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TM Forum's Walker on Making Digital Strategies Successful
The Digerati  
11/30/2017   21 comments
TM Forum's Robert Walker says strategy, customer experiences and culture are the key to achieving success in digital transformations.
TM Forum's Graham Discusses Blueprints for Digital Telcos
The Digerati  
11/29/2017   11 comments
Telcos can rapidly generate new services by automatically drawing on resources from multiple platforms that are interconnected with the TM Forum's open APIs.
Digital Transformation Defined
Carl Weinschenk  
11/29/2017   10 comments
Industry experts weigh in on what they think 'digital transformation' really means.
Red Hat's Jordan-Smith: Orange a Poster Child for Digital Transformation
The Digerati  
11/28/2017   6 comments
Red Hat's Darrell Jordan-Smith holds partner Orange up as exemplary of the kind of digital-transformation enablement other telcos and network operators should strive for.
Red Hat's Jordan-Smith: Digital Transformation Happens at the Mobile Edge
The Digerati  
11/27/2017   3 comments
In part one of this Q&A, Red Hat's Darrell Jordan-Smith explains how network operators are enabling their own customers' digital transformation at the edge.
Vodafone's Morawski: Flexible Workforce Key to Digital Transformation
The Digerati  
11/24/2017   64 comments
CIOs face several challenges, including education leadership, when it comes to enabling their digital transformations, according to Vodafone's Andrew Morawski.
Can Cable Top Telcos in Enterprise Market?
Alan Breznick  
11/22/2017   78 comments
While cable operators continue to lure small and midsized firms away from the incumbent telcos, can they do the same with large enterprises?
Appetite for Risk Key to IoT Monetization Strategy – IHS Markit's Watson
The Digerati  
11/22/2017   51 comments
Smart cities represent risks and rewards for mobile network operators, according to IHS Markit's Julian Watson.
IHS Markit's Watson: Follow the Money in IoT Past Connectivity to Services
The Digerati  
11/21/2017   10 comments
IHS Markit's Julian Watson says mobile network operators need to take a multi-pronged approach to monetizing the Internet of Things.
ONAP Unchained With Amsterdam Software Release
Mike Robuck  
11/20/2017   4 comments
ONAP's first software release takes on industry-wide automation for telcos and vendors.
Paramount Launches Movie-Theater-on-Your-Head
Aditya Kishore  
11/20/2017   45 comments
Major Hollywood studio to trial 'virtual' movie theaters using head-mounted displays.
How Carriers Build an NFVi to Support Network Transformation
Conversations with Huawei  
11/20/2017   11 comments
NFV is the technical basis for carrier network transformation, according to Huawei's Zhang.
Windstream's Pham: Cybersecurity Is About Trade-Offs
The Digerati  
11/17/2017   42 comments
Early detection of security risks at the entry point minimizes loss and speeds up detection.
SD-WAN: Not a Panacea
Mike Robuck  
11/16/2017   7 comments
SD-WAN has room to grow, according to a panel at the MEF17 conference.
Verizon's Cevis: Application-Aware Networks on Deck
Mike Robuck  
11/15/2017   12 comments
During his keynote address at MEF17, Verizon's Eric Cevis said the industry needs to continue to develop standards.
Digital Transformations: Keep Up or Die
Mike Robuck  
11/14/2017   39 comments
Carriers need to get on the digital transformation bandwagon or risk their customers going to other service providers.
MEF Spans the Globe With New 3.0 Specs
Mike Robuck  
11/14/2017   1 comment
MEF 3.0 specifications will enable agile, orchestrated services at a much faster rate by creating a new ecosystem.
Standalone Services Can't Survive – NTV's Petukhov
The Digerati  
11/13/2017   40 comments
Telco Transformation discusses OTT services in the Russian market with NTV Plus's head of digital services.
Regulations Driving IoT Adoption Verizon's Bartolomeo
The Digerati  
11/13/2017   14 comments
In part two of this Telco Transformation Q&A, Verizon's Mark Bartolomeo talks about how IoT has evolved over the past year.
TT Cartoon Caption Contest Tackles Security
Mike Robuck  
11/10/2017   200 comments
Security is always top of mind these days.
Verizon's Bartolomeo: IoT Is Picking Up the Pace
The Digerati  
11/10/2017   21 comments
In this Q&A, Verizon's Mark Bartolomeo talks about how IoT has evolved over the past year.
Study: Despite Barriers, IT Execs Spending More on Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
11/9/2017   14 comments
According to a recent study, European IT executives are spending more on their companies' digital transformation implementations, but there are barriers to overcome.
CenturyLink's Hussain on Cultural Challenges of Merger With Level 3
The Digerati  
11/8/2017   29 comments
CenturyLink's CTO talks about the cultural and integration challenges of merging Level 3 Communications with CenturyLink.
ONF CTO: Service Developers Need to Embrace CORD
The Digerati  
11/8/2017   10 comments
Service providers should be open to the changes that are enabled by CORD, according to ONF CTO Larry Peterson.
ONF's Larry Peterson on CORD & Security
The Digerati  
11/7/2017   8 comments
ONF's Peterson ties SDN, NFV and security into CORD.
Telco Cloud: The Growth Engine in the 5G Era
Conversations with Huawei  
11/6/2017   32 comments
A unified cloud infrastructure will help carriers transition to 5G while also enabling faster virtualization in networks.
Local Content, Low Prices Critical in CIS Region – Divan.TV's Kolodyuk
The Digerati  
11/6/2017   18 comments
Telco Transformation discusses OTT services in the CIS region with the founder of streaming service Divan.TV, Andrey Kolodyuk
CenturyLink's CTO Discusses Integration With Level 3
The Digerati  
11/3/2017   6 comments
In part one of this Telco Transformation Q&A, CenturyLink CTO Aamir Hussain talks about how CenturyLink and Level 3 are integrating their networks while also laying the foundation for more virtualization down the road.
Piracy Is Killing Capacity – Sandvine
Aditya Kishore  
11/3/2017   90 comments
Network technology vendor Sandvine has found that piracy isn't only hurting network operator profits – each pirated set-top box is also using up 1TB per month in 'phantom bandwidth.'
IHS Markit Report: OCP Servers Surge in Q2
Mike Robuck  
11/2/2017   7 comments
Open Compute Project and white box server shipments are on the rise in the second quarter of this year, according to a recent IHS Markit report.
MEF to Debut New Certification Program at Conference
Mike Robuck  
11/1/2017   6 comments
MEF will unveil its MEF 3.0 certification program at its conference in Orlando, Fla., later this month.




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