple CDNs
Smithsonian to Offer 4K On Demand
The Digerati  
1/19/2017   21 comments
Smithsonian Networks' Janice Janik describes the channel's reasons for rolling out 4K.
China Unicom Shanghai's Digital Transformation Journey
The Digerati  
1/18/2017   6 comments
China Unicom's Shanghai division is leveraging the cloud and APIs to enable new services and applications for enterprise customers.
IoT Retail Market Will Hit $94B by 2025
Mike Robuck  
1/18/2017   6 comments
Service providers will look to cash in on IoT retail growth by providing IaaS and PaaS solutions.
Streaming Is an Opportunity for Telcos – Roku's Ferrone
The Digerati  
1/18/2017   14 comments
Roku's Andrew Ferrone discusses Roku's plans for partnering with service providers.
TT Poll: Linux Foundation Wins Hands Down in Open Source Smackdown
Mike Robuck  
1/17/2017   3 comments
The Linux Foundation was the runaway winner in a Telco Transformation poll that asked which entity should guide the industry's virtualization efforts.
Flexible Platform Key to Successful Big Video for LG U+
Aditya Kishore  
1/16/2017   3 comments
Hyun Chul In, director of the IPTV service from LG U+, says that using a flexible, open Android platform allowed the operator to fully leverage its all-IP network for innovative video services.
Cloud Enabled-IoT: A World of Opportunity
The Digerati  
1/16/2017   6 comments
During a conference last year, John Hoffman, CEO and director of the GSMA, spoke about the opportunities that cloud enabled Internet of Things will bring to consumers and the industry at large.
Gilbert: Marrying AI, SDN Creates a Powerful Platform for AT&T
The Digerati  
1/13/2017   11 comments
While AT&T is busy leveraging its ECOMP platform today, it's working on a powerful combination of SDN and artificial intelligence for the future.
DT Pushes STB Virtualization
Aditya Kishore  
1/13/2017   9 comments
Deutsche Telekom's Innovation Laboratories leader Dr. Randolph Nikutta discusses the operator's efforts to virtualize its set-top boxes.
BT Sport Targets AR/VR
Aditya Kishore  
1/13/2017   8 comments
BT Sport's COO, Jamie Hindaugh, discusses the operator's trials and plans for augmented reality and virtual reality.
AT&T's Gilbert: ECOMP Is a Game Changer
The Digerati  
1/12/2017   3 comments
AT&T has put its ECOMP architecture into open source in hopes of bringing standardization to the industry.
Formula One Racing Team Turns to Productive Video
Aditya Kishore  
1/12/2017   12 comments
Williams Martini uses BT's 100Mbit/s MPLS network to improve car performance in Formula One Grand Prix racing.
OTT Forcing European Broadcasters to Raise Their Game
Aditya Kishore  
1/12/2017   10 comments
A roundup of new streaming-oriented initiatives from various European broadcasters announced recently.
Telefónica's López Vives on Digital Revolution
The Digerati  
1/11/2017   10 comments
The CEO of Telefónica Business Solutions speaks about connectivity and the cloud transforming businesses during this Huawei Connect 2016 keynote.
BT Sport Gets Social With NBA Basketball
Aditya Kishore  
1/11/2017   16 comments
BT Sport will be live streaming its coverage of an NBA game in London on its Facebook page, alongside broadcast on its TV channel.
NFV Takes Center Stage
Ben Pietrabella  
1/10/2017   2 comments
The shift to NFV will maximize performance and increase business agility for mobile operators, ultimately creating a path for new commercial opportunities.
CTA Unveils 2017 Forecasts for Key Consumer Technology Categories
Aditya Kishore  
1/10/2017   7 comments
CTA's research division presented highlights from its Consumer Technology Extended Forecasts 2015-2020 report.
AT&T's Gilbert Talks Virtualization
The Digerati  
1/10/2017   11 comments
Mazin Gilbert outlines AT&T's virtualzation plans in Part 1 of this Q&A with Telco Transformation.
UI Design is a Core Strength: Telefónica's García Calvo
The Digerati  
1/9/2017   12 comments
Telefónica's head of TV products in LatAm discusses the importance the operator attaches to interface design, and the work it is currently doing in this area.
Streaming Is Stealing Hollywood's Mojo – Barry Diller
Aditya Kishore  
1/9/2017   12 comments
Expedia's Diller forecasts the end of Hollywood studio power, while a panel of experts see storytelling as the key to advertising for the new generation of viewers during CES's C Space session.
Ubiquitous Content Is a Fallacy, Say Content Experts at CES
Aditya Kishore  
1/6/2017   20 comments
A panel of content and advertising experts say putting the right content and enabling the right experience on each channel and platform is the key to audience engagement.
Paving the Way for a Digital World
The Digerati  
1/5/2017   46 comments
Deutsche Telekom's partnership with Huawei is enabling its digital transformation.
Level 3's Alexander on Delivering 4K Video
The Digerati  
1/5/2017   6 comments
Level 3's senior director of product management discusses the impact of 4K/UHD on networks.
AT&T Boots Up 5G Trial in Austin With DirecTV Now Customers
Mike Robuck  
1/4/2017   12 comments
AT&T will take 5G for another trial spin in Austin with DirecTV Now subscribers.
Will VNFs Align in 2017?
Mike Robuck  
1/4/2017   10 comments
Virtual network functions need to become less proprietary and more open in 2017.
Tata Communications' Video Strategy Built on the Cloud
Aditya Kishore  
1/4/2017   9 comments
Tata Communications is using the cloud to offer a set of value-added services, such as video storage and processing, to customers currently using its network for contribution and distribution.
Seen & Heard: State of Digital Transformations in Western Europe
Mike Robuck  
1/3/2017   7 comments
Digital transformations are underway in Western Europe, but finding the right partners to implement them is one of the challenges.
Eastern Europe: The Final Frontier for OTT
Aditya Kishore  
1/3/2017   3 comments
Operators in eastern Europe do not see much potential for OTT services in their region.




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