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AT&T's Anschutz Talks CORD & Containers
The Digerati  
2/28/2017   2 comments
Distributed controls for distributed networks are key for optimizing sprawling networks.
We'll Make Buffering Obsolete, Like Dial-Up: Netflix CEO
Aditya Kishore  
2/27/2017   61 comments
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said his company is delivering high-quality video streams at 'half a meg' for mobile screens today, and hopes to go lower.
AT&T's Nassaur: Keep an Open Mind on Containers
The Digerati  
2/27/2017   5 comments
Nassaur speaks about the importance of containers and open source collaboration across the telecom industry.
RTL's Dube Talks VoD
The Digerati  
2/27/2017   5 comments
RTL Interactive's VP of VoD discusses its TV Now catch-up service with Telco Transformation.
AT&T: IoT Cyber Attacks Increase 400% in 2016
Mike Robuck  
2/27/2017   44 comments
AT&T's latest security report says businesses need to stay on top of security to ward off cyber attacks.
OpenDayLight's Caywood Discusses SDN
The Digerati  
2/24/2017   9 comments
In the third part of this Q&A, ODL's Caywood talked about the evolution of software-defined networking and northbound APIs.
FCC Moves Forward With New Broadcast Standard
Aditya Kishore  
2/24/2017   19 comments
US communications regulator kicks off the rulemaking process for ATSC 3.0, a new broadcast standard enabling localized broadcasts, better accessibility options and data casting.
Linux Foundation Welds OPEN-O, ECOMP Into ONAP
Carl Weinschenk  
2/23/2017   10 comments
Combing OPEN-O and ECOMP into ONAP should bring more harmony to the MANO sector.
Mobile Is Taking Over Video: AOL Study
Aditya Kishore  
2/23/2017   20 comments
The latest State of the Industry: Mobile Video Report from AOL found that the mobile screen is set to dominate video viewing, and that the large majority of users say they can't live without their smartphones.
NFV: A Catalyst for OSS Transformation
Mike Robuck  
2/22/2017   7 comments
NFV presents an opportunity to breathe new life into OSS.
OTT Will Exceed Pay-TV – TIM's Biscarini
The Digerati  
2/22/2017   37 comments
Telecom Italia's EVP & Head of Multimedia Entertainment & Consumer Digital Services, Daniela Biscarini, discusses the operator's TV strategy.
Verizon Shaves $350M Off of Yahoo Deal
Mike Robuck  
2/21/2017   46 comments
Verizon and Yahoo agree to cut the price of their deal, and to split some of the liabilities.
Verizon's Shafiq: Analytics Key to ThingSpace IoT Platform
The Digerati  
2/21/2017   13 comments
Verizon is bringing order to the Internet of Things space through the use of advanced analytics on its ThingSpace platform.
Seen & Heard: Orange Debuts Public Cloud Offering
Mike Robuck  
2/21/2017   15 comments
Orange Business Services is reaching out to multinational corporations with a new public cloud offering.
SK Telecom Targets VR Tech Challenges
Aditya Kishore  
2/20/2017   7 comments
South Korean operator will offer an open API to create an improved virtual reality ecosystem, based on a new platform to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress.
TT Poll: Facebook Tops YouTube in Live-Streaming Match-Up
Aditya Kishore  
2/17/2017   28 comments
Respondents in a recent Telco Transformation poll felt that Facebook was likely to top the live-streaming market, but YouTube was close behind.
Discovery Thinks Small
Aditya Kishore  
2/16/2017   39 comments
The cable programmer sees opportunity in creating niche SVoD services for specific shows and segments.
Operation Analytics Plays Key Role in Virtualization & Orchestration
Chris Menier  
2/16/2017   16 comments
While the benefits to virtualization are many, it does add an additional layer of complexity that needs to be managed by more sophisticated assurance and monitoring capabilities.
Aussie Kids Trading TV Time for Internet
Aditya Kishore  
2/15/2017   31 comments
Children in Australia are now spending more time with the Internet than watching TV, according to a new survey from Australian researcher Roy Morgan.
