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CL Strikes Deal to Buy Level 3 for $34B
Mike Robuck  
10/31/2016   33 comments
The combined company would be a heavyweight in the business services sector.
Pay-TV On-Demand Is In Demand
Aditya Kishore  
10/31/2016   57 comments
New research from the Video Advertising Bureau highlights usage of pay-TV operators' VoD services, even by younger audiences supposedly at risk of cord-cutting.
Level 3's Christie Talks Internal Video & Telepresence Training
The Digerati  
10/31/2016   20 comments
Anthony Christie, chief marketing officer at Level 3 Communications, discusses the company's use of video for training, collaboration and internal communication.
CenturyLink, Level 3 in Courting Stage
Mike Robuck  
10/28/2016   28 comments
CenturyLink and Level 3 are pondering a merger, which could be announced over the coming weeks.
Bleak Future for OTT in Eastern Europe – Operators
Aditya Kishore  
10/28/2016   24 comments
Telecom operators gathered in Budapest were a little gloomy about the current status and potential for OTT services in central and eastern Europe, given the specific characteristics of the region.
World NFV Market to Increase 33% by 2020
Mike Robuck  
10/27/2016   47 comments
The expected growth in the NFV market sector will be driven by the Internet of Things and 5G.
AMC Programming Head Analyzes New World of Content Acquisition
Aditya Kishore  
10/27/2016   34 comments
Katalin Radóczy, chief programming officer for AMC Networks in Central and Eastern Europe, discusses the impact OTT and VoD have had on studio relationships and content rights.
LATAM Region a Leader in Virtualized Cloud
Joe Stanganelli  
10/26/2016   17 comments
Led by infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, Latin America is moving full speed ahead with digital transformations.
Seen & Heard: OpenStack Will Hit $5B by 2020
Mike Robuck  
10/25/2016   11 comments
There's lots of room for OpenStack to grow, but it's not the only game in town.
Report: DevOps Lacks Security
Mike Robuck  
10/25/2016   37 comments
When it comes to adopting a DevOps mindset, security is largely a missing element.
We Must Support Both Existing & Emerging Subscriber Needs — Cyfrowy Polsat
Aditya Kishore  
10/25/2016   16 comments
Cyfrowy Polsat CTO Dariusz Dzialkowski discusses the Polish operator's strategy of balancing satellite services with OTT options.
Decision 2016: TT Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
10/25/2016   59 comments
The large field of cartoon captions for last month's contest has been whittled down for a final runoff vote.
AT&T's Hubbard Discusses SDN Standards & Open Source
The Digerati  
10/24/2016   10 comments
AT&T is working across the board on its SDN strategy, which includes fostering relationships with multiple open source groups.
Merger Musings: TW + AT&T = ?
Mike Robuck  
10/24/2016   31 comments
While AT&T's announcement on Saturday that it plans to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion was something of a surprise, the ensuing barrage of objections to the potential deal was not.
Tata Communications' Morris: The Cloud Contributes, The Cloud Distributes…
The Digerati  
10/24/2016   11 comments
Tata Communications' VP/GM for media and entertainment discusses the shift towards cloud- and IP-based solutions for video contribution and distribution.
Seen & Heard: AT&T, Time Warner in 'Informal' Merger Talks
Mike Robuck  
10/21/2016   35 comments
It's early in the discussion stage between AT&T and Time Warner, but the talks are a good barometer of AT&T's intent.
How VR Helped Land Rover Raise the Roof
Aditya Kishore  
10/21/2016   21 comments
Virtual reality allowed automobile manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover to redesign the Evoque and create more space in the cabin.
Radio Show Recap: AT&T's ECOMP Defined
Mike Robuck  
10/20/2016   3 comments
AT&T's Chris Rice provides details on ECOMP, open source and VNFs during a Telco Transformation radio show.
AT&T's Hubbard: How SDN Helps Platforms Thrive
The Digerati  
10/20/2016   7 comments
SDN is helping AT&T scale its products and services at a faster rate, which in turn creates agile digital ecosystems for its end-users.
Traffic Bottlenecks Are Shifting, Says Orange
Aditya Kishore  
10/20/2016   5 comments
Orange executives say that the operator is facing congestion issues at different parts of the 'QoE chain,' and is having to rethink its definition of network capacity.
Williams Martini Uses BT in Winning Formula
Aditya Kishore  
10/20/2016   5 comments
Formula One team's CIO uses BT global network to access video analytics and other race data from racetracks all around the world.
BT Sport's COO Discusses AR/VR
The Digerati  
10/19/2016   5 comments
Jamie Hindaugh, chief operating officer at BT Sport, discusses the company's experience with AR and VR, the reasons for rolling them out and the challenges the company faced offering new technology initiatives.
ONF, ON.Lab Merge to Accelerate SDN
Mike Robuck  
10/19/2016   3 comments
With the merger, ONF and ON.Lab have consolidated functions to improve efficiency and focus.
What Telecom Can Learn from Hollywood: Go Big or Go Home
The Digerati  
10/19/2016   7 comments
CSPs should look to Hollywood for inspiration in regards to their digital transformations.
Only 5% of German Companies Tapping Into IoT's Potential – Survey
Mike Robuck  
10/19/2016   15 comments
A new survey commissioned by Deutsche Telekom also found that companies have security concerns related to their IoT deployments.
