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Level 3's Virtualization Migration Roadmap
Mike Robuck  
12/30/2016   12 comments
Level 3’s migration is gaining momentum as standardization and new equipment help it cope with the challenges of managing a cloud-native network.
Cloud Era: Growing Together With Partners
Conversations with Huawei  
12/30/2016   236 comments
Zou Zhilei spoke about trends in the ICT industry at the Huawei Connect conference in Shanghai.
Huawei Hires Former Oculus Principal to Head Its VR Development
Ray Le Maistre  
12/30/2016   25 comments
Virtual reality specialist Steve LaValle has joined Huawei as Chief Scientist of VR/AR/MR.
Video Transformation in the New Year -- Part II
Aditya Kishore  
12/30/2016   56 comments
Following up on part I of our round up of video transformation predictions for 2017.
Vodafone’s Morawski: IoT Gets Real in 2017
The Digerati  
12/29/2016   42 comments
Among other predictions, Morawski says that IoT applications will be fully ingrained in IT landscapes and digital strategies next year.
AT&T Banks on AI
Mike Robuck  
12/28/2016   47 comments
AT&T is leveraging big data, predictive capabilities and diagnostic tools to blend artificial intelligence into its architecture.
Offering Big Data DDoS Protection
Alex Henthorn-Iwane  
12/28/2016   33 comments
Big data can help service providers seize the cybersecurity opportunity.
Video Transformation in the New Year -- Part I
Aditya Kishore  
12/28/2016   21 comments
A round up of predictions for 2017 in the area of video transformation.
Huawei Has 'Things' Covered for IoT
The Digerati  
12/27/2016   53 comments
Huawei introduced its 'Things Coverage' plan for Internet of Things applications and services last month at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum.
AT&T: Foundries Spur Innovation Forward
Mike Robuck  
12/27/2016   19 comments
The AT&T Foundry program is key to the company's digital ecosystem expansion.
CT's Tongqing Discusses Cloud Computing
The Digerati  
12/26/2016   13 comments
Cloud computing is one of the key enabling elements of China Telecom's Transformation 3.0 roadmap.
AT&T's Porter Looks Ahead to Security in 2017
The Digerati  
12/23/2016   31 comments
AT&T's security expert says the Internet of Things will be a prime cybersecurity target in 2017.
LTE Gets a Makeover for IoT Business
Tim Kridel  
12/22/2016   9 comments
Service providers are tapping into LTE-M technologies to provision their low-power IoT applications and services.
Brothers in Arms: Competitors Team Up on NFV Testing
Mike Robuck  
12/20/2016   10 comments
Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia have teamed up to form an NFV interoperability testing initiative to address NFV multi-vendor interoperability concerns.
IoT: What Do Customers Really Need?
Joe Stanganelli  
12/19/2016   33 comments
When it comes to IoT enterprise connectivity, service providers need to get into the trenches with customer employees in order to better serve them.
Year-End Caption Contest: Winner Announced
Mike Robuck  
12/19/2016   155 comments
The last Telco Transformation cartoon caption contest of the year takes aim at the recent spate of large mergers in the telecom industry.
Bell Canada Joins AT&T's ECOMP Roster
Mike Robuck  
12/16/2016   7 comments
Bell Canada is the second service provider that has announced it will use AT&T's ECOMP platform.
Seen & Heard: Verizon Gets Cold Feet on Yahoo Deal
Mike Robuck  
12/15/2016   56 comments
The latest security breach of emails is giving Verizon pause on its $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo's core web assets.
BBC's Butler on 360-degree Video
The Digerati  
12/15/2016   23 comments
David Butler from the BBC's R&D team discusses the work done by his team in the area of VR/360-degree video.
Report: IoT Is Connecting With Consumers
Mike Robuck  
12/14/2016   44 comments
The Internet of Things is finding traction with consumers, especially in the autonomous car and home sectors.
Slovak Telekom: Building OTT Services for Local Markets
The Digerati  
12/14/2016   16 comments
Slovak Telekom's Alexe discusses preferred content genres and OTT services in Slovakia, in part II of our interview.
Containers: Roses & Thorns
Mike Robuck  
12/13/2016   20 comments
Container technology provides benefits above and beyond using virtual machines to help service providers move more virtualization into the cloud.
Seen & Heard: Huawei Snags Former AT&T Exec Chiosi
Mike Robuck  
12/12/2016   Post a comment
Chiosi brings a wealth of experience and contacts to her new position at Huawei.
High Churn Threatens OTT Growth – Paywizard
Aditya Kishore  
12/12/2016   19 comments
New research from billing company shows keen interest in signing up for new OTT services, but also very high intent to churn within a few months.
Carriers Need to Operationalize NFV
Mike Robuck  
12/9/2016   15 comments
The next phase for NFV needs to include operational aspects that lead to deployable services.
TT Poll: VR's Impact on TV Experience Will Be Limited
Aditya Kishore  
12/9/2016   24 comments
A recently conducted poll on Telco Transformation found that virtual reality offered more potential for gaming and mobile applications rather than TV programming.
NFV: Security Issue or Security Opportunity?
Mike Robuck  
12/7/2016   11 comments
NFV infrastructures include new security issues that operators need to be aware of, but they also provide opportunities to put better security in place.
Study IDs Big Targets for VNFs
Mike Robuck  
12/7/2016   20 comments
VNFs are set to proliferate across four areas for carriers.
Slovak Telecom: Pay-TV Strategies for Smaller Markets
The Digerati  
12/7/2016   10 comments
Slovak Telecom's Luana Alexe discusses the deployment of pay-TV services in a market with 1.5 million households.
An Industry To-Do List for NFV
Mike Robuck  
12/7/2016   8 comments
There are some key challenges for NFV to overcome in order to reach its full potential for service providers.
Social Media, Online Video Will Drive Steady Advertising Growth – Zenith
Aditya Kishore  
12/6/2016   19 comments
Zenith's latest forecast predicts advertising growth will remain stable, with social media and online video advertising as key drivers.
Ondet: Datavenue Ups IoT Game for Orange
The Digerati  
12/5/2016   5 comments
Orange is taking the lessons it learned from the launch of Datavenue to other IoT opportunities across the globe.
VTAB: Virtual Reality Picture Still Unclear
Aditya Kishore  
12/5/2016   51 comments
The latest VTAB survey found that operators and broadcasters are interested in using virtual reality but are still trying to determine use cases and business models.
Orange Targets vCPE in First ECOMP Trial
Mike Robuck  
12/2/2016   9 comments
Orange's first implementation of ECOMP will focus on vCPE for residential customers in its Poland footprint.
HBO on Amazon: First Step in OTT Aggregation?
Aditya Kishore  
12/2/2016   14 comments
Adding new HBO shows to the Amazon Prime Video service could be an important step in required OTT aggregation, but some kind of discounting will likely be necessary to make it work.
Telenor Research's Grønsund Discusses Cloud-Native VNFs
The Digerati  
12/1/2016   8 comments
Operators need to work together to define cloud-native VNFs.
YouTube Launches Live Streaming in 4K
Aditya Kishore  
12/1/2016   24 comments
YouTube announced yesterday that it would be supporting 4K live streaming on its platform, but it's not clear that there is much practical demand for it.




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