ONF Opens Up Innovation Pipeline Progam
Mike Robuck  
2/14/2017   9 comments
ONF is attempting to drive innovation, agility and cohesion across SDN and NFV efforts with its new program.
OTT Providers Target Operators With B2B Solutions
Aditya Kishore  
2/14/2017   5 comments
Swedish Internet video provider Magine has created a new group to market its technology to service providers, joining others such as Zattoo and Roku.
OPNFV's Second Plugfest Tackles OCP & Open-O Integration
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
2/13/2017   6 comments
OPNFV's second Plugfest highlighted integration of OPNFV's platform with multiple commercial hardware solutions and open source platforms.
ODL's Caywood: Why China Matters
The Digerati  
2/13/2017   19 comments
In the second part of this Q&A, ODL's Caywood speaks about what Western telcos can learn from their Chinese counterparts and how open source groups can refine their collaboration efforts.
Rambles & Rants: Who Rules Video?
Aditya Kishore  
2/13/2017   24 comments
The pay-TV business has long debated the relative power of content and distribution. We are now entering a stage where the phrase 'platform is king,' is becoming a common mantra, but it's unclear where the value in the video business really is.
CenturyLink's TV Future Likely to Be Skinny
Aditya Kishore  
2/10/2017   11 comments
CenturyLink to focus on skinny Internet-delivered pay-TV package rather than its full-fat IPTV service.
CenturyLink Banks on Virtualization Rewards
Mike Robuck  
2/9/2017   26 comments
CenturyLink outlined its progress on the virtualization front during its fourth-quarter earnings call.
Hulu VR Update Could Threaten Theatrical Revenue
Aditya Kishore  
2/9/2017   46 comments
Hulu offers in-theatre experience, social features as part of new VR app.
Seen & Heard: Less Is More for CenturyLink
Mike Robuck  
2/8/2017   17 comments
CenturyLink is leveraging an internal software approach for its next-generation NFV/SDN implementation.
Video to Go: EU Signs Off on Content Roaming
Aditya Kishore  
2/8/2017   22 comments
Europeans will be able to access their music, video and other content-based services, even when travelling, from any country within the EU.
Four Predictions That Will Redefine Networking
Carl Grivner  
2/7/2017   24 comments
The next 12 months will bring about a seachange for enterprise and small business networking.
Spying Not So Smart on TVs, Finds Vizio
Aditya Kishore  
2/7/2017   28 comments
Smart TV manufacturer Vizio to pay $2.2 million for collecting viewer data without permission.
New Year Caption Contest: And the Winners Are
Aditya Kishore  
2/7/2017   26 comments
Announcing the winners of the most recent Telco Transformation caption contest.
Traditional Marketers Need to Shift Their Strategies – Roku's Rosenberg
The Digerati  
2/6/2017   11 comments
Roku's vice president of advertising and audience development discusses its advertising toolkit and strategy.
OpenDaylight's Caywood Discusses 2017 Roadmap
The Digerati  
2/3/2017   53 comments
OpenDaylight is looking to build upon the momentum generated last year around uses cases while also prepping for its next SDN release.
OECD Reports Near Total Penetration of Mobile Broadband
Aditya Kishore  
2/3/2017   51 comments
The organization's latest research finds that 95% of inhabitants in its 35 member countries have a mobile broadband connection.
Virtualization and the Cloud Transform AT&Ts OSS/BSS
The Digerati  
2/2/2017   13 comments
AT&T execs Nassaur and Saxena discuss the telco's OSS/BSS transformation across cloud, container and microservice components to further enable virtualization of its network.
Facebook Targets the TV for Future Growth
Aditya Kishore  
2/2/2017   58 comments
Facebook is reportedly developing an app for set-top boxes as a part of its push into video services, as it searches for new advertising opportunities.
AT&T Waves Indigo Flag
Mike Robuck  
2/1/2017   10 comments
AT&T provided additional details on its Indigo platform during an event in San Francisco on Wednesday, as well as setting its virtualization goal to 55% this year.
VR Goes to the Super Bowl
Aditya Kishore  
2/1/2017   22 comments
American football championship to feature 20 of the best plays 'near real-time' in virtual reality this year, according to broadcaster Fox.




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