Sprint: We've Got Next With SD-WAN
Carl Weinschenk  
10/18/2016   16 comments
In yet another customer win for VeloCloud, Sprint is preparing to launch its SD-WAN solution early next year.
Seen & Heard: Telcos Need to Fine-Tune Their Cloud Strategies
Mike Robuck  
10/18/2016   9 comments
Telcos have several inherent advantages when it comes to deploying cloud-based services, but they need to get their game plans in order.
Defining Productive Video
Aditya Kishore  
10/17/2016   8 comments
Video is becoming increasingly pervasive in organizations of all kinds for productive purposes, rather than just providing entertainment or facilitating communications.
Hubbard Talks AT&T's SDN Strategy
The Digerati  
10/14/2016   4 comments
When it comes to SDN and virtualization, AT&T has established itself as one of the leaders.
Is Sports Programming Losing Its Edge?
Aditya Kishore  
10/14/2016   24 comments
Coverage of major sporting events has long being considered the gold standard in the TV business, but recent ratings for some leagues and channels suggest the value of sports content may be weakening.
Verizon's Rau Talks About Cloud-Native Plan
The Digerati  
10/14/2016   4 comments
Verizon's Rau offers an insight into Verizon's migration to a cloud-native environment in this Q&A with Telco Transformation.
Seen & Heard: Orange Gears Up for ECOMP
Mike Robuck  
10/13/2016   10 comments
Orange will get a hands-on look at AT&T's ECOMP platform during a trial in Poland.
BT Sport's COO Discusses UHD
The Digerati  
10/13/2016   9 comments
Jamie Hindaugh, chief operating officer, BT Sport, discusses the company's decision to launch 4K UHD services, the challenges it faced, and his thoughts on the next-generation of television.
Morawski: Vodafone Kicks NB-IoT Tires in Madrid Trial
The Digerati  
10/12/2016   10 comments
Vodafone's Andrew Morawski talks about the recent NB-IoT trial in Madrid and how NB-IoT is a game-changer going forward.
Verizon CEO Predicts Death of 300-Channel Bundles
Aditya Kishore  
10/12/2016   77 comments
Lowell McAdam says Verizon would only sell slimmed-down TV packages if the major content providers allowed them to.
Innovation, Openness Tie at Top of SDN Poll
Mike Robuck  
10/11/2016   4 comments
A recent TT poll featured several ties when it came to picking the most important function for SDN.
UHD Forum's Fautier Clarifies UHD Growth Path
The Digerati  
10/11/2016   11 comments
The president of the UHD Forum talks about the challenges still facing UHD adoption, and why he thinks adoption is marching forward in spite of them.
Hulu Research Finds 'Watercooler Effect' Is Alive & Well
Aditya Kishore  
10/10/2016   45 comments
New research from the OTT provider finds that consumers lie about having watched shows to be part of 'cultural conversations.'
Orange's Isch: Consolidation of SD-WAN Vendors 'Inevitable'
The Digerati  
10/10/2016   7 comments
Orange's John Isch discusses how SD-WAN will evolve and whether there will be consolidation among the current crop of vendors in the second part of this Q&A.
Under the Hood: Orange's Isch Discusses SD-WAN
The Digerati  
10/7/2016   19 comments
Orange's Isch gives a breakdown of what SD-WAN is and what it means for businesses in this Q&A.
Streaming Won't Make Up for Cord-Cutters, Says Analyst
Aditya Kishore  
10/7/2016   38 comments
New analysis by MoffetNathanson anticipates high price sensitivity and low take rates among cord-cutters for streaming bundles.
DT's Innovation Lab Leader Discusses Set-Top Virtualization
The Digerati  
10/6/2016   12 comments
Dr. Randolph Nikutta, Deutsche Telekom's Innovation Labs leader and member of our very own Video Transformation Advisory Board (VTAB), discusses the case for set-top box virtualization.
AT&T Boards SD-WAN Bandwagon
Mike Robuck  
10/5/2016   4 comments
AT&T is the latest service provider to offer SD-WAN connectivity to business customers.
Skinny TV Bundle Competition Heats Up
Aditya Kishore  
10/5/2016   30 comments
Recent announcements highlight investment in and commitment to slimmed-down TV bundles from service providers.
Cloudy With a (Definite) Chance of Telecom
Peter Terhune  
10/4/2016   7 comments
By adopting new cloud platforms, communication service providers can reduce costs and better serve their customers.
Level 3's McReynolds Discusses Turning Up Virtualization With SDN & NFV
The Digerati  
10/4/2016   3 comments
By shedding proprietary equipment and standardizing networks, Level 3 expects to enable even more virtualization in 2017.
UHDA's Schinasi on Defining Premium UHD
The Digerati  
10/4/2016   6 comments
The UHD Alliance's Dan Schinasi describes the need for UHD device certification, and how the group develops and provides its 'Ultra HD Premium' mark.
Level 3's McReynolds on Building Cloud-Native Networks
The Digerati  
10/3/2016   7 comments
Level 3 increases momentum for distributed cloud-native telecom networks to improve billing, security and bandwidth management.
AT&T Embraces Flexibility for IoT Connectivity
Joe Stanganelli  
10/3/2016   11 comments
AT&T is powering its IoT platforms across a wide range of network-connectivity options including WiFi, satellite and NB-IoT.
Freesat CTO Discusses Analytics Platform
The Digerati  
10/3/2016   9 comments
UK free satellite operator discusses the reasoning and drivers for deploying a real time analytics solution.




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